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This activity consists of three exercises in which learners sketch the graphs of various power functions on the same axes. They use their sketches to make comparisons and observations which lead to generalizations about the graphs of power functions. To aid them in their exploration, students compute specified function values at key points and find points of intersection of the graphs. The graphs can be sketched by hand or with the use of a graphing calculator.
Young scholars identify the different properties of exponential functions. In this algebra instructional activity, students graph and analyze exponential functions as it relates to growth and decay. They apply the laws of exponents to add, subtract, multiply and divide exponential functions.
Texas Instruments has composed yet another lesson to get your class using the TI-Inspire calculator to solve power and root functions. They find similarities and differences in the graphs of even and odd power and root functions then group them as families of functions. They then examine the inverse relationship among these functions.
Students graph polynomial functions and analyze the graphs. In this algebra lesson plan, students identify the inverse of the functions and find the domain and range. They label the functions as one to one and use the horizontal and vertical line test to verify functions.
What's my function? Your class will work in pairs to determine which type of function is described in 14 different scenarios. Linear, quadratic, exponential and power functions are represented in a variety of ways: numerically, graphically, verbally, and analytically. Included are complete lesson plans, an activity sheet with answers, and a quick assessment to use at the end of the lesson.
Exponential functions are the name of the game. Young mathematicians can work through each of the eight worksheets by evaluating functions, applying logarithms, completing logarithmic functions, and building inverse functions. This would be a great set of worksheets to accompany an entire chapter.
This lesson looks at rational polynomial functions and their graphs. These activities will look into the function's zeros, and horizontal and vertical asymptotes. It contains a number of interesting critical thinking questions that take your pupils beyond the graph and into a deeper understanding of the graph.
This lesson is all about polynomial functions, graphs, and parabolas! It even comes with quite a few follow along worksheets. Get your class graphing polynomial functions with a degree higher than two, identifying the function represented by a graph, and finding the zeros and intercepts. A very thorough lesson.