California Mathematics Learning Standards — Grade 11


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A-APR1

Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers, namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.

A-APR2

Know and apply the Remainder Theorem: For a polynomial p(x) and a number a, the remainder on division by x a is p(a), so p(a) = 0 if and only if (x a) is a factor of p(x).

A-APR3

Identify zeros of polynomials when suitable factorizations are available, and use the zeros to construct a rough graph of the function defined by the polynomial. 1

A-APR4

Prove polynomial identities and use them to describe numerical relationships. For example, the polynomial identity (x2 + y2 ) 2 = (x2 y2 ) 2 + (2xy)2 can be used to generate Pythagorean triples

A-APR5

(+) Know and apply the Binomial Theorem for the expansion of (x + y)n in powers of x and y for a positive integer n, where x and y are any numbers, with coefficients determined for example by Pascals Triangle.12

A-APR6

Rewrite simple rational expressions in different forms; write a(x)/b(x) in the form q(x) + r(x)/b(x), where a(x), b(x), q(x), and r(x) are polynomials with the degree of r(x) less than the degree of b(x), using inspection, long division, or, for the more complicated examples, a computer algebra system.

A-APR7

(+) Understand that rational expressions form a system analogous to the rational numbers, closed under addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division by a nonzero rational expression; add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions

A-CED1

Create equations and inequalities in one variable including ones with absolute value and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions. CA

A-CED2

Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales.

A-CED3

Rearrange formulas to highlight a quantity of interest, using the same reasoning as in solving equations. ? [Include formulas involving quadratic terms.]

A-CED4

Rearrange formulas to highlight a quantity of interest, using the same reasoning as in solving equations.

A-REI1

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.

A-REI10

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.

A-REI11

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.

A-REI12

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.

A-REI2

Solve simple rational and radical equations in one variable, and give examples showing how extraneous solutions may arise.

A-REI3

Solve one-variable equations and inequalities involving absolute value, graphing the solutions and interpreting them in context. CA

A-REI4

Solve quadratic equations in one variable. a. Use the method of completing the square

A-REI4a

Use the method of completing the square to transform any quadratic equation in x into an equation of the form (x p)2 = q that has the same solutions. Derive the quadratic formula from this form.

A-REI4b

Solve quadratic equations by inspection (e.g., for x2 = 49), taking square roots, completing the square, the quadratic formula, and factoring, as appropriate to the initial form of the equation. Recognize when the quadratic formula gives complex solutions and write them as a bi for real numbers a and b.

A-REI5

Prove that, given a system of two equations in two variables, replacing one equation by the sum of that equation and a multiple of the other produces a system with the same solutions.

A-REI6

Solve systems of linear equations exactly and approximately (e.g., with graphs), focusing on pairs of linear equations in two variables

A-REI7

Solve a simple system consisting of a linear equation and a quadratic equation in two variables algebraically and graphically.

A-REI8

Understand that the graph of an equation in two variables is the set of all its solutions plotted in the coordinate plane, often forming a curve (which could be a line).

A-REI9

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.

A-SSE1

Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.

A-SSE1a

Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and coefficients

A-SSE1b

Interpret complicated expressions by viewing one or more of their parts as a single entity.

A-SSE2

Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it.

A-SSE3

Derive the formula for the sum of a finite geometric series (when the common ratio is not 1), and use the formula to solve problems. For example, calculate mortgage payments.

A-SSE3a

Factor a quadratic expression to reveal the zeros of the function it defines.

A-SSE3b

Complete the square in a quadratic expression to reveal the maximum or minimum value of the function it defines.

A-SSE3c

Use the properties of exponents to transform expressions for exponential functions. For example, the expression 1.15t can be rewritten as (1.151/12) 12t ? 1.01212t to reveal the approximate equivalent monthly interest rate if the annual rate is 15%

A-SSE4

Derive the formula for the sum of a finite geometric series (when the common ratio is not 1), and use the formula to solve problems. For example, calculate mortgage payments.

F-BF1

Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities

F-BF1a

Determine an explicit expression, a recursive process, or steps for calculation from a context.

F-BF1b

Combine standard function types using arithmetic operations. For example, 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

F-BF2

Write arithmetic and geometric sequences both recursively and with an explicit formula, use them to model situations, and translate between the two forms.

F-BF3

Identify the effect on the graph of replacing f(x) by f(x) + k, kf(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.

F-BF4

Find inverse functions.

F-BF4a

Solve an equation of the form f(x) = c for a simple function f that has an inverse and write an expression for the inverse. For example, f(x) = (x + 1)/(x ? 1) for x ? 1.

F-IF1

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).

F-IF2

Use function notation, evaluate functions for inputs in their domains, and interpret statements that use function notation in terms of a context.

F-IF3

Recognize that sequences are functions, sometimes defined recursively, whose domain is a subset of the integers. For example, the Fibonacci sequence is defined recursively by f(0) = f(1) = 1, f(n + 1) = f(n) + f(n ? 1) for n ? 1.

F-IF4

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.

F-IF5

Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes. For example, if the function h 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.

F-IF6

Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph

F-IF7

Graph functions expressed symbolically and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases

F-IF7a

Graph square root, cube root, and piecewise-defined functions, including step functions and absolute value functions.

F-IF7b

Graph polynomial functions, identifying zeros when suitable factorizations are available, and showing end behavior

F-IF7c

Graph exponential and logarithmic functions, showing intercepts and end behavior, and trigonometric functions, showing period, midline, and amplitude.

F-IF8

Write a function defined by an expression in different but equivalent forms to reveal and explain different properties of the function

F-IF8a

Use the process of factoring and completing the square in a quadratic function to show zeros, extreme values, and symmetry of the graph, and interpret these in terms of a context.

F-IF8b

Use the properties of exponents to interpret expressions for exponential functions. For example, identify percent rate of change in functions such as y = (1.02)t , y = (0.97)t , y = (1.01)12t, and y = (1.2)t/10, and classify them as representing exponential growth or decay.

F-IF9

Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions).

F-LE1

For exponential models, express as a logarithm the solution to abct = d where a, c, and d are numbers and the base b is 2, 10, or e; evaluate the logarithm using technology.

F-LE1a

Prove that linear functions grow by equal differences over equal intervals, and that exponential functions grow by equal factors over equal intervals.

F-LE1b

Recognize situations in which one quantity changes at a constant rate per unit interval relative to another.

F-LE1c

Recognize situations in which a quantity grows or decays by a constant percent rate per unit interval relative to another

F-LE2

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).

F-LE3

Use the definition of logarithms to translate between logarithms in any base. CA

F-LE4

For exponential models, express as a logarithm the solution to abct = d where a, c, and d are numbers and the base b is 2, 10, or e; evaluate the logarithm using technology.

F-LE5

Interpret the parameters in a linear or exponential function in terms of a context.

F-LE6

Apply quadratic functions to physical problems, such as the motion of an object under the force of gravity. CA

F-TF1

Understand radian measure of an angle as the length of the arc on the unit circle subtended by the angle.

F-TF2

Explain how the unit circle in the coordinate plane enables the extension of trigonometric functions to all real numbers, interpreted as radian measures of angles traversed counterclockwise around the unit circle.

F-TF3

Graph all 6 basic trigonometric functions. CA

F-TF4

Choose trigonometric functions to model periodic phenomena with specified amplitude, frequency, and midline.

F-TF5

Prove the Pythagorean identity sin2 (? ) + cos2 (? ) = 1 and use it to find sin(? ), cos(? ), or tan(? ) given sin(? ), cos(? ), or tan(? ) and the quadrant of the angle.

F-TF8

Prove the Pythagorean identity sin2 (? ) + cos2 (? ) = 1 and use it to find sin(? ), cos(? ), or tan(? ) given sin(? ), cos(? ), or tan(? ) and the quadrant of the angle.

G-C1

Prove that all circles are similar.

G-C2

Identify and describe relationships among inscribed angles, radii, and chords. Include the relationship between central, inscribed, and circumscribed angles; inscribed angles on a diameter are right angles; the radius of a circle is perpendicular to the tangent where the radius intersects the circle. 1

G-C3

Construct the inscribed and circumscribed circles of a triangle, and prove properties of angles for a quadrilateral inscribed in a circle.

G-C4

(+) Construct a tangent line from a point outside a given circle to the circle.

G-C5

Derive using similarity the fact that the length of the arc intercepted by an angle is proportional to the radius, and define the radian measure of the angle as the constant of proportionality; derive the formula for the area of a sector. Convert between degrees and radians. CA

G-CO1

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.

G-CO10

Prove theorems about triangles. Theorems include: measures of interior angles of a triangle sum to 180; base angles of isosceles triangles are congruent; the segment joining midpoints of two sides of a triangle is parallel to the third side and half the length; the medians of a triangle meet at a point.

G-CO11

Prove theorems about parallelograms. Theorems include: opposite sides are congruent, opposite angles are congruent, the diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other, and conversely, rectangles are parallelograms with congruent diagonals.

G-CO12

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.

G-CO13

Construct an equilateral triangle, a square, and a regular hexagon inscribed in a circle.

G-CO2

Represent transformations in the plane using, e.g., 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).

G-CO3

Given a rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, or regular polygon, describe the rotations and reflections that carry it onto itself.

G-CO4

Develop definitions of rotations, reflections, and translations in terms of angles, circles, perpendicular lines, parallel lines, and line segments.

G-CO5

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.

G-CO6

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.

G-CO7

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.

G-CO8

Explain how the criteria for triangle congruence (ASA, SAS, and SSS) follow from the definition of congruence in terms of rigid motions

G-CO9

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

G-GMD1

Give an informal argument for the formulas for the circumference of a circle, area of a circle, volume of a cylinder, pyramid, and cone. Use dissection arguments, Cavalieris principle, and informal limit arguments.

G-GMD3

Use volume formulas for cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres to solve problems.

G-GMD4

Identify the shapes of two-dimensional cross-sections of three-dimensional objects, and identify three-dimensional objects generated by rotations of two-dimensional objects

G-GMD5

Know that the effect of a scale factor k greater than zero on length, area, and volume is to multiply each by k, k2 , and k3 , respectively; determine length, area and volume measures using scale factors. CA

G-GMD6

Verify experimentally that in a triangle, angles opposite longer sides are larger, sides opposite larger angles are longer, and the sum of any two side lengths is greater than the remaining side length; apply these relationships to solve realworld and mathematical problems. CA

G-GMD7

Verify experimentally that in a triangle, angles opposite longer sides are larger, sides opposite larger angles are longer, and the sum of any two side lengths is greater than the remaining side length; apply these relationships to solve real-world and mathematical problems. CA

G-GPE1

Given a quadratic equation of the form ax2 + by2 + cx + dy + e = 0, use the method for completing the square to put the equation into standard form; identify whether the graph of the equation is a circle, ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola and graph the equation. [In Algebra II, this standard addresses only circles and parabolas.] CA

G-GPE2

Derive the equation of a parabola given a focus and directrix.

G-GPE3

Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically.

G-GPE4

Prove the slope criteria for parallel and perpendicular lines and 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).

G-GPE5

Find the point on a directed line segment between two given points that partitions the segment in a given ratio.

G-GPE6

Use coordinates to compute perimeters of polygons and areas of triangles and rectangles, e.g., using the distance formula.

G-GPE7

Use coordinates to compute perimeters of polygons and areas of triangles and rectangles, e.g., using the distance formula.

G-MG1

Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g., modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).

G-MG2

Apply concepts of density based on area and volume in modeling situations (e.g., persons per square mile, BTUs per cubic foot).

G-MG3

Apply geometric methods to solve design problems (e.g., designing an object or structure to satisfy physical constraints or minimize cost; working with typographic grid systems based on ratios).

G-SRT1

Verify experimentally the properties of dilations given by a center and a scale factor:

G-SRT10

(+) Prove the Laws of Sines and Cosines and use them to solve problems.

G-SRT11

(+) Understand and apply the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines to find unknown measurements in right and non-right triangles (e.g., surveying problems, resultant forces).

G-SRT1a

A dilation takes a line not passing through the center of the dilation to a parallel line, and leaves a line passing through the center unchanged.

G-SRT1b

The dilation of a line segment is longer or shorter in the ratio given by the scale factor.

G-SRT2

Given two figures, use the definition of similarity in terms of similarity transformations to decide if they are similar; explain using similarity transformations the meaning of similarity for triangles as the equality of all corresponding pairs of angles and the proportionality of all corresponding pairs of sides.

G-SRT3

Use the properties of similarity transformations to establish the Angle-Angle (AA) criterion for two triangles to be similar.

G-SRT4

Prove theorems about triangles. Theorems include: a line parallel to one side of a triangle divides the other two proportionally, and conversely; the Pythagorean Theorem proved using triangle similarity.

G-SRT5

Use congruence and similarity criteria for triangles to solve problems and to prove relationships in geometric figures.

G-SRT6

Understand that by similarity, side ratios in right triangles are properties of the angles in the triangle, leading to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute angles.

G-SRT7

Explain and use the relationship between the sine and cosine of complementary angles.

G-SRT8

Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems

G-SRT9

(+) Derive the formula A = 1/2 ab sin(C) for the area of a triangle by drawing an auxiliary line from a vertex perpendicular to the opposite side.

N-CN1

Know there is a complex number i such that i2 = 1, and every complex number has the form a + bi with a and b real.

N-CN2

Use the relation i 2 = ?1 and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties to add, subtract, and multiply complex numbers

N-CN3

Solve quadratic equations with real coefficients that have complex solutions.

N-CN4

(+) Extend polynomial identities to the complex numbers. For example, rewrite x2 + 4 as (x + 2i)(x 2i).

N-CN5

(+) Know the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra; show that it is true for quadratic polynomials.

N-CN7

Solve quadratic equations with real coefficients that have complex solutions.

N-CN8

(+) Extend polynomial identities to the complex numbers.

N-CN9

(+) Know the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra; show that it is true for quadratic polynomials.

N-Q1

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.

N-Q2

Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.

N-Q3

Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.

N-RN1

Explain how the definition of the meaning of rational exponents follows from extending the properties of integer exponents to those values, allowing for a notation for radicals in terms of rational exponents. For example, we define 51/3 to be the cube root of 5 because we want (51/3)3 = 5(1/3)3 to hold, so (51/3)3 must equal 5.

N-RN2

Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents.

N-RN3

Explain why the sum or product of two rational numbers is rational; that the sum of a rational number and an irrational number is irrational; and that the product of a nonzero rational number and an irrational number is irrational

S-CP1

Describe events as subsets of a sample space (the set of outcomes) using characteristics (or categories) of the outcomes, or as unions, intersections, or complements of other events (or, and, not).

S-CP2

Understand that two events A and B are independent if the probability of A and B occurring together is the product of their probabilities, and use this characterization to determine if they are independent.

S-CP3

Understand the conditional probability of A given B as P(A and B)/P(B), and interpret independence of A and B as saying that the conditional probability of A given B is the same as the probability of A, and the conditional probability of B given A is the same as the probability of B.

S-CP4

Construct and interpret two-way frequency tables of data when two categories are associated with each object being classified. Use the two-way table as a sample space to decide if events are independent and to approximate conditional probabilities. For example, collect data from a random sample of students in your school on their favorite subject among math, science, and English. Estimate the probability that a randomly selected student from your school will favor science given that the student is in tenth grade. Do the same for other subjects and compare the results.

S-CP5

Recognize and explain the concepts of conditional probability and independence in everyday language and everyday situations.

S-CP6

Find the conditional probability of A given B as the fraction of Bs outcomes that also belong to A, and interpret the answer in terms of the model.

S-CP7

Apply the Addition Rule, P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) P(A and B), and interpret the answer in terms of the model.

S-CP8

(+) Apply the general Multiplication Rule in a uniform probability model, P(A and B) = P(A)P(B|A) = P(B)P(A|B), and interpret the answer in terms of the model.

S-CP9

(+) Use permutations and combinations to compute probabilities of compound events and solve problems.

S-IC1

Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments.

S-IC2

Decide if a specified model is consistent with results from a given data-generating process, e.g., using simulation. For example, a model says a spinning coin falls heads up with probability 0.5. Would a result of 5 tails in a row cause you to question the model?

S-IC3

Recognize the purposes of and differences among sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies; explain how randomization relates to each.

S-IC4

Use data from a sample survey to estimate a population mean or proportion; develop a margin of error through the use of simulation models for random sampling

S-IC5

Use data from a randomized experiment to compare two treatments; use simulations to decide if differences between parameters are significant

S-IC6

Evaluate reports based on data.

S-ID1

Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots).

S-ID2

Use statistics appropriate to the shape of the data distribution to compare center (median, mean) and spread (interquartile range, standard deviation) of two or more different data sets

S-ID3

Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers).

S-ID4

Use the mean and standard deviation of a data set to fit it to a normal distribution and to estimate population percentages. Recognize that there are data sets for which such a procedure is not appropriate. Use calculators, spreadsheets, and tables to estimate areas under the normal curve.

S-ID5

Summarize, represent, and interpret data on two categorical and quantitative variables.

S-ID6

Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.

S-ID6a

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, quadratic, and exponential models

S-ID6b

Informally assess the fit of a function by plotting and analyzing residuals.

S-ID6c

Fit a linear function for a scatter plot that suggests a linear association.

S-ID7

Interpret the slope (rate of change) and the intercept (constant term) of a linear model in the context of the data.

S-ID8

Compute (using technology) and interpret the correlation coefficient of a linear fit.

S-ID9

Distinguish between correlation and causation.

S-MD1

(+) Use probabilities to make fair decisions (e.g., drawing by lots, using a random number generator).

S-MD2

(+) Analyze decisions and strategies using probability concepts (e.g., product testing, medical testing, pulling a hockey goalie at the end of a game).

S-MD6

(+) Use probabilities to make fair decisions (e.g., drawing by lots, using a random number generator).

S-MD7

(+) Analyze decisions and strategies using probability concepts (e.g., product testing, medical testing, pulling a hockey goalie at the end of a game)