March 25, 2015

For F.IF.7b, compare and contrast absolute value, step and piecewise defined functions with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions. Highlight issues of domain, range, and usefulness when examining piecewise defined functions. Note that this unit, and in particular in F.IF.8b, extends the work begun in Unit 2 on exponential functions with integer exponents. For F.IF.9, focus on expanding the types of functions considered to include, linear, exponential, and quadratic. Extend work with quadratics to include the relationship between coefficients and roots, and that once roots are known, a quadratic equation can be factored.

- Mathematics > General
- Mathematics > Algebra

- Grade 9
- Grade 10

Graph linear and quadratic functions and show intercepts, maxima, and minima.

Graph square root, cube root, and piecewise-defined functions, including step functions and absolute value functions.

Use the process of factoring and completing the square in a quadratic function to show zeros, extreme values, and symmetry of the graph, and interpret these in terms of a context.

Use the properties of exponents to interpret expressions for exponential functions.

Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions).