THE OVERLAND TRAIL Students look at mid-19th-century Western migration in terms of the many linear relationships involved.
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.
SHADOWS Students use principles about similar triangles and basic trigonometry to develop formulas for finding the length of a shadow.
COOKIES In their work to maximize profits for a bakery, students deepen their understanding of the relationship between equations and inequalities and their graphs.
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.