MHF4U – Advanced Functions


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Unit Test #2

All of Unit 2

Wed April 3



Unit 2:  Rational Functions


Topic/Learning goals

Daily Work/Assignments

Wed Mar 7

Review of Rational Expressions

We will review how to simplify rational expressions that require multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction.  To recall how to state restrictions of rational expressions.


·        Simplifying, Multiplying and Dividing R.E.  (Click here for copy with answers)

·        Untitled Handout… J

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Extra Practice:

Adding and Subtracting R.E.

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Thu Mar 8

Solving Rational Equations

To use our knowledge of rational expressions and polynomial equations to solve rational equations.

Handout:  Solving Rational Equations – Word Problems

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p. 183 #1, 2, 6, 9, 18


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Fri Mar 9

Reciprocals of Linear Functions

We will learn how to graph functions that are reciprocals of linear functions.  To familiarize ourselves with notation used to describe the behaviour of a function.

p. 153 #2 – 5, 7 – 10, 13, 15

Mon Mar  12 -16



Mon Mar 19

Reciprocals of Quadratic Functions – Day 1

We will investigate the behaviour of reciprocals of quadratic functions.


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p. 164 #2, 4, 5ace (omit table), 7, 8adgh

Tue Mar 20

Reciprocals of Quadratic Functions – Day 2

To practice our skills and summarize the behaviour of functions that are reciprocals of quadratic functions.  Discuss the slope table.


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p. 166 #3, 9 – 14, 16, 17

Wed Mar 21

Linear over Linear Functions

We will discover the properties of linear over linear functions, including asymptotes.


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p. 174 #1 – 12, 14

Thu Mar 22

More Rational Functions

To develop an algorithm for graphing rational functions.

Determine the circumstances when a function has a point discontinuity instead of a vertical asymptote at a particular x-value.


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p. 174 #16

p. 190 #4

and graph y = [(x – 5)(x – 2)] / (x2 +2)

Fri Mar 23

Oblique Asymptotes

We will discover which functions will have an oblique asymptote and learn how to determine the behaviour of the function near the asymptote.

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p. 176 #17 – 19  (answer for 18 should be C)

p. 190 #8 – 10

Mon Mar 26

Review of Graphing

We will develop our skills with graphing rational functions.

Handout:  Review of Graphing Rational Functions

Tue Mar 27

Solving Rational Inequalities

To extend our skills with solving inequalities to discover the method for solving rational inequalities.


p. 185 #4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16



Wed Mar 28

Applications of Rational

Functions/Rates of Change

We will apply our knowledge of solving rational equations, solving rational inequalities, and graphing rational functions, to solve real-world problems.

p. 189 #2, 3, 4,ace, 5, 7, 9, 10, 15



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Thu Mar 29

Review – Day 1

Handout: Rational Functions (Review)

p. 192 #1 – 16


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Fri Mar 30



Tue Apr 3

Review – Day 2

p. 192 #1 – 16


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Wed Apr 4