I am really pleased with how this discrete vs continuous functions foldable turned out! I really like how it combines a card sort within a foldable. Students were given six cards. Each card had ONE of the following filled in: situation, variables, or sketch of graph. As a class, we filled in the missing information …

# Functions

This Evaluating Functions Spider Puzzle was the perfect practice activity for my Algebra 1 students. These spider puzzles are the creation of Andy Lutwyche, and they are a free download on TES. Andy has created spider puzzles for many other topics as well that are well worth checking out! I use these spider puzzles inside …

This function vs not a function card sort activity is the perfect way to assess whether or not students can apply the definition of a function to determine whether a relation is or is not a function. This card sort activity provides students practice classifying graphs, tables (both horizontal and vertical tables), ordered pairs, and …

During the Summer of 2016, I attended a section called “Fun Functions” by CPM at the OCTM Summer Conference. That is where I learned about this function machines activity. Given a starting value and an ending value, students had to arrange the function machines so that if the starting value was used as the input …

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 …

I really liked how this Win Some Cash task went with my Algebra 1 student! Yesterday, we started graphing functions in Algebra 1 by making input/output tables. I wanted to find a task to use with my students to introduce the concept without just jumping into a million practice problems. Thankfully, I saved a bunch …

As we are working through my favorite unit of the year, relations and functions, I’m loving the opportunity to pull out my shower curtain coordinate plane. I created my coordinate plane using electric tape, duct tape, and a shower curtain from Dollar Tree. It has come in handy for so many different activities! A …

Here are the domain and range foldables I created for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. I use the DIXI ROYD mnemonic device to help students remember the difference between domain and range. DIXI ROYD Foldables for Domain and Range We made a DIXI ROYD foldable to remind ourselves of the …

I created this ghosts in the graveyard review game to give my Algebra 1 students some much needed practice with independent vs dependent variables. Ghosts in the Graveyard is an incredibly versatile review game structure that I learned about from Math Tales From the Spring. It’s October, so the theme is appropriate. But, you could …

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 …

I created this function vs not a function puzzle to help my students practice determining if a relation is a function or not a function. I also wanted my activity to perform double duty. I wanted students to be able to use the exact same activity to form relations that were functions and that were …

One of my favorite activities for introducing the concept of a function in Algebra 1 is to host a Function Auction. The first year I did this, I threw the activity together at the last minute. I grabbed a random function/not a function worksheet off of the Internet and stapled some colored paper on a …

This fun and engaging evaluating functions activity puts a mathematical spin on the class war card game. This free pdf game is sure to elevate any math lesson.

I created this graphing equations with the graphing calculator foldable for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. This foldable gave us some much-needed practice graphing logarithmic functions, rational functions, exponential functions, and radical functions with our graphing calculators. Free Download of Algebra 2 Graphing Equations Foldable

I created this domain and range foldable for my Algebra 2 students. This foldable focuses on finding the domain and range of rational and radical functions. We glued the resulting foldable in our interactive notebooks as a reference. Free Download of Algebra 2 Domain and Range Foldable

I created this increasing and decreasing intervals foldable for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks as part of our functions unit. Free Download of Increasing and Decreasing Intervals Foldable

I created this set of finding the maximum or minimum of a graph notes for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. These instructions are designed for use with the TI-84 graphing calculator. We followed up this set of notes with a practice book for finding the relative maximum or minimum of …

I created this Finding Relative Maximums and Minimums with Your Graphing Calculator Practice Book for my Algebra 2 students to complete and glue in our interactive notebooks. We did this practice book after filling in a set of notes on how to find the max and min of a graph using the TI-84 graphing calculator. …

I created this practice book to give my Algebra 2 students some much needed practice finding x-intercepts and y-intercepts using their TI-84 graphing calculators. We completed this practice book after filling out notebook pages on finding the y-intercept of a graph using the TI-84 and finding x-intercepts of a graph using the TI-84. The practice …

I created this finding equations of inverses foldable for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Free Download of Finding Equations of Inverses Foldable

I created this set of sketching the inverse of a graph notes for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. It includes the steps for sketching the inverse of a graph on a TI-84 Graphing Calculator. Free Download of Sketching the Inverse of a Graph Notes

My Algebra 2 students have traditionally struggled with identifying which parent function goes with a graph or a table of data points. Last year, I had the bright idea to start off the year with parent functions. That failed. Miserably. This year, I’ve saved them for the end of the year. This has worked better. …

I created this operations with functions dice practice activity to give my Algebra 2 students some practice with the topic after we completed our operations with functions foldable. I wanted a way to make practicing this a little more fun because I have to be honest: this isn’t the most exhilarating Algebra 2 topic to …

I created this operations with functions foldable for my Algebra 2 students to complete and glue in their interactive notebooks. It’s my favorite lazy type of foldable. I say foldable, but it’s really just a sheet of paper folded in half with practice problems inside. We like to call these “books” in my classroom. …

I typed up this set of instructions for finding the x-intercepts of a graph using the TI-84 for my Algebra 2 students to fill in and glue in their interactive notebooks. I also created a similar set of instructions for finding the y-intercept of a graph using the TI-84 calculator. Steps for Finding the X-Intercepts …