**TEKS Standards and Student Expectations**

**A(3) **Linear functions, equations, and inequalities. The student applies the mathematical process standards when using graphs of linear functions, key features, and related transformations to represent in multiple ways and solve, with and without technology, equations, inequalities, and systems of equations. The student is expected to:

**A(3)(C)** graph linear functions on the coordinate plane and identify key features, including *x*-intercept, *y*-intercept, zeros, and slope, in mathematical and real-world problems

**Resource Objective(s)**

Given algebraic, tabular, or graphical representations of linear functions, the student will determine the intercepts of the graphs and the zeros of the function.

**Essential Questions**

What is the relationship between the intercepts and the zeros of a function?

What method can be used to find the zero of a linear function?

What strategies can be used to solve for *x*- and *y*-intercepts?

**Vocabulary**