The first precalculus exam was based on functions and graphs.
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What’s on the Test?
The main concepts on the test include reasoning about the following. Challenging topics are underlined. See the Exam 1 Study Guide for more information.
- Foundations – scientific notation, ratio and proportion, solving equations, order of operations.
- Lines – Finding the equation of a line through two points, computing a median-median line by hand, interpreting slope, and finding a linear regression line with a calculator.
- Data Analysis – computing residuals, listing indicators of model fit using residuals, positive/negative association, weak/strong association, , computing and comparing regression models with a calculator.
- Function Evaluation – function notation, composition of functions, evaluating functions at expressions, interpreting and solving equations and inequalities using function notation, evaluating functions using equations, tables, and graphs.
- Graphs of Common Functions – matching parent graphs to equations, 6 types of transformations, finding a plausible equation for a transformed graph
- Features of Graphs – domain and range, x intercepts, y intercept, symmetry, horizontal and/or vertical asymptote(s), intervals of increasing and decreasing, local maximum and minimum point(s), interval(s) of concave up and concave down, inflection points.