Lesson: Function rules from a table
Lesson Objective
Lesson Plan
Standard 
6.PRA.8  Recognize when information given in a table, graph, or formula suggests a proportional or linear relationship. 6.PRA.9  Produce and interpret graphs that represent the relationship between two variables (x and y) in everyday situations 

Objective 
Essential Question 

SWBAT write function rules from a table with 80% accuracy. 
Explain how patterns suggest a relationship. What kind of relationships do they suggest? Justify. 
Lesson Agenda 

Agenda Item/ Time (Board Configuration) 
5 E’s 
Learning Activities 



Teacher will do… 
Students will do … 

10 minutes 
Daily Math Review (WarmUp/ Do Now) 
Solve each equation
2 ____ ______ = 12 
Complete the Daily Review problems 

5 minutes 
Mental Math 
Verbally give students the Mental Math Problem 
Respond verbally with an answer 

15 minutes 
Engage

Introduce the idea of functions as machines, by leading a class
discussionhttp://www.shodor.org/interactivate1.0/discussions/fd1.html
on functions. 
Actively listening and participating in the class discussion


15 minutes

Explain (Guided Practice) 
A function is a relationship that assigns exactly one output value for each input value. The variables x and y are often used to represent input and output. Output = Input Present the following table to students:
Lead a discussion with students on how to determine the pattern for the input (x) and output (y).

Actively listening and trying to determine the function rule of the table 

15 minutes

Explore (Conceptual Development) 
On index cards have a function table and a matching pattern for x and y. Distribute index cards to students. 
Find their match, but before doing so they must determine the pattern (if they have the table) and if they have the pattern construct the table. 

15 minutes

Extend/ Elaborate

Assign students practice problems to complete (problems 1 21 odd) 
Prentice Hall Course 2 Chapter 9 Section 4 Function Rules: pg. 454 Exercises 

15 minutes

Evaluate (Assessment/ Closure) 
Write a rule for each sequence. Then find the next three terms
For exercise 35 use the table

Responded to the question 

Homework 
Workbook: Pg. 153


Core 
Input, output, function rule


Lesson 

Lesson Resources
6 PRA8functions 
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