Students learn math concepts best when discovering mathematical patterns on their own rather than being told by the teacher. This activity is designed to have the students discover how to the inverse of a function algebraically.
1. Students have learned the basics of functions
2. Students have learned functional notation
4. Students understand the domain and range of functions
5. Students understand the definition of inverse Functions
Students are asked to undo a function by listing the steps. They are then asked to develop an algorithm for finding the inverse of a function algebraically. Finally, students are given practice finding the inverse of a function.