<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1; url=/nojavascript/"> Problem Solving Strategies: Choose a Function Model | CK-12 Foundation
Skip Navigation
You are reading an older version of this FlexBook® textbook: Algebra I Teacher's Edition Go to the latest version.

10.8: Problem Solving Strategies: Choose a Function Model

Created by: CK-12

Learning Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Read and understand given problem situations.
  • Develop and use the strategy: Choose a Function Model.
  • Develop and use the strategy: Make a Model.
  • Plan and compare alternative approaches to solving problems.
  • Solve real-world problems using selected strategies as part of a plan.


Terms introduced in this lesson:

logistic regression

Teaching Strategies and Tips

The lesson presents several mathematical models arising from real-world applications in the examples.

Encourage students to read and understand the modeling process presented as a flow chart in the introduction.

In each of the examples, present and compare several regressions side-by-side. Allow students to see how accurate each is.

Error Troubleshooting

General Tip: Students rush to calculate the regression not stopping to consider its appropriateness. A scatter plot should always be consulted first.

General Tip: Have students check the data points they have inputed into a calculator twice.

General Tip: On the TI graphing calculators, students should be using LinReg(ax+b) or LinReg(a+bx)to perform linear regressions and not LnReg.

Image Attributions

Files can only be attached to the latest version of None


Please wait...
You need to be signed in to perform this action. Please sign-in and try again.
Please wait...
Image Detail
Sizes: Medium | Original

Original text