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Here is an unexpected resource: chapter 1 of an Algebra textbook. You can use all or some of its contents to teach your Middle Schoolers all about algebraic expression, domain, function notation, linear equations, order of operations, input/output, ordered pairs, and variable expressions. This would be great for a substitute or newer teacher looking for reliable tools.
Young scholars differentiate between function and relation by analyzing graphs and data to determine if the pair of coordinates are a function or not. They rewrite functions using the correct notations. This lesson is broken down into timed segments which makes for easy planning.
The purpose of this exercise is to give practice in reading information about a function from its graph. Learners are given graphs of two functions on the same axes. The task is to locate and label various key points on the graph that are identified using function notation. The activity is appropriate for instruction to help facilitate understanding of functions or as an assessment item.
The longer you wait to try the new pizza place, the more it's going to cost you! This real-world problem about how the cost of pizza varies with respect to time is a good example of how piecewise functions are used to describe relationships between quantities in everyday life. Learners use the given function to answer questions about the price of a pizza in six different scenarios. The exercise is suitable for either instruction or assessment.
Graph piecewise functions as your learners work to identify the different values that will make a piecewise function a true statement. They identify function notations and graph basic polynomial functions. This lesson includes a series of critical thinking questions and vocabulary.
Explore the concept of transforming polynomial functions! In this transforming polynomial functions lesson, students enter a polynomial into their calculator. They shift the graph vertically and horizontally using the function menu, then examine how certain changes to the parent graph shift the function using tables and the graph of the function.
Students differentiate polynomial graphs based on their vertical and horizontal shifts. In this algebra lesson plan, students explain what happens during a vertical and horizontal shift. They examine their equation written in vertex form to help them decipher the shift of their graph.