# Aligned Resources

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Virginia Standards of Learning
Patterns, Functions, and Algebra:
8.14a The student will describe and represent relations and functions, using tables, graphs, and rules; and
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Lesson  (...)
Lesson: Introduces students to the vertical line test for graphs of functions.

Lesson: Demonstrates the connections between formulas and graphs.

Lesson: Introduces the basic ideas needed for understanding functions.

Activity  (...)
Activity: Enter a set of data points, then derive a function to fit those points. Manipulate the function on a coordinate plane using slider bars. Learn how each constant and coefficient affects the resulting graph.

Activity: Students can create graphs of functions entered as algebraic expressions -- similar to a graphing calculator.

Activity: Create graphs of functions and sets of ordered pairs on the same coordinate plane. This is like a graphing calculator with advanced viewing options.

Activity: Students investigate linear functions with positive slopes by trying to guess the slope and intercept from inputs and outputs. Positive Linear Function Machine is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.

Activity: Similar to other "flyers", Slope Slider uses slider bars to explore the effect of the multiplier and constant on a linear function of the form f(x)=mx+b. Explore the relationship between slope and intercept in the Cartesian coordinate system.

Activity: Learn about the vertical line test for functions by trying to connect points in the plane to build a function. When you have connected all of the points, you will be told if your graph is a valid graph of a function. Vertical Line Test is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.  