Mathematics for Teaching Tag: teaching functions

## Tag: teaching functions

### What is an inverse function?

In mathematics, the inverse function is a function that undoes another function. For example,  given the function f(x) = 2x. If you input a into the function f, the output is 2a. The inverse function of  f(x) is the function g(x) such that if you input 2a into g(x) its output is a. Now what is g(x) equal to? How does its…

### What are the big ideas in function ?

Function is defined in many textbooks as a correspondence relationship from set X to Y such that for every x (element of X), there is one and only one y value in Y. Definitions are important to know but in the case of function, the only time students will ever use the definition of function as correspondence is…

### Teaching the concept of function

Mathematics is not just about the study of numbers and shapes but also about the study of patterns and relationships. Function, which can define some of these relationships, is an indispensable tool in its study. Function is the central underlying concept in calculus. It is also one of the key concepts of mathematics that can…