This book introduces you to functions to build a foundation for learning about specific types of functions in later Summit Math books. Using a wide variety of scenarios that involve functions, this book shows you how to identify increasing, decreasing and constant intervals as well as the domain and range of a function. Without using the phrase “piecewise functions,” this book develops an introductory understanding of what they are by guiding you through the process of graphing only part of a function and thinking about how to restrict the domain. Each concept is developed gradually to show that new ideas build on topics you are already familiar with.
Topics in this book:
- Comparing Independent And Dependent Quantities
- Representing A Function With An Equation Or A Graph
- Increasing, Decreasing, Or Constant
- The Domain And Range Of A Function
- More Scenarios That Involve Functions
- Cumulative Review
- Answer Key
If you are searching for an independent algebra program or a supplement to teach specific algebra concepts, Summit Math is worth your consideration. Using the guided discovery method, students make their own connections as they learn to master each scenario before moving on to the next. Each section builds on previous concepts already learned. The first half of the book incorporates the guided discovery approach, while the latter half uses extra practice sheets to improve understanding of the topics. Each section has an answer key. A placement test and pacing guide is provided for each level. The author states this is a complete program teaching typical topics in the Algebra I and II sequence while preparing students for standardized testing. If students feel they need extra instruction, a video subscription is available from the publisher. Free downloadable tests and a more detailed version of the answer key are also available at the publisher’s website.