A.1 
Mathematical process standards. The student uses mathematical processes to acquire and demonstrate mathematical understanding. The student is expected to:


A.1A 
Apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace.
Process Standard

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.
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A.1B 
Use a problemsolving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problemsolving process and the reasonableness of the solution.
Process Standard

Use
A PROBLEMSOLVING MODEL THAT INCORPORATES ANALYZING GIVEN INFORMATION, FORMULATING A PLAN OR STRATEGY, DETERMINING A SOLUTION, JUSTIFYING THE SOLUTION, AND EVALUATING THE PROBLEMSOLVING PROCESS AND THE REASONABLENESS OF THE SOLUTION Including, but not limited to:
 Problemsolving model
 Analyze given information
 Formulate a plan or strategy
 Determine a solution
 Justify the solution
 Evaluate the problemsolving 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

A.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.
Process Standard

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

A.1D 
Communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate.
Process Standard

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

A.1E 
Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas.
Process Standard

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

A.1F 
Analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas.
Process Standard

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 nonexamples, patterns, etc.
 Current knowledge to new learning
Note(s):
 The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
 TxCCRS:

A.1G 
Display, explain, and justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communication.
Process Standard

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

A.2 
Linear functions, equations, and inequalities. The student applies the mathematical process standards when using properties of linear functions to write and represent in multiple ways, with and without technology, linear equations, inequalities, and systems of equations. The student is expected to:


A.2A 
Determine the domain and range of a linear function in mathematical problems; determine reasonable domain and range values for realworld situations, both continuous and discrete; and represent domain and range using inequalities.
Readiness Standard

Determine
THE DOMAIN AND RANGE OF A LINEAR FUNCTION IN MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS AND REASONABLE DOMAIN AND RANGE VALUES FOR REALWORLD SITUATIONS, BOTH CONTINUOUS AND DISCRETE
Represent
THE DOMAIN AND RANGE OF A LINEAR FUNCTION USING INEQUALITIES
Including, but not limited to:
 Linear function – a relationship with a constant rate of change represented by a graph that forms a straight line in which each element of the input (x) is paired with exactly one element of the output (y)
 Domain and range of linear functions in mathematical problem situations
 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
 Inequality representations
 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 ∈ ℜ
 Ex: x ∈ ℜ
 Ex: –3 < y ≤ 6, y ∈ ℜ
 Ex: y ≥ 0, y ∈ Ζ
 Domain and range of linear functions in realworld problem situations
 Reasonable domain and range for realworld problem situations
 Comparison of domain and range of function model to appropriate domain and range for a realworld problem situation
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 The notation ℜ represents the set of real numbers, and the notation Ζ represents the set of integers.
 Grade 6 identified independent and dependent quantities.
 Grade 8 identified functions using sets of ordered pairs, tables, mappings, and graphs.
 Algebra I introduces the concept of domain and range of a function.
 Algebra I represents domain and range using inequality verbal descriptions and inequality notation.
 Algebra II will introduce representing domain and range using interval and set notation.
 Precalculus will introduce piecewise functions.
 Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
 TxCCRS:
 VII. Functions
 B1 – Understand and analyze features of a function.
 VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections

A.2B 
Write linear equations in two variables in various forms, including y = mx + b, Ax + By = C, and y  y_{1} = m(x  x_{1}), given one point and the slope and given two points.
Supporting Standard

Write
LINEAR EQUATIONS IN TWO VARIABLES IN VARIOUS FORMS, INCLUDING y = mx + b, Ax + By = C, and y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1}), GIVEN ONE POINT AND THE SLOPE AND GIVEN TWO POINTS
Including, but not limited to:
 Linear equation in two variables – a relationship with a constant rate of change represented by a graph that forms a straight line
 Various forms of linear equations in two variables
 Slopeintercept form, y = mx + b
 m is the slope.
 b is the yintercept.
 Pointslope form, y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1})
 m is the slope.
 (x_{1, }y_{1}) is a given point
 Standard form, Ax + By = C
 Traditional format: A, B, C ∈ Ζ, A ≥ 0
 x and y terms are on one side of the equation and the constant is on the other side.
 Given constraints
 Slope and a point
 Two points
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Grade 8 introduced slope and slopeintercept form to compare proportional and nonproportional relationships.
 Algebra I introduces the use of standard form and pointslope form to represent linear relationships.
 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
 B2 – Algebraically construct and analyze new functions.
 VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections

A.2C 
Write linear equations in two variables given a table of values, a graph, and a verbal description.
Readiness Standard

Write
LINEAR EQUATIONS IN TWO VARIABLES GIVEN A TABLE OF VALUES, A GRAPH, AND A VERBAL DESCRIPTION
Including, but not limited to:
 Linear equation in two variables – a relationship with a constant rate of change represented by a graph that forms a straight line
 Various forms linear equations in two variables
 Slopeintercept form, y = mx + b
 m is the slope.
 b is the yintercept.
 Pointslope form, y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1})
 m is the slope.
 (x_{1, }y_{1}) is a given point
 Standard form, Ax + By = C; A, B, C ∈ Ζ, A ≥ 0
 x and y terms are on one side of the equation and the constant is on the other side.
 Given multiple representations
 Table of values
 Graph
 Verbal description
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Middle School introduced using multiple representations for linear relationships.
 Grade 8 represented linear proportional and nonproportional relationships in tables, graphs, and equations in the form y = mx + b.
 Algebra I introduces the use of standard form and pointslope form to represent linear relationships.
 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
 B2 – Algebraically construct and analyze new functions.
 C1 – Apply known function models.
 C2 – Develop a function to model a situation.
 VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections

A.2D 
Write and solve equations involving direct variation.
Supporting Standard

Write
EQUATIONS INVOLVING DIRECT VARIATION
Including, but not limited to:
 Direct variation – a linear relationship between two variables, x (independent) and y (dependent), that always has a constant, unchanged ratio, k, and can be represented by y = kx
 Multiple representations
 Table
 Graph
 Verbal description
 Characteristics of direct variation
 Linear proportional relationship
 Linear
 Passes through the origin (0, 0)
 Represented by y = kx
 Constant of proportionality represented as
 When b = 0 in y = mx + b, then k = the slope, m
 Realworld problem situations
Solve
EQUATIONS INVOLVING DIRECT VARIATION
Including, but not limited to:
 Various solution methods
 Tabular
 Graphical
 Algebraic
 Realworld problem situations
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Grade 7 introduced representing and solving problems involving proportional relationships.
 Grade 8 solved problems involving direct variation.
 Algebra II will solve problems involving inverse variation.
 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
 C1 – Apply known function models.
 C2 – Develop a function to model a situation.
 VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections

A.2E 
Write the equation of a line that contains a given point and is parallel to a given line.
Supporting Standard

Write
THE EQUATION OF A LINE THAT CONTAINS A GIVEN POINT AND IS PARALLEL TO A GIVEN LINE
Including, but not limited to:
 Multiple representations
 Characteristics of parallel lines
 In the same plane
 Do not intersect
 Same distance apart
 Slopes are equal, m_{y}_{1} = m_{y}_{2} , where m_{y}_{1 }is the slope of line 1 and m_{y}_{2} is the slope of line 2.
 m = 0, y = #
 m = undefined, x = #
 Various forms of the equation of a line
 Slopeintercept form, y = mx + b
 Pointslope form, y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1})
 Standard form, Ax + By = C
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Previous grade levels introduced slope and meaning of parallel separately.
 Algebra I introduces the concept of parallel lines in terms of slope.
 Geometry will write the equation of a line parallel to a given line passing through a given point to determine geometric relationships on a coordinate plane.
 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
 B2 – Algebraically construct and analyze new functions.
 VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections

A.2F 
Write the equation of a line that contains a given point and is perpendicular to a given line.
Supporting Standard

Write
THE EQUATION OF A LINE THAT CONTAINS A GIVEN POINT AND IS PERPENDICULAR TO A GIVEN LINE
Including, but not limited to:
 Multiple representations
 Characteristics of perpendicular lines
 In the same plane
 Intersecting lines
 Intersect to form four 90^{o} angles
 Slopes are negated (opposite) reciprocals, m_{y}_{2} =
 Given line y = #, where m = 0, the perpendicular line is x = # with an undefined slope.
 Given line x = #, where m = undefined, the perpendicular line is y = # with m = 0.
 Various forms of the equation of a line
 Slopeintercept form, y = mx + b
 Pointslope form, y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1})
 Standard form, Ax + By = C
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Previous grade levels introduced slope and meaning of perpendicular separately.
 Algebra I introduces the concept of perpendicular lines in terms of slope.
 Geometry will write the equation of a line perpendicular to a given line passing through a given point to determine geometric relationships on a coordinate plane.
 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
 B2 – Algebraically construct and analyze new functions.
 VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections

A.2G 
Write an equation of a line that is parallel or perpendicular to the X or Y axis and determine whether the slope of the line is zero or undefined.
Supporting Standard

Write
AN EQUATION OF A LINE THAT IS PARALLEL OR PERPENDICULAR TO THE X OR Y AXIS
Determine
WHETHER THE SLOPE OF A LINE PARALLEL OR PERPENDICULAR TO THE X OR Y AXIS IS ZERO OR UNDEFINED
Including, but not limited to:
 Write equations for parallel or perpendicular lines
 Equations of lines parallel or perpendicular to the xaxis
 Parallel to the xaxis, y = #
 Perpendicular to the xaxis, x = #
 Equations of lines parallel or perpendicular to the yaxis
 Parallel to the yaxis, x = #
 Perpendicular to the yaxis, y = #
 Equations of lines parallel or perpendicular to lines that are parallel or perpendicular to the xaxis
 Parallel to a line parallel to the xaxis, y = #
 Parallel to a line perpendicular to the xaxis, x = #
 Perpendicular to a line parallel to the xaxis, x = #
 Perpendicular to a line perpendicular to the xaxis, y = #
 Equations of lines parallel or perpendicular to lines that are parallel or perpendicular to the yaxis
 Parallel to a line parallel to the yaxis, x = #
 Parallel to a line perpendicular to the yaxis, y = #
 Perpendicular to a line parallel to the yaxis, y = #
 Perpendicular to a line perpendicular to the yaxis, x = #
 Determine whether the slope of a parallel or perpendicular line is zero or undefined
 Slope of lines parallel to the xaxis, m = 0
 Slope of lines parallel to the yaxis, m is undefined
 Slope of lines perpendicular to the xaxis, m is undefined
 Slope of lines perpendicular to the yaxis, m = 0
 Write the equation of a line and determine the slope of the line that passes through a point and is parallel or perpendicular to the xaxis.
 Write the equation of a line and determine the slope of the line that passes through a point and is parallel or perpendicular to the yaxis.
 Write the equation of a line and determine the slope of the line that passes through a point and is parallel to a line that is parallel to the xaxis.
 Write the equation of a line and determine the slope of the line that passes through a point and is parallel to a line that is perpendicular to the xaxis.
 Write the equation of a line and determine the slope of the line that passes through a point and is perpendicular to a line that is parallel to the xaxis.
 Write the equation of a line and determine the slope of the line that passes through a point and is perpendicular to a line that is perpendicular to the xaxis.
 Write the equation of a line and determine the slope of the line that passes through a point and is parallel to a line that is parallel to the yaxis.
 Write the equation of a line and determine the slope of the line that passes through a point and is parallel to a line that is perpendicular to the yaxis.
 Write the equation of a line and determine the slope of the line that passes through a point and is perpendicular to a line that is parallel to the yaxis.
 Write the equation of a line and determine the slope of the line that passes through a point and is perpendicular to a line that is perpendicular to the yaxis.
 Generalizations
 A line parallel to the xaxis and perpendicular to the yaxis has a slope of zero.
 A line parallel to the yaxis and perpendicular to the xaxis has an undefined slope.
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Previous grade levels introduced slope and meaning of parallel and perpendicular separately.
 Algebra I introduces the concepts of parallel and perpendicular lines in terms of slope.
 Geometry will write the equation of a line parallel or perpendicular to a given line passing through a given point to determine geometric relationships on a coordinate plane.
 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
 B2 – Algebraically construct and analyze new functions.
 VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections

A.3 
Linear functions, equations, and inequalities. The student applies the mathematical process standards when using graphs of linear functions, key features, and related transformations to represent in multiple ways and solve, with and without technology, equations, inequalities, and systems of equations. The student is expected to:


A.3A 
Determine the slope of a line given a table of values, a graph, two points on the line, and an equation written in various forms, including y = mx + b, Ax + By = C, and y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1}).
Supporting Standard

Determine
THE SLOPE OF A LINE GIVEN A TABLE OF VALUES, A GRAPH, TWO POINTS ON THE LINE, AND AN EQUATION WRITTEN IN VARIOUS FORMS, INCLUDING y = mx + b, Ax + By = C, and y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1})
Including, but not limited to:
 Slope of a line – the steepness of a line; rate of change in y (vertical) compared to change in x (horizontal), or or or
 Slope by various methods
 Equation method denoted as m in y = mx + b
 Table method by analyzing change in x and y values: m = or
 Graph method by analyzing vertical and horizontal change: slope =
 Formula method: For two points (x_{1}, y_{1}) and (x_{2}, y_{2}), m=
 Slope from multiple representations
 Tables of values
 Graphs
 Two points on a line
 Linear equations in various forms
 Slopeintercept form, y = mx + b
 Pointslope form, y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1})
 Standard form, Ax + By = C
 m = –
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Grade 8 introduced the concept of slope through the use of proportionality using similar triangles, making connections between slope and proportional relationships, and determining slope from tables and graphs.
 Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
 TxCCRS:
 III. Geometric Reasoning
 B3 – Use congruence transformations and dilations to investigate congruence, similarity, and symmetries of plane figures.
 C1 – Make connections between geometry and algebra.
 VII. Functions
 B1 – Understand and analyze features of a function.
 VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections

A.3B 
Calculate the rate of change of a linear function represented tabularly, graphically, or algebraically in context of mathematical and realworld problems.
Readiness Standard

Calculate
THE RATE OF CHANGE OF A LINEAR FUNCTION REPRESENTED TABULARLY, GRAPHICALLY, OR ALGEBRAICALLY IN CONTEXT OF MATHEMATICAL AND REALWORLD PROBLEMS
Including, but not limited to:
 Linear function – a relationship with a constant rate of change represented by a graph that forms a straight line in which each element of the input (x) is paired with exactly one element of the output (y)
 Linear functions in mathematical problem situations
 Linear functions in realworld problem situations
 Connections between slope and rate of change
 Rate of change by various methods
 Tabular method by analyzing rate of change in x and y values: m = = or m =
 Graphical method by analyzing vertical and horizontal change: slope =
 Algebraic method by analyzing m in y = mx + b form
 Solve equation for y
 Slope is represented by m
 Rate of change from multiple representations
 Tabular
 Graphical
 Algebraic
 Calculuation and comparison of the rate of change over specified intervals of a graph
 Meaning of rate of change in the context of realworld problem situations
 Emphasis on units of rate of change in relation to realworld problem situations
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Grade 8 introduced the concept of slope as a rate of change, including using the slope formula.
 Precalculus will introduce piecewise functions and their characteristics.
 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
 B1 – Understand and analyze features of a function.
 VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections

A.3C 
Graph linear functions on the coordinate plane and identify key features, including xintercept, yintercept, zeros, and slope, in mathematical and realworld problems.
Readiness Standard

Graph
LINEAR FUNCTIONS ON THE COORDINATE PLANE
Including, but not limited to:
 Linear function – a relationship with a constant rate of change represented by a graph that forms a straight line in which each element of the input (x) is paired with exactly one element of the output (y)
 Linear functions in mathematical problem situations
 Linear functions in realworld problem situations
 Multiple representations
 Tabular
 Graphical
 Verbal
 Algebraic generalizations
Identify
KEY FEATURES OF LINEAR FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING xINTERCEPT, yINTERCEPT, ZEROS, AND SLOPE, IN MATHEMATICAL AND REALWORLD PROBLEMS
Including, but not limited to:
 Linear function – a relationship with a constant rate of change represented by a graph that forms a straight line in which each element of the input (x) is paired with exactly one element of the output (y)
 Linear functions in mathematical problem situations
 Linear functions in realworld problem situations
 Multiple representations
 Tabular
 Graphical
 Verbal
 Algebraic generalizations
 Characteristics of linear functions
 xintercept – x coordinate of a point at which the relation crosses the xaxis, meaning the y coordinate equals zero, (x, 0)
 Zeros – the value(s) of x such that the y value of the relation equals zero
 yintercept – y coordinate of a point at which the relation crosses the yaxis, meaning the x coordinate equals zero, (0, y)
 Slope of a line – the steepness of a line; rate of change in y (vertical) compared to change in x (horizontal), or = or
 denoted as m in y = mx + b
 denoted as m in f(x) = mx + b
 Notation of linear functions
 Equation notation: y= mx + b
 Function notation: f(x) = mx + b
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Grades 7 and 8 introduced linear relationships using tables of data, graphs, and algebraic generalizations.
 Grade 8 introduced using tables of data and graphs to determine rate of change or slope and yintercept.
 Algebra I introduces key attributes of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.
 Algebra II will continue to analyze the key attributes of exponential functions and will introduce the key attributes of square root, cubic, cube root, absolute value, rational, and logarithmic functions.
 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
 B1 – Understand and analyze features of a function.
 VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections

A.4 
Linear functions, equations, and inequalities. The student applies the mathematical process standards to formulate statistical relationships and evaluate their reasonableness based on realworld data. The student is expected to:


A.4A 
Calculate, using technology, the correlation coefficient between two quantitative variables and interpret this quantity as a measure of the strength of the linear association.
Supporting Standard

Calculate
THE CORRELATION COEFFICIENT BETWEEN TWO QUANTITATIVE VARIABLES, USING TECHNOLOGY
Including, but not limited to:
 Quantitative bivariate data – data for two related numeric variables that can be represent by a scatterplot
 Correlation coefficient (rvalue) – numeric value that assesses the strength of the linear relationship between two quantitative variables in a set of bivariate data
 Determined by analysis of bivariate data using the graphing calculator
 Range: –1 ≤ r ≤ 1
Interpret
THE CORRELATION COEFFICIENT AS A MEASURE OF THE STRENGTH OF THE LINEAR ASSOCIATION
Including, but not limited to:
 Quantitative bivariate data – data for two related numeric variables that can be represent by a scatterplot
 Correlation – description of the linear relationship between the two variables in bivariate data
 Positive linear correlation – trend of points to ascend from left to right
 Negative linear correlation – trend of points to descend from left to right
 No linear correlation – no trend observable in the data points
 Regression equation – line of best fit representing a set of bivariate data
 Correlation coefficient (rvalue) – numeric value that assesses the strength of the linear relationship between two quantitative variables in a set of bivariate data
 The regression equation and correlation coefficient for a given set of bivariate data can be computed using a graphing calculator.
 Correlation for approximated rvalues
 Weak, very weak, to no correlation as it approaches 0: 0 ≤ r < 0.33
 Moderate correlation: 0.33 ≤ r < 0.67
 Strong, very strong: 0.67 ≤ r < 1.00
 Data form a perfect line: ± 1
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Grade 8 graphed scatterplots of bivariate data and used trend lines to analyze the correlation as linear, nonlinear, or no association.
 Algebra I introduces calculation and interpretation of the correlation coefficient between two quantitative variables.
 Algebra II will apply regression technology to determine appropriate models between linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.
 Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
 TxCCRS:
 VI. Statistical Reasoning
 B1 – Determine types of data.
 B2 – Select and apply appropriate visual representations of data.
 B3 – Compute and describe summary statistics of data.
 B4 – Describe patterns and departure from patterns in a set of data.
 C1 – Make predictions and draw inferences using summary statistics.
 C2 – Analyze data sets using graphs and summary statistics.
 C3 – Analyze relationships between paired data using spreadsheets, graphing calculators, or statistical software.
 C4 – Recognize reliability of statistical results.
 VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections

A.4B 
Compare and contrast association and causation in realworld problems.
Supporting Standard

Compare, Contrast
ASSOCIATION AND CAUSATION IN REALWORLD PROBLEMS
Including, but not limited to:
 Association – a relationship or correlation between two measurable variables
 Causation – a relationship between two variables in which one variable directly causes change(s) in the other variable
 An association between two variables does not always imply causation
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Algebra I introduces comparison of association and causation in bivariate data.
 Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
 TxCCRS:
 VI. Statistical Reasoning
 C1 – Make predictions and draw inferences using summary statistics.
 C4 – Recognize reliability of statistical results.
 VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections

A.4C 
Write, with and without technology, linear functions that provide a reasonable fit to data to estimate solutions and make predictions for realworld problems.
Supporting Standard

Write
LINEAR FUNCTIONS THAT PROVIDE A REASONABLE FIT TO DATA, WITH AND WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY
Including, but not limited to:
 Linear function – a relationship with a constant rate of change represented by a graph that forms a straight line in which each element of the input (x) is paired with exactly one element of the output (y)
 Function models for sets of data
 Trend line by manipulating slope and yintercept
 Regression equation, y = ax + b, using the graphing calculator
To Estimate, To Make
SOLUTIONS AND PREDICTIONS FOR REALWORLD PROBLEMS
Including, but not limited to:
 Function models for sets of data
 Trend line by manipulating slope and yintercept
 Regression equation, y = ax + b, using the graphing calculator
 Correlation coefficient as an indicator of reliability of regression equations
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Grade 8 graphed scatterplots of bivariate data and used trend lines to analyze the correlation as linear, nonlinear, or no association.
 Algebra I introduces calculation and interpretation of the correlation coefficient between two quantitative variables.
 Algebra I introduces the use of algebraic strategies and regression technology to determine the line of best fit.
 Algebra II will apply regression technology and will determine appropriate models between linear, quadratic, and exponential functions to make predictions and critical judgments.
 Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
 TxCCRS:
 VI. Statistical Reasoning
 B1 – Determine types of data.
 B2 – Select and apply appropriate visual representations of data.
 B3 – Compute and describe summary statistics of data.
 B4 – Describe patterns and departure from patterns in a set of data.
 C1 – Make predictions and draw inferences using summary statistics.
 C2 – Analyze data sets using graphs and summary statistics.
 C3 – Analyze relationships between paired data using spreadsheets, graphing calculators, or statistical software.
 C4 – Recognize reliability of statistical results.
 VII. Functions
 C2 – Develop a function to model a situation.
 VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections
