Students choose cards from 2 piles to learn if they will graph or write a function equation and also what the characteristics of the function should be. This activity is a great review of domain, range, increasing and decreasing.
This activity can be found at a discount in Algebra 2 Activities Bundle
In pile 1 (large functions cards):
On each card in this pile is written the name of a function (absolute value, radical or quadratic) and whether the students should graph the function or write its equation.
In pile 2 (small characteristics cards):
On each card is written characteristics of the graph to draw or the equation to write. Characteristics include: range interval, increasing interval or decreasing interval.
Each group of students should be given a set of both types of cards. Each individual student should be given a graph (in a plastic sheet protector with a dry erase marker, if you have these available) and an equation recording sheet. Graphs and recording sheets are included in the download.
Each time a student in the group draws 2 cards (1 from each pile), all students should complete the problem. This way they can check each other.
Once you feel students have gotten enough practice, there is a summary exercise. An answer key for the mix-match is NOT included because students should be instructed to check each other. An answer key for the summary exercise IS included so that you can award credit if you choose.
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