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Domain and Range: Numerical Representations

Given a function in the form of a table, mapping diagram, and/or set of ordered pairs, the student will identify the domain and range using set notation, interval notation, or a verbal description as appropriate.

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Transformations of Square Root and Rational Functions

Given a square root function or a rational function, the student will determine the effect on the graph when f(x) is replaced by af(x), f(x) + d, f(bx), and f(x - c) for specific positive and negative values.

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Transformations of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Given an exponential or logarithmic function, the student will describe the effects of parameter changes.

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Solving Square Root Equations Using Tables and Graphs

Given a square root equation, the student will solve the equation using tables or graphs - connecting the two methods of solution.

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Functions and their Inverses

Given a functional relationship in a variety of representations (table, graph, mapping diagram, equation, or verbal form), the student will determine the inverse of the function.

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Rational Functions: Predicting the Effects of Parameter Changes

Given parameter changes for rational functions, students will be able to predict the resulting changes on important attributes of the function, including domain and range and asymptotic behavior.

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Domain and Range: Graphs

Given a function in graph form, identify the domain and range using set notation, interval notation, or a verbal description as appropriate.

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Domain and Range: Function Notation

Given a function in function notation form, identify the domain and range using set notation, interval notation, or a verbal description as appropriate.

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Domain and Range: Verbal Description

The student will be able to identify and determine reasonable values for the domain and range from any given verbal description.

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Domain and Range: Contextual Situations

The student will be able to identify and determine reasonable values for the domain and range from any given contextual situation.

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Modeling Data with Linear Functions

Given a scatterplot where a linear function is the best fit, the student will interpret the slope and intercepts, determine an equation using two data points, identify the conditions under which the function is valid, and use the linear model to predict data points.

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Formulating Systems of Inequalities

Given a contextual situation, the student will formulate a system of two linear inequalities with two unknowns to model the situation.

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Solving Systems of Equations Using Substitution

Given a system of two equations where at least one of the equations is linear, the student will solve the system using the algebraic method of substitution.

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Solving Systems of Equations Using Elimination

Given a system of two equations where at least one of the equations is linear, the student will solve the system using the algebraic method of elimination.

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Solving Systems of Equations with Three Variables

Given a system of three linear equations, the student will solve the system with a unique solution.

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Solving Systems of Equations Using Matrices

Given a system of up to three linear equations, the student will solve the system using matrices with technology.

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Transformations of Absolute Value Functions

Given an absolute value function, the student will analyze the effect on the graph when f(x) is replaced by af(x), f(bx), f(x – c), and f(x) + d for specific positive and negative real values.

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TEA AP Physics 1 PowerPoint Slides

Instructor PowerPoint slides for TEA AP Physics 1 open-source instructional material.

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TEA AP Physics 1 Textbook PDF

TEA AP Physics 1 Textbook PDF

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TEA AP^{®} Physics 1: Algebra-Based

^{®}Physics 1: Algebra-Based

*AP ^{®} Physics* is the result of an effort to better serve teachers and students. The textbook focuses on the College Board’s AP

^{®}framework concepts and practices.

The AP^{®} Physics curriculum framework outlines the two full-year physics courses AP^{®} Physics 1: Algebra-Based and AP^{®} Physics 2: Algebra-Based. These two courses focus on the big ideas typically included in the first and second semesters of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. They provide students with the essential knowledge and skills required to support future advanced coursework in physics. The AP^{®} Physics 1 curriculum includes mechanics, mechanical waves, sound, and electrostatics. The AP^{®} Physics 2 curriculum focuses on thermodynamics, fluid statics, dynamics, electromagnetism, geometric and physical optics, quantum physics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. AP^{®} Science Practices emphasize inquiry-based learning and development of critical thinking and reasoning skills. Inquiry-based learning involves exploratory learning as a way to gain new knowledge. Students begin by making an observation regarding a given physics topic. Students then explore that topic using scientific methodology, as opposed to simply being told about it in lecture. In this way, students learn the content through self-discovery rather than memorization.

The AP^{®} framework has identified seven major science practices, which are described using short phrases that include using representations and models to communicate information and solve problems, using mathematics appropriately, engaging in questioning, planning and implementing data collection strategies, analyzing and evaluating data, justifying scientific explanations, and connecting concepts. The AP^{®} framework’s Learning Objectives merge content with one or more of the seven science practices that students should develop as they prepare for the AP^{®} Physics exam. Each chapter of AP^{®} Physics begins with a “Connection for AP^{®} Courses” that explains how the content in the chapter sections align to the Big Ideas, Enduring Understandings, Essential Knowledge, and Learning Objectives of the AP^{®} framework. These sections help students quickly and easily locate where components of the AP^{®} framework are covered in the book, as well as clearly indicate material that, although interesting, exceeds the scope of the AP^{®} framework. Content requirements for AP^{®} Physics are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: Physics, published by The College Board (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112d.html#112.64) and (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112d.html#112.65).

This open-education-resource instructional material by TEA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License in accordance with Chapter 31 of the Texas Education Code.