**Subject: Math, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)**

**Lesson Length: 45 mins - 1 hour**

**Topic: Math, Algebra, Polynomials, Functions, Inverses**

**Brief Description:**
Students will create a comic that shows by composition that one function is the inverse of another.

**Know Before You Start:**
Students should be able to find the inverse of a given function.

**Hook:**

- Ask students:
- “What is an inverse operation?” (multiplication-division, addition-subtraction, etc)
- “How can we find the inverse of a function?”
- “How does function composition show that one function is the inverse of another” (because the inverse “undoes” the original function to bring us back to the starting point of x).

**Activity:**

- Have students discuss inverse operations and inverse functions and review function composition.
- Have students use these examples to create a function and inverse function.
- Have students create a comic that illustrates function composition showing that one function is the inverse of another.

**Closure:**

- Have students share their comics with the class or in small groups.
- Have students explain why they chose the functions used in their comic.
- Have students discuss why it’s important to be able to communicate mathematical ideas in visual form.
- Discuss alternate ways of explaining mathematical principles.
- Emphasize that being able to clearly communicate mathematical ideas helps build communication and critical thinking skills.

**Differentiation:**

- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
- Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
- Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
- Students may have varying degrees of complexity in their functions.

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