The topic Functions involves the use of both algebraic and graphical conventions and terminology to describe, interpret and model relationships of and between changing quantities. This topic provides the means to more fully understand the behaviour of functions, extending to include inequalities, absolute values and inverse functions.
A knowledge of functions enables students to discover connections between algebraic and graphical representations, to determine solutions of equations and to model theoretical or real-life situations involving algebra.
The study of functions is important in developing students’ ability to find, recognise and use connections, to communicate concisely and precisely, to use algebraic techniques and manipulations to describe and solve problems, and to predict future outcomes in areas such as finance, economics and weather.
The diagnostic quiz for Functions has been designed for a quick little revision quiz for the whole Functions topic. Each sub topic of Functions will be covered in the diagnostic quiz.
How to test yourself
Download Quiz The best practice is to use a pen and paper. Use the Download Quiz button to print out the quiz and print it out. There will be plenty of room for working so complete the questions on the paper. This is how the school will give it to you so practice this was as well. You will need to submit your responses online after the quiz is finished but we highly recommend practicing by downloading the quiz.
Complete online If you want to work through the diagnostic quiz "live", click the complete online button. This will give you the questions on the computer screen and you can work through the problem on a sheet of paper. Instantly, you can view the answer and submit your answers.
In both testing cases, you will need to submit your answers online for diagnostics. While both options are available, we recommend you put yourself in the "testing environment" by printing out the quiz.
Why do a Diagnostic Quiz?
Test Understanding - If you have completed the entire topic at school, run through the diagnostic to make sure that you have not forgotton anything
Revision / Test Preparation - The best way to identify which areas to focus on for an upcoming test or school quiz. If you are struggling in a particular subtopic in Functions, the diagnostic quiz will pick this up. This means that you can then go back to the topic quizzes and do additional practice in the right area.