About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Continuity chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Continuity in a Function||Examples of continuities in functions|
|Tuesday||Discontinuities in Functions and Graphs||A look at various kinds of discontinuities|
|Wednesday||Regions of Continuity in a Function||An explanation of regions around jumps and multi-step functions|
|Thursday||Intermediate Value Theorem: Definition||The applications of this theorem|
|Friday||Intermediate Value Theorem: Examples and Applications||The process of calculating the roots of an equation|
1. Continuity in a Function
Travel to space and explore the difference between continuous and discontinuous functions in this lesson. Learn how determining continuity is as easy as tracing a line.
2. Discontinuities in Functions and Graphs
In this lesson, we talk about the types of discontinuities that you commonly see in functions. In particular, learn how to identify point, jump and asymptotic discontinuities.
3. Regions of Continuity in a Function
Can Earth ever compete with extraterrestrial UFOs? In this lesson, you'll learn that not all functions are continuous, but most have regions where they are continuous. Discover how to define regions of continuity for functions that have discontinuities.
4. Intermediate Value Theorem: Definition
A UFO and a jet take off and ascend to 30,000 feet along discontinuous and continuous paths, respectively. In this lesson, learn about the intermediate value theorem and why the jet has to cross 15,000 feet.
5. Intermediate Value Theorem: Examples and Applications
Many problems in math don't require an exact solution. Some problems exist simply to find out if any solution exists. In this lesson, we'll learn how to use the intermediate value theorem to answer an age-old question.
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