# Nonlinear Functions Teacher Resources

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#### Graphs of Simple Nonlinear Functions

For Teachers 8th Standards
Time to move on to nonlinear functions. Scholars create input/output tables and use these to graph simple nonlinear functions. They calculate rates of change to distinguish between linear and nonlinear functions.
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#### How Can You Tell if a Function is Linear or Nonlinear From a Table?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Is it possible to tell if a table of values represents a linear function or a nonlinear function? One way is to graph the ordered pairs to see if it makes a straight line. But, take a look at the rate of change in the table. If the rate...
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#### Plotting Nonlinear Functions - Drawing the Parabola

For Students 9th - 10th
In this graphing learning exercise, students receive two nonlinear functions. The plot five coordinate points on a graph for each function, and draw the parabola based on the points.
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#### Linear and Nonlinear Functions

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students identify properties of a line. In this algebra instructional activity, students differentiate between functions and nonfunctions. They use the slope and y intercept to graph their lines.
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#### Increasing and Decreasing Functions 2

For Teachers 8th Standards
Explore linear and nonlinear models to help your class build their function skills. In a continuation of the previous instructional activity, learners continue to analyze and sketch functions that model real-world situations. They...
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#### Functions

For Students 8th Standards
Define, explore, compare, and analyze functions with the fourth chapter of a 10-part eighth-grade workbook series. After encountering the definition of a function, pupils begin to explore linear and nonlinear functions. They then work...
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#### Nonlinear Models in a Data Context

For Teachers 8th Standards
How well does your garden grow? Model the growth of dahlias with nonlinear functions. In the lesson, scholars build on their understanding of mathematical models with nonlinear models. They look at dahlias growing in compost and...
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#### Sketching a Piecewise Function

For Students 8th - 9th Standards
How do you combine linear and nonlinear functions? You piece them together! The lesson begins by analyzing given linear piecewise functions and then introduces nonlinear parts. Then the process is reversed to create graphs from given...
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#### Creating a Polynomial Function to Fit a Table

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Discover relationships between linear and nonlinear functions. Initially, a set of data seems linear, but upon further exploration, pupils realize the data can model an infinite number of functions. Scholars use multiple representations...
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#### Graphing Functions

For Students 8th Standards
How do letters and numbers create a picture? Scholars learn to create input/output tables to graph functions. They graph both linear and nonlinear functions by creating tables and plotting points.
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#### Graphing Linear and Non-Linear Functions Review

For Students 8th - 10th
Middle schoolers work through this three page packet to practice solving and graphing both linear and non-linear functions. They use of functional notation and determine the slop intercept of given lines. There are 10 problems to solve.
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#### Linear and Exponential Change: Comparing Growth Rates

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
This thirteen-page PowerPoint presentation guides geometry learners in interpreting linear functions, linear data and their trend lines, the consequences of their constant rate of change, and growth rate. Real-life models including...
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#### Function Projects

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
This project focuses on nonlinear functions (exponential and quadratic) are found in real world situations.  Learners pick an experiment to conduct and then graph their functions and data of the results of their projects. Growth patterns...
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#### Very Varied - Inverse variation

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students identify inverse variations. In this inverse variation lesson, students explore graphs and identify the inverse variation. They write equations for the inverse variation. Students compare and contrast the inverse variation...
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#### Linear vs. Non-linear

For Students 7th - 8th
In this linear and non-linear functions worksheet, students solve and complete 8 different multiple choice problems. First, they determine the type of function represented in the graph. Then, students determine which statement is an...
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#### Linear Equations

For Students 7th - 8th
In this linear equations worksheet, students solve and complete 8 different multiple choice problems. First, they determine the type of function represented in the graph. Then, students determine the statement that is an example of...
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#### Taylor's Theorem

For Students Higher Ed
In this Taylor's Theorem instructional activity, students use the microscope approximation to determine the approximate value of a function. They rewrite expressions for the relative error, and observe changes in the relative error. ...
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#### The Fractal Coast

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students investigate measuring as it relates to the real world. In this geometry lesson, students measure distances as they discuss fractals and how it relates to measuring. They measure both linear and non-linear distances.
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#### What's an Exponential Function?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The instructor defines an exponential function as any expression or equation in which an exponent is a variable. She then gives several examples.
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#### Using First Differences

For Students 9th
In this Algebra I learning exercise, 9th graders use first differences to create scatterplots in order to determine if  the relationships observed in the data are linear or non-linear.  The seven page learning exercise contains nineteen...
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#### Composing Music Mathematically

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers recognize relationships between mathematics and music by identifying the frequency and volume of a pure tone. Students discover that sound can be represented as a function and collect pure tones to generate smooth curves.
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#### What is a Quadratic Function?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This is an introductory video on how to identify a quadratic function. This video explains what a quadratic function is and what the graph of a quadratic function looks like. The instructor goes through 4 examples of quadratic functions...
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#### What's a Polynomial?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A polynomial is the sum of one or more monomials. They are identified by the number of terms they have. Monomials, binomials, trinomials, find out what these terms identify.
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#### What's the Formula for the Square of a Difference?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The Difference Between Two Squares is an algebraic expression where two terms are perfect squares and one is negative. In this clip the Algebra teacher uses the FOIL method to factor a difference between two squares and prove the equation.