# Parent Function Discussion Tools - 5 ACTIVITIES

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The study of parent functions is a key component of secondary math. Helping students visualize those functions, understand their attributes, and thinking deeply about their commonalities are essential. This packet is designed to foster math talk, critical thinking, and discernment.

This product focuses on 8 “parent” functions:
• Linear
• Absolute Value
• Square Root
• Cubic
• Exponential
• Logarithmic
• Rational

Page 3: Graphic Organizer for notes on parent functions: I create multiple copies of this page, a half page per parent function per student. Students staple the pages together to create a booklet.

Page 4-5: Notes that can be used for the graphic organizer template page 3

Page 6: Parent Function Discussion Tool #1: One Of These Does Not Belong #1
This compare/contrast activity is open ended; it has more than one correct response. In addition, it promotes the use of math talk, math vocabulary.

Page 7: Parent Function Discussion Tool #2: One Of These Does Not Belong #2
This compare/contrast activity is open ended; it has more than one correct response. In addition, it promotes the use of math talk, math vocabulary.

Page 8: Parent Function Discussion Tool #3: Function Analysis
This analysis tool promotes math talk. It helps students to focus on the specific domains of the functions being studied.

Page 9: Parent Function Discussion Tool #4: We Share These Traits
In this analysis tool students identify traits common to 2 or more parent functions.

Page 10 & 11 Keys to pages 8 and 9

The packet addresses these common core math skills:

Understand the concept of a function and use function notation.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.A.1
Understand that a function from one set (called the domain) to another set (called the range) assigns to each element of the domain exactly one element of the range. If f is a function and x is an element of its domain, then f(x) denotes the output of f corresponding to the input x. The graph of f is the graph of the equation y = f(x).
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.A.2
Use function notation, evaluate functions for inputs in their domains, and interpret statements that use function notation in terms of a context.
Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.B.4
For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. Key features include: intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity.*
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

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