Algebra 1 A


Unit Essential Questions Content Skills and Processes Assessment Resources
Interpreting Graphs

·What information can be gleaned from a graph?

*Rate of Change
*Domain and Range
*Independent and Dependent Variables

*Compare and contrast different graphs
*Understand both real-life data graphs and abstract data graphs
*Identify domain, range, maxima, minima, intercepts, intersections, rates of change,
independent and dependent variables
*Create scenarios that could describe a different graph


Textbook: Algebra I, Holt
Calculator: TI-84 Plus
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Generalizing Patterns - Pre Algebra Review

·What information do numbers give us?
·How can you manipulate numbers?
·What types of generalizations can be made given different patterns?

*Pre-algebra review
*Basic operations
*Prime factorization
*Order on a number line
*Terminology: integers, rationals, even, odd, prime, squares, cubes, powers, etc.
*Very large and very small numbers
*Exact vs. approximate
*Order of operations
*Equations and inequalities
*Translating verbal phrases
*Problem solving
*Real number operations (fractions etc)
*Graphs of patterns
*Tables of patterns
*Equations of patterns
*Function Notation

*Evaluate expressions using grouping symbols
*Evaluate algebraic expressions with variables
*Evaluate algebraic expressions with exponents
*Realize importance of priority of operations
*Combine like terms
*Solve equations with inequalities
*Translate verbal phrases into algebraic expressions
*Create a problem solving plan
*Solve problems with all operations with integers
*Given a pattern, represent it through tables, graphs or equations
*Use and understand function notation


Textbook: Algebra I, Holt
Calculator: TI-84 Plus

Linear Functions

·How can we make sense of linear relationships?

*Solving Linear Equations
*Graphing Linear Functions
*Writing Linear Equations

*Solve any linear equation
*Solve for a variable in terms of other variables (literal equations)
*Graph a linear function by using tables, intercepts, or slope-intercept form
*Find the slope of a line
*Solve equations using graphs
*Write linear equations in 3 different forms: slope-intercept, point-slope, and standard
*Move from any form of a linear equation to a different form
*Create a method for finding the best fit line for a given data set
*Make predictions based on linear models created to represent data


Textbook: Algebra I, Holt
Calculator: TI-83 Plus

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