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Module - Graphing Linear Relations and Functions
Lesson 6 - Special Functions
Objective

The student will identify and graph special functions.

Step Function
Absolute Value Function

SOL

AII.6 - The student will recognize the general shape of function (absolute value, square root, cube root, rational, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic) families and will convert between graphic and symbolic forms of functions. A transformational approach to graphing will be employed. Graphing calculators will be used as a tool to investigate the shapes and behaviors of these functions.

Common Core Standards

Warm-up
  1. ExamView: Scatterplots Review
Lessons
  1. Notes: Special Functions (ppt)
  2. Activity: Step Function gsp (gsp)
  3. Activity: Absolute Value graph (gsp)
Videos

 

Explore Learning

 

Geogebra

 

Internet Sites
  1. Video Tutor - Special Functions
Tasks

 

Practice
  1. Classwork: Function Families Worksheet (pdf)
  2. Special Functions Worksheet #1-11 (pdf)
Assessment
  1. ExamView: Special Functions Quiz
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