The Graph of the Equation y = f(x)

Math language? Set notation is used in mathematics to communicate a process and that the same process can be represented as computer code. The concept to the loop in computer code models the approach pupils take when creating a solution set using set notation. The ability to see the task represented in multiple ways aids in understanding of the math language.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Give students programming code examples to complete as board work to assess their understanding of the code
  • Once a comfort level is reached with the code, have students convert the code to set notation
Classroom Considerations

  • It is important for students to understand the code language to make the connection to set notation
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Pros

  • Uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding set notation
  • Includes handouts, keys, and a detailed teacher guide
Cons

  • None