Algebra I(9 Units, 108 Lessons)
Big Idea: To use the strategy of Questions Under the Desk to Engage students in a class discussion of what they want their math classroom to look like this year.
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Big Idea: To use the concrete example of (pieces of furniture, room location) to develop deeper student understanding of a function that leads to quantitative examples.
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Big Idea: This lesson introduces functions with the school's vending machine, and uses a Frayer Model to summarize the different representations of relations and functions.
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Big Idea: Restrictions! Students gain a strong foundation for Inequalities, and use two different colors to organize the difference between domain and range.
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Big Idea: To have a deeper understanding of interval notation from inequalities and how the square bracket includes the number and the parentheses does not include it.
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Big Idea: The emphasis in this lesson is to make a connection from what students already know about evaluating an expression to evaluating and interpreting a function.
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Big Idea: To be able to read and comprehend function notation to know the difference between when to find x and when to find y.
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Big Idea: To match graphs to a student walking in real time to develop a conceptual understanding of distance over time and compare it to speed over time.
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Big Idea: To develop an understanding for the transformations of parent functions through repeated reasoning (MP8) and the structure (MP7) of the equation.
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Big Idea: For students to become more comfortable with the graphing vocabulary verbally, and in written form in a non-testing situation.
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Big Idea: Students will verbalize and identify the correct transformations from a parent function and explain the new function using the correct graphing vocabulary.
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