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Unit 1 - Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions(12 Lessons)

Unit 2 - The Number Line Project(9 Lessons)

Unit 3 - Solving Linear Equations(12 Lessons)

Unit 4 - Creating Linear Equations(8 Lessons)

Unit 5 - Statistics(20 Lessons)

Unit 6 - Mini Unit: Patterns, Programs, and Math Without Words(10 Lessons)

Unit 7 - Lines(10 Lessons)

Unit 8 - Linear and Exponential Functions(19 Lessons)

Unit 9 - Systems of Equations(20 Lessons)

Unit 10 - Quadratic Functions(21 Lessons)

Unit 11 - Functions and Modeling(13 Lessons)

"The Answer" vs. "The Problem"

Algebra I

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Mini Unit: Patterns, Programs, and Math Without Words

Big Idea:It's a challenge for many students to focus on solution pathways rather than solutions. This activity gives students the chance to define problems, rather than just looking for a solution.

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28 Resources

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Seeing Structure and Defining Problems

Algebra I

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Mini Unit: Patterns, Programs, and Math Without Words

Big Idea:Words and structure are tools that give us the power to figure stuff out.

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Hour of Code

Algebra I

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Mini Unit: Patterns, Programs, and Math Without Words

Big Idea:Computer programming allows students to frame problems that are not written, and to experience the cycle of frustration and elation. This particular activity also sets us up to start talking about lines on the coordinate plane.

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9 Resources

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Seeing Structure in Dot Patterns and Linear Functions

Algebra I

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Mini Unit: Patterns, Programs, and Math Without Words

Big Idea:By pulling from and synthesizing the work we've done over time, students get a sense for narrative structure of this course.

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20 Resources

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Make Your Own Dot Pattern

Algebra I

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Mini Unit: Patterns, Programs, and Math Without Words

Big Idea:As we dig into linear functions and their representations, a great lesson is one that differentiates within itself. This activity allows every student to take it as far as they can.

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19 Resources

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Function Diagrams

Algebra I

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Mini Unit: Patterns, Programs, and Math Without Words

Big Idea:Function Diagrams give students a novel way to visualize a function, which is just what some students need to access such an essential concept.

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9 Resources

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Equivalent Line Segments

Algebra I

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Mini Unit: Patterns, Programs, and Math Without Words

Big Idea:Students can see the limitations of the guess and check strategy as they use it to solve problems in one variable, and they can compare problems with one unknown to problems with two.

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Introduction to Desmos

Algebra I

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Mini Unit: Patterns, Programs, and Math Without Words

Big Idea:Knowing how to use powerful computing tools and how to interpret the solutions they yield will go a long way both in and beyond this course.

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17 Resources

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Summary, Work Folders, and a Quiz

Algebra I

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Mini Unit: Patterns, Programs, and Math Without Words

Big Idea:As this calendar year comes to a close, students also set up working folders that they'll continue to fill with great work in the New Year!

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12 Resources

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Building Towers

Algebra I

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Mini Unit: Patterns, Programs, and Math Without Words

Big Idea:It's the day before winter break, and kids are ready for a holiday. This activity ensures that they're engaged, excited, and happy to be working hard, even with a break just hours away!

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26 Resources

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