Function Builder: Basics

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  • Functions
  • Transformations
  • Ordered Pairs

Topics

  • Functions
  • Transformations
  • Ordered Pairs

Description

Play with functions while you ponder Art History. Look for patterns, then apply what you learned on the Mystery screen!

Sample Learning Goals

  • Define a function as a rule relating each input to exactly one output and predictably acting on inputs
  • Predict outputs of a function using given inputs
  • Compose functions to create a new function
  • Determine which functions are geometric transformations

Standards Alignment

Common Core - Math

8.F.A.1
Understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output. The graph of a function is the set of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output.1
HSF-BF.A.1c
(+) Compose functions. For example, if T(y) is the temperature in the atmosphere as a function of height, and h(t) is the height of a weather balloon as a function of time, then T(h(t)) is the temperature at the location of the weather balloon as a function of time.
HSF-BF.B.4
Find inverse functions.
Version 1.0.14

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