
HELPFUL LINKS
Below you will find some sites that I have found to be very helpful for either further practice or more explanation of topics. Feel free to peruse these sites... BUT Don't forget, you can ALWAYS come to me if you don't understand something!!Functions: Khan Academy is a great tool to review, recap, or reteach material that is unclear. If you are having trouble, give this site a try! https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/algebrafunctions
 This site has some great extra practice and does a great job explaining the idea of evaluating functions!http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/functionsevaluating.html
 Functions represent the relationship between variables.
 Domain is all of the xvalues
 Range is all of the yvalues
Systems of Equations: A "system" of equations is a set or collection of equations that you are dealing with at once.
 You are looking for the point (x,y) that satisfies BOTH equations at the same time.
 There are many methods to solving systems ie. Graphing, Substitution, or Elimination.
Polynomials: http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials.html
 Polynomials are expressions of variables with multiple terms.
 Each piece of the expression is considered a term.
 Expressions with two terms are called binomials.
 Expressions with three terms are called trinomials.
Solving Quadratics:By Graphing:
 The graph of a quadratic function is called a parabola.
 Once you have graphed your parabola you are looking for your:
 Yintercept = c
 Axis of Symmetry = b/2a
 Vertex
 Max or Min?
 When your a value is positive, your parabola will open up & have a minimum value
 When your a value is negative, your parabola will open down & have a maximum value
 Your max or min value is the ycoordinate of your vertex
By Factoring:
 http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solvquad.htm
 When a=1
 Looking for numbers that multiply to give you your last number, but add to give you your middle number!
 When a>1
 Multiply a*c, factor like we know how!, divide each number by a & simplify, if you are left with a simplified faction bring your bottom number up in front of your x squared!
 **REMEMBER: You can always FOIL out your answer to make sure you are right!!*
Using the Quadratic Formula:
Congruence & Similarity:This is a Theorem and Definition heavy topic. Make sure you know your theorems! Make sure you can name corresponding sides and angles (& make sure you know what corresponding sides & angles mean!)
 The big theorems that you need to know right now are: SideAngleSide, SideSideSide, AngleSideAngle, & Right Angle HypotenuseSide. These are aspects of triangles that if you can prove they have in common then you can prove congruence! {When matching these aspects it is important that the Angle in SAS is IN BETWEEN the two matching sides same goes for ASA: make sure that the Side is IN BETWEEN the two matching angles!!}
 For more practice: http://www.mathwarehouse.com/geometry/congruent_triangles/
Exponential Functions:
 Exponential functions are similar to functions we have worked with before; however, there is one big difference the variable is now the power, rather than the base. Before we dealt with functions like f(x) = x^{2}, where the variable x was the base and 2 was the power. In the case of exponentials, we see functions like g(x) = 2^{x}, where the base is the fixed number and the exponent is the changing variable.
 In cases of exponential functions we will have either
Exponential Growth or Exponential Decay
 Exponential Functions are used to describe situations like population growth, depreciation, appreciation, interest, any many more. For more practice: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/expofcns.htm

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