Grade 8 Mathematics Module 6, Topic C, Overview

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In Topic C, students use linear and nonlinear models to answer questions in context (8.SP.A.1, 8.SP.A.2).  They interpret the rate of change and the initial value in context (8.SP.A.3).  They use the equation of a linear function and its graph to make predictions.  Students also examine graphs of nonlinear functions and use nonlinear functions to model relationships that are nonlinear.  Students gain experience with the mathematical practice of “modeling with mathematics” (MP.4).

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Common Core Learning Standards

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8.SP.1 Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of...
8.SP.2 Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables...
8.SP.3 Use the equation of a linear model to solve problems in the context of bivariate measurement data,...

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