# Ch 27: 8th Grade Math: Properties of Functions

### About This Chapter

## 8th Grade Math: Properties of Functions - Chapter Summary

Help your child explore the basics of functions with these lessons. Middle school students can study the composition of functions and the definitions of linear and nonlinear. The short videos make difficult concepts like the domain and range of a function manageable for all students. Students can take a quiz at the end of the lesson and review missed information.

## Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson | Objective |
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What is a Function: Basics and Key Terms | This lesson provides students with an overview of functions and function notation. |

Transformations: How to Shift Graphs on a Plane | Using an x/y plane, students learn how to shift graphs. |

How to Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Functions | Instructors provide examples of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing functions. |

What Is Domain and Range in a Function? | At the end of this lesson, students should have an understanding of values that are not permissable in a function. |

How to Compose Functions | This lesson previews the basic composition of functions. |

Inverse Functions | Students find and identify inverse functions and learn their uses. |

Applying Function Operations Practice Problems | Students use their understanding of functions and apply it to presented problems. |

Linear Vs. Nonlinear Functions | Instructors compare linear functions with nonlinear functions. They also demonstrate how to identify these types of functions. |

### 1. What is a Function: Basics and Key Terms

Mapping numbers sounds complex, but we do it when we buy gasoline. We pump gasoline, and the gas station charges us based on the amount of gas that we pump. Learn how this relates to functions while reviewing the basics and notations in this lesson.

### 2. Transformations: How to Shift Graphs on a Plane

What is a transformation? Well, it's something that transforms one function into another! To see what I mean and how that looks, check out this lesson!

### 3. How to Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Functions

Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing functions is about as simple as substituting in expressions and then just doing whichever operation it asks you to do. Check out this video lesson to see some examples of this and learn just how easy it is!

### 4. What Is Domain and Range in a Function?

The domain and range are the possible outputs and inputs of a function. In this lesson, learn about what might restrict the domain and how to figure out the domain and range from a graph.

### 5. How to Compose Functions

Function composition is the process of putting two or more functions together. This video lesson will explain how this process works and also show you how to evaluate functions that have been composed.

### 6. Inverse Functions

Inverse functions are two functions that do exactly opposite things. Check out this lesson to learn about how to write inverse functions, find inverse functions, and predict whether or not they exist.

### 7. Applying Function Operations Practice Problems

In this lesson, learn how to apply all the different properties of functions to solve complex problems. From function operations and composition to domain and range, get your practice here!

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the 8th Grade Math: Practice & Review course

- 8th Grade Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- 8th Grade Math: Divisibility
- 8th Grade Math: Number Properties
- 8th Grade Math: Number Theory
- 8th Grade Math: Factoring
- 8th Grade Math: Estimation and Rounding
- 8th Grade Math: Whole Numbers
- 8th Grade Math: Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: Negative Numbers
- 8th Grade Math: Absolute Value
- 8th Grade Math: Integers
- 8th Grade Math: Rational Numbers
- 8th Grade Math: Inequalities
- 8th Grade Math: Introduction to Decimals
- 8th Grade Math: Operations with Decimals
- 8th Grade Math: Introduction to Fractions
- 8th Grade Math: Operations with Fractions
- 8th Grade Math: Percents
- 8th Grade Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: Algebraic Distribution
- 8th Grade Math: Simplifying & Solving Rational Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: The Coordinate Graph
- 8th Grade Math: Linear Equations
- 8th Grade Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- 8th Grade Math: Graphing Functions
- 8th Grade Math: Solving Math Word Problems
- 8th Grade Math: Introduction to Geometric Figures
- 8th Grade Math: Triangles in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Quadrilaterals in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Circles in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Polyhedrons and Geometric Solids
- 8th Grade Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Triangle Theorems and Proofs in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Similar Polygons in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: The Pythagorean Theorem in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Units of Measurement
- 8th Grade Math: Measuring Perimeter & Area
- 8th Grade Math: Data & Graphs
- 8th Grade Math: Probability
- 8th Grade Math: Statistics
- 8th Grade Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
- 8th Grade Math: Consumer Math
- 8th Grade Math: Number Sequences
- 8th Grade Math: Sets & Subsets
- 8th Grade Math: Algebraic Monomials & Polynomials