I don't want to count any chickens before they hatch, but I do believe I may have cured my "reading functions backwards under pressure" problem. Incidentally, my son told me lots of people have this issue, which made me feel better.
It took me a few tries, and I even double stumped myself -- but here is the most gruesome Function Notation Graph question I could conjure up:
The figure above shows the graphs of the functions f and g. If y = f(x), and f(4) = k, and g(-2) = m, which of the following is closest to f(k) + g(m) - (k/m)² ?
What do you think? All answers/attempts/questions left in the comments will Make My Day.
By the way, is anyone else having a hard time finding their SAT groove? I feel like there is always something "really important" to do before I can get to my SAT work, and then I never seem to get there ("there" = SAT work).
I'm scheduled to take a full, timed PSAT with my son tomorrow morning -- so hopefully that will be my "get back on the horse" moment.
Illustrations by Jennifer Orkin Lewis