This function activity bundle includes 5 activities to enhance any function unit. If you would like only the introductory activity "Discovering Functions" visit this link
This bundle includes the following activities:
This activity is a great way to introduce students to functions. This activity walks students through the process of determining a function equation from a pattern. The activity includes 8 different patterns and a worksheet that guides students through the process of figuring out the equation for the number of shapes (y) for a given figure in the pattern (x). Students will complete a table, graph, answer questions to figure out each equation, then check their equation. The patterns get progressively harder as students work through each of the 8 patterns. This activity is very versatile allowing and can be used as an individual, group, or station activity. An answer key is included.
Drawing a Function
In this group or station activity, students will be given a written description of a function and will be asked to draw a graph of the function described. The activity includes 8 written descriptions and an answer sheet for students to draw each of their functions. Students will often start all of their graphs at the origin, so it’s important to remind them that not all of their graphs will start at 0 on the y-axis. An answer key with possible functions for each description is included.
Types of Functions
This activity is a quick card sort for students to identify different types of functions. Students will cut out 11 graphs and glue them to their answer sheet to complete this activity. The completed worksheets is great to be used as a reference sheet for future assignments. Students will need to know: linear, non-linear, discrete and continuous to complete this activity. And it’s a great activity to check each student’s understanding of functions.
Identifying Functions Hunt
In this activity, students will be given a table and will have to determine whether the set of values represents a linear function, non-linear function, or not a function. Their answer will then lead them to the next question. This activity includes 12 questions with 2 different answer sheets. One where students will graph the values on the table, and the other where students will complete a mapping diagram. The teacher can choose for students to practice either graphing, mapping, or half graphing and half mapping. When students have completed the activity they will write the order of the questions that they solved, which makes it easy and fast for the teacher to check.
Function Equations Hunt
In this activity, students will be given a table and will have to determine the equation for the set of values. Equations include both linear and simple exponential equations. Each answer will lead them to the next question. This activity includes 12 questions with an answer sheet. When students have completed the activity they will write the order of the questions that they solved, which makes it easy and fast for the teacher to check.