Increasing or Decreasing? Variation 2

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Your algebra learners will manipulate an expression's form in order to make obvious the value of it increasing, decreasing, or staying the same, when one variable is changed as the others stay constant. Your future physicists' collaborative efforts culminate with a written explanation in terms of the structure of the expression.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros
  • Though the context is not the focus in this task, the expression arises from the idea of resistance in physics and could motivate a deeper discussion among some students if they are so inclined
Cons
  • None
Common Core