Read and reflect on this article titled Proceed with Caution to Introduce the Concept of Function. As you read consider the following:
- Why does the author argue for caution when teaching students about functions?
- How much time do you spend working with your students on writing and understanding functions?
- How much time do you spend practicing word problems?
Pick three concepts or habits that students find difficult (for example, “I can’t get my students to check their work when solving word problems”). For each concept or habit, share the way you introduce the idea and talk about how students respond.
Post your thoughts to the forum below, and come back later to read other entries and comment on another teacher’s response.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://studio.code.org/s/algebraPD/stage/3/puzzle/1