Ch 1: Functions - AP Calculus: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Functions unit of this AP Calculus Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn how to work with functions. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP Calculus Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn how to compose and apply functions. There is no faster or easier way to learn about calculus. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn how to add, subtract, divide and multiply functions.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a calculus curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Functions unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Functions Unit Objectives:

  • Learn how to shift graphs on a plane.
  • Understand range and domain in a function.
  • Read about notation and identification functions.
  • Learn about inverse functions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Functions - AP Calculus: Homeschool Curriculum
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Functions: Identification, Notation & Practice Problems

1. Functions: Identification, Notation & Practice Problems

A function is simply a rule that takes one number and turns it into another. But some special conditions must apply for it to be a true mathematical function. Learn about those conditions and how we write functions here!

Transformations: How to Shift Graphs on a Plane

2. Transformations: How to Shift Graphs on a Plane

What is a transformation? Well, it's something that transforms one function into another! To see what I mean and how that looks, check out this lesson!

What Is Domain and Range in a Function?

3. What Is Domain and Range in a Function?

The domain and range are the possible outputs and inputs of a function. In this lesson, learn about what might restrict the domain and how to figure out the domain and range from a graph.

How to Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Functions

4. How to Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Functions

Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing functions is about as simple as substituting in expressions and then just doing whichever operation it asks you to do. Check out this video lesson to see some examples of this and learn just how easy it is!

How to Compose Functions

5. How to Compose Functions

Function composition is the process of putting two or more functions together. This video lesson will explain how this process works and also show you how to evaluate functions that have been composed.

Inverse Functions

6. Inverse Functions

Inverse functions are two functions that do exactly opposite things. Check out this lesson to learn about how to write inverse functions, find inverse functions, and predict whether or not they exist.

Applying Function Operations Practice Problems

7. Applying Function Operations Practice Problems

In this lesson, learn how to apply all the different properties of functions to solve complex problems. From function operations and composition to domain and range, get your practice here!

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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