Functions

Studying function means more than simply learning a formula. Learners must use functions to think through four problems and find solutions. Each task utilizes a different concept from a study of functions. Class members might use a system of equations for one question and then a geometric sequence for the next.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a performance task assessment at the end of a unit on functions
  • Create collaborative groups and assign one task to each group; ask each group to present their solutions
Classroom Considerations

  • Covers a range of topics; use what is appropriate for your classes
Pros

  • Tasks vary in difficulty, allowing for differentiation
  • Rubric provides a set of solutions
Cons

  • None