One of the yearly activities I look forward to at my school is our annual Pinwheels for Peace celebration. Pinwheels for Peace is a school-wide, cross-curricular project that occurs every September. At my school, the project is headed up by by my super-talented, award-winning art teacher neighbor, Shelley Self. September 21st is International Day of …

# Parent Functions

I created this set of 12 basic functions posters to accompany the 12 Basic Functions Challenge Activity for my Pre-Calculus Classes. I decided the posters deserve a page of their own so they can be more easily found and downloaded. Each one of these posters represented one of the 12 basic functions identified in our …

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 graphing functions worksheet to wrap up our unit on parent functions. I wanted them to synthesize all of the information we had learned about parent functions and describing graphs. Students received 6 of these papers and 6 functions to complete the questions about. One equation per parent function. Free Download of Graphing …

I created this parent functions card sort activity for my Algebra 2 students. This activity is intended to give students practice matching equations, graphs, and tables. It also introduces them to the concept of a “window” on the graphing calculator. I actually ended up giving this to students on their very first day of using …

These Algebra Aerobics Stick Figure Posters are a fun way to display the different types of parent functions in your classroom. These posters are a free resource provided by OKMathTeachers.com. The OKMath website has a pdf file you can download of 15 different full page stick figure equations. Sadly, the graph of y=sin x …