After creating a frayer model over the word relation, we created a Ways to Represent a Relation Foldable to glue in our Algebra 1 interactive notebooks.

I focused on the four representations of a relation that my students will see on their end-of-year exam: ordered pairs, input/output table, coordinate plane, and mapping diagram. My students were convinced that an input/output table was the same as a stem and leaf plot. At least they have heard of a stem and leaf plot…

In 2014-2015, I did this same foldable, but I simplified the inside A LOT. I also made all of the examples represent the SAME relation.

In the future, I would definitely pre-print the coordinate plane!

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Anonymous

Sunday 6th of September 2020

I'm teaching Algebra 1 for the first time, and this is excellent. Things are different this year with COVID so if I use this I might have to find a way to modify it and speed it up. Thank you so much!

Unknown

Monday 18th of February 2019

Absolutely love this activity and all of the freebies! Thank you! I recreated your sort into a powerpoint activity to try and save on paper (even though paper sorts are the best). Let me know if you would like a copy. I put mine in Google classroom for them to move the text boxes around.

Anonymous

Tuesday 20th of November 2018

I'd also meant to address the issue of the average students' ever increased limited vocabulary. Two words, teachable moment. Perhaps before beginning the activity the students could generate a list of words and definitions. I like to emphasize that like no man, no subject is an island...And again thank you so much for all that you share with the teacher community.

Anonymous

Tuesday 20th of November 2018

First of all, thank you for sharing so much on your blog. I agree,the fill in the blank statement of ________ depends on ________ helps students to understand. In addition, the variation in order using the phrase ______ determines _______ helps as well to bring attention to the action rather than order mentioned, which is a symptom of overgeneralization. I do like to introduce the topic to students relating dependent as one who depends on another for food, shelter, transportation etc. Independent is what their parents are as they work to provide the shelter, food, transportation, etc. Independent is what we all hope they become someday. And so when revisiting equations/functions I point out that the independent variable will be the variable doing all the work. Also, I've once had them create picture statements using magazines.

Unknown

Tuesday 9th of October 2018

Thank you so much for this. I had created some guided notes to use with a PowerPoint but I find that boring and the kids seem to not really grasp the concepts. So this year I am trying your items.