Functions and Linear Equations BUNDLE for Special Ed with Lesson Plans

Total Pages: 483
File Size: 64 MB



This BUNDLE covers everything you will need to teach about functions and linear equations. The introductory unit goes over some basic concepts and the advanced unit dives into more calculations. There is still a lot of suggestions for differentiation as this is meant for students with significant learning needs, especially autism who are tested on these standards. I have included books in each unit to teach the concepts behind the calculations and well as provide real-world examples that students can relate to. There are many examples of how to differentiate the material even more so all students can access the same activities at the same time. Finally, I have included TONS of practice worksheets, probably more than you will need. You will be able to use this unit year after year, even with the same group of students.

I know you are being asked to teach more rigorous standards, and this can be truly challenging especially in the upper grades. This material is meant to prepare students for testing and be successful with regular curriculum content in a way that is age appropriate, respectful, yet still accessible. Finally, I have included detailed lesson plans to help you navigate this almost 500 page unit so you can make the most of the materials and see growth in your students.

✩✩✩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.✩✩✩


Introductory Functions Unit Includes:

  • 18 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 2 books PLUS a pre-recorded power point shows
    • Function Machines (39 pages)
    • Linear Equations (41 pages)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 12 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities
  • 9 worksheets identifying the function rule, inputs/outputs, and function tables
  • 8 function tables to complete
  • 11 worksheets identifying linear function graphs
  • 8 worksheets ordering slope from greatest to least and vice versa
  • 12 worksheets practicing reading and interpreting linear function graphs
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles
  • Assessments (3 versions)


Advanced Functions Unit Includes:

  • 22 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 3 books PLUS a pre-recorded power point shows
    • 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
  • 10 worksheets matching function tables to graphs
  • 5 worksheets graphing data from a function table
  • 5 worksheets identifying viable ordered pairs on a graph
  • 8 worksheets calculating slope determining rise/run from a graph
  • 4 worksheets calculating slope from the slope intercept form
  • 9 worksheets identifying the x and y intercepts
  • 5 worksheets graphing data and predicting correlations (scatter plots)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles
  • Assessments (3 versions)

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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