Education Technology

What is the Inverse of a Function?

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students will understand patterns, relations, and functions.

Before the Activity

Provide each student with a copy of the attached .pdf doument.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Use Draw Inverse to examine the inverse for a function.
  • Compare the graphs of the original function and its inverse to y = x.
  • Enter the result of finding the inverse symbolically in the register to verify it.
  • Use braces to enter the positive and negative square root to graph the inverse of a quadratic function.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary