Skills available for West Virginia Precalculus standards
IXL's Precalculus skills will be aligned to the West Virginia Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives (Common Core) soon! Until then, you can view a complete list of Precalculus standards below.
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Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems.
M.1HS.1 Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays.
M.1HS.7 Represent constraints by equations or inequalities, and by systems of equations and/or inequalities, and interpret solutions as viable or non-viable options in a modeling context. (e.g., Represent inequalities describing nutritional and cost constraints on combinations of different foods.)
M.1HS.10 Explain why the x-coordinates of the points where the graphs of the equations y = f(x) and y = g(x) intersect are the solutions of the equation f(x) = g(x); find the solutions approximately, (e.g., using technology to graph the functions, make tables of values, or find successive approximations). Include cases where f(x) and/or g(x) are linear, polynomial, rational, absolute value exponential, and logarithmic functions.
M.1HS.11 Graph the solutions to a linear inequality in two variables as a half-plane (excluding the boundary in the case of a strict inequality) and graph the solution set to a system of linear inequalities in two variables as the intersection of the corresponding half-planes.
Understand the concept of a function and use function notation.
M.1HS.12 Understand that a function from one set (called the domain) to another set (called the range) assigns to each element of the domain exactly one element of the range. If f is a function and x is an element of its domain, then f(x) denotes the output of f corresponding to the input x. The graph of f is the graph of the equation y = f(x).
Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of a context.
M.1HS.15 For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. Key features include: intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity.
M.1HS.16 Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes. (e.g., If the function h(n) gives the number of person-hours it takes to assemble n engines in a factory, then the positive integers would be an appropriate domain for the function.)
M.1HS.19 Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). (e.g., Given a graph of one quadratic function and an algebraic expression for another, say which has the larger maximum.)
M.1HS.20.b Combine standard function types using arithmetic operations. (e.g., Build a function that models the temperature of a cooling body by adding a constant function to a decaying exponential, and relate these functions to the model.)
M.1HS.21 Write arithmetic and geometric sequences both recursively and with an explicit formula, use them to model situations, and translate between the two forms.
M.1HS.22 Identify the effect on the graph of replacing f(x) by f(x) + k, k f(x), f(kx), and f(x + k) for specific values of k (both positive and negative); find the value of k given the graphs. Experiment with cases and illustrate an explanation of the effects on the graph using technology. Include recognizing even and odd functions from their graphs and algebraic expressions for them.
M.1HS.24 Construct linear and exponential functions, including arithmetic and geometric sequences, given a graph, a description of a relationship, or two input-output pairs (include reading these from a table).
Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning.
M.1HS.27 Explain each step in solving a simple equation as following from the equality of numbers asserted at the previous step, starting from the assumption that the original equation has a solution. Construct a viable argument to justify a solution method.
Summarize, represent, and interpret data on two categorical and quantitative variables.
M.1HS.34 Summarize categorical data for two categories in two-way frequency tables. Interpret relative frequencies in the context of the data (including joint, marginal and conditional relative frequencies). Recognize possible associations and trends in the data.
M.1HS.35 Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.
M.1HS.35.a Fit a function to the data; use functions fitted to data to solve problems in the context of the data. Use given functions or choose a function suggested by the context. Emphasize linear and exponential models.
M.1HS.38 Distinguish between correlation and causation.
CPC Congruence, Proof, and Constructions
Experiment with transformations in the plane.
M.1HS.39 Know precise definitions of angle, circle, perpendicular line, parallel line and line segment, based on the undefined notions of point, line, distance along a line, and distance around a circular arc.
M.1HS.40 Represent transformations in the plane using, for example, transparencies and geometry software; describe transformations as functions that take points in the plane as inputs and give other points as outputs. Compare transformations that preserve distance and angle to those that do not (e.g., translation versus horizontal stretch).
M.1HS.43 Given a geometric figure and a rotation, reflection or translation draw the transformed figure using, e.g., graph paper, tracing paper or geometry software. Specify a sequence of transformations that will carry a given figure onto another.
M.1HS.44 Use geometric descriptions of rigid motions to transform figures and to predict the effect of a given rigid motion on a given figure; given two figures, use the definition of congruence in terms of rigid motions to decide if they are congruent.
M.1HS.45 Use the definition of congruence in terms of rigid motions to show that two triangles are congruent if and only if corresponding pairs of sides and corresponding pairs of angles are congruent.
M.1HS.46 Explain how the criteria for triangle congruence (ASA, SAS, and SSS) follow from the definition of congruence in terms of rigid motions.
Make geometric constructions.
M.1HS.47 Make formal geometric constructions with a variety of tools and methods (compass and straightedge, string, reflective devices, paper folding, dynamic geometric software, etc.). Copying a segment; copying an angle; bisecting a segment; bisecting an angle; constructing perpendicular lines, including the perpendicular bisector of a line segment; and constructing a line parallel to a given line through a point not on the line.
CAG Connecting Algebra and Geometry through Coordinates
Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically.
M.1HS.49 Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically. (e.g., Prove or disprove that a figure defined by four given points in the coordinate plane is a rectangle; prove or disprove that the point (1, √3) lies on the circle centered at the origin and containing the point (0, 2).)
M.1HS.50 Prove the slope criteria for parallel and perpendicular lines; use them to solve geometric problems. (e.g., Find the equation of a line parallel or perpendicular to a given line that passes through a given point.)