Welcome to Think FUNCTIONally, a new math program that builds key introductory functions skills. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation with Scholastic, this program encourages students to succeed in the classroom and beyond by setting skill-building activities in a real-world context. In the program’s printable activity sheets, students will embark on an Arctic adventure with ocean researchers while exercising their critical-thinking abilities.
- Define a function as a rule that assigns exactly one output to each input
- Indicate that functions can be represented numerically with tables, algebraically with formulas, graphically with graphs made up of “(input, output)” ordered pairs, or through verbal description
- Plot ordered pairs when given the coordinates
- Define the terms dependent variable, independent variable, linear function, and y-intercept
- Find the slope/rate of change and y-intercept/initial value of a line from different representations of a function
- Use one of the four representations of a function to produce the others
- Use the equation y = mx + b when working with straight lines