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- HSA-SSE.A.1Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.*
- HSA-SSE.A.2Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. For example, see x<sup>4</sup> – y<sup>4</sup> as (x<sup>2</sup>)<sup>2</sup> – (y<sup>2</sup>)<sup>2</sup>, thus recognizing it as a difference of squares that can be factored as (x<sup>2</sup> – y<sup>2</sup>)(x<sup>2</sup> + y<sup>2</sup>).

Polynomial Puzzles 3: Multiplying and Factoring Polynomials

Algebra I

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Polynomial Expressions

Big Idea:This lesson will help students to see that multiplying and factoring trinomials are inverse operations

Adding and Subtracting Monomials

Algebra I

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Polynomial Expressions

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

Speed Dating Rationally

12th Grade Math

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Rational Functions and Equations

Big Idea:Efficiency and accuracy improves as students solve rational equations with their ‘date’ in this interactive and self-checking speed dating activity.

Logs, Loans, and Life Lessons!

Algebra II

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Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Big Idea:This engaging lesson weaves together logarithms, loans, and life lessons!

Can the Dog Reach the Bone? Determine whether a Point Lies within a Circle

12th Grade Math

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Circles

Big Idea:Will the dog be able to reach its bone? Students apply the definition of a circle, along with a method for determining whether or not a point lies on a circle.

Parabola Problem Partner Critiques

12th Grade Math

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Conic Sections

Big Idea:A silent board game helps students recall how to complete the square then students critique the work of others in the AB partner activity.

Standard Form of Circle Equations

12th Grade Math

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Circles

Big Idea:How can I tell if this weird-looking equation will make a circle when I graph it? Students discover how to apply previous knowledge about completing the square to a new problem.

Combining Like Terms

Algebra I

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Linear Equations

Big Idea:Students will identify the parts of an expression using math terminology. Students will understand the concept of like terms with the use parallel examples.

Seeing Structure in Expressions - Factoring Higher Order Polynomials

Algebra II

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Polynomial Theorems and Graphs

Big Idea:Like quadratic expressions, some higher order polynomial expressions can be rewritten in factored form to reveal values that make the expression equal to zero.

Factoring Trinomials

Algebra I

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Polynomial Expressions

Big Idea:This lesson will help students extend their understanding of multiplying and factoring to polynomial expressions.

Solving Quadratics by Factoring-Day 1

Algebra I

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Quadratic Functions

Big Idea:Factoring can be used as a tool to examine the structure of an equation.

More with Factoring Trinomials

Algebra I

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Polynomial Expressions

Big Idea:This lesson will allow students to gain understanding about factoring trinomials by looking at the structure of the trinomial.

Circles and Completing the Square (Day 1 of 2)

12th Grade Math

» Unit:

Conic Sections

Big Idea:Use TRIANGLES and SQUARES to find the equation of a CIRCLE?! Students use prior knowledge of perfect squares and the Pythagorean Theorem to find equations for circles.

Factoring Polynomials 2 + take-home assessment

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

POLYNOMIALS AND FACTORING

Big Idea:What does an imagined new TSA security screening machine have to do with the zero product property? Find out in this lesson that pushes students to use simple deductive reasoning.

More with Factoring Completely

Algebra I

» Unit:

Polynomial Expressions

Big Idea:Which of these things are not like the other? Students compare the structure of polynomial expressions.

HSA-SSE.A.1

Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.*

HSA-SSE.A.2

Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. For example, see x^{4} – y^{4} as (x^{2})^{2} – (y^{2})^{2}, thus recognizing it as a difference of squares that can be factored as (x^{2} – y^{2})(x^{2} + y^{2}).