• Unit 4: Linear Functions

    In this unit, you will explore linear functions in depth. Linear functions are a great place to start our in-depth exploration of functions because they are fairly straightforward to master, and many people have learned about them in past math courses. In our discovery of linear functions, we will work with tables, equations, graphs, and words to describe the behavior and key characteristics of linear functions. You will also learn about an important concept called the rate of change. One of the most important key characteristics of a linear function is its rate of change. If you continue on to study calculus, you will learn about the rate of change in depth. In addition to the rate of change, you will discover that some observable phenomena behave linearly. We can build a model using a linear function to represent their behavior and make predictions.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 2 hours.

    • 4.1: Linear Functions

    • 4.2: Modeling with Linear Functions

    • 4.3: Fitting Linear Models to Data