Illuminations: Shrinking Candles, Running Water, Folding Boxes

This activity allows students to look for functions within a given set of data.

After analyzing the data, the student should be able to determine a type of function that represents the data. This lesson plan is adapted from an article by Jill Stevens that originally appeared in the SeptemberĀ 1993 issue of theĀ Mathematics Teacher.

 

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Data, Graphing & Statistics
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