Topic A focuses on the skills inherent in the modeling process: representing graphs, data sets, or verbal descriptions using explicit expressions (F-BF.A.1a) when presented in graphic form in Lesson 1, as data in Lesson 2, or as a verbal description of a contextual situation in Lesson 3. They recognize the function type associated with the problem (F-LE.A.1b, F-LE.A.1c) and match to or create 1- and 2-variable equations (A-CED.A.1, A-CED.2) to model a context presented graphically, as a data set, or as a description (F-LE.A.2). Function types include linear, quadratic, exponential, square root, cube root, absolute value, and other piecewise functions. Students interpret features of a graph in order to write an equation that can be used to model it and the function (F-IF.B.4, F-BF.A.1) and relate the domain to both representations (F-IF.B.5). This topic focuses on the skills needed to complete the modeling cycle and sometimes uses purely mathematical models, sometimes real-world contexts.
Algebra I Module 5, Topic A, Overview
Common Core Learning Standards
|N.Q .2||Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.|
|A.CED.2||Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph...|
|F.IF.4||For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs...|