These modules focus on using equations to model optimization. Students in this course will explore optimization by building a fake business and modeling the financing, production, investment, purchasing, and human resources necessary for managing a successful business.
Teachers will understand what an optimized value is, conceptually.
Teachers will understand that the line of symmetry is where the vertex can be located
Teachers will understand that the vertex of a quadratic is where the maximum or minimum of the function is located.
Teachers will be able to construct quadratic and linear optimized functions.
Teachers will be able to identify the coordinate pair for a linear or quadratic function's optimized values.
Teachers will believe that conceptual understanding of mathematical topics is a pre-requisite of enduring academic achievement.
Teachers will believe that introducing algebraic optimization through inquiry and problem-solving is essential to impart a deep understanding of how functions can be transformed.
Teachers will believe that situating mathematical content within a context that is both meaningful and relevant to students is essential for students to be able to engage deeply in meaning making with content.