# The Science of Natural Disasters

## CONTENTS OF CURRICULUM UNIT 07.04.10

- Introduction
- Purpose
- Goals and Objectives
- Key Concepts
- Students
- Rationale
- Teaching Strategies
- Classroom Activities - Lesson Plans
- Lesson Number 3 - Modeling Earthquake Magnitude and Population Growth using Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Resources
- Appendix: Implementing National, State and District Standards

### Unit Guide

## Modeling Natural Disasters with Mathematical Functions

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## Appendix: Implementing National, State and District Standards

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- see (Executive Summary: Principles and Standards for School Mathematics)
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NCTM principles - focus on equity, teaching, learning, technology, assessment

NCTM content standards - focus on number & operations, algebra, measurement

NCTM process standards - focus on Problem Solving, Communication, Connection, and Representation.

CT State Department of Education Curriculum Framework (Mathematics Curriculum Framework Prek-12 Matrix). This unit focuses on the three content areas of Algebraic Reasoning - Patterns and Functions, Numerical and Proportional Reasoning, and Working with Data - Probability and Statistics. Both core and extended items are included.

The following lists the power standards, concepts and objectives from the New Haven Algebra 1 curriculum, which are developed in or related to this unit (NHPS Curriculum).

- Unit 1 Functions - power standards 1,2,3, concepts A,B,C, objectives 1,3,7
- Unit 2 Graphing - power standards 2,3,4, concepts A,B, objectives 1-6,8
- Unit 3 Linear Functions and Inequalities - power standards 1,2,3, concepts B,C, objectives 2,3,4
- Unit 4 Slope and Linear Functions - objective 10
- Unit 5 Applications of Linear Functions - power standards 2,3,4, concept A, objectives 1,2,3
- Unit 6 Quadratic Equations and Functions - power standards 2,3,4, concept C, objectives 3,4,5
- Unit 7 Exponential Equations and Functions - power standards 2,3, concept B, objectives 2,3,4,5