Students will read about the changes in the "new money" and then create a graph to represent various combinations of currency produced. This activity provides an excellent example of discrete, real-world data.
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
Represent, analyze, and generalize a variety of patterns with tables, graphs, words, and, when possible, symbolic rules.
Develop a deeper understanding of very large and very small numbers and of various representations of them.
Generalize patterns using explicitly defined and recursively defined functions.
For bivariate data, be able to display a scatter plot, describe its shape, and determine regression coefficients, regression equations, and correlation coefficients using technological tools.
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.