Introduction to Functions

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Functions become applicable to real life when your class sees them as machines and rules instead of just math. Scholars list machines with functions, learn to guess the rule for functions, and create their own functions to better understand the concept. They also gather and analyze data to create a mathematical function.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect the idea of functions to computers and processors
  • Include functions that all have the same output
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of graphing points on a coordinate plane and evaluating expressions at specific values
Pros

  • Includes ideas for homework and lesson reflections
  • Provides teacher notes to ensure success implementing the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core