This activity examines contexts for linear and non-linear functions and connections between numerical, graphic, and symbolic representations. Students will predict the type of function from a table, a graph, and an expression. Pre-service teachers will also examine considerations for teaching including what content-specific and pedagogical knowledge the teacher needs.
Before the Activity
Download Representation.tns and transfer file to all student handhelds. Download and copy student worksheet.
During the Activity
Follow directions in What's Your Representation Tell You? handout and within the tns file.