Friday Fave for April 21

With Earth Day, the March for Science and the National Math Festival all descending on our nation’s capital this weekend, the Friday Fave turns its attention to analysis of the world we live in.

That means modeling. And one of the Fave’s Fave modeling lessons right now is Charge!

What is the relationship between time spent charging your phone and its percent charged? Can you use this relationship to predict how long it will take to fully charge your phone? Are piecewise-defined functions just a cute trick mathematicians play, or are they useful for describing actual phenomena?

These questions and more are in play in this week’s Friday Fave: Charge!

And while the Fave is in a modeling mood, here are three additional gems. Enjoy!

400-Meter Modeling

Card Sort: Modeling

Mocha Modeling