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Chapter 3--Linear Models and Systems

Essential Question:  How can all that we already know about linear functions be related to data collections?

Unit Rationale:  Reviewing linear equations and arithmetic sequences in order to relate to collected data.

As a result of this unit, students will be able to:

Ø  Write the equation of a line in intercept and point-slope forms.

Ø  Relate recursive form of the arithmetic sequences to linear equations.

Ø  Understand slope and rate of change.

Ø  Fit a line to data

Ø  Use residuals to test the fit of a line

Ø  Solve systems of first degree equations in two variables by graphing, substitution and elimination.


·        Line of best fit

·        Explicit formulas

·        Residuals

·        Domain

·        Range

·        Slope

·        Interpolation

·        Extrapolation

Focus Standards:

A2.1.A  Select and justify functions and equations to model and solve problems.

A2.1.B  Solve problems that can be represented by systems of equations.

Reasoning, Problem Solving, and Communication Standards:

A2.8.A  Analyze a problem situation and represent it mathematically.

A2.8.B  Select and apply strategies to solve problems.

A2.8.C  Evaluate a solution for reasonableness, verify its accuracy, and interpret the solution in the context of the original problem.

A2.8.E  Read and interpret diagrams, graphs, and text containing the symbols, language and conventions of mathematics.

A2.8.F  Summarize mathematical ideas with precision and efficiency for a given audience and purpose.

A2.8.H   Synthesize information to draw conclusions and evaluate the arguments and conclusions of others.