Category Archive: functions

May 05

A few more games for algebraic thinking

A few more games for algebraic thinking Number Card (24) (on number sense and operations) Shooting Balls (NOTE: 4 levels) (on linear functions and slope and y-intercept) Algebra Four (on solving equations)

Mar 23

Spotting Numbers and Visual Patterns

Here a two great websites that provide lots of great pattern problems. Spotting Numbers Visual Patterns These patterns can be used with elementary students (if you just ask number questions) through advanced algebra (if you include questions about functions). Mathematics is often described as the study of patterns.  That is exactly what Spotting Numbers and …

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Mar 04

Section 2.1 Solving Word Problems

Below are two videos.  I do three examples from section 2.1. The assignment for section 2.1 is pp. 190-193 #7,10,15,17,21,23,24,30,31,35,37,41,44,46,56. This will be due March 26.

Mar 04

The Process of Creating a 3-Part Model

Click below to download the handout on how to create a model (function). This is going to be a model for a real-world situation. process-of-creating-a-model

Feb 18

Hy-Vee Fuel Saver

Look at the newspaper ad. Is this a linear function? If not, explain why not. If it is, define an input variable, define an output variable, and write the linear equation using (which relates) the two variables. What else can you say about the relationship here?