Relations and Functions


After introducing relations and functions, the chapter explores function rules and the graphing of linear functions. The slope of a line is presented as the rate of change of real-world functions. The chapter concludes with a definition and discussion of mathematical sequences.

What you can expect to learn

After completing Chapter 14 you should be able to

  1. Describe the differences between a relation and a function.
  2. Generate a set of ordered pairs from a mapping, graph, or function rule.
  3. Graph relations and functions on a coordinate plane.
  4. Determine the slope of a line using a graph or function rule.
  5. Find missing numbers in a sequence.
  6. Explain how the act of naming indicates that Scripture is the foundation of mathematics.
Activity List