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### Algebra 1

Welcome to Algebra 1

Some links for our classroom:

1. How do I get to the blizzard bag

1. Click on the "Blizzard Bags" tab above.

2. This Week in Algebra 1

Unit 1: Relationships Between Quantities and Reasoning with Expressions

Objective: We will begin this course by studying relationships between quantities and reasoning with equations. Problem solving will be emphasized throughout the course.

Essential Question: What does it mean to “GENERALIZE A PATTERN?”

Tuesday 9/5: The Homicidal Necrophobe Problem
• Greet and Seat: Take the interest survey
• Procedures and Expectations
• The Homicidal Necrophobe problem
• The Border Problem

TASC/Homework: Get the course expectations sheet signed by yourself and by your parents. Border Problem homework questions

Wednesday 9/6: The Border Problem Part Two
• Warm-up problems
• Mindset and Mathematics
• The Border Problem Part Two
• Virtual Manipulatives for Integers

TASC/Homework: Border Problem Part 2 Homework Questions

Thursday 9/7: Pattern 4.0 and the Coin Problem
• Warm-ups/ Check HW and submit.
• Pattern 4.0
• The Coin Problem
• End of class reflection

TASC/ Homework: Pattern 4.1 Homework Questions

Friday 9/8: Blizzard Bags and the Procedures Quiz
• Warm-ups/ Check HW and submit.
• Blizzard Bags – What do you need to know?
• Procedures Quiz
• The Painted Cube Problem

TASC/ Homework: If you haven’t already finished this week’s homework packet, finish it at home, or sign up for a TASC block and complete it by September 15th at the latest.

3. This Week in Algebra 1

Unit 1: Relationships Between Quantities and Reasoning with Expressions

Objective: This week we will continue our unit on generalizing patterns, while also using visual models to develop a conceptual understanding of operations with integers.

Essential Questions: Why do mathematicians look for patterns?
How do we add, subtract, multiply, and divide negative numbers?

Monday 9/11: Integers
• Pattern 4.2 as a warm-up problem.
• Explanation of Performance Indicators/Homework
• Visual models with integers

TASCwork: (Day 5 Homework) Stair Like Structure Problem Parts a,b, and c and integers practice

Wednesday 9/13: The Stair Like Structure Problem
• Warm-ups/ Check HW and submit.
• Vocabulary, then Visual Models for Integers and Expressions
• Number Transformer Challenge
• If time, LETTERLAND

TASCwork: (Day 6 Homework) The Stair-like Structure Problem Part d & e and integers practice

Thursday 9/14: The Tug-of-War Problem
• Warm-ups
• Group Norms/Roles - The Tug-of-War problem
• More Visual models practice
• Number Transformer Challenge
TASCwork: (Day 7 Homework) The Stair-like Structure Problem Part f and integers practice

Friday9/15: More on Visual Models
• Warm-ups
• The Table Challenge Problem Part One
• The Table Challenge Problem Part Two
• More Visual Models for Expressions and Equations

TASCwork: (Day 8 Homework) Worksheet

4. This Week in Algebra 1

Unit 1: Integer Arithmetic and Patterns and Functions

Objective: This week we will continue our our unit on Patterns and Functions. We will continue to work on the skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of positive and negative numbers, as well as combining like terms and distributive property. We will extend what we know into order of operations and problem solving.

Essential Question: How do we add, subtract, multiply, and divide negative numbers?

Monday 9/18: (Day 9) Definition of Function
• Warm-ups/Guiding Question
• Review Adding and Subtracting and Multiplying Negative Numbers
• Definition of Function
• Day 9 Problem

HW/TASCwork – Day 9 Homework Worksheet

Tuesday 9/19: (Day 10) Function Sort Problem
• Warm-ups/ Guiding Question
• Functions Quiz
• More practice on Integers – Combining Like Terms

HW: Written Response Questions #10 - What were some of your strengths and weaknesses in this unit? What is your plan to improve in your areas of weakness?

Wednesday 9/20: (Day 11) Function Sort Problem
• Warm-ups/ Guiding Question
• Function Sort Problem
• Error Analysis
• Notes on Vocabulary

Homework: Part 1: Written Response Questions
#7 What questions do you still have about Functions? If you don’t have a question, create a representation of a function instead.
#8 How is the input-output table similar or different to an equation/general rule?

Thursday 9/21: (Day 12) Mega Sort
• Warm-ups/Guiding Question
• Mega Sort
• More Notes on Vocabulary

Homework: More Practice with Integers

Friday 9/22: (Day 13) Graphing Functions
• Warm-ups
• Graphing Functions Problems
• Yet more practice with integers!

Homework: Day 13 Homework Worksheet

Tuesday Homework:

HW: Written Response Questions #10 - What were some of your strengths and weaknesses in this unit? What is your plan to improve in your areas of weakness?

Wednesday Homework

Part 1: Written Response Questions
#7 What questions do you still have about Functions? If you don’t have a question, create a representation of a function instead.

#8 How is the input-output table similar or different to an equation/general rule?