Functions, Tables, and Graphs INB Pages

I used these interactive notebook pages during my functions unit in Algebra 1.  It built on my student's previous knowledge, which I loved!

There are three main parts on the notebook page.

three views of a function foldable  {function rule, table, and graph} for algebra 1 interactive notebooks

First, I reminded students of the definition of the words "discrete" and "continuous".  They learned these words in Pre-Algebra and in science class.  However, I wanted to make sure they were in their notes.  Then, we completed a foldable relating an equation, table, and a graph.  I also had students label key features of a graph.

After we completed the different parts of the notes page, I had students practice with a partner on a practice page.  I copied the page at 80% so it would fit in their notebook.  I could have left it full sized and used it as homework though.

three views of a function practice page  {function rule, table, and graph} for algebra 1 interactive notebooks

This is what the pages look like as a "spread".  I like to plan pages as a two page spread, like a newspaper.  :)  To keep my students interested, I copied everything on different colors and I let them choose what colors they wanted.  Honestly, I dropped a stack of colored paper on the way to the copier, so I made it work ;)

three views of a function foldable  {function rule, table, and graph} for algebra 1 interactive notebooks

You can find the foldable and practice page here.

3 comments:

  1. I believe that this info will be much helpful for me to know about functions table and graphs inb pages and their usage in a better way.

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  2. I really like the way you use the interactive notebook to exemplify multiple representations. I feel like students always struggle with the fact that the there are many ways that they can represent data without changing the data set. I definitely think I am going to try this in the future. Do you have any other suggestions for how to show students that multiple representations do not change the data set beyond this?

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    1. Hi Pat!

      Really, this is all I use. I may do more examples that have students switch between the representations, but I don't have anything "cool" that I do. Besides this foldable, I normally have my students do work out of their textbook to switch back and forth between the forms. Sorry!

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