# Visual Models of Functions

## Topic

Functions and Relations

## Definition

Visual models of functions are graphical representations that illustrate the relationship between input and output values of functions.

## Description

Visual models of functions are important in mathematics because they provide a clear and intuitive way to understand how functions behave. These models include graphs, tables, and diagrams that show the relationship between input and output values. For example, the graph of

f(x) = x2

is a parabola that visually demonstrates how the output values change with the input values. Visual models are used in various fields, including economics for analyzing trends and in engineering for designing systems. Understanding visual models of functions is essential for interpreting data, solving equations, and applying mathematical concepts to real-world scenarios.

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Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.F.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.F.B.5, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.C.7, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.BF.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.BF.B.3, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.BF.B.4 6 - 9 Algebra     • Functions and Relations         • Relations and Functions 2021 definition, function, relations, glossary terms