Education Technology

Symbolic and Graphical Functions

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

This activity is designed to evaluate a student's understanding of the symbolic and graphical representations of functions, which is necessary before they begin learning calculus.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.
This activity can be used as a pre-test to determine which topics must be reviewed before the student begins studying calculus or as a post-test after the student has been given a review of functions.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.
Students will:

  • Be able to understand the symbolic and graphical representations of functions.
  • After the Activity

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