Monday, February 4, 2013
Made4Math - Function Operations
It feels like it's been forever since I blogged! One of my New Year Resolutions was to find more balance in my life and while I'm happy to report that it is going well, it has meant a decrease in things like blogs and twitter. I've not had an extremely creative semester, so far, but here's some goodies from this past week :)
Last week, one of our lessons was on function operations... you know, (f+g), (f-g), f(g(x)), etc and honestly I thought it would go very smoothly since we had already done polynomials. Oh my goodness... it was a diaster! I did a self-guided worksheet (you can see it HERE), and thought the kids would zoom through it, but no... it took us TWO DAYS! I was at my wit's end and so frustrated because it was issues that I did not even anticipate!
Anyway, to make a long story short, we needed practice... and LOTS of it! So I grabbed my handy flash cards, a marker, and one of my big dice and here we went...
We picked an f(x) and a g(x), then rolled the dice to tell us what to do. It was definitely good practice! Crisis averted!
So the next day, our lesson was on function inverses. It had been a while since we had done a foldable, so we did a foldable for our notes.
Let's just say that after a stressful week, I enjoyed coloring the foldable! :)
Get the entire foldable HERE
The rest of this week's posts are now archived at Made4Math.blogspot.com - Head over there to see the rest of the goodies this week! :)