**Graphing Functions Practice with Footloose Task Cards (free download)Â **

*This Graphing Linear Functions post is from my old blog, written in May, 2015, but updated here:-)*

Included is a description of the task card activity I used, which you can download for free at the end of the post.

**Our Graphing Functions Practice**

I couldn’t find any functions activities to suit my needs “exactly,” so I decided to make a shorter Footloose task card activity to give the students some extra practice (and the movement that Footloose provides…movement helps keep the students engaged…especially in May!).

I created 15 Footloose task cards for graphing functions.Â The cards all have the same directions

- “Choose x-values to complete a function table for:_____”
- “Graph the function”

BUT they have different functions to graph.

**For example,** Card 1 says:

1)Â Choose x-values toÂ complete a function table for: y = x + 5

2) Graph the function.

The answer grid for this graphing functions activity is actuallyÂ **two** pages:

- Answer grid 1 isÂ for students to choose x-values and find ordered pairs by completing a table.
- Answer grid 2 has small coordinate planes,Â for studentsÂ to graph the functions.

***note:** The coordinate planes on the graphing page are definitely small, and I was a little worried they might be too small, but overall, the students had no trouble with the tiny grids. I had one student (out of 125 students) who asked if he could use bigger graph paper, which was fine. The rest of the students did well with the grids.

**Graphing Functions Task Cards Extra Instructions**

- Knowing this, they needed to be careful to choose x-values that would result in y-values that were less than 10.

â€‹As the students worked, it was interesting to see which students *purposely* chose negative x-values, to challenge themselves to work with negative numbers (we hadn’t officially studied operations with negative integers), while others stayed with the comfortable positives.

â€‹Feel free to download and use it with your students:-)