Functions Represented by Tables

So many functions and so little time! Beginning learners investigate different types of functions through independent practice and collaboration with others. The lesson uses real data and cross-curricular ties to science.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Separate pupils into groups to research data from other sources of carbon dioxide emissions and place data in a table format
  • Have learners complete one section (type of function) of the handout each night for homework and then review each type of function with directed instruction
Classroom Considerations

  • Print handouts before the lesson, so you can begin the activity at the start of class
Pros

  •  Uses a variety of function types that both increase understanding and hold pupils' interest
  • Function journal provides support for beginning learners
Cons

  • None