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Clarendon ISD

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High School - PreCalculus

Students travel the world to solve a crime.

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Quality: Confident (Resourceful and Hardworking), Technology Literate, Effective Communicator (Problem Solver and Collaborator)

Evidence: Students reviewed exponential and logarithmic functions through a CSI mystery.   They traveled the world (through google maps) to different scenes of the crime and solved a problem.  The CSI mystery had 6 “scenes” which uncovered a mystery variable. These six mystery variables were used decode a cryptic text message and if everything was correct, the result matched one of the six suspects. Some puzzles had the students completing word problems with up to 5-6 parts to be completed correctly in a row with a variety of levels of difficulty.  This required the students to work hard, use their resources, collaborate with each other, and discern the information in order to be successful.