We will be introduced to the concept of the "inverse" of a function and will learn to identify a functions' inverse by observing its graph. We will also determine the equations of inverse functions of linear functions.
We learn to use the calculator to generate a linear, power, or exponential equation to model a set of data. We will be told what type of function to model the data after as we are not well-versed in identifying different polynomial functions yet.
We will take our experience with relative extrema and learn to identify intervals where a given function is increasing or decreasing. We will also determine where the average rates of these intervals are greatest using an average rate of change
In Unit 1 we explore using functions to model data, transforming functions and seeing how changes in the equation of a function affects the behavior of its graph, and calculate average rate of change of different functions. We will describe the
We will learn the "double-bubble" shortcut referred to as the "difference of perfect squares" method. We will see examples of higher degree polynomials that require two to three different factoring methods to be fully factored and apply that
In Unit 2 we will work primarily with polynomial functions to add, subtract, and multiply. When it comes to dividing, however, a bit of pre-work is required and we will investigate the GCF, "double-bubble," and grouping methods of factoring before