Resources for Teaching Functions – Introduction

 

Introduction

With the amount of Mathematics content online now a days,  I often find the biggest challenge is sorting through what to share with my students in class. Often resources appear usable at first, but then as you dig down deeper there are issues with alignment to the curriculum, notational differences or just confusing accents. However every now and again, you find a stand alone unit of work that has been handled particularly well and is ideally suited to being used in your class. In this case I try to do a blog post about it, so I don’t forget to use it in Future!  The content below is taken from the Khan Academy program on Algebra 1 and is a fantastic introduction to the concept of a Function in Mathematics. This is a foundational concept but can be tricky to explain. This unit allows students to proceed at their own pace and build up a solid understanding of the concept.

Link to the Unit on Functions from Khan Academy

Using this unit in your class

I also added some additional resources at the end that I sourced from the Web to test my students understanding, since I largely run this unit as a self study module

 

Concept of a Function – History

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