Function Table in Math: Definition, Rules & Examples


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If we represent our input by x and our output by y, then describe the rule that goes with this function table.

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1. When is it appropriate to use a function table to describe a function?

2. Which of the following function tables has rule y = 2x + 5 where x is an integer that is greater than or equal to -3 and less than or equal to 2?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using function tables is an important skill to have in mathematics, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of how to do so and let you put your knowledge to the test with practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on several applications and aspects of function tables including:

  • Function table rules
  • Creating function tables
  • When it is appropriate to use function tables to describe functions

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving the applications of function tables
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between when it is and isn't appropriate to use function tables to describe functions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to create function tables

Additional Learning

To learn more about function tables, review the accompanying lesson Function Table in Math: Definition, Rules & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define function
  • Know the ways in which functions can be represented
  • Know what is displayed by function tables
  • Familiarize yourself with examples of function tables
  • Know the rules of function tables
  • Understand when to use a function table to describe a function