Simplified Lesson Plan
Subject: Algebra II
Grade(s): 10 & 11
Teacher: Jason Rees Number
of Students: 15
Lesson Topic: Review of functions,
composition of functions, and
SOL Objective(s) Targeted: AII.9 The student will find the domain,
range, and inverse of a function, the
value of a function for a given element in
its domain, and the composition of
multiple functions. Functions will
include those that have domains that are
limited and/or discontinuous. The
graphing calculator will be used as a tool
to assist in investigation of functions,
including exponential and logarithmic.
Unit Title: Unit 7: Functions (Domain, Range, Inverses,
Unit Goals Addressed:
A. See Student Objectives.
Rationale for the Lesson:
have studied the translation of functions in their last unit; this unit is directed
toward giving the students a deeper understanding of what functions are and what properties they have.
lesson serves as a review of this units lessons in preparation for tomorrows test.
functions (what they are and what properties they have) serves as the foundation for all subsequent mathematics courses (for
example, many of the students will continue on to study the Calculus, which is basically the study of two particular functions: the limit and integral functions.
A. Define function, relation,
domain, and range.
B. State the domain
and range of a particular function given algebraically and graphically.
C. Compose multiple
D. Solve a composite
function for a given value of its range.
E. Find the
inverse of a relation and a function.
how the graph of a function and the graph of its inverse relate to one another.
G. Determine whether
or not a given graph represents a function.
A. Formal: Homework Quiz, Check entirety of review sheet
B: Informal: Diagnostic questions asked throughout lesson,
circulating and reviewing responses/group
and group review game.
A. Student Materials: paper, pencil, textbooks
B. Teacher Materials: Smart board, review handout, homework handout, sponges/quizzles, and candy
Phase I: Homework review (as an entire class). In this
portion of the lesson any questions from the
previous nights homework will be addressed.
Phase II: Students will break into pairs/small groups and
work together on a review handout.
Phase III: Review game: students,
in their groups, will be
asked questions directly off their review handout.
They must then, as a group, form a consensus about
the answer and all raise their hands. When every
student in the group has their hand raised, I will
call on one of them randomly, ask the question, and
then require the student to explain how they arrived
at their answer (where appropriate). This group
review game will function both as a review and as
an informal assessment.
Closure: Exit slip (write a paragraph about how you feel about
what you learned during this past week).
Differentiated Instruction: images
on overhead projector, cooperative