I began the class today by taking up the answers to the package that I gave the students Tue Dec 9 titled “EQAO Practice Questions – Graphing Relations – Part 3”. I went over the questions on the digital projector. After going over the answers, I then showed the students some “exemplars” for EQAO open response questions. Exemplars are examples of how students answers an open response questions and what a level 1, 2, 3 or 4 would look like. After showing the students these exemplars, I then told the students that we would be doing 2 mini-lessons today. The first lesson was related to the homework I had assigned in class yesterday and was titled “6.1 Recognizing Linear Relations”. I introduced the term “first differences” and then gave the students some examples before re-assigning the homework I told the students to do in class yesterday (Pages 194 to 196 #1 to 7). Once I finished this lesson, I then moved on to the next lesson which was titled “6.2 Average Speed as a Rate of Change”. I only briefly had a chance to go over the concept of rate of change and how it was related to the rise/run of 2 points on a graph. I did 2 examples before assigning the homework (Pages 199 & 200 #1 to 5). I will continue with a lesson on section 6.2 at the start of class tomorrow so I can give the students some more examples to help further their understanding.
Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.
EQAO Practice Questions – Graphing Relations – Part 3 Answers
EQAO Applied Math Exemplars (2012 – 2013) (I showed this on the digital projector to show the students what a level 1, 2, 3 & 4 would look like for an open response question)
Dec 11 – Lesson – 6.1 Recognizing Linear Relations
Dec 11 – Lesson – 6.2 Average Speed as a Rate of Change
Chapter 6 Linear Relations – pages 190 – 250 (Students are to do the following questions for homework – Pages 194 to 196 #1 to 7 – from section 6.1 Recognizing Linear Relations and Pages 199 & 200 #1 to 5)
Below are the answers for both section 6.1 & 6.2. Please note, for page 2, it scanned upside down, so in adobe acrobat click on view, rotate view and then clockwise to fix it.
Answers for the homework assigned for today – Page 1
Answers for the homework assigned for today – Page 2