Uses the ASKME® model to introduce functions, with a focus on multiple representations. Also focuses on the exploration of linear functions and how to solve linear equations. This course is entirely online.

TI-83 graphing calculator

**Chapter Movies.** These animations will show you a problem that you will learn about throughout the unit.

**Activities.** The Activities are practice assignments. Each Activity is a non-graded exercise that allows you to build your knowledge and identify your strengths and weaknesses. Generally, the Activities consist of:

** Introduction:** A short introduction to the Activity.

** Review Exercises:** Short review assignments that you submit for a grade. These are required and must be completed to finish the course.

** Tutorials:** Animations that teach concepts and ideas.

** Guided Practice Questions:** Questions to answer with the help of hints.

**Graded Assignments.** Graded Assignments are the tasks you will submit to your instructor for a grade. Each assignment contains specific information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. The average of your assignments will count for 75 percent of your course grade.

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the units. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.

**Format:** Multiple-choice, short answer

**Time Allowed:** 3 hours

**Materials Allowed:** 2 pencil, graphing calculator, computer-graded answer sheet provided

Total Number of Units: 3

Total Number of Activities: 39

Total Number of Graded Assignments: 14

Instructor Graded (Online submission): 14

**Unit 1: The Speeding Problem**

Chapter 1: Introduction to Functions

Activity 1: Describing Fines with Algebra

Activity 2: Using Independent and Dependent Variables to Make Predictions

Activity 3: Domain and Range

Chapter 2: Using Tables and Graphs

Activity 4: Using Functions to Make Predictions

Activity 5: Graphing Function Data

Chapter 3: More on Using Tables and Graphs

Activity 6: Graphs of Functions and the 2-Second Rule

Activity 7: Function Graphs and Speeding Drivers

Activity 8: Functions and Insurance Rates

Chapter 4: Multiple Representations of Functions

Activity 9: Using Tables to Think about Speeding Fines

Activity 10: Analyzing Speeding Fine Structures in Other Communities

Activity 11: Interpreting Your Graphs and Your Data

**Unit 2: The Trash Problem **

Chapter 1: Exploring Linear Functions

Activity 1: Reviewing the Four-Corner Model

Activity 2: Defining Linear Functions

Chapter 2: Rate of Change

Activity 3: Introduction to Motion

Activity 4: Rate of Change I

Activity 5: Rate of Change II

Chapter 3: The Parent Function

Activity 6: The Linear Parent Function

Activity 7: A Variation of the Linear parent Function: *y* = m*x*

Activity 8: Another Variation of the Linear parent Function: *y* = m*x* + b

Chapter 4: Writing Rules

Activity 9: Writing Rules Given the Slope and y-intercept

Activity 10: Writing Rules Given Points on the Line

Activity 11: Using Function Notations

Activity 12: Practicing Writing Rules

Activity 13: Practicing Linear and Non-Linear Functions

**Unit 3: The Animal Shelter Problem **

Chapter 1: Connecting Functions to Equations and Inequalities

Activity 1: Exploring Functions and Equations

Activity 2: Looking Closer at Equations

Activity 3: A First Look at Inequalities

Activity 4: Solving Equations and Inequalities Using Tables and Graphs

Chapter 2: Using Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Properties to Simplify Expressions

Activity 5: The Distributive Property

Activity 6: Combining Like Terms

Activity 7: Adding and Subtracting Expressions

Chapter 3: Solving Simple Equations with Manipulatives and Symbols

Activity 8: Equations of the Form *x* + c = k

Activity 9: Equations of the Form k*x* = w

Chapter 4: Solving Equations of the Form k*x* + c = b and k*x* + c = m*x* + b

Activity 10: Equations of the form k*x* + c = b

Activity 11: Equations of the Form k*x* + c = m*x* + b

Chapter 5: Looking Closer at Inequalities

Activity 12: Inequality Properties and Notation

Activity 13: Solving Inequalities Using Symbolic Methods

Chapter 6: Comparing Notations and Methods

Activity 14: Difference Among Functions, Equations, and Inequalities

Activity 15: Which Method Should I Choose?