Unit 1: Algebra Basics
Algebra 1
Unit 1: Algebra Basics
Approximately 20 days
By the end of this unit you should be able to say I CAN…
1.1 Identify which set of the real numbers a value belongs to. ( 1 day): graphic organizer, Number Challenge
1.2 Determine which algebraic property justifies and arithmetic statement.
1.3 Give examples of different algebraic properties and determine which sets of real numbers they apply to. ( 3 days for 2&3): graphic organizer, Sell That Property performance task, Card Sort
1.4 Use the order of operations to simplify expressions. (2 days): guided notes, Spin to Win, Math Lib
1.5 . Evaluate a multi-variable expression for a specified value. ( 1 day):guided notes, Math Lib
1.6 Simplify an expression by combining like terms. (2 days): graphic organizer , Bingo, Math Lib
1.7 Write a given statement as an algebraic expression. ( 3 days): graphic organizer
1.8 Solve two step linear equations and inequalities. (4 days): guided notes, maze, Math Lib, Fly Swatter Bingo,
1.9 Graph inequalities on a number line. ( 2 days): Guided notes, Find Someone Who...
Review and test over entire unit ( 2 days)
Embedded within all modules from unit 1 are the following learning targets:
Recognize units given or needed to solve problem.
Determine if the solution to a multi-step problem is reasonable using given units
Choose appropriate units to represent a problem when using formulas or graphing.
Interpret units or scales used in formulas or represented in graphs.
Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems.
Extra resources:
http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U3L1GL.html
http://www.aplusmath.com/Flashcards/algebra.html http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U3L2GL.html
http://shodor.org/interactivate/activities/FractionFour/
http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/ALGEBRA/AE2/indexAE2.htm
http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/ALGEBRA/AO4/indexAO4.htm