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Middle Grades Math


In this unit, students will define, evaluate and compare functions and use them to model relationships between quantities. Students will understand that a function is a rule that assigns each input exactly one output and that the graph of a function is the set of these ordered pairs. Students will construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities and determine the function rule that is represented by the graph.

This unit was developed from the Common Core State Standards. For more information download the unit guide (on the right) where the specific content standard is identified. There may be other CCSS that align to the activities as well that are not referenced on the guide.

Middle Grades Math: Functions Activities

Title Type

Slope as Rate

Investigate the idea of slope as rate of change.

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  • 5810

Definition of Functions

This lesson involves examining relationships and functions and their inputs, outputs, domains, and ranges.

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  • 3114

Growing Patterns

This lesson involves using pattern growth to construct functions.

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  • 2936

What's in a Line?

This lesson involves identifying linear functions.

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  • 2499

Real Graphs

This lesson involves identifying patterns of data from given lists.

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  • 2389

Toying with a Walk

This lesson involves collecting time data as a walker moves at a constant pace.

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  • 2359

Verbal to Visual: Sketching Graphs

This lesson involves sketching graphs based upon important features described verbally in a situation.

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  • 2522
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