Parent FUNctions - Game of SPOONS
Games in math class are always a +
Student engagement with the content increases
Students get excited about coming to class
Students share that enthusiasm
Games engage more of the class
Games allow for informal assessment
Games make you cool (just kidding about this one, you are already cool)
Played like the game of “Spoons,” this small group activity gives students an opportunity to review characteristics of parent functions. They won’t even realize they are learning!
This set of cards includes 48 cards, 12 sets of four that relate characteristics of 12 parent functions:
rational (inverse squared)
The goal is to get a complete set of four cards that includes a graph, an equation, the identity of the function and whether the function is odd, even or neither.
AND there are multiple ideas/games included for how to use these cards.