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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> â y<sup>4</sup> as (x<sup>2</sup>)<sup>2</sup> â (y<sup>2</sup>)<sup>2</sup>, thus recognizing it as a difference of squares that can be factored as (x<sup>2</sup> â y<sup>2</sup>)(x<sup>2</sup> + y<sup>2</sup>).

Analyzing Linear Functions

Algebra I

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Graphing Linear Functions

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

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.

Puzzle it Out

Algebra II

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Algebraic Structure

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

The Biggest Box

Algebra II

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Cubic Functions

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

The Language of Algebra

Algebra I

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Linear Equations

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

Applications of Power Functions

Algebra II

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Cubic Functions

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

Multiplying Polynomials Investigation

Algebra I

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Polynomial Expressions

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.

Equivalent Expressions: Distributive Property

Algebra I

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Understanding Equations

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

Multiplying and Dividing Exponents: To Add or Not to Add

Algebra I

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Operations on Polynomials

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

More with Expressions

Algebra I

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Understanding Equations

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

Introduction to Sequences

Algebra II

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Sequences and Series

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.

Arithmetic Sequences

Algebra II

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Sequences and Series

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.

Maximizing Profit: An Introduction to Linear Programming

Algebra I

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Systems of Equations and Inequalities

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.

Evaluating Expressions

Algebra I

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Numeracy

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

Factoring (Day 2 of 3)

Algebra I

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Polynomials

Big Idea:Students will investigate the relationship between the factors of a trinomial expression and its visual representation through the use Algebra Tiles.

HSA-SSE.A.1a

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

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.