tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post6580620166310937485..comments2020-04-04T08:39:10.169-05:00Comments on Mrs. E Teaches Math: How I Teach Function NotationMrs. E Teaches Mathhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comBlogger16125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-23399001869312534682018-12-06T07:40:13.514-06:002018-12-06T07:40:13.514-06:00thank you, thank you! I myself as a math teacher h...thank you, thank you! I myself as a math teacher have had trouble with this. teaching 8th grade for the first time in many years and I have been dreading teaching this!Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14026431718715819734noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-34620467226298930702018-10-31T00:08:07.633-05:002018-10-31T00:08:07.633-05:00I know this is an old thread, but was just looking...I know this is an old thread, but was just looking at ideas. I use context for teaching function notation. For example, I take a function that calculates a paycheck for babysitting h hours at 10 per hour plus 5 for gas. We write it as y= 10x + 5, then I tell them that since our pay is dependent on h we rewrite it to reflect the independent and dependent variables as P(h) = 10h + 5 meaning paycheck based on number of hours. Then we calculate P(5) and discuss what that is asking and what the answer means, as well as P(h) = 35 and discuss what that means and what it is asking. I have found the context really helps with understanding, but getting them started is hard, so I think I may try your approach and start off by showing them your equation string first and let them try to interpret it, then move into what I usually do.Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03162041234838127471noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-14252147552316704942017-12-27T19:56:19.838-06:002017-12-27T19:56:19.838-06:00How do you teach them to move from a word problem ...How do you teach them to move from a word problem to set up and then solve a function? This is how the SAT works.Ramblin' Reckhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17392625908137279758noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-83566739199964493322017-12-18T11:03:35.436-06:002017-12-18T11:03:35.436-06:00Used this today to reteach compositions. So far i...Used this today to reteach compositions. So far its helping alot! Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10442643332286017047noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-11896605140381247592017-11-13T13:13:09.228-06:002017-11-13T13:13:09.228-06:00Thank you!! This is the first time my students un...Thank you!! This is the first time my students understood Function Notation right from the beginning! I can't thank you enough for all of your work you put into your blog and materials. You have helped me become a better teacher every year!Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15394649805668745275noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-45010063789014270712017-01-18T12:27:07.845-06:002017-01-18T12:27:07.845-06:00What song? I've used songs and cheers in my r...What song? I've used songs and cheers in my room for over 38 years and am always open to new ideas! I usually create my own, but sharing is what is truly awesome about the teaching profession!samhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03661651760820986476noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-43683218193376046022017-01-13T20:34:05.039-06:002017-01-13T20:34:05.039-06:00This was awesome! I saw a lot of light bulb momen...This was awesome! I saw a lot of light bulb moments this morning. I did not use the same equations, but just showing them that all they have to do is substitute for x, it made sense to them. The song was amazing! ! It was pretty funny hearing a bunch 8th graders who love rap, humming a Dean Martin song. I am a new teacher and teach intro to algebra in the resource setting, SO thank you!Lisa Taylornoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-53427636198399320402017-01-01T11:54:24.683-06:002017-01-01T11:54:24.683-06:00Great idea......didn't thought about it. Thank...Great idea......didn't thought about it. Thanks!Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05726931736376550952noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-92004021161080465272017-01-01T11:54:05.244-06:002017-01-01T11:54:05.244-06:00Great idea......didn't thought about it. Thank...Great idea......didn't thought about it. Thanks!Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05726931736376550952noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-5410436169634003492015-11-27T13:57:50.547-06:002015-11-27T13:57:50.547-06:00Wish I had had you as Algebra teacher. I would no...Wish I had had you as Algebra teacher. I would not be the mathofobe I am today.Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04015609470097441018noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-76701818081127597022015-11-27T06:58:40.751-06:002015-11-27T06:58:40.751-06:00Wish I had had you as Algebra teacher. I would no...Wish I had had you as Algebra teacher. I would not be the mathofobe I am today.Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04015609470097441018noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-48509162702816800822015-09-26T20:53:41.173-05:002015-09-26T20:53:41.173-05:00I hope this works well for your students! I hope this works well for your students! Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-58944088018903736652015-09-25T17:57:17.582-05:002015-09-25T17:57:17.582-05:00Love it! Going to start functions with my Algebra ...Love it! Going to start functions with my Algebra kiddos tomorrow. This makes so much sense!Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04658153761434946889noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-69188744440762377652015-02-10T21:05:43.891-06:002015-02-10T21:05:43.891-06:00I'm teaching my first lesson on Thursday to a ...I'm teaching my first lesson on Thursday to a class of Algebra 1 students who are really struggling with function notation. I can't wait to try this out!Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00396053036498919754noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-52595490885799855622015-01-06T11:19:55.064-06:002015-01-06T11:19:55.064-06:00Lovely idea!! Really seems to bring a quick unders...Lovely idea!! Really seems to bring a quick understanding to a topic found challenging by many. Nice :)!Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12736932789816794454noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-75255733336755589262014-12-13T08:38:26.904-06:002014-12-13T08:38:26.904-06:00Great idea! ThanksGreat idea! ThanksThe Math Magazinehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17614146198861604107noreply@blogger.com