Function Notation and Flying T-Shirts

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Your young algebra engineers brainstorm a list of machines that are then related to algebra functions to begin their exploration of the mighty invention called function notation. A discussion follows using a box to represent the machine (which is named F) that takes in the raw material and alters it. The young engineers are then catapulted into an activity to soar higher in their understanding of a function. When they land, they are able to model a situation using function notation, evaluate function values given domain inputs, interpret the meaning of a function value in context, and leap tall buildings in a single bound.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Well-organized lesson plan with students cooperatively expanding their understanding of what an algebra function is in a real-life context.
  • High quality, clear approach to learning about function notation
Cons

  • None
Common Core