Education Technology

Function Notation

Published on 02/10/2004

Activity Overview

This StudyCards™ stack teaches the meaning of the notation f(x). Cards also address finding, for example, f(2) given f(x), and the connection to the point on the graph of f(x). Use with Foundations for College Mathematics, Ch. 3.1.

Before the Activity

Download the attached StudyCards™ file to students' calculators.

During the Activity

Use this StudyCards™ set to gain understanding about the meaning of the notation f(x). In addition, cards also address finding, for example, f(2) given f(x), and the connection to the point on the graph of f(x). The graphing calculator is used extensively.

After the Activity

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