THE OVERLAND TRAIL Students look at mid-19th-century Western migration in terms of the
many linear relationships involved.
ALL ABOUT ALICE The unit starts with a model based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures
in Wonderland, through which students develop the basic principles for working with exponents.
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM Exploring an excerpt from this Edgar Allan Poe classic,
students use data from experiments and statistical ideas, such as standard deviation, to develop a
formula for the period of a pendulum.
COOKIES In their work to maximize profits for a bakery, students deepen their
understanding of the relationship between equations and inequalities and their graphs.
FIREWORKS The central problem of this unit involves sending up a rocket to create a
fireworks display. This unit builds on the algebraic investigations of Year 1, with a special focus on
quadratic expressions, equations, and functions.