Piecewise Defined Functions
This activity is designed for Algebra 2 or PreCalculus. Piecewise defined functions are always difficult for students and yet are so important, especially in Calculus. In this activity, students evaluate piecewise defined functions, graph piecewise defined functions, and determine the equations for them from a given graph. There are no trigonometric or exponential functions.
Activity Based Learning with Task Cards really does work to help reinforce your lessons. Task and station cards get your students engaged and keep them motivated. Use all at once or as many as you like. Directions for using Task Cards included in this resource.
* Task Cards: There are of 24 cards which are numerically and also color coded.
#1 – 8 Evaluate a piecewise defined functions
# 9 – 16 Graph piecewise defined functions with two conditions
#17- 20 Graph piecewise defined functions with three conditions
#21 – 24 Determine the equation from the graph of a piecewise defined unctions
*Master List of questions included with answer key.
*Student response sheets with room for students to show their work and blank graphs with best windows for each problem.
*Handouts (2) with similar problems. These can be used as an assessment, HW, or enrichment.
There are multiple ways to use these task cards in your classroom. Students can work alone, randomly pair up, or work in small groups. When students work in pairs or small groups, give as many task cards as there are students. This way they can help each other, work together, and each student has a task. After a few minutes, depending upon the difficulty level and your experience, each group passes their cards to the next group. You may also set up math centers or stations with these cards
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