Day 5 – Describing Functions Qualitatively
Bellwork – 1 problem of negative exponents review, 1 problem of exponent properties review
Focus Question – How do you describe a function qualitatively from a graph? How do sketch a graph from qualitative information?
- Examine the difference between Qualitative and Quantitative Data/Information
- Students will begin by having students examine root words to try and decipher what the meaning of each word would be.
- Compare them. What is similar and different about them.
- Use Moneyball example. Tie into the Browns.
- Watch a clip, and discuss the controversy of using observations and feelings vs. using a statistical analysis.
- Pass out “Graphing Your Story” Papers and explain that we have been looking at graphs exclusively in a Qualitative sense, now we are going to try to look at them in a Quantitative sense.
- When thinking about quantitative graphs, it helps to think about them as a story they are trying to tell.
- Students look at the graphs and write the story it describes.
- Students then create a story and draw the graph.
- Students trade stories with someone else and see if their graphs match after a partner tries to draw it.