High School Functions

Common Core State Standards Overview for High School Functions

Interpreting Functions
  • Understand the concept of a function and use function notation.
  • Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context.
  • Analyze functions using different representations.
Building Functions
  • Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities.
  • Build new functions from existing functions.
Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models
  • Construct and compare linear and exponential models and solve problems.
  • Interpret expressions for functions in terms of the situation they model.
Trigonometric Functions
  • Extend the domain of trigonometric functions using the unit circle.
  • Model periodic phenomena with trigonometric functions.
  • Prove and apply trigonometric identities.
Source: www.corestandards.org

The teaching of high school mathematical functions relates closely to algebra and trigonometry as well as geometry. Functions are one of the most exciting subjects in high school mathematics because they bring students, from the 9th grade to the twelfth, close to real-world reasoning and problem-solving. In situations where one resulting quantity depends on changes in another, math functions help calculate everything from investment interest to the strength of earthquakes. But this fascinating flexibility becomes hard to explore without a firm grasp of the mathematics vocabulary relating to functions. Read MoreRead Less

Math Word Lists

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core High School Math Standards. VocabularySpellingCity has selected the high school math words that apply to the key math concepts and written level-appropriate high school math definitions combined with meaningful example sentences. High school students can use these materials for reinforcement to build understanding or assessment. Teachers can import the lists into their account and then edit or extend the lists for their own purposes.

VocabularySpellingCity provides all the tools high school mathematics students need to build a good foundation in functions terminology. Through entertaining word games based on math-related word lists, they hear and see how functions vocabulary is used in a genuine context. They can use printable worksheets for further word study and assess their progress with online testing. The functions word lists are based on the Common Core State Standards for high school mathematics study. Understanding functions terminology, students can then go on to learn to use functions in almost every aspect of life, from the everyday to the highly mathematical and scientific.

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