Category Archives: Lesson 01: Expressions, Equations, and Functions

4. Representing Functions as Verbal Rules, Equations, Tables, and Graphs

You can use a verbal description, an equation, a table, or a graph to represent a function. Are you tired of the planetarium example yet? ME NEITHER!!! We can use this tired example to see the various ways to represent … Continue reading

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3. The Order of Operations

A very important facet that you will continuously use in mathematics is the order of operations. You should become so proficient in the order of operations that it will be as second nature as breathing. NO REALLY… ­čÖé The mnemonic … Continue reading

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2. Using Expressions to Write Equations and Inequalities

While we were talking about┬áexpressions you may have noticed that we did not include any symbols to indicate equality (or an equals sign). This is the┬ádistinction between an expression and an equation. Going back to the planetarium example on the … Continue reading

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1. Writing and Evaluating Algebraic Expressions

An algebraic expression is an expression that includes at least one variable. These expressions are used to represent a situation with a changing variable (ie. “The cost for admission for one student to the planetarium is $6”) and can be … Continue reading

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