Students will gain a basic understanding of the properties and attributes of functions. This will be accomplished through the use of manipulatives and symbols in order to simplify expressions solve equations and inequalities in problem situations. Students will translate among the various representations of functions and gain an understanding of slope and intercepts of linear functions (including the effects of change in parameters) in real-world and mathematical situations. Numerous hands-on experiences will be provided throughout the course. Graphing calculator technology will be integrated throughout the course.
Students will formulate, solve and analyze solutions for equations and inequalities based on linear functions and systems of linear equations. Students will understand that the graphs of quadratic functions are affected by the parameters of the functions, describe those affects, and solve the quadratic functions using appropriate methods. Students will also model function situations that are neither linear nor quadratic. Numerous hands-on experiences will be provided throughout this course. Graphing calculator technology will be integrated throughout the course.