I created this function notation puzzler to help introduce my Algebra 1 students to the concept of function notation. Historically, this has been a very tricky topic to teach in Algebra 1. When I originally made this activity, I didn’t think it all the way through. All of the values I picked as my examples …

# Function Notation Activities

My Algebra 1 students are currently working their way through our unit on polynomials. We have new math standards in Oklahoma this year which has required me to change things up a bit. In the past, my students needed to know how to add, subtract, multiply, and factor polynomials. The new standards STILL have them …

After making my Function (or Not) Puzzle to give students practice classifying relations as a function or not a function, I was eager to make a similar open middle style activity to practice a different skill. I settled on creating an evaluating functions activity that would give students practice evaluating functions and hopefully help them …

This function machines and function notation foldable was inspired by Sarah Rubin at Everybody Is a Genius. I created this foldable to accompany a lesson with function machines made from flip chutes. We labeled each part of a function in function notation. And, then we practiced evaluating functions using a function machine. Inside the foldable, …