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Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to compare and contrast the stated or implied purposes of different authors writing on the same topic. 

1(F19)(A) 
establish purposes for reading selected texts based upon desired outcome to enhance comprehension; 

1(F19)(B) 
ask literal questions of text; 

1(F19)(C) 
monitor and adjust comprehension (e.g., using background knowledge, creating sensory images, rereading a portion aloud); 

1(F19)(D) 
make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding; 

1(F19)(E) 
retell or act out important events in stories in logical order; and 

1(F19)(F) 
make connections to own experiences, to ideas in other texts, and to the larger community and discuss textual evidence. 

2A(1)(A) 
identify the mathematical domains and ranges of functions and determine reasonable domain and range values for continuous and discrete situations; and 

2A(1)(B) 
collect and organize data, make and interpret scatterplots, fit the graph of a function to the data, interpret the results, and proceed to model, predict, and make decisions and critical judgments. 

2A(2)(A) 
use tools including factoring and properties of exponents to simplify expressions and to transform and solve equations; and 

2A(2)(B) 
use complex numbers to describe the solutions of quadratic equations. 

2A(3)(A) 
analyze situations and formulate systems of equations in two or more unknowns or inequalities in two unknowns to solve problems; 

2A(3)(B) 
use algebraic methods, graphs, tables, or matrices, to solve systems of equations or inequalities; and 

2A(3)(C) 
interpret and determine the reasonableness of solutions to systems of equations or inequalities for given contexts. 

2A(4)(A) 
identify and sketch graphs of parent functions, including linear (f(x) = x), quadratic (f(x) = x²), exponential (f(x) = a to the x power), and logarithmic (f(x) = log of a(x)) functions, absolute value of x (f(x) = x), square root of x (f(x) = square root of x), and reciprocal of x (f(x) = 1/x); 

2A(4)(B) 
extend parent functions with parameters such as a in f(x) = a/x and describe the effects of the parameter changes on the graph of parent functions; and 

2A(4)(C) 
describe and analyze the relationship between a function and its inverse. 

2A(5)(A) 
describe a conic section as the intersection of a plane and a cone; 

2A(5)(B) 
sketch graphs of conic sections to relate simple parameter changes in the equation to corresponding changes in the graph; 

2A(5)(C) 
identify symmetries from graphs of conic sections; 

2A(5)(D) 
identify the conic section from a given equation; and 

2A(5)(E) 
use the method of completing the square. 

2A(6)(A) 
determine the reasonable domain and range values of quadratic functions, as well as interpret and determine the reasonableness of solutions to quadratic equations and inequalities; 

2A(6)(B) 
relate representations of quadratic functions, such as algebraic, tabular, graphical, and verbal descriptions; and 

2A(6)(C) 
determine a quadratic function from its roots or a graph. 

2A(7)(A) 
use characteristics of the quadratic parent function to sketch the related graphs and connect between the y = ax² + bx + c and the y = a(x  h)² + k symbolic representations of quadratic functions; and 

2A(7)(B) 
use the parent function to investigate, describe, and predict the effects of changes in a, h, and k on the graphs of y = a(x  h)² + k form of a function in applied and purely mathematical situations. 

2A(8)(A) 
analyze situations involving quadratic functions and formulate quadratic equations or inequalities to solve problems; 

2A(8)(B) 
analyze and interpret the solutions of quadratic equations using discriminants and solve quadratic equations using the quadratic formula; 

2A(8)(C) 
compare and translate between algebraic and graphical solutions of quadratic equations; and 

2A(8)(D) 
solve quadratic equations and inequalities using graphs, tables, and algebraic methods. 

2A(9)(A) 
use the parent function to investigate, describe, and predict the effects of parameter changes on the graphs of square root functions and describe limitations on the domains and ranges; 

2A(9)(B) 
relate representations of square root functions, such as algebraic, tabular, graphical, and verbal descriptions; 

2A(9)(C) 
determine the reasonable domain and range values of square root functions, as well as interpret and determine the reasonableness of solutions to square root equations and inequalities; 

2A(9)(D) 
determine solutions of square root equations using graphs, tables, and algebraic methods; 

2A(9)(E) 
determine solutions of square root inequalities using graphs and tables; 

2A(9)(F) 
analyze situations modeled by square root functions, formulate equations or inequalities, select a method, and solve problems; and 

2A(9)(G) 
connect inverses of square root functions with quadratic functions. 

2A(10)(A) 
use quotients of polynomials to describe the graphs of rational functions, predict the effects of parameter changes, describe limitations on the domains and ranges, and examine asymptotic behavior; 

2A(10)(B) 
analyze various representations of rational functions with respect to problem situations; 

2A(10)(C) 
determine the reasonable domain and range values of rational functions, as well as interpret and determine the reasonableness of solutions to rational equations and inequalities; 

2A(10)(D) 
determine the solutions of rational equations using graphs, tables, and algebraic methods; 

2A(10)(E) 
determine solutions of rational inequalities using graphs and tables; 

2A(10)(F) 
analyze a situation modeled by a rational function, formulate an equation or inequality composed of a linear or quadratic function, and solve the problem; and 

2A(10)(G) 
use functions to model and make predictions in problem situations involving direct and inverse variation. 

2A(11)(A) 
develop the definition of logarithms by exploring and describing the relationship between exponential functions and their inverses; 

2A(11)(B) 
use the parent functions to investigate, describe, and predict the effects of parameter changes on the graphs of exponential and logarithmic functions, describe limitations on the domains and ranges, and examine asymptotic behavior; 

2A(11)(C) 
determine the reasonable domain and range values of exponential and logarithmic functions, as well as interpret and determine the reasonableness of solutions to exponential and logarithmic equations and inequalities; 

2A(11)(D) 
determine solutions of exponential and logarithmic equations using graphs, tables, and algebraic methods; 

2A(11)(E) 
determine solutions of exponential and logarithmic inequalities using graphs and tables; and 