MPB-A Conceptual Introduction to Function: Using Visual Models (EFE)
(EDC Visual Models)
In this workshop, participants will help middle school teachers learn approaches to teaching functions using visual models. Participants in this workshop will become familiar with strategies to help students develop a strong conceptual understand of functions and with tasks that allow students to explore situations of both linear and non-linear functions. Participants will also engage in creating classroom tasks to help students make connections between multiple representations of functions. Participants will evaluate a variety of applets throughout this course, and they will conduct an interview with a small group of students about their experiences using an applet. In the final project for this course, participants will design a lesson plan using an applet to explore the concept of function.