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Overarching Question

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Unit 0:
Growth Mindset

How does improving student attitudes toward math affect their learning? 

1. Math is about learning not performing.
2. Math is about making sense.
3. Math is filled with conjectures, creativity, and uncertainty.
4. Mistakes are beautiful things.


Students will understand the importance of a growth mindset (e.g., that math is not about talent or natural ability but is about thoughtful practice) and what it means to talk and listen. Students will also understand that class is where students practice thinking and doing math.

Students will learn the value of taking time to think about math and listen to how others make sense of their work to arrive at a common understanding.

Students will build the habits of using precise language, practicing, and sharing their thoughts.

Unit 1:
Expressions, Equations and Inequalities
Timing
~4 weeks
Objectives
A1.A.3.2
A1.A.3.4
A1.A.3.3
A1.N.1.1
A1.N.1.2
A1.A.1.1
A1.A.1.2
A1.A.3.1
A1.A.2.2

How can we manipulate information to help us solve realworld problems?


How can we represent information symbolically?

How do we develop mathematical arguments/proofs for solving realworld situations?

How can we use related, but different representations to solve realworld problems?


Polynomial expressions can be simplified and evaluated.

Polynomial expressions can be written as factors.

Square and cube roots can be added, subtracted, multiplied, divided, and simplified

Equations and inequalities can be solved in both algebraic and realworld contexts

A1.A.3.2 Simplify polynomial expressions by adding, subtracting or multiplying.
A1.A.3.4 Evaluate linear, absolute value, rational, and radical expressions. Include applying a nonstandard operation such as .
A1.A.3.3 Factor common monomial factors from polynomial expressions and factor quadratic expressions with a leading coefficient of 1.
A1.N.1.1 Write square roots and cube roots of monomial algebraic expressions in simplest radical form.
A1.N.1.2 Add, subtract, multiply, and simplify square roots of monomial algebraic expressions and divide square roots of whole numbers, rationalizing the denominator when necessary.
A1.A.1.1 Use knowledge of solving equations with rational values to represent and solve mathematical and realworld problems (e.g., angle measures, geometric formulas, science, or statistics) and interpret the solutions in the original context.
A1.A.1.2 Solve absolute value equations and interpret the solutions in the original context.
A1.A.3.1 Solve equations involving several variables for one variable in terms of the others.
A1.A.2.2 Represent relationships in various contexts with compound and absolute value inequalities and solve the resulting inequalities by graphing and interpreting the solutions on a number line.

Unit 2:
Data
Timing
12 weeks
Objectives
A1.D.1.1
A1.D.1.2 (except regression)
A1.D.1.3

How does data help us interpret realworld situations?


How do we use evidence to support arguments?

How do we interpret evidence in order to support arguments?

What can we learn from patterns within data sets?


A1.D.1.1 Describe a data set using data displays, describe and compare data sets using summary statistics, including measures of central tendency, location and spread. Know how to use calculators, spreadsheets, or other appropriate technology to display data and calculate summary statistics.
A1.D.1.2 Collect data and use scatterplots to analyze patterns and describe linear relationships between two variables. Using graphing technology, determine regression lines and correlation coefficients; use regression lines to make predictions and correlation coefficients to assess the reliability of those predictions.
A1.D.1.3 Interpret graphs as being discrete or continuous.

Unit 3:
Functions
Timing
46 weeks
Objectives
A1.F.1.1
A1.F.1.2
A1.F.1.3
A1.F.3.3
A1.F.1.4
A1.F.3.2
A1.F.2.1
A1.F.2.2

How can we use data to determine patterns and relationships from realworld situations?


How do we measure change?

How do we quantify the relationships between quantities?

Howcan different representations show relationships?

What patterns exist among quantities?

 A function is a rule that describes a set of data for which each input has one and only one output

Functions are written and manipulated using function notation.

Functions can be evaluated and interpreted both algebraically and graphically.

Function families share similar graphs, behaviors, and properties.

A1.F.1.1 Distinguish between relations and functions.
A1.F.1.2 Identify the dependent and independent variables as well as the domain and range given a function, equation, or graph. Identify restrictions on the domain and range in realworld contexts.
A1.F.1.3 Write linear functions, using function notation, to model realworld and mathematical situations.
A1.F.3.3 Add, subtract, and multiply functions using function notation.
A1.F.1.4 Given a graph modeling a realworld situation, read and interpret the linear piecewise function (excluding step functions).
A1.F.3.2 Use function notation; evaluate a function, including nonlinear, at a given point in its domain algebraically and graphically. Interpret the results in terms of realworld and mathematical problems.
A1.F.2.1  Distinguish between linear and nonlinear (including exponential) functions arising from realworld and mathematical situations that are represented in tables, graphs, and equations. Understand that linear functions grow by equal intervals and that exponential functions grow by equal factors over equal intervals.
A1.F.2.2 Recognize the graph of the functions f(x)=x and f(x)=x and predict the effects of transformations [f(x+c)and f(x)+c, where c is a positive or negative constant] algebraically and graphically using various methods and tools that may include graphing calculators.

Unit 4:
Linear Functions
Timing
46 weeks
Objectives
A1.D.1.2
A1.A.4.4
A1.A.3.5
A1.A.4.1
A1.A.4.3
A1.F.1.3
A1.F.3.1
A1.A.4.2
A1.A.2.1

How can patterns that exist in data help us make predictions to solve realworld problems?


How do we measure change?

How do we quantify the relationships between quantities?

How can relationships between quantities be represented?


Linear functions describe data sets that have a direct correlation.

Linear functions can be represented in multiple equivalent ways.

Linear Functions can be used to to solve real world problems and make predictions.

Linear inequalities represent relationships with multiple solutions.

A1.D.1.2 Collect data and use scatterplots to analyze patterns and describe linear relationships between two variables. Using graphing technology, determine regression lines and correlation coefficients; use regression lines to make predictions and correlation coefficients to assess the reliability of those predictions.
A1.A.4.4 Translate between a graph and a situation described qualitatively.
A1.A.3.5 Recognize that arithmetic sequences are linear using equations, tables, graphs, and verbal descriptions. Use the pattern, find the next term.
A1.A.4.1 Calculate and interpret slope and the x and y intercepts of a line using a graph, an equation, two points, or a set of data points to solve realworld and mathematical problems.
A1.A.4.3 Express linear equations in slopeintercept, pointslope, and standard forms and convert between these forms. Given sufficient information (slope and yintercept, slope and onepoint on the line, two points on the line, x and yintercept, or a set of data points), write the equation of a line.
A1.F.1.3 Write linear functions, using function notation, to model realworld and mathematical situations.
A1.F.3.1 Identify and generate equivalent representations of linear equations, graphs, tables, and realworld situations.
A1.A.4.2 Solve mathematical and realworld problems involving lines that are parallel, perpendicular, horizontal, or vertical.
A1.A.2.1 Represent relationships in various contexts with linear inequalities; solve the resulting inequalities, graph on a coordinate plane, and interpret the solutions.

Unit 5:
Systems
Timing
23 weeks
Objectives
A1.A.1.3
A1.A.2.3

How can representing realworld problems in many ways help us understand them well?

1. How can we apply our knowledge to model realworld situations with more than one variable?
2. How can we represent and analyze our solutions to problems?
3. How can we represent the same thing in multiple different ways?


A1.A.1.3 Analyze and solve realworld and mathematical problems involving systems of linear equations with a maximum of two variables by graphing (may include graphing calculator or other appropriate technology), substitution, and elimination. Interpret the solutions in the original context.
A1.A.2.3 Solve systems of linear inequalities with a maximum of two variables; graph and interpret the solutions on a coordinate plane.

Unit 6:
Probability
Timing
~2 weeks
Objectives
A1.D.2.1
A1.D.2.2
A1.D.2.4
A1.D.2.3

How can we use probability to make predictions about realworld problems?


How can data help us make decisions?

How do we use the data gathered from experimentation?


Probability is calculated with multiplication or additional principles.

Probability is used to predict possible outcomes.

Experiments can model realworld probability situations.

A1.D.2.1 Select and apply counting procedures, such as the multiplication and addition principles and tree diagrams, to determine the size of a sample space (the number of possible outcomes) and to calculate probabilities.
A1.D.2.2 Describe the concepts of intersections, unions, and complements using Venn diagrams to evaluate probabilities. Understand the relationships between these concepts and the words AND, OR, and NOT.
A1.D.2.4 Apply probability concepts to realworld situations to make informed decisions.
A1.D.2.3 Calculate experimental probabilities by performing simulations or experiments involving a probability model and using relative frequencies of outcomes.

Culminating Unit
Timing
~2 weeks

How can students show evidence of understanding?


Algebra 1 Showcase 

Distance Learning Resources/ Supplemental Activities 
How can students develop and show evidence of understanding? 


Multiple objectives are covered in this material. These math tasks are designed to enhance current curriculum and support distance learning. 
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