Graphing Piecewise Functions

This Graphing Piecewise Functions lesson plan also includes:

Step up to learn about step functions. The instructional activity, designed for high schoolers, first covers piecewise functions and how to draw their graphs. It then introduces step functions, including the greatest integer (floor) and ceiling functions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource to introduce piecewise functions
Classroom Considerations

  • While the resource presents three different methods, they are really not necessary
  • Learners should have familiarity graphing different types of functions (linear, quadratic, etc.)
Pros

  • Includes blank coordinate planes
  • Warm-up questions review the skills needed in lesson
Cons

  • Contains too few practice problems
Common Core