## Lesson Sequence on Functions
*August 28, 2016*

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We have produced a series of online lessons on the topic of functions. As a group, these lessons address the following Common Core standards:

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.F.A.1

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.F.A.2

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.F.A.3

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.A.1

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.A.2

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.A.3

We also have a teacher’s guide for this lesson sequence:

OER Resource: Teacher’s Guide for Functions Lesson Sequence

Here are the lessons:

OER Resource: What Is a Function?

OER Resource: What Are the Domain and Range?

OER Resource: What Is Function Notation?

OER Resource: What Does It Mean to Evaluate a Function?

OER Resource: Sequences and Functions

And here are some new lessons recently added:

OER Resource: Linear Function Models

OER Resource: Quadratic Function Models

OER Resource: Exponential Function Models

These lessons include instructional videos, as well as hands-on math through the use of an embedded Desmos graphing calculator.

Simply click on the links above and go directly to the lesson modules. You can also copy and paste these lesson URLs and include them in your assignments. Students do not need to log into anything. These free resources can be used any time and on any device.

## 2016 Back-to-School Math Activities
*August 28, 2016*

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Two issues of Math in the News provide some back-to-school activities:

- Math in the News: Summer Travel: Have students talk about their summer travels mathematically. In this issue students measure distance, calculate average speed, and analyze the real amount of time it takes to travel from home to a vacation destination.

- Math in the News: Summer Blockbusters: What makes for a summer movie blockbuster? In this issue we analyze box office data for blockbusters and look at their characteristics.

Back to school can be a challenge for returning math students. For many, their skills may have waned over the summer and your first days of school are likely not going to focus on math algorithms. These issues of Math in the News give you some student-friendly ways of resuming their math work in this new year.