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Insights Into Algebra 1 - Teaching For Learning
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Insights Into Algebra 1
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1. Variables and Patterns of Change

Overview
Part 1: Variables and Patterns
Part 2: Linear Equations

Lesson Plans
Introduction

Lesson Plan 1: Miles of Tiles - The Pool Border Problem
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Lesson Plan 2: Cups and Chips - Solving Linear Equations Using Manipulatives
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Student Work
Pool Border Problem
Linear Equations Assessment

Teaching Strategies
Cooperative Learning
Manipulatives

Resources
Resources


2. Linear Functions and Inequalities



Overview
Part 1: Linear Functions
Part 2: Linear Equations and Inequalities

Lesson Plans
Introduction

Lesson Plan 1: The Phone Bill Problem - Linear Functions
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Lesson Plan 2: Hot Dog Sales - Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Student Work
The Phone Bill Problem
The Hot Dog Problem

Teaching Strategies
Worthwhile Mathematical Tasks
Appropriate Use of Technology

Resources
Resources


3. Systems of Equations and Inequalities



Overview
Part 1: Systems of Equations
Part 2: Systems of Inequalities

Lesson Plans
Introduction

Lesson Plan 1: Left-hand, Right-hand - Solving Systems of Equations
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Lesson Plan 2: Hassan's Pictures - Linear Programming and Profit Lines
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Student Work
Right Hand/Left Hand Experiment
Linear Programming Assignment

Teaching Strategies
Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners
Building Understanding

Resources
Resources


4. Quadratic Functions



Overview
Quadratic Functions

Lesson Plans
Introduction

Lesson Plan 1: Up, Down, Right, Left - Function Families
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Lesson Plan 2: Bouncing Ball - Function Families
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Student Work
Graphing Quadratic Equations Assignment
Ball Bounce Activity

Teaching Strategies
Developing a Community of Learners
Alternative Assessments

Resources
Resources


5. Properties



Overview
Part 1: Factoring Quadratic Expressions
Part 2: Understanding Basic Recursion

Lesson Plans
Introduction

Lesson Plan 1: The X Factor - Trinomials and Algebra Tiles
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Lesson Plan 2: Curses and Re Curses! It's Happening Again
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Student Work
Factoring Assignment
Waiting-Time Distributions Culminating Activity

Teaching Strategies
Rule of Four
Patterns

Resources
Resources


6. Exponential Functions



Overview
Exponents

Lesson Plans
Introduction

Lesson Plan 1: Overrun by Skeeters - Exponential Growth
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Lesson Plan 2: Bigger and Smaller - Exponent Rules
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Student Work
Population Growth Activity
"Having Your Cake..." Assignment

Teaching Strategies
Affective Domain
Instructional Decision Making

Resources
Resources


7. Direct and Inverse Variation



Overview
Part 1: Direct Variation
Part 2: Inverse Variation

Lesson Plans
Introduction

Lesson Plan 1: Be Direct - Oil Spills on Land
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Lesson Plan 2: Very Varied - Inverse Variation
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Student Work
Oil Module Unit Test Sample 1
Oil Module Unit Test Sample 2

Teaching Strategies
Questioning Techniques
Concepts First, Skills Later

Resources
Resources


8. Mathematical Modeling



Overview
Mathematical Modeling

Lesson Plans
Introduction

Lesson Plan 1: Mathematical Modeling, Circular Movement and Transmission Ratios
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Lesson Plan 2: Skeeter Populations and Exponential Growth
Overview
Procedures for Teachers
Related Standardized Test Questions
Materials

Student Work
Transmission Factors Assignment
Population Growth Activity

Teaching Strategies
Listening to Students
Lesson Study

Resources
Resources


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