The Model Shop

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Can "Volume One" be a series? No. But we have Volume Two in the oven, and live in hope that it will be done sometime ... soon.

Functions from Geometry contains 42 activities in which students measure lengths (or other quantities) on geometric figures; plot the measured values as data; and find a mathematical function to model the data.

The cover shows a spiral of triangles, and a graph of the lengths of the hypotenuses. What function fits the data? An exponential. Why an exponential? Because it works.

But more deeply, it works because the triangles are similar. Measure. Plot. Model. Understand. Data connects geometry and functions.

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