Linear Equations Algebra Unit for Special Education INTRO to Linear Functions


Total Pages 254 pages and 114 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 month


This algebra unit on an introduction to linear functions contains 254 pages and 114 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school.


This unit covers:

  • Understanding a function machine
  • Reading and filling out function tables
  • Slope review
  • Identify graphs that have linear functions
  • Reading and interpreting simple linear function graphs


This is an INTRODUCTION to reading function tables, graphs, and slopes. The advanced unit goes more into calculations and interpreting tables, graphs, and slopes.


This unit addresses some of the main concepts when it comes to linear functions: function machines, function tables, function rules, linear functions, linear function graphs, relationships between variables, and even slope 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.


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This unit now contains digital versions of printable activities. There are 114 slides and movie versions of both books.


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



Linear Functions Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 18 day lesson plan
  • Linear function activities in black and white
  • Linear function activities in black and white
  • 2 Voice-recorded PowerPoint shows
  • Function Machines book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Linear Functions book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Linear Function Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • 12 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • 9 worksheets identifying the function rule, inputs/outputs, and function tables (includes digital version)
  • 8 function tables to complete (includes digital version)
  • 11 worksheets identifying linear function graphs (includes digital version)
  • 8 worksheets ordering slope from greatest to least and vice versa (includes digital version)
  • 12 worksheets practicing reading and interpreting linear function graphs (includes digital version)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)



Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated into 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.