Piecewise functions are sometimes intimidating to students, but they don't have to be! In this activity, students will collaborate and discover that piecewise functions are simply combinations of parent functions they already know! Using transparent patty paper and colored parent graphs, students will design and write their own piecewise function, guided every step along the way.
This file includes teacher notes with a prep list, student supply list, and prerequisite knowledge. The student activity has color images imbedded to help student visualize their end goal at each phase.