Teach functions in 8th grade math with movement!
How can educators teach functions in math and have the lesson be fun and engaging? With our Function Hop mat! Introduce functions in 8th grade math with movement-based activities. Make your functions math lesson energetic and active!
The Function Hop floor mat includes two columns, x and y=f(x), and 10 rows. Use this floor mat by creating note cards with values for x and different functions. Students will be able to practice solving functions. Math lessons become even more interactive when students can write their answer for y on a note card and place it in the right column on the mat.
The introduction to functions doesn’t have to be stagnant and boring. Encourage active and collaborative learning in your classroom by having students get out of their seats and engage with this mat!
Above all, students learn best while they are moving. Physical activity boosts learning comprehension and improves memory retention. Furthermore, your students will be highly focused!
As a result of practice with this mat, students will be able to understand functional notation, find domain and range, evaluate functions, solve quadratic equations, find the y-intercept and slope, and write their own equations.
Check out our activity database to find more ways to introduce functions with movement-based activities. Add an element of fun to your functions lesson for 8th grade math!
Materials: Our floor mats are made from heavy-duty vinyl. They are easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. Some teachers have used their mats for over 10 years!
Dimensions: 30 x 129 inches
Includes: Two columns (x and y=f(x) ) and 10 rows
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Sample Activity: Function Genius
- On note cards, write numbers (for x column) and several different functions.
- Place a function note card at the top of the y=f(x) column.
- Students will solve the functions and place their answers on a note card in the right column.
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