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gace review mgarner@kennesaw edu

GACE [email protected]

Mary Garner, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Kennesaw State University

gace review
Gace Review
  • Philosophy/overall plan
  • Friends and materials
  • Two tests (Number concepts, algebra, precalculus and calculus on test 1 and geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability on test 2).
  • Test is designed around 16 objectives. Two of the objectives will be incorporated in the review of all topics:
    • Understand how to use a variety of representations to communicate mathematical ideas and concepts and connections between them.
    • Understand mathematical reasoning, the construction of mathematical arguments, and problem-solving strategies in mathematics and other contexts.
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GACE ReviewDay 1 (Test 1)
  • Understand number operations and basic principles of number theory.
  • Understand the real and complex number systems.
  • Understand algebraic operations and properties of functions and relations.
  • Understand properties of linear equations, inequalities, and systems.
  • Understand properties of quadratic functions.
  • Understand properties of nonlinear functions.
  • Understand properties of trigonometric functions and identities.
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GACE ReviewDay 2 (Test 2)
  • Understand methods of collecting, organizing, and describing data.
  • Understand the theory and applications of probability.
  • Understand the process of analyzing and interpreting data to make statistical inferences.
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GACE ReviewDay 3 (Test 2)
  • Understand the principles of measurement.
  • Understand principles of Euclidean geometry.
  • Understand coordinate and transformational geometry.
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GACE ReviewDay 4

You select one or more:

  • Understand principles and applications of calculus.

OR

  • Revisit problems concerning complex numbers, parametric and polar forms, vectors, matrices.

OR

  • Go back to a topic from the previous days, or a topic other than trig or calculus that was treated lightly or not at all on the previous days.
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GACE ReviewDay 1 (Test 1)

Number Concepts and Operations

  • Understand number operations and basic principles of number theory.
  • Understand the real and complex number systems.

Algebra

  • Understand algebraic operations and properties of functions and relations.
  • Understand properties of linear equations, inequalities, and systems.
  • Understand properties of quadratic functions.

Precalculus

  • Understand properties of nonlinear functions.
  • Understand properties of trigonometric functions and identities.
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GACE ReviewDay 1 (Test 1)

Number Concepts

  • Integers {… -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, …}
  • Rational { p/q : p and q are integers and q is not zero}

Note: decimal representation repeating or terminating

  • Irrational – not rational, so they cannot be represented in the form p/q where p and q are integers and q is not zero

Note: decimal representation non-repeating

  • Whole numbers {0, 1, 2, 3, …}
  • Non-negative integers {0, 1, 2, 3, 4 …}
  • Natural numbers (also counting numbers) {1, 2, 3, 4, …}
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GACE ReviewDay 1 (Test 1)

Number Concepts

  • Prime {x : x is not 1 and x is divisible by only x and 1}
  • Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic -- Every positive integer (except 1) is either prime or can be uniquely factored as a product of primes
  • Real numbers – all rational and irrational numbers

Note: representation on a real number line

  • Complex numbers – numbers than can be written in the form a +bi where a and b are real and i is defined as the square root of -1

Note: representation in the plane, vector form…

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GACE ReviewDay 1 (Test 1)

Operations and Algebra

  • Properties: (see next slide)
      • closure
      • commutative
      • distributive
      • inverse
      • identity
      • associative
  • Complex numbers
      • modulus
      • conjugate
      • Trig form, rectangular form
      • Powers of i
slide11

From: http://www.jamesbrennan.org/algebra/numbers/properties_of_real_numbers1.htm

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GACE ReviewDay 1 (Test 1)

Algebra

  • Simplifying and evaluating algebraic equations and solving equations – applying properties of real numbers.
  • Direct and inverse proportional relationships – specific case of a linear function.
  • Binomial theorem and Pascal’s triangle.
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GACE ReviewDay 1 (Test 1)

Precalculus=FUNCTIONS

  • Linear, quadratic, absolute value, square root, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational , trigonometric
  • Representation in graphs, tables, algebra.
  • Domain, range, zeroes, intercepts, intervals of increase or decrease, maxima and minima, end behavior, symmetry , inverse, asymptotes, rate of change
  • Composition of functions
  • Transformations of functions
  • Sequences as functions/recursive form
linear
Linear

F(x) = mx + b

  • Largest possible domain: all real numbers

(If domain is {1, 2, 3, …} then function is an arithmetic sequence.)

  • Largest possible range: all real numbers as long as m is not zero

(If domain is limited then range will be limited.)

  • Zeroes (x intercepts): x = -b/m
  • Y intercepts: y = b
  • Intervals of increase or decrease: increasing over all real numbers if m is positive, decreasing over all real numbers if m is negative
  • Maxima and minima: none as long as domain is not limited.
  • Rate of change: constant
  • End behavior
  • Symmetry
  • Inverse
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GACE ReviewDay 1 (Test 1)

Transformations

  • Horizontal shift: f(x+c)
  • Vertical shift: f(x) + c
  • Vertical stretch or shrink: af(x)
  • Horizontal stretch or shrink: f(bx)
slide23

Start with F(x)

aF(b(x-c)) + d represents what transformations?

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GACE ReviewDay 1 (Test 1)

Matrices

  • Representation
  • Operations – addition, multiplication
slide25

Law of large numbers –

    • I rolled a die twelve times: 6 6 1 4 3 5 1 3 6 2 5 6
    • What is the empirical probability of rolling a 6? Is it the same as the theoretical probability?
  • Central Limit Theorem
    • Suppose I repeatedly rolled a die for a really long time and then took the mean of all the results? What would be the “expected value”?
    • Suppose instead, I roll a die four times, take the mean, and do this again 40 times.
slide26

My results: 2316, 1146, 6221, 1513, 2616, 4265, 2266,1156,4216,2312,6344,1115,5631,3654,4655,4324,6133, 2563, 3244,5536,4335,…

Mean of 3, 3, 2.75, 2.5, 3.75, 4.25, 4,3.25, 3.25, 2, 4.25, 2, 3.75, 4.5, 5, 3.25, 3.25, 4, 3.25, 4.75, 3.75, …

statistics
Statistics

Suppose we want to estimate the average weight of an adult male in Dekalb County, Georgia. We draw a random sample of 1,000 men from a population of 1,000,000 men and weigh them. We find that the average man in our sample weighs 180 pounds, and the standard deviation of the sample is 30 pounds. What is the 95% confidence interval.

  • (A) 180 + 1.86 (B) 180 + 3.0 (C) 180 + 5.88 (D) 180 + 30 (E) None of the above
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GACE ReviewDay 3
  • Data and Analysis and Probability answers:
  • GACE and PRAXIS – note #67 on GACE is also #16 on Praxis
  • Note page 203 GACE birthday problem #72

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.birthdayprob.html

birthday problem
Birthday Problem
  • “The first person can have any birthday. That gives him 365 possible birthdays out of 365 days, so the probability of the first person having the "right" birthday is 365/365, or 100%.
  • The second person\'s birthday has to be different. There are 364 different days to choose from, so the chance that two people have different birthdays is 364/365. That leaves 363 birthdays out of 365 open for the third person.
  • To find the probability that both the second person and the third person will have different birthdays, we have to multiply:

    (365/365) * (364/365) * (363/365) = 132 132/133 225,      which is about 99.18%.

  • If we want to know the probability that four people will all have different birthdays, we multiply again:

(364/365) * (363/365) * (362/365) = 47 831 784/ 48 627 125,       or about 98.36%.”

slide32

Suppose a committee of 12 people wants to form a subcommittee of 3 people. How many ways can this be done?

Suppose a president, vice-president and secretary must be selected from a committee of 12 people?

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GACE ReviewDay 3
  • Data and Analysis and Probability answers:
  • GACE and PRAXIS – note #67 on GACE is also #16 on Praxis
  • Note page 203 GACE birthday problem #72

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.birthdayprob.html

  • Measurement and Geometry
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GACE ReviewDay 3

Measurement and Geometry

  • Parallel lines (2)
  • Triangles – congruence & similarity (GACE 57, Ga constructed response, 15 & 16)
  • Circle theorems (and radians vs. degrees) (18) (GACE 56 57)
  • 3 D (3)
  • Perimeter, area, volume (1, 4, 5)
  • Conic sections (24, 25, 27, 22, GACE 63 64)
  • Law of sines, law of cosines, Pythagorean theorem, trig…solving triangles
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GACE ReviewDay 4

Measurement and Geometry

  • Conic sections (24, 25, 27, 22, GACE 63 64)
  • Law of sines, law of cosines, Pythagorean theorem, basic trigonometry…solving triangles
  • The unit circle

Calculus

  • Limits
  • Derivatives
  • Integrals
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GACE ReviewDay 4

http://www.stewartcalculus.com/data/CALCULUS%206E%20Early%20Transcendentals/upfiles/ess-reviewofconics.pdf

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GACE ReviewDay 4
  • A circle can be defined as the set of points equidistant from a “center.”
  • A parabola can be defined as all the set of points equidistant from a “directrix” and a “focus”.

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Parabola.html

  • An ellipse can be defined as the set of all points such that the SUM of the distances from the point to each “foci” is constant.

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Ellipse.html

  • A hyperbola can be defined as the set of all points such that the DIFFERENCE of the distances from the point to each “foci” is constant.

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Hyperbola.html

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GACE ReviewDay 4

Measurement and Geometry

  • Conic sections (24, 25, 27, 22, GACE 63 64)
  • Law of sines, law of cosines, Pythagorean theorem, basic trigonometry…solving triangles
  • The unit circle

Calculus

  • Limits
  • Derivatives
  • Integrals
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GACE ReviewDay 4

Given two sides OR a side and an angle of a right triangle, we can find the measures of the other sides and angles.

If one of the acute angles of a right triangle is congruent to the acute angle of another right triangle, then the two triangles are similar. Then the ratios of sides for all such triangles are exactly the same – so we define sine and cosines and tangent as ratios of these sides (given the angle). Sine of an acute angle in a right triangle is the length of the opposite side over the hypotenuse. Cosine is the length of the adjacent side over the hypotenuse. All the other trig functions can be defined in terms of sine and cosine.

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GACE ReviewDay 4

Given two sides OR a side and an angle of a right triangle, we can find the measures of the other sides and angles.

GACE 33, 35

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GACE ReviewDay 4

Given two sides and the included angle (SAS) OR three sides (SSS) OR an angle and its opposite side and one other angle (AAS) OR two angles and the included side (ASA) of ANY TRIANLGE, we can find the measures of the other sides and angles using law of sines and law of cosines. (Recall ASS is the ambiguous case.)

slide42

http://online.redwoods.cc.ca.us/instruct/darnold/HSU/Math115/Spring01/Exams/Exam3/exam3-s.pdfhttp://online.redwoods.cc.ca.us/instruct/darnold/HSU/Math115/Spring01/Exams/Exam3/exam3-s.pdf

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GACE ReviewDay 4

Measurement and Geometry

  • Conic sections (24, 25, 27, 22, GACE 63 64)
  • Law of sines, law of cosines, Pythagorean theorem, basic trigonometry…solving triangles
  • The unit circle

Calculus

  • Limits
  • Derivatives
  • Integrals
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GACE ReviewDay 4

The unit circle:

We need to define sine and cosine for angles other than acute angles! So we change our definition of sine and cosine to the x and y coordinates of the unit circle. Note that this new definition is consistent with the old one, but extends the possible domain of the sine, cosine, tangent, …

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GACE ReviewDay 4

Polar Coordinates:

Convert to rectangular: (r,theta) (6, 112 degrees)

Convert to polar: (x,y) (-3,-4)

Sine and Cosine functions:

FIRST packet p. 38 #28

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GACE ReviewDay 4

Measurement and Geometry

  • Conic sections (24, 25, 27, 22, GACE 63 64)
  • Law of sines, law of cosines, Pythagorean theorem, basic trigonometry…solving triangles
  • The unit circle

Calculus

  • Limits
  • Derivatives
  • Integrals
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GACE ReviewDay 4

Calculus

  • Limits – A limit is the number F(x) approaches (the y value) as x approaches some number or goes to positive or negative infinity.

Calc packet #2

  • Continuity – A function is continuous at a point x –a if the limit of F(x) as x approaches a is F(a).

Calc packet #3, GACE 36

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GACE ReviewDay 4

Calculus

  • Derivatives – A derivative is the slope of the line tangent to the curve at a point. It is the instantaneous rate y is changing per unit change in x. (So you’re already intimate with derivatives of linear functions …) Recall that the second derivative is acceleration.
  • If the function is increasing, the first derivative is positive; if the function is decreasing, the first derivative is negative. If the function is concave up (smile), the second derivative is positive; if the function is concave down (frown), the second derivative is negative.

Calc packet 1, 6, 7, 8, 10

GACE 39, 40, 41, 42

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GACE ReviewDay 4

Calculus

  • Integrals – An integral IS the area under a curve.

When we want the integral of a function we need its “antiderivative”.

Calc packet #9

GACE 43,44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49

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GACE Review

I had fun!!! Thank you for all your hard work.

Please don’t hesitate to call me or email me with more questions and a report on how you do on the GACE. Please, I want to know and I want to help!

[email protected]

770-423-6664

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