## Reflection: ELL Students Evaluating Piecewise Defined Functions - Section 2: Evaluating Piecewise Functions

Every year I have 2 to 3 foreign exchange students in this class.  These students are great but the first part of the year is a challenge. Determining what is important for them to demonstrated has to be individual.

This year I have 3 students. These students right now are learning how to speak fluently as well as how to read. The students take a little while to acclimate to the course. The students are usually far more advanced in certain areas of mathematics.

I help the student become used to my class with changing their assignments. I do not require the students to do the reading and writing assignments at this stage of the year. By the end of the year the students are able to do everything the other students do. Another strategy is allowing translation tools. Any time we use conversions that are US conversion I give the students the conversion.

I find the best part of having a foreign exchange student is what they are able to show the other students. These students are great problem solvers and become a great resource for the other students.

Reading and Exchange Students
ELL Students: Reading and Exchange Students

# Evaluating Piecewise Defined Functions

Unit 2: Functions and Piecewise Functions
Lesson 2 of 15

## Big Idea: Piecewise defined functions can be interpreted as if-then statements to help with evaluation.

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Math, Precalculus and Calculus, piecewise-defined functions, evaluating funcitons, function
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### Katharine Sparks

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