HSA-SSE.A.1a

Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and coefficients.

 
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Analyzing Linear Functions

Algebra I » Unit: Graphing Linear Functions
Algebra I » Unit: Graphing Linear Functions
Noelani Davis
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students analyze different components of slope-intercept form and use their observations to prove statements about lines and points.

 
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Adding and Subtracting Monomials

Algebra I » Unit: Polynomial Expressions
Algebra I » Unit: Polynomial Expressions
James Bialasik
Amherst, NY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson uses a pre-assessment to determine student's understanding. The work is then differentiated based on student need.

 
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Puzzle it Out

Algebra II » Unit: Algebraic Structure
Algebra II » Unit: Algebraic Structure
Merrie Rampy
Craigmont, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

If your students like puzzles, they'll like this lesson that has them combining and recombining polynomial components like puzzle pieces.

 
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The Biggest Box

Algebra II » Unit: Cubic Functions
Algebra II » Unit: Cubic Functions
Jacob Nazeck
Fort Collins, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can you maximize the volume of this box? With a cubical parabola, that's how!

 
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The Language of Algebra

Algebra I » Unit: Linear Equations
Algebra I » Unit: Linear Equations
Noelani Davis
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What is the language of Algebra? How does the language of Algebra tell us what is happening in a problem?

 
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Applications of Power Functions

Algebra II » Unit: Cubic Functions
Algebra II » Unit: Cubic Functions
Jacob Nazeck
Fort Collins, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The relationships between quantities in the real-world may be modeled mathematically with power functions.

 
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Multiplying Polynomials Investigation

Algebra I » Unit: Polynomial Expressions
Algebra I » Unit: Polynomial Expressions
James Bialasik
Amherst, NY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will discover that the number of terms in the product of two polynomials is connected to the number of terms in the expressions being multiplied.

 
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Equivalent Expressions: Distributive Property

Algebra I » Unit: Understanding Equations
Algebra I » Unit: Understanding Equations
James Bialasik
Amherst, NY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson gives students a more in-depth look at the distributive property.

 
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Multiplying and Dividing Exponents: To Add or Not to Add

Algebra I » Unit: Operations on Polynomials
Algebra I » Unit: Operations on Polynomials
Jason Colombino
Salem, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson helps students make the connection between performing operations with real numbers and exponents.

 
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More with Expressions

Algebra I » Unit: Understanding Equations
Algebra I » Unit: Understanding Equations
James Bialasik
Amherst, NY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Relate the size of the components of an expression in order to meaningfully understand the overall value of the expression.

 
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Introduction to Sequences

Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Colleen Werner
Ipswich, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Detecting patterns in numbers helps students see the mathematical relationships that underlie real world phenomena. In this colorful lesson, students look at patterns of numbers and uncover the rule used to generate them.

 
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Arithmetic Sequences

Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Colleen Werner
Ipswich, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

There are easier ways to generate the 100th term of an arithmetic sequence than listing all 99 terms before it. In this lesson, students learn to work flexibly with explicit and recursive expressions of an arithmetic sequence.

 
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Maximizing Profit: An Introduction to Linear Programming

Algebra I » Unit: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Algebra I » Unit: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Amanda Hathaway
Boston, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Now for the important question: How can we make the most money? After graphing a feasible region, students plot profit lines and learn the basics of linear programming.

 
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Evaluating Expressions

Algebra I » Unit: Numeracy
Algebra I » Unit: Numeracy
Noelani Davis
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will review properties of numbers and expressions in preparation for our next unit.

 
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Factoring GCF and Grouping

Algebra II » Unit: Polynomials
Algebra II » Unit: Polynomials
Amelia Jamison
Caldwell, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Multiple methods for finding the factors of polynomials are addressed and analyzed in this lesson.

 
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