Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

Monthly Update sign up
Mailing List signup
Search
MENU
Learning Math Home
Patterns, Functions, and Algebra
 
Session 3 Part A Part B Part C Part D Part e Homework
 
Glossary
Algebra Site Map
Session 3 Materials:
Notes
Solutions
Video

Session 3: Functions and Algorithms
 

In Session 1, we looked at patterns in pictures, charts, and graphs to determine how different quantities are related. In Session 2, we used patterns and variables to describe relationships in tables and in situations like toothpicks and triangles. This session extends the exploration of relationships to include the concepts of algorithm and function.
Note1

In This Session:

Part A:

Doing and Undoing

Part B:

Undoing Algorithms

Part C:

Function Machines

Part D:

Number Games

Part E:

Other Kinds of Functions

Homework

 


 
Learning Objectives

In this session, we will explore algorithms and functions. We will:

• 

Understand the importance of doing and undoing in mathematics

• 

Determine when a process can or cannot be undone

• 

Use function machines to picture and undo algorithms

• 

Understand that functions produce unique outputs


video icon

Throughout the session you will be prompted to view short video segments. In addition to these excerpts, you may choose to watch the full-length video of this session.

Keyterms

Previously introduced:

New in This Session:

 

variable

algorithm
function
function machine
network
iterate
whole number
factors
prime number
polygon

Next > Part A: Doing and Undoing

Learning Math Home | Algebra Home | Glossary | Map | ©

Session 3: Index | Notes | Solutions | Video

Home | Catalog | About Us | Search | Contact Us | Site Map

  • Follow The Annenberg Learner on Facebook

© Annenberg Foundation 2013. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy