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# Optimization of a Function (Teacher Page)

Module by: Debbie Trahan. E-mail the author

Summary: This is the teacher's page for the Optimization of a Function Module. The student will write and graph linear functions then use these functions to write a new function using the Pythagorean Theorem. The students will then find the minimum value of the new function using a graphing calculator.

## Teacher Page

### Objective

Review Systems of linear functions and introduce finding the minimum value of a function using a graphing calculator.

### Prerequisite Knowledge

Write, graph, and solve a system of linear equations; graph a function on a graphing calculator; Pythagorean theorem

### Material Needed

Optimization of a Function Lesson and a graphing calculator

### Procedures

Students can complete this lesson individually or in pairs.

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