MA.912.F.1.2

Given a function represented in function notation, evaluate the function for an input in its domain. For a real-world context, interpret the output.

Examples

Algebra 1 Example: The function begin mathsize 12px style f open parentheses x close parentheses equals x over 7 minus 8 end style models Alicia’s position in miles relative to a water stand x minutes into a marathon. Evaluate and interpret for a quarter of an hour into the race.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Problems include simple functions in two-variables, such as f(x,y)=3x-2y. 

Clarification 2: Within the Algebra 1 course, functions are limited to one-variable such as f(x)=3x.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 912
Strand: Functions
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1200310: Algebra 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1200320: Algebra 1 Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
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7912090: Access Algebra 1B (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
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1200388: Mathematics for Data and Financial Literacy Honors (Specifically in versions: 2022 and beyond (current))
1200384: Mathematics for Data and Financial Literacy (Specifically in versions: 2022 and beyond (current))
7912120: Access Mathematics for Data and Financial Literacy (Specifically in versions: 2022 and beyond (current))
1200710: Mathematics for College Algebra (Specifically in versions: 2022 and beyond (current))

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Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.912.F.1.AP.2: Given a function represented in function notation, evaluate the function for an input in its domain.

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Formative Assessments

Recursive Sequences:

Students are asked to find the first five terms of a sequence defined recursively, explain why the sequence is a function, and describe its domain

Type: Formative Assessment

Cell Phone Battery Life:

Students are asked to interpret statements that use function notation in the context of a problem.

Type: Formative Assessment

What Is the Value?:

Students are asked to determine the corresponding input value for a given output using a table of values representing a function, f.

Type: Formative Assessment

What Is the Function Notation?:

Students are asked to use function notation to rewrite the formula for the volume of a cube and to explain the meaning of the notation. 

Type: Formative Assessment

Graphs and Functions:

Students are asked to determine the value of a function, at an input given using function notation, by inspecting its graph.

Type: Formative Assessment

Evaluating a Function:

Students are asked to evaluate a function at a given value of the independent variable.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Select a Healthcare Plan:

Students are asked to determine a procedure for ranking healthcare plans based on their assumptions and the cost of each plan given as a function. Then, they are asked to revise their ranking based on a new set of data.

Type: Lesson Plan

Freeze:

In this lesson students will learn how to write equations in function notation when given a real-world scenario. Students will work in groups to determine an equation for a given scenario, as well as, write a scenario for a given equation.

Type: Lesson Plan

Turning Tires Model Eliciting Activity:

The Turning Tires MEA provides students with an engineering problem in which they must work as a team to design a procedure to select the best tire material for certain situations. The main focus of the MEA is applying surface area concepts and algebra through modeling.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Travel with Functions:

Learn how to evaluate and interpret function notation by following Melissa and Jose on their travels in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Hurricane Dennis & Failed Math Models:

What happens when math models go wrong in forecasting hurricanes?

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

Select a Healthcare Plan:

Students are asked to determine a procedure for ranking healthcare plans based on their assumptions and the cost of each plan given as a function. Then, they are asked to revise their ranking based on a new set of data.

Turning Tires Model Eliciting Activity:

The Turning Tires MEA provides students with an engineering problem in which they must work as a team to design a procedure to select the best tire material for certain situations. The main focus of the MEA is applying surface area concepts and algebra through modeling.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

MFAS Formative Assessments

Cell Phone Battery Life:

Students are asked to interpret statements that use function notation in the context of a problem.

Evaluating a Function:

Students are asked to evaluate a function at a given value of the independent variable.

Graphs and Functions:

Students are asked to determine the value of a function, at an input given using function notation, by inspecting its graph.

Recursive Sequences:

Students are asked to find the first five terms of a sequence defined recursively, explain why the sequence is a function, and describe its domain

What Is the Function Notation?:

Students are asked to use function notation to rewrite the formula for the volume of a cube and to explain the meaning of the notation. 

What Is the Value?:

Students are asked to determine the corresponding input value for a given output using a table of values representing a function, f.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 9-12

Travel with Functions:

Learn how to evaluate and interpret function notation by following Melissa and Jose on their travels in this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

Travel with Functions:

Learn how to evaluate and interpret function notation by following Melissa and Jose on their travels in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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