What To Know About Any Function

I learned this technique from visiting a Forestry class years ago.  Before I introduce a specific function, exponential, logarithm, trigonometric, etc, I will hand out this form:

Function Form

Function Form

Find PDF here:  Function Form. The students will fill it out as we work in class and be responsible for the information on tests.  This is a first pass with this technique.  I expect to make improvements to the assignment and the form each time a new function is introduced.

By the way the Forestry instructor handed out 50 questions at the beginning of the semester.  The questions would be answered over the term in some way.  His students were responsible for the answers on the final examination.


About jrh794

I am a sixty-five year old math instructor at Southern Oregon University. I taught at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed California for twenty-six years. Prior to that I worked as a computer programmer, carpenter and in various other jobs. I graduated from Rice University in 1967 and have a MS in Operations Research from Stanford. In the past I have hand-built a stone house and taken long solo bicycle tours. Now I ride my mountain bike and play golf for recreation.
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