# Lesson 2 I Rule! Solidify Understanding

## Jump Start

When I look at a table, I recognize a linear function if:

When I look at a graph, I recognize a linear function if:

When I look at an equation, I recognize a linear function if:

## Learning Focus

Model patterns with functions.

Compare and contrast linear and quadratic functions.

How are quadratic functions different than linear functions?

## Open Up the Math: Launch, Explore, Discuss

Marco has started a new blog about sports at Imagination High School (mascot: The Fighting Unicorns) that he has decided to call “I Site.” He created a logo for the web site that looks like this:

He is working on creating the logo in various sizes to be placed on different pages on the website. Marco developed the following designs:

### 1.

Develop a mathematical model for the number of squares in the logo for size

Marco decides to experiment with making his logo “blockier” so that it looks “stronger.” Here’s what he came up with:

### 2.

Assuming that Marco continues with the pattern as it has begun, draw the next figure, Size 4, and find the number of blocks in the figure.

### 3.

Develop a mathematical model for the number of blocks in a logo of size

### 4.

Compare the models that you developed for the first set of logos to the second set of logos. In what ways are they similar? In what ways are they different?

## Ready for More?

Consider the function

## Takeaways

Linear | Quadratic | |
---|---|---|

Rate of change | ||

Diagram | ||

Equation | ||

Table | ||

Graph |

## Vocabulary

- parabola
**Bold**terms are new in this lesson.

## Lesson Summary

In this lesson we modeled a quadratic and a linear function and compared representations. We learned that the graph of a quadratic function is called a parabola.

Rewrite each expression as the product of two binomials.

Each expression involves two multiplication problems separated by a

Example:

Factor out

Rewrite as

### 1.

Find the greatest common factor (GCF) for the given values.