Lesson 19
Adjusting Windows
These materials, when encountered before Algebra 1, Unit 5, Lesson 19 support success in that lesson.
Lesson Narrative
The associated Algebra 1 lesson, which is about contrasting linear and exponential growth, depends on students understanding how a graph might look different if a different graphing window is used. The purpose of this lesson is to give them time to experiment with setting some different graphing windows. The warmup is used to revisit how to use their graphing technology to change the graphing window. In the first activity, students change the graphing window to match different, given versions of a graph, and then consider why people with different motivations might choose different versions of a graph. In the last activity, students choose a graphing window so that the same given function can tell a different story. Choosing a specific graphing window for a specific purpose is an aspect of modeling with mathematics (MP4).
Learning Goals
Teacher Facing
 Prepare to graph functions with technology with understanding of different graphing windows.
Student Facing
 Let’s make a graph of the same function look different.
Required Materials
Required Preparation
If possible, each student should have access to their own graphing technology device.
CCSS Standards
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