Graphing Cubic, Square Root, and Cube Root Functions

Is there a relationship between powers and roots? Here is a lesson plan that asks individuals to examine the graphical relationship. Pupils create a table of values and then graph a square root and quadratic equation. They repeat the process with a cubic and cube root equation, then analyze key features and make comparisons. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as an introduction to inverse relations
  • Create collaborative groups and allow freedom to complete the lesson on their own
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should already be familiar with a cube root
  • The 19th installment of a 26-part series
Pros

  • Builds the foundation for an inverse relation without introducing the new vocabulary
  • Handouts, keys, and a thorough teacher guide are included
Cons

  • None