Describe Functions

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SWBAT describe functions qualititatively.

Big Idea

What does the shape of a function - without numbers - tell you about what is going on?


10 minutes

Each day, students complete a warm-up that usually consists of spiraling the previous day's material, in addition to older material.  Warm-up problems also sometimes extend lessons that students have encountered before to more unfamiliar contexts.

Today's warmup gives students the opportunity to recall and use their knowledge of the definition of a function. 


10 minutes


15 minutes

The homework file is a resource that generally includes 5-7 problems that include questions related to this lesson, as well as spiraled review.  I also give the kids the answers to all the problems. 

For a video narrative on my HW philosophy, watch this video.

Sometimes, the HW file is a take-home assessment.