Function Notation

Burning calories is a function of the time an athlete runs, and modeling this scenario with function notation will make your algebra learners mathematically healthier. Math athletes begin their trek by determining a definition for function by analyzing a functions vs. non-functions worksheet with tables and graphs. Developing further, an all-class discussion explores a real-life example of functions using, ironically, a vending machine scenario. Athletes then use the included video on calories to practice writing in function notation and computing the value of a function given various inputs.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Well-organized lesson plan includes real-life examples to develop a learners understanding of the concept of an algebra function and its notation
  • Questions are included in the lesson plan to guide teachers during the discussion phase
Cons

  • None
Common Core