Function Association


Today I began assisting and sitting in on a one-week Advanced Placement Summer Institute at Western Kentucky University. I am helping in the beginning and experienced Calculus AB teachers’ ¬†workshop led by Benita Albert from Oak Ridge in Tennessee. Even though the workshop is geared towards helping high school teachers convey the material better, I have learned a lot of new techniques for teaching my own college students.

Benita claims she is crazy for many reasons. One of the most interesting I heard from her today is how she looks at students and people and sees functions. It has gotten me to thinking, what type of function do I want her to see me as. Have you ever associated functions with people? What would you like the characteristics of your function to be?

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