Mathematics III Seeing Structure in Expressions


Seeing Structure in Expressions


Interpret the structure of expressions. [Polynomial and rational]
1. Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context. tools-icon
a. Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and coefficients.
b. Interpret complicated expressions by viewing one or more of their parts as a single entity.
2. Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. tools-icon
Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems.
4. 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.