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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

327- Crocodiles, Logarithms, and the Mathematical Practice Standards

Friday, April 11, 2014: 8:00 AM-9:15 AM
244 (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Gail Burrill

In this session, a question about crocodiles leads to the Common Core's Standard for Mathematical Practice on modeling. How do you decide when data are linear? What do you do when the relationship does not seem to be linear? Where do logarithms come in and why? Modeling involves more than fitting a curve to a set of data, and crocodiles help make the case.

Presentation Format: 9-12 Gallery Workshop
Grade Band Audience: 9 to 12

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