Use this set of three cooperative learning activities to get rich discussions among your students about whether functions are linear or nonlinear. Each activity gets increasingly more complex, which allows for efficient differentiation as each student moves toward mastery!
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Intro the Standard
8.F.3 Linear or Nonlinear? Rally Coach
Students gain fluency with translating between different representations of functions including graphs, tables, equations, maps, and contextual situations. They use the rally coach structure to take turns solving problems and coaching each other.
Dig into the Standard
8.F.3 Linear or Non-linear Quiz Quiz Trade
This activity gets your students’ blood pumping as they move around the class, quizzing and being quizzed by different students in the room. They gain fluency as they see many different representations of functions in a short amount of time.
Master the Standard
8.F.3 Linear or Not: Super Savings
Students work together to solve this engaging superhero-based problem. Three equations represent three different savings accounts and students must determine whether each is linear or nonlinear and which increases at the best rate!
All activities include detailed teacher instructions and answer keys.
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