Type:

Interactive, Assessment, Game, Graphic Organizer/Worksheet, Lesson Plan, Unit, Other

Description:

The purpose of this module is to explore the concept of linear functions and relate their use to a real-world application.

The exploration of linear functions will cross levels from Elementary Algebra into College Algebra. Throughout this module we will provide activities that can be used in the classroom to encourage active participation of students with the concepts. The activities provided will address the levels beginning with plotting of points in a coordinate plane and culminating in class projects based on real-life applications of linear functions. From the beginning, students will be encouraged to actively participate in both a mental and physical exploration of point placement, the relationship between points and linear graphs, and interpretation of slope. Additional activities incorporating the use of technology will be provided for use by instructors and students. Some activities are intended for students to complete outside of class and/or for use by students in an online learning environment.

The following are the expected outcomes of this module:

  • Provide an introduction to student understanding of ordered pairs on the coordinate plane.
  • Explore of the relationship between ordered pairs and a linear function.
  • Explore various forms of an equation of a line.
  • Connect linear functions with a real-world application.
  • Extend the linear function concept to a piecewise-defined function application.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Algebra
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

Elelementary Algebra

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Members

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

Algebra Games
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3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2013-02-27.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This weblink contains 15 lessons, 5 Pre-test and 5 Post-test. The lessons cover topics including graphing in the coordinate grid, linear equations, graphing linear relationships, slope, and writing equations of lines. Many of the lessons include lecture notes. Overall this module is well written and can easily be adapted for classroom use.

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