Students will take the first 45 minutes of class to complete Quiz Operations on Rational Expressions. This quiz should be completed without a graphing calculator so that students practice factoring. See the reflection Using CAS Calculators in the Algebra 2 Classroom for a discussion of how I manage calculator usage in my class to optimize learning.
After students have spent some time working on the Intro to Inverse Functions, I bring the class together for a whole group discussion about inverse functions. I use the presentation Inverse Functions.ppt to provide my students with an overview of what inverse functions are all about. I request that they do not take notes, but rather engage in the conversation that I hope the highly visual presentation will generate.
I post the presentation on Edmodo, and promise to provide explicit notes on inverse functions in the next class period.