Sketching a Piecewise Function

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How do you combine linear and nonlinear functions? You piece them together! The lesson begins by analyzing given linear piecewise functions and then introduces nonlinear parts. Then the process is reversed to create graphs from given situations. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the print lesson examples as a guided notes document for individuals to complete while watching the video
  • Ask pupils to draw graphs on a white board as a contextual story is read
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires Internet access to watch the video
  • The eighth in a sequence of nine function lessons
Pros

  • Uses context throughout the lesson
  • The lesson progresses in difficulty reasonably and provides good practice examples
Cons

  • Video is disorganized at times, which makes it more difficult to follow
Common Core