Family Ties: Exploring Families OF Functions

They say it runs in the family. Small groups use a card sorting activity to group graphs of functions into families. After grouping by families, the class develops conclusions for parent functions and create a graphic organizer.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • If the class does not sort functions to better make conclusions about function types, introduce the way another class sorted them
  • Take time to note the transformations of the functions
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes the class is familiar with several function types
Pros
  • Provides detailed instructions on how to make the graphic organizer
  • Contains teacher notes of possible answers
Cons
  • None