• Unit 2: Introduction to Functions

    The study of functions is one of the main focuses of this course. In this unit, we will introduce the definition of a function and the special notation used to write equations for functions of two variables. You may find some of the material is familiar if you have already learned about plotting points on the cartesian coordinate plane and writing equations of lines. You will be introduced to a toolkit of functions early in the unit that we will use throughout most of the course, so pay close attention to the characteristics and notation used to define them. You will practice defining important characteristics of functions such as the domain and range. You will practice graphing the many different types of functions that we will focus on throughout the course. Pay close attention to this unit, as it builds the foundation for the course. Enjoy your study of functions!

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 3 hours.

    • 2.1: Notation and Basic Functions

    • 2.2: Properties of Functions and Describing Function Behavior