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Unit Overview

This unit bundles student expectations that address transformations, key attributes, and applications of square root functions, including inverse relationships between square root and quadratic functions. Student expectations address formulating, solving, and justifying solutions to square root equations. Concepts are incorporated into both mathematical and real-world problem situations. According to the Texas Education Agency, mathematical process standards including application, tools and techniques, communication, representations, relationships, and justifications should be integrated (when applicable) with content knowledge and skills so that students are prepared to use mathematics in everyday life, society, and the workplace.

Prior to this unit, in Algebra I Units 06 – 08 and Unit 11 and Algebra II Units 04 – 05, students simplified polynomials and explored quadratic functions and equations. In Algebra II Unit 01, students investigated inverse relationships. In Algebra II Unit 04, students also used the rules of exponents to solve equations involving rational exponents.

During this unit, students describe and analyze the inverse relationship between a quadratic and square root function, including the restriction(s) on domain/range, and graph and write the inverse functions using notation such as f–1(x). Students graph the function f(x) = , and analyze the key attributes such as domain, range, intercepts, and symmetries. Students determine the effect on the graph of f(x)=  when f(x) is replaced by af(x), f(x) + d, f(bx), and f(x – c) for specific positive and negative values of a, b, c, and d, and investigate parameter changes and key attributes in terms of real-world problem situations. Students solve square root equations, including equations written with rational exponents, and identify extraneous solutions of square root equations. Students formulate square root equations using technology from tables of data, solve the square root equations by a method of choice, and justify the solution in terms of the problem situation, identifying extraneous solutions.

After this unit, in Algebra II Unit 12 and in subsequent mathematics courses, students will continue to apply these concepts when square root functions and equations arise in problem situations.

In Algebra II, analyzing and graphing square root functions are identified in STAAR Readiness Standards 2A.2A, 2A.2C and STAAR Supporting Standard 2A.2B, and subsumed under STAAR Reporting Category 2: Describing and Graphing Functions and Their Inverses. Solving and applying square root functions are identified in STAAR Readiness Standards 2A.4C, 2A.4F and STAAR Supporting Standards 2A.4E, 2A.4G; and subsumed under STAAR Reporting Category 4: Quadratic and Square Root Functions, Equations, and Inequalities. This unit is supporting the development of Texas College and Career Readiness Standards (TxCCRS): I. Numeric Reasoning A2, B1; II. Algebraic Reasoning A1, C1, D1, D2; III. Geometric Reasoning B1, C1; VII. Functions A1, A2, B1, B2, C2; VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning; IX. Communication and Representation; X. Connections.

According to research conducted by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), “Using a variety of representations can help make functions more understandable to a wider range of students than can be accomplished by working with symbolic representations alone” (as cited by NCTM, 2009, p. 41). This unit places particular emphasis on multiple representations. State and national mathematics standards support such an approach. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills repeatedly require students to relate representations of functions, such as algebraic, tabular, graphical, and verbal descriptions. This skill is mirrored in the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM, 2000). Specifically, this work calls for instructional programs that enable all students to understand relations and functions and select, convert flexibly among, and use various representations for them. More recently, the importance of multiple representations has been highlighted in Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics (NCTM, 2007). According to this resource, students should be able to translate among verbal, tabular, graphical, and algebraic representations of functions and describe how aspects of a function appear in different representations as early as Grade 8. Also, in research summaries such as Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement (2001), such concept development is even cited among strategies that increase student achievement. Specifically, classroom use of multiple representations, referred to as nonlinguistic representations, and identifying similarities and differences has been statistically shown to improve student performance on standardized measures of progress (Marzano, Pickering & Pollock).

Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D. J., & Pollock, J. E. (2001). Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2000). Principles and standards for school mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2007). Curriculum focal points for prekindergarten through grade 8 mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2009). Focus in high school mathematics: Reasoning and sense making. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc.

OVERARCHING UNDERSTANDINGS and QUESTIONS

Equations can model problem situations and be solved using various methods.

• Why are equations used to model problem situations?
• How are equations used to model problem situations?
• What methods can be used to solve equations?
• Why is it essential to solve equations using various methods?
• How can solutions to equations be represented?

Functions can be classified into different families with each function family having its own unique graphs, attributes, and relationships.

• Why are functions classified into families of functions?
• How are functions classified as a family of functions?
• What graphs, key attributes, and characteristics are unique to each family of functions?
• What patterns of covariation are associated with the different families of functions?
• How are the parent functions and their families used to model real-world situations?

Transformation(s) of a parent function create a new function within that family of functions.

• Why are transformations of parent functions necessary?
• How do transformations affect a function?
• How can transformations be interpreted from various representations?
• Why does a transformation of a function create a new function?
• How do the attributes of an original function compare to the attributes of a transformed function?

Inverses of functions create new functions.

• What relationships and characteristics exist between a function and its inverse?

Function models for problem situations can be determined by collecting and analyzing data using a variety of representations and applied to make predictions and critical judgments in terms of the problem situation.

• Why is it important to determine and apply function models for problem situations?
• What representations can be used to analyze collected data and how are the representations interrelated?
• Why is it important to analyze various representations of data when determining appropriate function models for problem situations?
• How can function models be used to evaluate one or more elements in their domains?
• How do the key attributes and characteristics of the function differ from the key attributes and characteristics of the function model for the problem situation?
• How does technology aid in the analysis and application of modeling and solving problem situations?
Performance Assessment(s) Overarching Concepts
Unit Concepts
Unit Understandings
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Algebraic Reasoning

• Multiple Representations

Functions

• Attributes of Functions
• Inverses of Functions
• Non-Linear Functions

Geometric Reasoning

• Transformations

Associated Mathematical Processes

• Tools and Techniques
• Problem Solving Model
• Communication
• Representations
• Relationships
• Justification

Square root functions have unique graphs and attributes.

• What representations can be used to represent a square root function?
• What are the key attributes of a square root function and how can they be determined?

The inverse of a function can be determined from multiple representations.

• How can the inverse of a function be determined from the graph of the function?
• How can the inverse of a function be determined from a table of coordinate points of the function?
• How can the inverse of a function be determined from the equation of the function?
• How are a function and its inverse distinguished symbolically?
• How do the attributes of inverse functions compare to the attributes of original functions?

The domain and range of the inverse of a function may need to be restricted in order for the inverse to also be a function.

• When must the domain of an inverse function be restricted?
• How does the relationship between a function and its inverse, including the restriction(s) on the domain, affect the restriction(s) on its range?

Transformations of the square root parent function, f(x) = , can be used to determine graphs and equations of representative square root functions in problem situations.

• What are the effects of changes on the graph of f(x) = , when f(x) is replaced by af(x), for specific positive and negative values of a?
• What are the effects of changes on the graph of f(x) = , when f(x) is replaced by f(x) + d, for specific positive and negative values of d?
• What are the effects of changes on the graph of f(x) = , when f(x) is replaced by f(bx), for specific positive and negative values of b?
• What are the effects of changes on the graph of f(x) = , when f(x) is replaced by f(x - c) for specific positive and negative values of c?
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Algebraic Reasoning

• Equations
• Expressions
• Solve
• Solution Representations

Functions

• Attributes of Functions
• Non-Linear Functions

Associated Mathematical Processes

• Application
• Tools and Techniques
• Problem Solving Model
• Communication
• Representations
• Relationships
• Justification

Equations can be used to model and solve mathematical and real-world problem situations.

• How are real-world problem situations identified as ones that can be modeled by square root equations?
• How are square root equations used to model problem situations?
• What methods can be used to solve square root equations?
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of various methods used to solve square root equations?
• What methods can be used to justify the reasonableness of solutions to square root equations?
• What causes extraneous solutions in square root equations?
• How can extraneous solutions be identified in graphs, tables, and algebraic calculations?

Square root functions can be used to model real-world problem situations by analyzing collected data, key attributes, and various representations in order to interpret and make predictions and critical judgments.

• What representations can be used to display square root function models?
• What key attributes identify a square root function model?
• How does the domain and range of the function compare to the domain and range of the problem situation?
• What are the connections between the key attributes of a square root function model and the real-world problem situation?
• How can square root function representations be used to interpret and make predictions and critical judgments in terms of the problem situation?

MISCONCEPTIONS / UNDERDEVELOPED CONCEPTS

Misconceptions:

• Some students may think that when solving a square root equation that all calculated solutions are true solutions rather than checking each solution to identify extraneous solutions.

Unit Vocabulary

• Continuous function – function whose values are continuous or unbroken over the specified domain
• Discrete function – function whose values are distinct and separate and not connected; values are not continuous. Discrete functions are defined by their domain.
• Domain – set of input values for the independent variable over which the function is defined
• Extraneous solution – solution derived by solving the equation algebraically that is not a true solution of the equation and will not be valid when substituted back into the original equation
• Inequality notation – notation in which the solution is represented by an inequality statement
• Interval notation – notation in which the solution is represented by a continuous interval
• Inverse of a function – function that undoes the original function. When composed f(f--1(x)) = x and f--1(f(x)) = x.
• Parent functions – set of basic functions from which related functions are derived by transformations
• Range – set of output values for the dependent variable over which the function is defined
• Set notation – notation in which the solution is represented by a set of values
• x-intercept(s)x coordinate of a point at which the relation crosses the x-axis, meaning the y coordinate equals zero, (x, 0)
• y-intercept(s)y coordinate of a point at which the relation crosses the y-axis, meaning the x coordinate equals zero, (0, y)
• Zeros – the value(s) of x such that the y value of the relation equals zero

Related Vocabulary:

 Complex numbers Compress Endpoint Evaluate Function notation Horizontal shift Parabola Radical Rational exponent Reflection Restricted domain Simplify Square root equation Square root function Stretch Symmetry over y = x Transformation Translate Vertex Vertical shift
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• Bold black text in italics: Knowledge and Skills Statement (TEKS)
• Bold black text: Student Expectation (TEKS)
• Bold red text in italics:  Student Expectation identified by TEA as a Readiness Standard for STAAR
• Bold green text in italics: Student Expectation identified by TEA as a Supporting Standard for STAAR
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• Blue text: Supporting information / Clarifications from TCMPC (Specificity)
• Blue text in italics: Unit-specific clarification
• Black text: Texas Education Agency (TEA); Texas College and Career Readiness Standards (TxCCRS)
2A.1 Mathematical process standards. The student uses mathematical processes to acquire and demonstrate mathematical understanding. The student is expected to:
2A.1A Apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace.

Apply

MATHEMATICS TO PROBLEMS ARISING IN EVERYDAY LIFE, SOCIETY, AND THE WORKPLACE

Including, but not limited to:

• Mathematical problem situations within and between disciplines
• Everyday life
• Society
• Workplace

Note(s):

• The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• X. Connections
2A.1B Use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution.

Use

A PROBLEM-SOLVING MODEL THAT INCORPORATES ANALYZING GIVEN INFORMATION, FORMULATING A PLAN OR STRATEGY, DETERMINING A SOLUTION, JUSTIFYING THE SOLUTION, AND EVALUATING THE PROBLEM-SOLVING PROCESS AND THE REASONABLENESS OF THE SOLUTION

Including, but not limited to:

• Problem-solving model
• Analyze given information
• Formulate a plan or strategy
• Determine a solution
• Justify the solution
• Evaluate the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution

Note(s):

• The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
2A.1C

Select tools, including real objects, manipulatives, paper and pencil, and technology as appropriate, and techniques, including mental math, estimation, and number sense as appropriate, to solve problems.

Select

TOOLS, INCLUDING REAL OBJECTS, MANIPULATIVES, PAPER AND PENCIL, AND TECHNOLOGY AS APPROPRIATE, AND TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING MENTAL MATH, ESTIMATION, AND NUMBER SENSE AS APPROPRIATE, TO SOLVE PROBLEMS

Including, but not limited to:

• Appropriate selection of tool(s) and techniques to apply in order to solve problems
• Tools
• Real objects
• Manipulatives
• Paper and pencil
• Technology
• Techniques
• Mental math
• Estimation
• Number sense

Note(s):

• The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
2A.1D

Communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate.

Communicate

MATHEMATICAL IDEAS, REASONING, AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS USING MULTIPLE REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING SYMBOLS, DIAGRAMS, GRAPHS, AND LANGUAGE AS APPROPRIATE

Including, but not limited to:

• Mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications
• Multiple representations, as appropriate
• Symbols
• Diagrams
• Graphs
• Language

Note(s):

• The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• IX. Communication and Representation
2A.1E Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas.

Create, Use

REPRESENTATIONS TO ORGANIZE, RECORD, AND COMMUNICATE MATHEMATICAL IDEAS

Including, but not limited to:

• Representations of mathematical ideas
• Organize
• Record
• Communicate
• Evaluation of the effectiveness of representations to ensure clarity of mathematical ideas being communicated
• Appropriate mathematical vocabulary and phrasing when communicating mathematical ideas

Note(s):

• The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• IX. Communication and Representation
2A.1F Analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas.

Analyze

MATHEMATICAL RELATIONSHIPS TO CONNECT AND COMMUNICATE MATHEMATICAL IDEAS

Including, but not limited to:

• Mathematical relationships
• Connect and communicate mathematical ideas
• Conjectures and generalizations from sets of examples and non-examples, patterns, etc.
• Current knowledge to new learning

Note(s):

• The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• X. Connections
2A.1G Display, explain, or justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communication.

Display, Explain, Justify

MATHEMATICAL IDEAS AND ARGUMENTS USING PRECISE MATHEMATICAL LANGUAGE IN WRITTEN OR ORAL COMMUNICATION

Including, but not limited to:

• Mathematical ideas and arguments
• Validation of conclusions
• Displays to make work visible to others
• Diagrams, visual aids, written work, etc.
• Explanations and justifications
• Precise mathematical language in written or oral communication

Note(s):

• The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• IX. Communication and Representation
2A.2 Attributes of functions and their inverses. The student applies mathematical processes to understand that functions have distinct key attributes and understand the relationship between a function and its inverse. The student is expected to:
2A.2A

Graph the functions f(x)=, f(x)=1/x, f(x)=x3, f(x)=, f(x)=bx, f(x)=|x|, and f(x)=logb (x) where b is 2, 10, and e, and, when applicable, analyze the key attributes such as domain, range, intercepts, symmetries, asymptotic behavior, and maximum and minimum given an interval.

Graph

THE FUNCTIONS f(x) =

Including, but not limited to:

• Representations of functions, including graphs, tables, and algebraic generalizations
• Square root, f(x) =
• Connections between representations of families of functions
• Comparison of similarities and differences of families of functions

Analyze

THE KEY ATTRIBUTES OF THE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS DOMAIN, RANGE, AND INTERCEPTS, WHEN APPLICABLE

Including, but not limited to:

• Domain and range of the function
• Domain – set of input values for the independent variable over which the function is defined
• Continuous function – function whose values are continuous or unbroken over the specified domain
• Discrete function – function whose values are distinct and separate and not connected; values are not continuous. Discrete functions are defined by their domain.
• Range – set of output values for the dependent variable over which the function is defined
• Representation for domain and range
• Verbal description
• Ex: x is all real numbers less than five.
• Ex: x is all real numbers.
• Ex: y is all real numbers greater than –3 and less than or equal to 6.
• Ex: y is all integers greater than or equal to zero.
• Inequality notation – notation in which the solution is represented by an inequality statement
• Ex: x < 5, x
• Ex: x
• Ex: –3 < y ≤ 6, x
• Ex: y ≥ 0, y
• Set notation – notation in which the solution is represented by a set of values
• Braces are used to enclose the set.
• Solution is read as “The set of x such that x is an element of …”
• Ex: {x|x  x < 5}
• Ex: {x|x  }
• Ex: {y|y  , –3 < y ≤ 6}
• Ex: {y|y  y ≥ 0}
• Interval notation – notation in which the solution is represented by a continuous interval
• Parentheses indicate that the endpoints are open, meaning the endpoints are excluded from the interval.
• Brackets indicate that the endpoints are closed, meaning the endpoints are included in the interval.
• Ex: (–, 5)
• Ex: (–)
• Ex: (–3, 6]
• Domain and range of the function versus domain and range of the contextual situation
• Key attributes of functions
• Intercepts/Zeros
• x-intercept(s) – x coordinate of a point at which the relation crosses the x-axis, meaning the y coordinate equals zero, (x, 0)
• Zeros – the value(s) of x such that the y value of the relation equals zero
• y-intercept(s) – y coordinate of a point at which the relation crosses the y-axis, meaning the x coordinate equals zero, (0, y)
• Use key attributes to recognize and sketch graphs
• Application of key attributes to real-world problem situations

Note(s):

• The notation represents the set of real numbers, and the notation represents the set of integers.
• Algebra I studied parent functions f(x) = x, f(x) = x2, and f(x) = bx and their key attributes.
• Precalculus will study polynomial, power, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise defined functions, including step functions.
• Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• III. Geometric Reasoning
• B1 – Identify and apply transformations to figures.
• C1 – Make connections between geometry and algebra.
• VII. Functions
• A1 – Recognize whether a relation is a function.
• A2 – Recognize and distinguish between different types of functions.
• B1 – Understand and analyze features of a function.
• VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
• IX. Communication and Representation
• X. Connections
2A.2B Graph and write the inverse of a function using notation such as f -1(x).
Supporting Standard

Graph, Write

THE INVERSE OF A FUNCTION USING NOTATION SUCH AS f –1 (x)

Including, but not limited to:

• Inverse of a function – function that undoes the original function. When composed f(f –1(x)) = x and  f –1(f(x)) = x.
• Inverse functions
• Inverses of functions on graphs
• Symmetric to yx
• Inverses of functions in tables
• Interchange of independent (x) and dependent (y) coordinates in ordered pairs
• Inverses of functions in equation notation
• Interchange of independent (x) and dependent (y) variables in the equation, then solve for y
• Inverses of functions in function notation
• f –1(x) represents the inverse of the function f(x).

Note(s):

• Algebra II introduces inverse of a function.
• Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• III. Geometric Reasoning
• C1 – Make connections between geometry and algebra.
• VII. Functions
• A1 – Recognize whether a relation is a function.
• A2 – Recognize and distinguish between different types of functions.
• B1 – Understand and analyze features of a function.
• B2 – Algebraically construct and analyze new functions.
• VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
• IX. Communication and Representation
• X. Connections
2A.2C

Describe and analyze the relationship between a function and its inverse (quadratic and square root, logarithmic and exponential), including the restriction(s) on domain, which will restrict its range.

Describe, Analyze

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A FUNCTION AND ITS INVERSE (QUADRATIC AND SQUARE ROOT), INCLUDING THE RESTRICTION(S) ON DOMAIN, WHICH WILL RESTRICT ITS RANGE

Including, but not limited to:

• Relationships between functions and their inverses
• All inverses of functions are relations.
• Inverses of one-to-one functions are functions.
• Inverses of functions that are not one-to-one can be made functions by restricting the domain of the original function, f(x).
• Characteristics of inverse relations
• Interchange of independent (x) and dependent (y) coordinates in ordered pairs
• Reflection over y = x
• Domain and range of the function versus domain and range of the inverse of the given function
• Functionality of the inverse of the given function
• Quadratic function and square root function, f(x) = x2 and f(x) =
• Restrictions on domain when using positive square root
• Restrictions on domain when using negative square root

Note(s):

• Algebra I determined if relations represented a function.
• Algebra II introduces inverse of a function and restricting domain to maintain functionality.
• Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• III. Geometric Reasoning
• C1 – Make connections between geometry and algebra.
• VII. Functions
• A1 – Recognize whether a relation is a function.
• A2 – Recognize and distinguish between different types of functions.
• B1 – Understand and analyze features of a function.
• B2 – Algebraically construct and analyze new functions.
• VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
• IX. Communication and Representation
• X. Connections
2A.4 Quadratic and square root functions, equations, and inequalities. The student applies mathematical processes to understand that quadratic and square root functions, equations, and quadratic inequalities can be used to model situations, solve problems, and make predictions. The student is expected to:
2A.4C Determine the effect on the graph of f(x) =  when f(x) is replaced by af(x), f(x) + d, f(bx), and f(x - c) for specific positive and negative values of a, b, c, and d.

Determine

THE EFFECT ON THE GRAPH OF f(x) = WHEN f(x) IS REPLACED BY af(x), f(x) + d, f(bx), AND f(xc) FOR SPECIFIC POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE VALUES OF a, b, c, AND d

Including, but not limited to:

• General form of the square root function
• f(x) =
• Representations with and without technology
• Graphs
• Tables
• Verbal descriptions
• Algebraic generalizations
• Effects on the graph of f(x) = , when parameters ab, c, and d are changed in f(x) =
• Effects on the graph of f(x) = , when f(x) is replaced by af(x) with and without technology
• a ≠ 0
• |a| > 1, the graph stretches vertically
• 0 < |a| < 1, the graph compresses vertically
• Opposite of a reflects vertically over the x-axis
• Effects on the graph of f(x) = , when f(x) is replaced by f(bx) with and without technology
• b ≠ 0
• |b| > 1, the graph compresses horizontally
• 0 < |b| < 1, the graph stretches horizontally
• Opposite of b reflects horizontally over the y-axis
• Effects on the graph of f(x) = , when f(x) is replaced by f(x – c) with and without technology
• c = 0, no horizontal shift
• Horizontal shift left or right by |c| units
• Left shift when c < 0
• For f(+ 2) → f(– (–2)), c = –2, and the function moves to the left two units.
• Right shift when c > 0
• For f(– 2), c = 2, and the function moves to the right two units
• Effects on the graph of f(x) = , when f(x) is replaced by f(x) + d with and without technology
• d = 0, no vertical shift
• Vertical shift up or down by |d| units
• Down shift when d < 0
• Up shift when d > 0
• Connections between the critical attributes of transformed function and f(x) =
• Determination of parameter changes given a graphical or algebraic representation
• Determination of a graphical representation given the algebraic representation or parameter changes
• Determination of an algebraic representation given the graphical representation or parameter changes
• Descriptions of the effects on the domain and range by the parameter changes
• Effects of multiple parameter changes
• Mathematical problem situation
• Real-world problem situations

Note(s):

• Algebra I determined effects on the graphs of the parent functions, f(x) = x and f(x) = x2 when f(x) is replaced by af(x), f(x) + d, f(xc), f(bx) for specific values of a, b, c, and d.
• Algebra II introduces the square root parent function and its transformations.
• Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• III. Geometric Reasoning
• B1 – Identify and apply transformations to figures.
• C1 – Make connections between geometry and algebra.
• VII. Functions
• A1 – Recognize whether a relation is a function.
• A2 – Recognize and distinguish between different types of functions.
• B1 – Understand and analyze features of a function.
• C2 – Develop a function to model a situation.
• VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
• IX. Communication and Representation
• X. Connections
2A.4E

Formulate quadratic and square root equations using technology given a table of data.

Supporting Standard

Formulate

SQUARE ROOT EQUATIONS USING TECHNOLOGY GIVEN A TABLE OF DATA

Including, but not limited to:

• Data collection activities with and without technology
• Data modeled by square root functions
• Real-world problem situations
• Real-world problem situations modeled by square root functions
• Data tables with at least three data points
• Technology methods
• Transformations of f(x) =
• Inverse relationships combined with quadratic regression

Note(s):

• Algebra I solved quadratic equations having real solutions using tables, graphs, factoring, completing the square, quadratic formula, and technology.
• Algebra I wrote, using technology, quadratic functions that provide a reasonable fit to date to estimate solutions and make predictions for real-world problems.
• Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• VII. Functions
• B1 – Understand and analyze features of a function.
• B2 – Algebraically construct and analyze new functions.
• C2 – Develop a function to model a situation.
• VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
• IX. Communication and Representation
• X. Connections
2A.4F Solve quadratic and square root equations.

Solve

Including, but not limited to:

• Methods for solving quadratic equations with and without technology
• Tables
• Zeros – the value(s) of x such that the y value of the relation equals zero
• Domain values with equal range values
• Graphs
• x-intercept – x-coordinate of a point at which the relationship crosses the x-axis, meaning the y-coordinate equals zero, (x, 0)
• Zeros – the value(s) of x such that the y value of the relation equals zero
• Algebraic methods
• Factoring
• Solving equations by taking square roots
• Solving quadratic equations using absolute value
• Completing the square
• The discriminant, b2 – 4ac, can be used to analyze types of solutions for quadratic equations.
• b2 – 4ac = 0, one rational double root
• b2 – 4ac > 0 and perfect square, two rational roots
• b2 – 4ac > 0 and not perfect square, two irrational roots (conjugates)
• b2 – 4ac < 0, two imaginary roots (conjugates)
• Connections between solutions and roots of quadratic equations to the zeros and x-intercepts of the related function
• Complex solutions for quadratic equations
• One real solution
• One rational double root
•  Two real solutions
• Two rational roots
• Two irrational root conjugates
• Methods for solving square root equations with and without technology
• Tables
• Zeros – the value(s) of x such that the y value of the relation equals zero
• Domain values with equal range values
• Graphs
• x-intercept – x-coordinate of a point at which the relationship crosses the x-axis, meaning the y-coordinate equals zero, (x, 0)
• Zeros – the value(s) of x such that the y value of the relation equals zero
• Algebraic methods
• Identification of extraneous solutions
• Reasonableness of solutions

Note(s):

• Algebra I solved quadratic equations having real solutions using tables, graphs, factoring, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.
• Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• I. Numeric Reasoning
• A2 – Define and give examples of complex numbers.
• B1 – Perform computations with real and complex numbers.
• II. Algebraic Reasoning
• A1 – Explain and differentiate between expressions and equations using words such as “solve,” “evaluate,” and “simplify.”
• C1 – Recognize and use algebraic (field) properties, concepts, procedures, and algorithms to solve equations, inequalities, and systems of linear equations.
• D1 – Interpret multiple representations of equations and relationships.
• D2 – Translate among multiple representations of equations and relationships.
• III. Geometric Reasoning
• C1 – Make connections between geometry and algebra.
• VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
• IX. Communication and Representation
• X. Connections
2A.4G Identify extraneous solutions of square root equations.
Supporting Standard

Identify

EXTRANEOUS SOLUTIONS OF SQUARE ROOT EQUATIONS

Including, but not limited to:

• Solutions to square root equations
• Extraneous solution – solution derived by solving the equation algebraically that is not a true solution of the equation and will not be valid when substituted back into the original equation
• Solving square root equations involves squaring both sides of the equation. This can create possible extraneous solutions because the process of squaring is not reversible, e.g., (–2)2 = 4, but  = 2.

Note(s):

• Algebra II introduces square root equations and extraneous solutions.
• Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• II. Algebraic Reasoning
• C1 – Recognize and use algebraic (field) properties, concepts, procedures, and algorithms to solve equations, inequalities, and systems of linear equations.
• D1 – Interpret multiple representations of equations and relationships.
• D2 – Translate among multiple representations of equations and relationships.
• VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
• IX. Communication and Representation
• X. Connections
2A.7 Number and algebraic methods. The student applies mathematical processes to simplify and perform operations on expressions and to solve equations. The student is expected to:
2A.7H Solve equations involving rational exponents.

Solve

EQUATIONS INVOLVING RATIONAL EXPONENTS

Including, but not limited to:

• Laws (properties) of exponents
• Product of powers (multiplication when bases are the same): am • an = am+n
• Quotient of powers (division when bases are the same): = am-n
• Power to a power: (am)n = amn
• Negative exponent: a-n =
• Rational exponent:
• Equations when bases are the same: am = anm = n
• Solving equations with rational exponents
• Isolation of base and power using properties of algebra
• Exponentiation of both sides by reciprocal of power of base
• If the denominator of the reciprocal power is even, then the variable must be represented using absolute value.
• Simplification to obtain solution
• Verification of solution
• Real-world problem situations modeled by equations involving rational exponents
• Justification of reasonableness of solutions in terms of real-world problem situations

Note(s):

• Prior grade levels simplified numeric expressions, including integral and rational exponents.
• Algebra II introduces equations involving rational exponents.
• Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
• TxCCRS:
• I. Numeric Reasoning
• B1 – Perform computations with real and complex numbers.
• II. Algebraic Reasoning
• A1 – Explain and differentiate between expressions and equations using words such as “solve,” “evaluate,” and “simplify.”
• C1 – Recognize and use algebraic (field) properties, concepts, procedures, and algorithms to solve equations, inequalities, and systems of linear equations.
• D1 – Interpret multiple representations of equations and relationships.
• D2 – Translate among multiple representations of equations and relationships.
• VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
• IX. Communication and Representation
• X. Connections