What Is A Function Machine?
Function machines take an input value and apply a rule to produce an output value. A function machine is drawn to represent a process of finding answers given by a rule. Rules include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Students will be comfortable with bodmas, bidmas or the order of operations. The resource below shows examples of function machines. The graphic below shows blank function machines.
Blank Function Machines
Blank function machines are a useful way to get used to working with four operations and place value. Blank function machines are given below. Teachers and students work together to produce their own rules for each function machine. Blank function machines are useful when learning how to solve linear equations.