Title of the Unit: Linear Graphs
This unit (see link to the unit plan at the bottom of this article) seeks to enable my students to work with linear functions and their representation (linear graphs) and vice versa as connected with the real world: allowing them to use this tool to describe or analyse information coming from the real world.
The learning outcomes will be as follows by the end of this unit:
This unit will be implemented in approximately seven sessions:
Activate background knowledge about the plane: revise concepts (and their related vocabulary and language structures).
- Kind of activity:
o Representation of coordinates on the plane
o Worksheets on algebraic concepts and mathematical vocabulary
o Geogebra free software Geogebra
Session 2 & 3
Present the concept of functions and work with tables of values.
- Kind of activities:
o Write a table of values of a function and represent it
o Determine whether a coordinate pair belongs in a function
Session 4 & 5
Set and solve out problems
- Kind of activity: Solving out problems from the real world using functions, tables of values and graphs.
· Adapted texts from newspapers: Financial Times
· With the presentation shared in Google Drive (Presentation), students will delve into, research and relate the acquired concepts to their environment and to various situations from the real world.
Session 6: Final Task
The final task is outlined in my unit as follows:
As it is inherent in any final task that is well-designed, the bulk of the scaffolding, that is to say the procedural and cognitive tools which students need to carry out it should have been attained during the implementation of the previous sessions. Notwithstanding that, some specific aid (of a non mathematical nature) will be required for the actual development of the task itself.
Session 7: Test
Follow the link below to have a look at the whole unit plan—learning outcomes, subject content, language content and communication, contextual (cultural) element, cognitive (thinking) processes, final task, activities, methodology, key competences and evaluation (criteria and instruments)—:
I hope you find it useful.
Rocío Carcelén Rodríguez