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Steepest Staircase Project

Page history last edited by Sherri Brogdon 7 years, 8 months ago

  

 

Project Objective: Students will create an educreations file illustrating how to find and apply slope.

 

 Resources and Explanations

 

All Turquoise Text below are Links to great resources. 

 

Click on the following link to see some examples of staircases:   Illustrations of Staircases

 

How can we can we compare the slopes of the different staircases? What are the units when describing slope?

How is slope related to rate of change?

 

Click on the link for more Information on Slope and Rate of Change

Additional resources for project.

 

 

 

Click on the following link for More info on SLOPE

 

Examples of Discrete and Continuous Graphs

 

Link for more info on:

Graphing Discrete vs Continuous Functions

 

Questions to Ponder

-Is the staircase graph continuous or discrete?
-Can you draw a discrete function?
-What makes it discrete and what makes it a function?
-Can a graph be both discrete and a function?

 

Project Example

 

Question to Answer after Project:  If you traveled 22 ft horizontally on your staircase, how high would you be?

 

 

 

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