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Alg II Files: Functions & Graphs

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TMC has got me all mathy-feeling, so here’s another unit! Or at least, the first part of it!

I didn’t really change much to this chapter as from previous years, but I’ll go ahead and post everything so it’s all in one place. As usual, find more files and FAQs on my Algebra II Files page.

Let’s begin with what is and is not a function:

(file here) I took the NAGS from Sarah at mathequalslove and I think the rabbits came from Shireen at MathTeacherMambo. (Definitely 2 of my top five math blogs).

Here’s part II, but according to my calendar, I did part 1 and 2 the same day.

(file) I’m just going to warn you if it’s the first time teaching Algebra II, the struggle is real when trying to find function values from a table or graph. Just be prepared.

Also the magic parentheses for evaluating a function = amazing. We took the parenthetical promise (h/t mathequalslove again) in Unit 1 that said every time we substitute in a value, we put it in parentheses. And we’re going to be substituting for x, so let’s go ahead and put the parentheses first like:  3(       ) + 2 then INPUT the INPUT INTO the parentheses!

Here’s some homework:

Unit 3 1

(file) Then it’s the ever-popular graph stories!

Unit 3 3Unit 3 4

(file) Then…it’s time for….domain and range!!!!  Y’all, I just totally had a genius idea: have them figure out what the scale/domain/range should be for the graph story graphs first! One of you try it out and let me know how it goes. But since I didn’t think of that until just now, here’s what I used:

Unit 3 2

(file) Since we’re doing this before we did inequalities, it’s domain and range PLUS learning interval notation. Note the color with a purpose! I have them “box in” the graph before they think about writing the interval. I also use Sam’s domain and range meter, sometimes breaking out the spaghetti to use if I feel like picking a million tiny pieces of spaghetti off the floor.

Here’s some slightly lagging homework for the chapter:

Unit 3 5

(file) Then it’s a graphing line “review.”

(file) As you can see, I always go back and forth on graphing standard by converting or by x and y intercepts. Here’s the boring homework file.

Now here’s some exciting stuff! This is a pretty magical activity that is a really good introduction to the (h, k) form. Just read question 1 and let that awesomeness just sink into your brain.

(file) And some practice:

Unit 3 6

(file) Then it’s time for a study guide:

Unit 3 7

(file) And of course a study guide video!

Off to make another post!

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Graph(s) Paper

So the Kickstarter for CoordiMate was discussed in the MTBoS recently.  It’s a self-inking stamp of a coordinate grid aaaaand I kind of want one.  Because I am the laziest/non-scaliest grapher in the world. “No, trust me kids, this would look like a line if I had the ability to space my tick marks.”

But until then, at least I have really pretty graphs I can print out and/or cut and paste into worksheets, tests, etc.  And now you can too!  Let’s check out the rewards for my own personal mathstarter campaign:

Pledge at least $0

Get a full page of -8 to 8 graphs that you or students can print out for homework and practice.

page of graphs  Claim your reward here in doc or pdf!

Pledge at least $00

Get a whole page of -10 to 10/ -11 to 11 blank dotted graphs. My preferred graph for conics.

blank dotted graphsClaim your reward here in doc or pdf!

Pledge at least $000

You want trig graphs?  Do ya, punk?  Ok then, here’s a page of blank trig graphs from -2pi to 4pi.

blank trig graphsCurrently available as PDF only.

Pledge at least $000000

For the ultra backers at this level, we have the ultimate rewards package.  This collection of ten different graphs comes as a one-page download so you can quickly copy and paste single graphs into your document.  All of them are made of grouped drawing objects which means you can modify the size but keep the proportions by dragging the corner handle while holding done the ctrl key (but if you’re an ultrabacker, I’m sure you already knew that trick).

variety graphsClaim your reward here as a doc file!

So there’s my mathstarter project. I think it’s next Exploding Kittens, don’t you?