Reflection: Function Zoo - Basic Function Families - Section 3: Investigating Function Families

 

My1st hour students really got a slow start at this activity. It took them awhile to realize what I was looking for (so obviously I wasn't very clear). To help speed your students along I would recommend drawing out 8 coordinate planes and then having students copy that. Then they should use any tools they have to recall 8 different functions. Then, once they have these, encourage them to go back and draw variations of each function type. And finally, go back and name them. I ended up allowing my students to use their phones to search the internet for functions. Students were also using textbooks and their calculators. So although this lesson felt a little ambiguous for students, I think the freedom was good for them. They demonstrated MP1 and MP5. So overall I think it was a success.



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Function Zoo - Basic Function Families

Unit 1: Basic Functions and Equations
Lesson 3 of 16

Objective: SWBAT graph a variety of functions using technology, organize the functions into families, and identify some basic functions by name.

Big Idea: Students use their animal kingdom knowledge and organizational skills to make sense of the many types of functions we will see in this course.

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