After the pretest, we start by discussing Function Vocabulary. After a brief foray into chapter 10 for an explanation of limits, we continue looking at function details.

(The dates below are for the E-Block class. All the Wednesday dates are Thursdays for G-Block.)

9/02 Labor Day

9/03 Brain Awakening Problems (E-Block only)

9/04 Rosh Hashanah - no school

9/05 Pretest (based on summer work - I will be out)

9/09 Domain and Range (with some new notation)

HW finish handout and read section 1.2

9/10 Extrema, Increasing/Decreasing, Odd/Even Symmetry CW p.97/79

HW p.94-95/1-4, 9-19 odd, 25-33 odd, 47-53 odd

9/11 Limits: definition, notation, evaluation

HW p.763-764/1-23 odd, 26, 31, 37, 49, 61, 71

9/12 Half Day C B A G

9/13 Asymptotes, Holes, and Continuity

HW p.95-98/35, 37, 39, 55-61 odd, 67, 68, 81, 86

9/16 Twelve Basic Functions (section 1.3)

*The twelve basic functions are the ones we will come back to over and over during the course of the year. Several of them are related to each other in a variety of ways. You need to be completely familiar with their graphs and properties. We start with an exploration.*

Exploration and CW; HW p.106-109/13-28, 45-55 odd, 64, 65, 68, 69

(Hint: use *a* and *b* instead of *x* and *y* for problem 69 - it is easier to understand that way.)

9/17 Functions operations (section 1.4): addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and (perhaps most importantly) composition.* The big issue is the change of the domain for the new function. Try the Exploration on page 112 (if we don't finish it in class - it is good for you to think about what composed functions can turn into). There is also the issue of non-function relations and the functions implied by their equations. Ask again if the explanation in class and homework doesn't clarify the issue for you.*

HW pp.116-118/5, 7, 12-42 by 3's, 51-55

9/18 More Problems on Composition

HW finish worksheet

9/20 Function Descriptions and Combinations HW finish worksheet

9/23 Inverses HW p.126-128/13-21 odd,23-26,29,31,33-36,45-47,50,51

9/25 Big Review Packet (Day 2)

9/27 Test of Function description and manipulation