# Working with Functions

#### What's Included

• Smart Notebooks Presentation
• Activ Inspire Flipchart
• Lesson Plan
• Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
• Differentiated Worksheet

# Working with Functions

Students learn how to use the correct notation to calculate outputs and inputs for complex functions.  As learning progresses they are challenged to solve functions where the input is a variable.
##### Differentiated Learning Objectives
• All students should be able to calculate the numerical output of a function when given an input.
• Most students should be able to calculate an algebraic output of a function.
• Some students should be able to use algebra to determine valid inputs for a function.

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