Our Functions chapter is full of great information that I would love my students to remember – even more than usual! I created this Graphic Organizer in the form of a foldable. It is stuffed full of information including…
- NAGS – the four ways to represent a linear equation. Numerical/analytical, Algebraic equation, Graph, Sentence. (Thanks @pamjwilson for this idea!)
- Functions – Function notation, Domain, Range, Vertical line test.
- GRAPHING – Three ways to graph, Table, y=mx+b, using intercepts
- Slope – words, formulas, parallel, and perpendicular slopes
- Inequalities – Graphing inequalities in two variable. Dotted line vs. shaded line, test point.
On the back I put a place for their name and extra notes. The notes section was a new addition to this type of foldable for me and one of my favorite parts!
I go over the graphic organizer in class, giving them examples to work for most of the sections. After we were finished, I had them turn the graphic organizer over and write notes on the back. I suggested that they could take notes of things they wanted to remember, or about the topics they felt they needed to focus on when studying. It was good to do this after the review because what they were unclear about was fresh in their heads. I then had a few students share what they wrote. This was helpful to other students. Some of them wrote extra items as other students read their notes out in class.
I had much higher than usual scores on this test (and more students scoring higher as well). Considering that this is one of our more difficult topics of the year, I feel that this foldable really helped the students!
Note: I did not include how to write linear equations because my students are solid in this area. We added examples when we went over this in class.
To use: This is a double sided foldable. You will need to print both side, being sure to line the correct word up with the inside when you print it out. Students will need to only fold the outside two flaps and then cut on the dotted lines.