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Domain and Range Pictionary Activity

We started our Describing Graphs Unit in Algebra 2 by playing some domain and range pictionary.

I used the domain and range graphing cards from Zero-Knowledge Proofs.  I gave each student two pages of cards to cut apart and keep in their notebook.  

My students were surprisingly impressed by the small pocket we created to keep the cards in.  

pocket to hold domain and range pictionary cards in interactive notebook.
domain and range pictionary cards

I had the students break up into pairs.  One student’s job was to be the describer.  The other student was the drawer.  I gave students one minute to describe the graph to their partner.  It was quite enlightening to just walk around the room and listen to the vocabulary my students were using.  I was hoping to hear students discussing the domain, range, x-intercepts, or y-intercepts.  I hadn’t introduced these terms yet, but I was hoping that they had been introduced to these concepts in Algebra 1.  I didn’t hear any of these specific terms, but I did get extremely excited when I heard a student use the word “quadrant.”

In the future, I would let students play this game again at the end of the unit to show them how much they had grown.

After playing Domain and Range pictionary, we created a foldable to summarize the different types of notation for domain and range.

domain and range foldable

After creating the foldable, we wrote the domain and range of the back of each of the graphs from our set of pictionary cards.  I intended for my students to be able to use these as flashcards, but I never specifically instructed them use them as such in class.


Wednesday 25th of February 2015

You are a Rock Star Teacher! Thanks so much for sharing your AWESOME materials and ideas with us!


Wednesday 25th of February 2015

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Amy zimmer

Tuesday 12th of February 2013

Awesome! Thank you! Will re-work for Algebra 1. Amy

Irma Gonzalez Fiametta

Wednesday 12th of June 2013

Very good work, will use next year!

Bob Mrotek

Tuesday 12th of February 2013

Very nice, Sarah! Thank you!

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