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Chapter 9: Beyond Patterns of Cubes—More Problems to Explore
Detailed answers to the nontrivial questions under the section below titled “For Your Own Learning” can be found in the companion website for this book at www.corwin.com/algebraprek–12.
The concept of function is complex. Research studies have highlighted a variety of misconceptions students accumulate over the school years. As with most misconceptions, the longer these misconceptions are held, the harder it is for students to “unlearn” them. Early experiences with functions can help prevent the two particular misconceptions listed below.
Constant functions are not functions. A function is called constant if all inputs are assigned the same output. In other words, as the inputs vary, the outputs ...