This is a unit on functions for an Algebra 1 class. It is designed for ten 50 minute class periods. The textbook I am using is Algegra 1 by Larson, Kanold, and Stiff. Technology used is graphing calculator (TI-82 or TI-83), Microsoft Excel, Geometer's Sketchpad, and a range finder.
Students should be familiar with GSP, Microsoft Excel, and the graphing calculator. Students have already been introduced to linear, quadratic, and rational equations. This unit is designed to provide them with an understanding of functions, transformations of functions, some function notation, and terminology.
Day 1: Relations/Functions
Day 2: Linear Functions
Day 3: Linear Functions continued
Day 4: Exponential Functions
Day 5: Quadratic Functions
Day 6: Quadratic Functions continued
Day 7: Rational Functions
Day 8: Rational Functions continued
Day 9: Review
Day 10: Test