This is the first unit of a curriculum is for an Algebra course.
This unit is Families of Functions. It introduces students to the idea that functions come in different types (linear, quadratic, exponential, etc.) as well as teachers them about basic characteristics of those families (domain, range, zeroes, etc).
This Unit includes:
* A student note-taking sheet which includes: daily objective, example problems, new concepts/vocab, a blank space for notes and examples.
* A teacher version of the note-taking sheet which includes: Definitions for new concepts/vocab, key points for the lesson, and common misunderstandings that students may have in that lesson. Many also include lesson suggestions.
* Unit assessments which includes: the assessment itself, a blank student answer sheet, and an answer key.
The objectives in this unit are:
1.1—SWBAT determine parent function and function family for linear, absolute value, quadratic, exponential, square root, and cubic graphs.
1.2—SWBAT determine the domain and range of a function or relation from a graph or table.
1.3—SWBAT determine approximate zeros of a function from a graph.
1.4—SWBAT explain if an approximate zero found from a graph is a true zero using an equation.
1.5—SWBAT describe the effect of horizontal and vertical shifts on graphs
1.6—SWBAT describe the effect of vertical reflections on graphs
1.7—SWBAT draw the result of transformations applied to a graph
1.8—SWBAT describe the effect of a transformation of an equation
1.9—SWBAT determine the equation of a function after transformations are applied to the parent function.
1.10—SWBAT graph and evaluate piecewise functions
Depending on your needs you could use the materials as-is, pick and choose specific lessons, or use it as a resource to design your own curriculum and lessons. If you anticipate needing the whole curriculum, you can purchase all six units
together, which also includes a final exam and some introductory materials.
When I used this with my students, I bound (saddle stitch) each unit of the student note templates, 3-whole punched them, and gave them to students to put in a binder. Each day students filled wrote in their examples and notes and thus made an individual "text book". They loved it.
NOTE: The download includes a PDF and Word Document version of the curriculum. However, the PDF is the primary product. The Word document is provided as a convenience in case you would like to make edits, but was automatically generated from the PDF document and has some formatting quirks. The original documents were created in Microsoft Publisher. If you purchased this document and would like any of the original Publisher files, feel free to contact me directly.