HSA-SSE.A.1b

Interpret complicated expressions by viewing one or more of their parts as a single entity. For example, interpret P(1+r)n as the product of P and a factor not depending on P.

 
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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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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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Interpreting Algebraic Expressions Day 1

Algebra II » Unit: Modeling with Expressions and Equations
Algebra II » Unit: Modeling with Expressions and Equations
Amelia Jamison
Caldwell, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This two part lesson allows students to strengthen and deepen their understanding of the multiple forms of algebraic expressions.

 
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Manipulating Polynomials: A Formative Assessment

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

Students work together on a seemingly simple yet powerful activity using dot patterns to develop their understanding of manipulating polynomials through this engaging Mathematics Assessment Project Formative Assessment Lesson!

 
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polynomials
   

Mind Reading with Algebra

Algebra II » Unit: Modeling with Expressions and Equations
Algebra II » Unit: Modeling with Expressions and Equations
Amelia Jamison
Caldwell, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Amaze your students with the mystical mind reading powers of algebraic expressions.

 
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Factoring Quadratic Expressions

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

Students learn the application of solving a system of equations to factoring polynomials.

 
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Different Forms of Linear Equations

12th Grade Math » Unit: Linear and Nonlinear Functions
12th Grade Math » Unit: Linear and Nonlinear Functions
Hilary Yamtich
Oakland, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What are different ways to write linear functions? Which ways are most helpful in different situations?

 
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Working with Polynomials: Practice and Study Session

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

Students dig deep into solving a smaller number of problems and teach their classmates as a study method!

 
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study guide test 6 polynomials
   

Summative Assessment

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

Hurdle the first unit test of the year with an assessment created to truly assess what you've been teaching.

 
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hurdles
   

Solving Polynomial Equations Graphically

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

Any polynomial equations can be solved graphically. Graphs can be your "go-to" method!

 
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Exponential Growth and Decay

Algebra I » Unit: Functions
Algebra I » Unit: Functions
Amanda Hathaway
Boston, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

I can earn interest on my interest? Students explore compound interest in relationship to exponential growth. They also look at depreciation and develop a formula for exponential decay.

 
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exponential growth
   

Rational Rewriting

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

This target game will help your students learn to rewrite rational expressions.

 
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rewriting rationals
   

Algebraic Structures Review

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

Notes, notes, notes...NOT. Show your students that review is not just about taking and organizing pages of notes.

 
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thinking1
   

Modeling Volume with Polynomials Day 1

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

Students get the opportunity to physically build and then analyze a polynomial volume model.

 
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image modeling volume with polynomials
Common Core Math
 
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