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Algebra I

William J. Ostiguy

Boston, MA

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Border Tiles: Seeing Structure in Algebraic Expressions

Algebra I

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Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:Don't count! Students find different approaches for counting tiles around a garden and then write rules that represent their methods.

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22 Resources

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A More Complicated Border: Day 1 of 2

Algebra I

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Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:Even more shaded tiles? Students look at more complex checkerboard border and write algebraic expressions for a general checkerboard.

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13 Resources

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A More Complicated Border: Day 2 of 2

Algebra I

» Unit:

Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:Does that pattern always work? Students look at more complex checkerboard border and write algebraic expressions for a general checkerboard.

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14 Resources

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Kitchen Tiles

Algebra I

» Unit:

Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:Students explain the reasoning of others and make use of structure as they make sense of the form of an expression as it relates to a real world context.

15 Resources

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15 Resources

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Brainstorming Algebraic Expressions

Algebra I

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Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:Does this expression mean anything? Students create algebraic expressions from a given a table of variables and their definitions.

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15 Resources

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Graphs ----> Tables ----> Rules

Algebra I

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Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:How can we write rules to represent graphs? Students practice moving from graphs to tables and, ultimately, to rules.

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16 Resources

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Rules ----> Tables ----> Graphs

Algebra I

» Unit:

Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:Rules, tables, and graphs, oh my! Students work fluidly between multiple algebraic representations.

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16 Resources

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Predicting Water Park Attendance

Algebra I

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Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:From scatterplot to predictions. Students plot data, approximate a line of best fit, generate an equation for the line to make predictions.

11 Resources

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11 Resources

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Battery Life

Algebra I

» Unit:

Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:Will the digital devices run out of charge on the way to school? Students reason and make predictions based on a graph and compare the charge of a cell phone and a video game player.

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13 Resources

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A Friendly Competition

Algebra I

» Unit:

Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:Who saves more during the school year? Students graph real world situations, interpret graphs, and write equations to describe graphs.

14 Resources

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14 Resources

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Equations on a Graphing Calculator

Algebra I

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Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:You mean I didn't have to make this graph by hand? Students learn how to use graphing calculators to graph linear and nonlinear functions.

14 Resources

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14 Resources

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Plotting Data on a Graphing Calculator

Algebra I

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Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:Can you find the best function? Students plot data on the graphing calculator and write linear functions to best approximate the data.

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11 Resources

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Multiple Representations - Linear Functions

Algebra I

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Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:In this summative activity, students work together to create posters that give instructions for moving between representations of a linear function.

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12 Resources

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Working at the Ice Cream Stand

Algebra I

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Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:How long should an employee's shift be? Students determine possible shift lengths to satisfy an equation.

21 Resources

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21 Resources

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Free Throw Shots

Algebra I

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Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:How many basketball shots were made at practice? Students begin to explore systems of equations intuitively in the context of tables and graphs.

11 Resources

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11 Resources

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Unit Portfolio - Day 1 of 2

Algebra I

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Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:Show what you know! Students compile their best work to demonstrate what they have learned throughout this unit.

15 Resources

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15 Resources

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Unit Portfolio - Day 2 of 2

Algebra I

» Unit:

Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations

Big Idea:Show what you know! Students compile their best work to demonstrate what they have learned throughout this unit.

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14 Resources

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