Reflection: Parent Functions - Section 2: Basic Functions Graphic Organizer


After yesterday's lesson, I learned that students mainly recalled linear, quadratic, and square root functions... but nothing else. So I decided to allow calculator use for today's graphic organizer activity. I thought this would speed this up a bit. However, it took my students about 30 minutes to complete just the top 4 rows of this graphic organizer so I will be extending this lesson to a second day. (Note: The original lesson has already been revised. This lesson plus the next day's lesson, Shifting Functions: How do they move?, were split into two days)

Just to note: We received new calculators this year so my students are getting used to these along with learning how to log into their clickers so technical difficulties took up the rest of the period. Hopefully your students can get through a bit more.

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Parent Functions

Unit 1: Basic Functions and Equations
Lesson 4 of 16

Objective: SWBAT sketch and name the graphs of basic parent functions.

Big Idea: Students organize their prior knowledge of basic functions while learning some calculator basics.

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Precalculus and Calculus, Math, parent functions, Algebra 2, Algebra, function, basic functions
  45 minutes
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