Course name: Advanced Functions Course code: (MHF4U)

Grade 12    1.0 Credit

Course type:    University Preparation

Course description: This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.
MHF4UJ: Advanced Functions
Course description: This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.

Course Lessons

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41 Lessons

15 Lessons

1.1   Recognizing Applications of Polynomial Expressions

1.2   Describing Polynomial Expressions

1.3   Identifying Polynomial Functions

1.4   Classifying Polynomial Functions

1.5   Exploring the Effect of Degree on Polynomial Functions

1.6   Determining the End Behaviours of Polynomial Functions

1.7   Describing Polynomials in Factored Form

1.8   Developing the Factor Theorem and Remainder Theorem

1.9   Applying Long Division to Polynomial Functions

1.10   Investigating Transformations of Polynomial Functions

1.11   Using Symmetry to Characterize Odd and Even Polynomial Functions

1.12   Exploring the Graphs of Reciprocal Functions

1.13   Connecting Algebraic and Graphical Representations of Rational Functions

1.14   Solving Rational Equations

1.15   Solving Inequalities

6 Lessons

2.1   Defining Logarithmic Functions

2.2   Exploring the Characteristics of Logarithmic Functions

2.3   Connecting Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

2.4   Solving Logarithmic and Exponential Equations Part 1

2.5   Solving Logarithmic and Exponential Equations Part 2

2.6   Exploring Transformations of Logarithmic Functions

12 Lessons

3.1   Introducing Trigonometric Functions

3.2   Introducing Radian Measure

3.3   Exploring Angles Expressed in Radian Measure

3.4   Exploring Characteristics of the Sine, Cosine and Tangent Functions

3.5   Graphing the Reciprocal Trigonometric Functions

3.6   Investigating Transformations of Sinusoidal Functions

3.7   Connecting Algebraic and Graphical Representations of Sinusoidal Functions

3.8   Solving Trigonometric Equations

3.9   Verifying and Applying the Compound Angle Formulas

3.10   Exploring Equivalent Trigonometric Expressions

3.11   Deriving and Applying the Double Angle and Pythagorean Formulas

3.12   Solving Trigonometric Equations

8 Lessons

4.1   Expressing a Function as the Combination of Other Functions

4.2   Combining Functions by Adding, Subtracting or Multiplying

4.3   Combining Functions by Dividing or Applying One Function to Another

4.4   Determining the Domain and Range of Combined Functions

4.5   Determining the Instantaneous Rate of Change of a Function

4.6   Exploring the Average Rate of Change of a Function

4.7   Describing Composite Functions Using Symmetry

4.8   Solving the Equations of Composite Functions Arising from Real World Applications