Unit 5, Lesson 10# Piecewise Linear Functions

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Let's explore functions built out of linear pieces. Learning targets: students can create graphs of non-linear functions with pieces of linear functions. This lesson picks up on the idea planted in the previous lesson about creating linear models for data. Specifically, in some situations where a quantity changes at different constant rates over different time intervals, we can model the situation with a piecewise linear function.