This finding the inverse of a function foldable was inspired by @druinok’s post from February

Last year, my Algebra 2 students really struggled with the concept of an inverse. So, this year, I decided to start talking about inverses very early in the school year. This will allow us to revisit the concept over and over as we explore different types of function in a much more in depth manner. By the time the EOI rolls around, my students should no longer be scared when they see the word inverse!

I want my students to be able to find the inverse if they are given a set of points, a graph, or an equation. Since we have only just started exploring functions in general, the examples we went through were quite simplistic. We will explore much more complicated inverses as the year progresses!

A lot of my students were terrified when I told them that we would be learning about inverses. By the end of the lesson, they were amazed that inverses were actually quite easy.

## Free Download of Finding the Inverse of a Function Foldable

Inverse Function Foldable (PDF) (950 downloads)

Inverse Function Foldable (Editable Publisher File ZIP) (570 downloads)

## Alternate Format

In subsequent years, I slightly switched the format of this inverse foldable.

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- Writing Functions Foldable
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- Graphing Stories Foldable
- Discrete vs Continuous Functions Foldable
- Evaluating Functions Spider Puzzles
- Function vs Not a Function Card Sort Activity
- Function Machines Activity from CPM
- “Win Some Cash!” Task
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- Function vs Not a Function Puzzle Activity
- Function Auction Activity
- Evaluating Functions War
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- Algebra 2 Domain and Range Foldable
- Increasing and Decreasing Intervals Foldable
- Finding the Max or Min of a Graph [TI-84 Instructions]
- Finding Maximums and Minimums Practice Book
- Finding Intercepts with the Calculator Practice Book
- Finding Equations of Inverses Foldable
- Sketching the Inverse of a Graph [TI-84 Steps]
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- Operations with Functions Dice Practice Activity
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- Finding X-intercepts of a Graph [TI-84 Instructions]
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- Drawing Boxes for Domain and Range
- Composition of Functions Foldable
- Sketching Inverses Practice Book
- Graphing and Describing Functions Worksheet
- Parent Functions Card Sort Activity
- Evaluating Functions Notes
- Justifying Function or Not a Function Notes
- Graphing Functions on the Coordinate Plane Graphic Organizer
- Function Machines and Function Notation Foldable
- Function Transformations Foldable
- Relations, Functions, and Dating Advice
- Describing Characteristics of Graphs Foldable
- Interactive Domain and Range Foldable
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- Characteristics of Graphs & Functions Foldable
- Domain and Range Pictionary Activity
- Notation for Domain and Range Foldable

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Friday 30th of August 2019

I used the Domain and Range foldable last year and LOVED IT! However, now I'm having trouble finding the copy of the graphs that fit into the middle of the interactive foldable. I looked on the website that you have linked above where you said you got them, but I can't find them! HELP!!!

Tosha Kelsey

Saturday 18th of August 2018

I absolutely LOVE everything on this page! I am definitely going to use all of it. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm starting my second year of teaching and I love finding amazing resources like this. You are amazing!

Stacie Bender

Tuesday 24th of October 2017

Hi Sarah, I am always so inspired by you! Thanks for all the great ideas. I think I've improved on your domain/range interactive cards at least from a cutting perspective. See http://systry.com/domain-and-range-cards/ for more information.

Unknown

Monday 9th of October 2017

thanks for all the ideas. Do you have the answer key for the domain/range card sort? Can I get a copy?

Unknown

Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Hi! I love this idea. I have looked over the blogpost over and over, but I do not see the download for the cards you used. I downloaded an item that says "Word document of the cards", but that document doesn't look anything like yours. Is there a way you could send me the cards? You can email me at mbsawyer08gmail.com . Thanks for all of your great ideas!!