Piecewise Functions Lesson

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9th - 12th
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In this lesson, students cover the following topics:

• Evaluating piecewise functions

• Graph piecewise functions

• Write piecewise functions

*Only Linear and Absolute Value Functions are used in this lesson.

Students preview the lesson by watching a short video on YouTube and then come to class with some prior knowledge. This lesson includes a video link, a warm-up, notes and homework. Answer keys with complete solutions included.

Please look at the preview to find out more information about this resource.

You may also like this extension activity --> Piecewise Function Project

This is a lesson from my Algebra 2 Curriculum:

Unit 3 - Functions and Graphs

Check out more lessons:

Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Forms of Linear Equations

Writing Equations of Lines

Function Basics

Operations with Functions

Inverse Functions

Parent Functions and Graphs

Transformations of the Absolute Value Function


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Total Pages
5 pages + complete solutions
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write a function defined by an expression in different but equivalent forms to reveal and explain different properties of the function.
Graph square root, cube root, and piecewise-defined functions, including step functions and absolute value functions.
Graph linear and quadratic functions and show intercepts, maxima, and minima.
Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph.
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.


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