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Introduction to Functions (HS)

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Grade Level High School
Location Massachusetts
Time Period
Topic Math and Maps

Overview

The idea of a functional relationship can make more sense to students if that relationship is grounded in a real world situation instead a purely mathematical one. By applying the definition of function to the idea of map scale, students see why the rules and language clarify the situation by giving us tools to better understand maps as well as mathematics.

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