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Patterns, Functions, and Algebra
Session 1 Part A Part B Part C Homework
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Session 1, Part C:
Qualitative Graphs

In This Part: Introduction to Qualitative Graphs | The Bus Stop Queue | Going to School
Descriptive Graphs | Filling Bottles

Problem C1


Look at the graph below. Who is represented by each point?

Bus stop queue

Stop!  Do the above problem before you proceed.  Use the tip text to help you solve the problem if you get stuck.
Don't worry that there are no numbers on the axes. This helps you focus on the representation and its meaning rather than just a picture of the situation.   Close Tip


Problem C2


What would the graph for this problem look like with the axes reversed?

Problems in Part C are taken from The Language of Functions and Graphs, by Malcolm Swan and the Shell Centre Team (Nottingham, U.K.: Shell Centre Publications, 1986, 1999, www.mathshell.com).

Next > Part C (Continued): Going to School

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