Reflection: Self-Talk Finding the Inverse of a Function Day 1 of 2 - Section 4: Finding equations for inverses

 

Many students do not understand that when we switch the x and y to find the inverse the x and y have now become different. In some ways the switching of the variables is not precise for many students. It may be better process to solve the original function for x and then state that x=f^(-1) and y=x for the inverse function. 

I will move to this process in the next lesson and hopefully this will help students understand that the domain and range are different for the function and its inverse.

  Confusion: Switching x and y
  Self-Talk: Confusion: Switching x and y
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Finding the Inverse of a Function Day 1 of 2

Unit 2: Functions and Piecewise Functions
Lesson 10 of 15

Objective: SWBAT find the inverse of a function when the function is represented as a table, graph or equation.

Big Idea: By reading and discussing a mathematical text, a process for finding inverses will be uncovered.

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