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Algebra I

North High

Worcester, MA

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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)

How Will Your Salary Grow?

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:One key word in standard F-LE.3 is "eventually"! Students explore a situation that reveals how exponential growth might take a little while to catch up with linear growth, but that when it does...

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22 Resources

30 Favorites

Sequences, Spreadsheets, and Graphs

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Writing formulas in a spreadsheet lays foundations for writing recursive rules for arithmetic and geometric sequences.

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18 Resources

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Sequences Gallery Walk (Day 1 of 2)

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Use a Gallery Walk to turn the tedium of a worksheet into an opportunity to interact throughout the classroom space.

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23 Resources

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Sequences Gallery Walk (Day 2 of 2)

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Today's work - finishing off the Gallery Walk and then debriefing it in groups - yields great evidence of what kids understand so far.

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27 Resources

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Graphing Stories

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Graphs can tell stories, and stories can be graphed. Today we'll sketch a few such graphs.

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25 Resources

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More Graphing Stories

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:It's all about the graphs, baby! In this lesson, the task of graphing a real-world situation is presented in three different ways, and each builds toward a deep understanding of how a graph can tell a story.

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17 Resources

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Parameters on Desmos

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:We're spending most of the week graphing stories - but here we take a break to examine the relationship between algebraic rules and graphs, and to introduce the idea of a parameter.

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12 Resources

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Functions: When One Representation Sheds Light on Another

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Bus rides, playground rides, and a burning candle (that burns down, not up) all contribute to today's lesson about functions, their graphs, and algebraic rules.

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13 Resources

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Using Points to Determine the Shape of a Graph

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:In order to get a broad picture of functions and their graphs, we go a bit beyond just the linear and exponential functions that are the foci of this unit.

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8 Resources

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Introduction to the Spending & Saving Project

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Interpreting mathematics in context lends value to our discipline and helps students make sense of the tools we ask that they learn to use.

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22 Resources

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Spending & Saving, and Function Notation

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Practice with a tool like function notation is important; interpreting what that representation means in context, even more so.

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19 Resources

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The Spending & Saving Project, Day 3

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Now that students have some practice with function notation, it's time to create some tables and graphs, and see what we can see!

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18 Resources

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The Spending & Saving Project, Day 4

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:The ability to decide whether or not the value of a parameter is "realistic" in a given context provides a scaffold toward a more general ability to interpret a mathematical result.

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16 Resources

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Earning Interest, Paying Interest

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Whether you're opening a bank account or receiving a rubric from a teacher, don't forget to read the small print!

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14 Resources

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The Cost of Debt (Part 3 of the Spending & Saving Project)

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Debt is not free, but students can make sense of how to make it more or less expensive.

20 Resources

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20 Resources

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Finishing Up the Spending & Saving Project, With Extensions

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Students get back into the swing of things after a break by finishing up a project, and exploring the distinguishing characteristics of linear and exponential functions.

15 Resources

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15 Resources

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Tying a Bow on Unit 4 (Review Day 1 of 2)

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:The end of a unit can be chaos, because all students have different needs. What's beautiful is when they can identify those needs on their own, and do what they must accordingly.

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15 Resources

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Tying a Bow on Unit 4 (Review Day 2 of 2)

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Students have a variety of options for how they engage in today's work, which lends the classroom an upbeat workshop vibe.

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13 Resources

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Unit 4 Exam

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Learning targets open up our options on a unit exam, and it's important to see a multiple-choice test as an opportunity to build student literacy.

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4 Resources

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