ADVANCED Functions & Linear Equations for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 229 pages plus 112 slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 month


This advanced unit on function families and linear equations contains 229 pages and 112 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This advanced unit addresses more advanced concepts when it comes to function families like: calculating slope, graphing function tables, interpreting scatter plots, x and y-intercepts and more in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are MANY opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on these very abstract and challenging concepts. This repetition helps students make connections to these concepts using a lot of real-life examples. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

✩✩✩This unit is NOT for students with mild learning challenges and just need more support. This unit is for students who have SIGNIFICANT challenges but are required (and deserve) to access the regular education content.✩✩✩

✩✩✩ This unit now contains digital versions of the activities. There are 112 google slides and movie versions of all 3 books.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.


Advanced Functions Unit Includes:

  • 22 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 3 books (includes movie versions)
    • More on Functions (36 pages)
    • More on Slope (25 pages)
    • Intercepts and Scatter Plots (28 pages)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 13 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • 10 worksheets matching function tables to graphs (includes digital version)
  • 5 worksheets graphing data from a function table (includes digital version)
  • 5 worksheets identifying viable ordered pairs on a graph (includes digital version)
  • 8 worksheets calculating slope determining rise/run from a graph (includes digital version)
  • 4 worksheets calculating slope from the slope intercept form (includes digital version)
  • 9 worksheets identifying the x and y intercepts (includes digital version)
  • 5 worksheets graphing data and predicting correlations (scatter plots) (includes digital version)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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