Families of Functions Sort

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Have some fun with functions with a short activity that asks learners to first sort scatter plot in terms of their correlation. They then sort graphs of different types of functions in terms of key features, such as slope.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a review activity before a unit test
Classroom Considerations

  • Prior preparation is necessary (cutting out playing pieces)
  • Learners need to have experience with linear, quadratic, cubic, and absolute value functions
Pros

  • Learners will appreciate the playful nature of the activity
  • Sorting activity can easily be modified to fit classroom needs
Cons

  • Resource only includes worksheet for linear functions, but not for other function types