Algebra 2 (& GT)
Unit 1: Introduction to Families of Functions
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Students will:
Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of a context.
F.IF.B.4
For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. Key features include: intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity.* (Note: Emphasize the selection of a model based on the context and behavior of the data.)
Summarize, represent, and interpret data on quantitative variables.
S.ID.B.6
Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.
a. Fit a function to the data; use functions fitted to data to solve problems in the context of the data. Use given functions or choose a function suggested by the context. Emphasize linear and exponential models.
b. Informally assess the fit of a linear function by plotting and analyzing residuals.
c. Fit a linear function for a scatter plot that suggests a linear association.
Analyze functions using different representations.
F.IF.C.9
Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). For example, given a graph of one quadratic function and an algebraic expression for another, say which has the larger maximum.
Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of a context.
F.IF.B.4
For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. Key features include: intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity.* (Note: Emphasize the selection of a model based on the context and behavior of the data.)
 Background Info.
 Check for Understanding: Interpreting Features of Functions  Positive and Negative Parts of Functions
 Review/Rewind: Linear Equations Word Problems
 Enrichment Tasks: Model Air Plane Acrobatics  How is the Weather?
Summarize, represent, and interpret data on quantitative variables.
S.ID.B.6
Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.
a. Fit a function to the data; use functions fitted to data to solve problems in the context of the data. Use given functions or choose a function suggested by the context. Emphasize linear and exponential models.
b. Informally assess the fit of a linear function by plotting and analyzing residuals.
c. Fit a linear function for a scatter plot that suggests a linear association.
 Background Info.
 Check for Understanding: Introduction to Residuals  Linear Models of Bivariate Data
 Review/Rewind: Fitting a Line to Data
 Enrichment Tasks: Used Subaru Foresters I  Coffee and Crime
Analyze functions using different representations.
F.IF.C.9
Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). For example, given a graph of one quadratic function and an algebraic expression for another, say which has the larger maximum.
 Check for Understanding: Comparing Features of Functions
 Review/Rewind: Comparing Features of Functions Review  Graphing in Slope Intercept Form Review
 Enrichment Tasks: Throwing Baseballs
What are some signs of student mastery?

Tools & Technology
Desmos is a free online graphing calculator that works on any computer or tablet without requiring any downloads. A FREE Desmos iPad app is available too! You can use the Graph Analyzer at Mathway. 