Function or Not?

This Function or Not? assessment also includes:

Is it possible for an equation to be a function and not a function at the same time? By completing a short assessment, young mathematicians answer this question. Class members provide an explanation on how an equation represents a function and then explain how the same equation does not represent a function.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide opportunities for the class to determine whether relations are functions
  • Lead a discussion about dependent and independent variables
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects scholars understand the convention of writing equations
Pros

  • Includes an answer key
  • Rubric provides a description of responses that would qualify for partial credit
Cons

  • None
Common Core