Students will explore data that will be modeled by a logistic function. Students will have the opportunity to study real-life data and create a mathematical function to model the data. Students will use the mathematical model to make a prediction.
Before the Activity
See the attached Teacher Edition PDF file for notes and guidelines for this activity. The Technology Guide PDF file includes step-by-step calculator instructions with screen shots.
If you are using the TI-Navigator™ Classroom Learning System, see the TI-Navigator Basic Skills Guide PDF file for information on how the system can be integrated into your activity.
During the Activity
Identify and interpret non-linear data
Read and interpret graphs
Model data with a logistic function
Distribute the Student Edition PDF file to your class.
Follow the activity procedures outlined in the student document.
You may use the Transparency PDF file to display a large image of the USA TODAY graphic during the activity.
After the Activity
Distribute the assessment questions or send the attached LearningCheck™ assessment to your class to gauge student understanding of the concepts presented in the activity.