Lesson 11

Making a Model for Data

Let’s model with functions.

11.1: What Function Could It Be?

What do you notice? What do you wonder?

Graph of 9 data points on blank coordinate plane, no grid, origin O.


11.2: Heating Up

Here is a graph of data showing the temperature of a bottle of water after it has been removed from the refrigerator.

For the function types assigned by your teacher:

  1. Apply a sequence of transformations to your function so that it matches the data as well as possible.
  2. How well does your model fit the data? Make adjustments as needed.