This lesson is an extension of the lesson on proportions, preparing students for the upcoming lessons over Rational Expressions.
* Students learn the difference between Direct Variation functions and Inverse Variation functions.
* Students receive a clear understanding as to the difference between the two types of functions.
* Students learn the models for both direct and inverse variation
* Students are introduced to the "Constant of Variation"
* Students learn the steps used to write an equation that relates x and y in both direct and inverse variation.
* Students become familiar with how the graph of direct variation functions appear on the Cartesian plane
* Students become familiar with how the graph of inverse variation functions appear on the Cartesian plan.
* Students learn the name of the graph of an inverse variation function, as well as some distinct characteristics.
* Included in the lesson is a brief "follow up" assessment to provide immediate feed back as to their understanding of the material.
* Also included in the lesson is a set of 14 Guided Notes to encourage active participation by students, and for their future reference in preparing for quizzes, tests, and final exams.
* This lesson is aligned with Common Core standards.
* I feel that students will find the lesson both manageable as well as enjoyable: instructors should find the lesson practical and easily adapted to their own curriculum.
* Please enjoy!
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