Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Which Came First the Chicken or the Egg? Inverse Functions - Section 4: Think, Pair, Share: Which Came First?

 

For inverse functions I use the phrase "dependent on" to spark my students' thinking.  The expression of causal relationships using precise language is an important goal from this discussion. One facet of my course is preparing students for high school science classes in which quantitative analysis during lab experiments results in the application of some of the ideas we are developing today. Via whole group discussion, I encourage students to think about how the graphs of a function and its inverse may look different, and, what order in which to think about the identification of a function and its inverse.  

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Which Came First the Chicken or the Egg? Inverse Functions

Unit 1: Thinking Like a Mathematician: Modeling with Functions
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: SWBAT find and create inverse functions, explaining why some inverse functions do not exist. SWBAT clarify their explanation using details.

Big Idea: Students construct their own understanding of inverse functions through an exploratory function sort!

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