# Simple functions, function notation, & graphs resources

### iPOD Video (6)

Introduction to Functions - Part 1

IPOD VIDEO: A function is a rule which operates on one number to give another number. However, not every rule describes a valid function. This unit explains how to see whether a given rule describes a valid function, and introduces some of the mathematical terms associated with functions.
This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.

Introduction to Functions - Part 2

IPOD VIDEO: A function is a rule which operates on one number to give another number. However, not every rule describes a valid function. This unit explains how to see whether a given rule describes a valid function, and introduces some of the mathematical terms associated with functions.
This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.

Introduction to Functions - Part 3

IPOD VIDEO: A function is a rule which operates on one number to give another number. However, not every rule describes a valid function. This unit explains how to see whether a given rule describes a valid function, and introduces some of the mathematical terms associated with functions.
This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.

Introduction to Functions - Part 4

IPOD VIDEO: A function is a rule which operates on one number to give another number. However, not every rule describes a valid function. This unit explains how to see whether a given rule describes a valid function, and introduces some of the mathematical terms associated with functions.
This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.

Introduction to Functions - Part 5

IPOD VIDEO: A function is a rule which operates on one number to give another number. However, not every rule describes a valid function. This unit explains how to see whether a given rule describes a valid function, and introduces some of the mathematical terms associated with functions.
This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.

Introduction to Functions - Part 6

IPOD VIDEO: A function is a rule which operates on one number to give another number. However, not every rule describes a valid function. This unit explains how to see whether a given rule describes a valid function, and introduces some of the mathematical terms associated with functions.
This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.

### Quick Reference (6)

The graph of a function

This leaflet reminds students of important conventions associated with graph plotting.
It explains the terms dependent variable and independent variable.(Engineering Maths First Aid Kit 3.2)

The graph of a function

A very useful pictorial representation of a function is the graph. In this leaflet, we remind you of important conventions when plotting a graph.

What is a function?

A quantity whose value can change is known as a variable. Functions are used to describe the rules which define the ways in which such a change can occur. The purpose of this leaflet is to explain functions and their notation.

What is a function?

This introductory leaflet explains what is meant by a function, gives functional notation, and some simple examples. (Engineering Maths First Aid Kit 3.1)

x-y plots

This leaflet explains about how points are plotted on a simple graph. It explains words such as origin, coordinates, axes.

### Staff Resources (1)

Maths EG Teacher Interface

The teacher interface for Maths EG which may be used for computer-aided assessment of maths, stats and numeracy from GCSE to undergraduate level 2. These resources have been made available under a Creative Common licence by Martin Greenhow and Abdulrahman Kamavi, Brunel University. Teachers need to register (top right of screen) and thereafter login to use the system, after which they may use it to compose their own tests by selecting (specifically or randomly) questions from the entire database of questions. Instructions are available from the title page.

### Teach Yourself (1)

Introduction to functions

A function is a rule which operates on one number to give another number.
However, not every rule describes a valid function. This unit explains
how to see whether a given rule describes a valid function, and introduces
some of the mathematical terms associated with functions.

### Test Yourself (3)

Diagnostic Test - Introduction to Functions

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Exercise - Introduction to Functions

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Maths EG

Computer-aided assessment of maths, stats and numeracy from GCSE to undergraduate level 2. These resources have been made available under a Creative Common licence by Martin Greenhow and Abdulrahman Kamavi, Brunel University.

### Video (1)

Introduction to functions

A function is a rule which operates on one number to give another number.
However, not every rule describes a valid function. This unit explains
how to see whether a given rule describes a valid function, and introduces
some of the mathematical terms associated with functions. (Mathtutor Video Tutorial)
This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.