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# Advanced Algebra F (AAF) Syllabus

## Lawrence Prystalski Math Department 708.434.3240 lprystalski@oprfhs.org

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## Basic Skills Boot Camp Review

(Review, we assume mastery from previous courses)
I can define and calculate slope using multiple representations. Given any form (slope-intercept, standard, point-slope), I can graph a linear function. Given any information, I can write the equation of a line. I can explain what makes lines parallel. I can identify parallel lines given a table, graph, or equation of lines. I can use linear functions to solve real life problems. I can explain what makes lines perpendicular. I can identify the slopes of perpendicular lines to be opposite reciprocal. I can identify perpendicular lines given a table, graph, or equation of lines. I can manipulate an equation to solve for a specific variable (one-step multi-step). I can set up, solve, and answer word problems. I can find the solution of an equation that is not a number (literal equation). I can use my calculator to correctly evaluate, graph, and analyze a table. I can use function notation to find values of x and y. I can use function notation to complete an ordered pair.

Matrices
1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 I I I I can perform mathematical operations with matrices. can use matrices to represent and manipulate data. can calculate the inverse of a matrix. can calculate the determinant of a matrix.

Systems
2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 I can solve a system of equations: algebraic (elimination, substitution), numerically (tables), graphing.* I can understand infinitely many solutions and no solution in a system of equations.* I can set up and solve a word problem using systems. I can determine the number of solutions to a system of linear equations. I can solve a linear system algebraically using matrices. I can solve a system of linear inequalities and determine the solution set. I can use systems of equations and inequalities as mathematical models.

## Absolute Value functions

3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 I I I I I can solve an absolute value equation and inequality. can identify the domain and range of an absolute value function. can make an accurate graph of an absolute value function. can solve a system that contains an absolute value function. can use an absolute value function and its translation to model a set of data.

4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 I can write a quadratic in standard form. * I can factor out the GCF. * I can factor a quadratic trinomial when a 1. I can calculate and interpret the discriminant. I can solve a quadratic equation (factoring, square roots, quadratic formula) when not in standard form. * I can express the relationship between factors, roots, and zeros. I can find complex number solutions of quadratic equations. (Ex: 16 = 4i )

5.01 5.02 I can identify and graph the x-intercepts and the y-intercept of a quadratic in standard form, vertex form, and intercept form. I can identify and graph the vertex and the axis of symmetry of a quadratic in standard form, vertex form, and intercept form. I can manipulate a quadratic equation into standard form, vertex form, or intercept

5.03 form. 5.04 I can model data with quadratic functions. 5.05 I can recognize the transformations of a quadratic equation.

Polynomial Mechanics
6.01 I can classify a polynomial according to the degree. * 6.02 I can use properties of exponents to evaluate and simplify expressions involving powers. * 6.03 I can add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. * 6.04 I can divide a polynomial using long division and synthetic division. 6.05 I can factor a polynomial function with degree 3 or higher. 6.06 I can solve a polynomial equation of degree 3 or higher.

Polynomial Functions
7.01 7.02 I can graph a polynomial of degree 3 or higher using end behavior and intercepts. When using long or synthetic division, I can use the factors to find the zeros of the polynomial (remainder & factor theorem). 7.03 I can find all the zeros (rational, irrational and complex) using the rational root theorem. 7.04 I can connect the degree of a polynomial to the number of zeros and multiplicity. 7.05 I can graph a polynomial on a calculator and be able to identify: degree, number of turns, and the multiplicity of zeros.

8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 I can evaluate and simplify the nth root of a real number or a variable using both radical and rational exponent notation. I can use square root or cube root function and their transformations to model data. I can solve a radical equation and identify extraneous solutions. I can take the composition of two or more functions. I can find a functions inverse algebraically and graphically.

Exponentials/Logarithms
9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 I can recognize and graph exponential growth and decay functions. I can use exponential growth and decay functions to model data. I can distinguish between linear, quadratic, and exponential data given a table. I can recognize the natural number e as a value and use it as the base in an exponential function. 9.05 I can graph logarithmic functions. 9.06 I can convert from logarithmic to exponential form and recognize that they are inverses.

9.07 9.08

I can recall and use the properties of logarithms to expand and condense expressions. I can solve exponential and logarithmic equations.

Rational Functions
10.01 I can use a direct, inverse, and joint variation equation to model data. 10.02 I can graph rational functions and identify domain, range, asymptotes, end behavior, and intercepts. 10.03 I can reduce a rational expression. 10.04 I can multiply and divide rational expressions 10.05 I can add and subtract rational expressions with like and unlike denominators. 10.06 I can simplify complex fractions. 10.07 I can solve rational equations.

Conics
11.01 I can convert from the standard form of a circle to the form that identifies the center by completing the square. 11.02 I can identify and graph a circle, centered at the origin and translated. * 11.03 I can identify and graph an ellipse, centered at the origin. 11.04 I can identify and graph a hyperbola, centered at the origin.

## Sequence and Series

12.01 12.02 12.03 12.04 12.05 I can find the equation of a general sequence and series. I can define, identify and apply arithmetic sequences. I can define and find the sum of an arithmetic series. I can define, identify and apply geometric sequences. I can define and find the sum of a geometric series.