Reflection: Classroom Setup Graphing Piecewise Defined Functions - Section 2: Using "Desmos Calculator" to explore graphing piecewise-defined functions


I have a set of Chromebooks in my class classroom. This helps when I want to do explorations using technology, such as Desmos.

This activity could easily be adapted to graphing calculators. One disadvantage to using calculators, however, is that the graphs do not put points when a function is defined at an endpoint. I have also found writing the restrictions to be cumbersome on the TI-84 and never show the student how to do this.



  Alternate for technology
  Classroom Setup: Alternate for technology
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Graphing Piecewise Defined Functions

Unit 2: Functions and Piecewise Functions
Lesson 4 of 15

Objective: SWBAT graph piecewise defined functions.

Big Idea: Through the use of technology students see how to graph functions whose domains are restricted and then develop a process to graph piecewise-defined functions by hand.

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Math, Precalculus and Calculus, Graphing, piecewise-defined functions, function
  45 minutes
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