Mathematics for Teaching Tag: teaching functions

Tag: teaching functions

What is an algebraic function?

An algebraic function is a function created by applying the operation of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and extracting the nth root. Let me give an example. Suppose you have the function f and g where f is a linear function and g is a constant function.  Let f(x)=x and g(x) = -3. We can create…

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How to teach the inverse function

In What is an inverse function? I proposed a way of teaching this concept starting with its graphical representations using GeoGebra applets. Al-Zboun Lilliana in our Linkedin group shares her idea for introducing the inverse function. She says that the most difficult part in teaching this concept is to make it make sense to students and not…

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History of algebra as framework for teaching it?

In many history texts, algebra is considered to have three stages in its historical development: The rhetorical stage –  the stage where are all statements and arguments are made in words and sentences The syncopated stage – the stage where some abbreviations are used when dealing with algebraic expressions. The symbolic stage – the stage where there…

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