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MAZ504: Advanced Functions (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Mathematics
COURSE TITLE: Advanced Functions
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: MAZ504
TYPE: GM
CREDITS:
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks

Major Concepts/Content: This course is beyond the Algebra II level which prepares the student for college mathematics. Advanced Functions provides students an in-depth study of modeling and applying functions. Home, work, recreation, consumer issues, public policy, and scientific investigations are just a few of the areas from which applications should originate. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, should be used regularly for instruction and assessment.

Major Instructional Activities: Students will be expected to complete a number of projects and will become proficient in a variety of technology applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. The projects will vary as students are given the opportunity to explore areas of interest and future career opportunities. Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will demonstrate their knowledge through tests, hands-on demonstrations, technical reports, projects, case studies, and reflections.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will create and use mathematical models employing the following mathematical concepts:

  • Linear functions
  • Polynomial functions
  • Exponential functions
  • Power functions
  • Logarithmic functions
  • Recursively-defined functions