**Goals**

8. Sequences and Functions

- I will be able determine arithmetic and geometric sequences

9. Descriptive Statistics

- I will be able to use the two basic methods of descriptive statistics — graphical and numeric, using a variety of tables, graphs, and plots to visualize what the data is showing
- I will be able to summarize these patterns by computing statistics that describe the distribution, central tendency, and spread of the data
- I will be able to determine relationships between data sets

10. Polynomials

- I will be able to make connections between polynomials, their graphs, and the real-world relationships

11. Factoring of Polynomials

- I will be able to find out more about a function’s graph by factoring
- I will use factoring to form representations that make it easier to tell where a function’s roots (x-intercepts) are
- If the function happens to describe a real-world relationship, I will be able to determine the meaning of the x-intercepts quickly using factoring

12. Quadratic Equations and Functions

- I will be able to model the path of any object that is thrown or launched into the air using quadratic equations
- I will be able to identify key locations on graphs of quadratic functions

13. Undoing Functions and Moving Them Around

- I will be able to determine the “big picture description or rule” of a function, and manipulate it in some way to solve for a given application
- I will be able to find the inverse of a given function, and manipulate the graph directly using transformations, such as shifting it on an xy-plane or stretching it