Inverse of a Function

Spreadsheets make it very easy to switch axes and add graphs. They enable students to play with what may have been difficult and abstract concepts like the inverse of a function. You may want to approach the inverse of a function by challenging students to fill in a table of values with a rule that creates a mirror of that function. So you can approach the inverse of a function either as the interchange of axes or as a symmetry issue. Either one works well on spreadsheets.

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