They could do the equation, table, and graph parts pretty well, but struggled with coming up with a context to match it.
We kept doing examples in class, but they just weren’t getting it yet. When we did examples I had them come up with a context then check to see if it matched the table when they plugged in the x values.
A few of them told me they wanted to just see a whole bunch of examples to compare. So my solution was a matching game with 4 parts to match up. I forgot to take a picture of the cards! Maybe I’ll remember to add those later…
Here are the links to the cards:
I have several sets of cards printed on different colored cardstock and had the students work in groups of 2-3 to match the sets. It helped things start to make more sense and most of them can create a context now