A Program of The Actuarial Foundation. Aligned with Common Core State and NCTM Standards.
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What is an actuary? An actuary is an expert in statistics who works with businesses, governments, and organizations to help them plan for the future. Actuarial science is the discipline that applies math and statistical methods to assess risk.

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Think FUNCTIONally

Representing and Modeling With Functions 

Welcome to “Think FUNCTIONally,” a new math program that builds key introductory functions skills. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation with Scholastic, this program encourages students to succeed in the classroom and beyond by setting skill-building activities in a real-world context. In the program’s printable activity sheets, students will embark on an Arctic adventure with ocean researchers while exercising their critical-thinking abilities.

Standards Chart: Common Core State and NCTM Standards

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designgeomLesson 1: Representing Functions
Students will be able to determine whether a set of data has a functional relationship and represent this relationship as both a formula and a graph.


toolLesson 2: Using Functions to Model Relationships Between Quantities

Students will be able to calculate the formula and rate of change for a set of data with a functional relationship and use this to graph and predict future outcomes.

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