How to Model and Think Through Analyzing Function Graphs
To introduce students to analyzing function graphs, I start off with a model & think through activity. This activity lines up with Common Core math standard 8.F.B.5 to use functions to model relationships between quantities. This modelling activity consists of a presentation and the student follow along guide. As students follow along, they have to identify where the graph starts, what happens in the middle and where it ends. When they look at how it starts, they’re focusing on what exactly is being measured. They continue to answer all those same questions throughout the activity.
In this post I’ll show you step by step how to show students exactly what they need to do when analyzing function graphs, and how to make it stick in their minds forever! [Read more…] about Teaching Students to Analyze Function Graphs Like a Champ