Investing Number Chugs

Growth Rate of Stocks

In this Number Chug, students will:

  • Use percentages to analyze the risk of investing in stocks
  • Apply linear models to potential stock growth

Common Core Alignment:

CC.9-12.F.LE.1b Recognize situations in which one quantity changes at a constant rate per unit interval relative to another.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.CED.A.2 Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities;
CC.9-12.A.SSE.1: Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.

Let's Go Bitcoin-ing

In this Number Chug, students will:

  • Analyze the apparent volatility of cryptocurrencies
  • Determine the energy expenditure associated with bitcoin mining

Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.B.6 Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.B.4 For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship.