Algebra 1 Lesson Plans
We are in UNIT 3: Linear Functions
StandardsN.Q: Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems.
A.CED: Create equations that describe numbers or relationships. A.REI: Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning. A.REI: Solve equations and inequalities in one variable. A.REI: Solve systems of equations. A.REI: Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically. F.IF: Use function notation. F.IF: Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context. F.IF: Analyze functions using different representations. F.BF: Build a function that models relationship between two quantities. F.BF: Build new functions from existing functions. F.LE: Construct and compare linear and exponential models and solve problems. F.LE: Interpret expressions or functions in terms of the situation they model. S.ID: Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable. S.ID: Summarize, represent and interpret data on two categorical and quantitative variables. S.ID: Interpret linear models. 
Students Will Be Able to Do:Students will:

Current Week (always subject to change based on the needs of the students!)
Monday 1/13
Review for Midterm

Tuesday1/14Review for Midterm

Wednesday 1/15
Midterms for 1st and 2nd hour.

Thursday 1/16
Midterms or 3rd and 4th hour.

Friday 1/17
Midterms or 5th and 6th hour

Monday 1/6
SNOW DAY .

Tuesday1/7SNOW DAY!

Wednesday 1/8
COLD DAY!

Thursday 1/9
Begin Review for Midterm Exam

Friday 1/10
Continue review for midterm

Monday 12/16
We will review the different methods to solving systems of linear equations. Students will be be given a worksheet to complete with the systems .

Tuesday12/17I will not be in class, but students will take a preassessment on solving systems of equations, handed in at the end of the hour.

Wednesday 12/18
We will review the preassessment for solving systems. Students will prepare for their systems summative assessment on Thursday.

Thursday 12/19
Students will take their summative assessment on systems of linear equations today.

Friday 12/20
No Class, Half Day

Monday 12/9
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution. Work on the methodology on how to use substitution ion to find the point of intersection, hence the solution, of a system of linear equations. Assign the practice page from the Unit 3 notebook
Academic Vocabulary: Systems of Linear Equations Substitution Method 
Tuesday12/10We will continue to work on Substitution method for solving systems of linear equations. Students will be given the answers to the worksheet to see if they were able to find the correct solution, and will fix the ones that they were not able to get correct
Academic Vocabulary: Systems of Linear Equations Substitutution Method 
Wednesday 12/11
Students will learn about the Elimination method for solving a system of linear equations. They will practice this method with examples from the notebook.
Academic Vocabulary: Elimination Method Linear Combinations 
Thursday 12/12
Students will finish up activities concerning the Elimination Method for solving a system of linear equations. We will review for a quiz tomorrow

Friday 12/13
Quiz on Solving Systems.
After the quiz, we will learn how to use the nspire to solve a system of equations. 
Monday 12/2
Linear Functions Assessment
After the assessment, we will get in our teams and examine parallel and perpendicular lines and their relationship to each other. Academic Vocabulary Parallel Line Perpendicular Line Reciprocal Negative Reciprocal 
Tuesday12/3We will continue to explore parallel and perpendicular lines, focusing on the writing of equations of lines that are parallel an perpendicular to other lines through various points.
Students will practice with activities in the notebook concerning parallel an perpendicular lines. 
Wednesday 12/4
Students will create a study guide for parallel and perpendicular lines, focusing on how to identify parallel and perpendicular lines from their equations, and writing equations of parallel and perpendicular lines in the first half of class. After lunch, students will take a pretest on parallel and perpendicular lines.

Thursday 12/5
We will analyze the results of the pretest and identify any weak areas that need to be focused on to prepare for tomorrow's assessment.

Friday 12/6
Assessment on Parallel and Perpendicular Lines.

Monday 11/25
Review the Assessment from Friday. Students will retake the assessment the Monday that we return from break.

Tuesday 11/26
No School

Wednesday 11/27
No School

Thursday 11/28
No School

Friday 11/29
No School

Monday 11/18
Review the Characteristics of a Linear Function, including:
Different forms of the equation Constant Rate of Change Initial amount (when applicable) X and Y Intercepts Graphing Lines using various methods and equations 
Tuesday 11/19
Assessment on the Characteristics of Linear Functions.

Wednesday 11/20
Writing Linear Equations
Students will transform linear equations from form to form, as well as write equations based on certain information, including slope and yintercepts, 2 points, slope and a point, 2 intercepts, as well as information from "reallife" scenarios. 
Thursday 11/21
Writing Equations 2
Students will continue to write equations given information, with the last half hour (after lunch) an assessment (formative, not summative) on writing equations. 
Friday 11/22
Students will spend the first 30 minutes before lunch reviewing and correcting their results from their writing equations assessment. Students will be given a project (due Tuesday) that will summarize everything that they have done with linear functions to date.

Monday 11/11
Warm up: Solving multistep Equations
Intercepts of Graphs of Functions Students will learn to graph linear functions based on their intercepts as well as solve for intercepts based on the equation of a linear function. Students will also examine what the intercepts represent in a "reallife" situation. Academic Vocabulary: Linear Function xintercept yintercept 
Tuesday 11/12
Given intercepts of a linear function, students will have to create the equations.
Also, given information about a reallife situation, students will have to determine what the intercepts of the graph of the situation are. 
Wednesday 11/13
Students will create a review guide for the beginning characteristics of linear functions, including:

Thursday 11/14
Students will participate in a game that will have them review the characteristics of a linear function.
This will serve as their review for their assessment on Friday. 
Friday 11/15
Assessment on the characteristics of a linear function.

Monday 11/4
Warm up: Solving multistep Equations
Linear Functions: f(x)=ax+b Examine what the coefficients a and b represent. Begin to understand linear functions and how they relate to reallife situations, namely values that change at a constant rate and initial values. Brainstorm multiple situations which change at a constant rate, starting with the example D=rt, Distance traveled is equal to the rate of speed times time. Academic Vocabulary: Linear Function Coefficient Constant Rate of Change Initial Value 
Tuesday 11/5
No Class, Election Day PD

Wednesday 11/6
Warmup: Solving Inequalities
Linear Functions: Using the guidedhighlight approach, students will identify constant rates in various different situations as well as the initial values that will serve as the "a" and "b" in the function f(x)=ax+b. The goal of this is for students to be able to identify important and necessary information in "word problems" and be able to fit them into a function model. Academic Vocabulary: Linear Function Coefficient Constant Rate of Change Initial Value 
Thursday 11/7
Warmup: Graphing a function
Linear Functions: Students will learn how to use initial values and the constant rate of change in order to create a graph of the situation. Students will also be able to label the initial value as well as the rate of change by identifying its horizontal and vertical component. Students will do this given the initial value and constant rate of change, then move to a given function, then to a word problem in which they need to identify the constant rate of change and initial value. This will tie the function to its graph, and how the defining characteristics will drive what the graph will look like. 
Friday 11/8
Quick Assessment on initial values and constant rate of change.
Students will now identify a constant rate of change in a table of values in the following way: 1. Given a table of values for a linear function, students will be asked to identify any patterns that they can find. 2. Given a function, they will be asked to create a table of values for specified values in the Domain. They will then be asked to identify any pattern that they can find, and then relate that pattern back to the original function. Academic Vocabulary: Table of Values First Differences Second Differences 
Monday 10/28
Warm up: Solving Equations
Learning target: Modeling Linear Functions from tables, graphs, and real life examples. Math Practices: Persevere in solving problems, construct viable arguments, recognize repeated reasoning and patters. Students will work on building linear function rules based on various situations. 
Tuesday 10/29
Warmup: Solving Equations
Continue with writing function rules based on situations, and situations based on function rules. 
Wednesday 10/30
Warmup: Solving Inequalities
Assessment on the basics of functions:

Thursday 10/31
Introduction to Function Aerobics. (Transformations of functions)
Introduce the parent quadratic function. Then we will apply the basic transformations to the function to translate it up, down, left and right. Also, change the leading coefficient to make the parabola wider or skinner than the parent. Then I will set a variety of transformations to music, where the students will have to stand and actually perform the transformations as they are listed. Then I will show them the easier function, the linear function, an the transformations that we can do to it, and set them to music. Academic Vocabulary: Parent Function Transformation Left/Right/Up/Down Shift Parabola Quadratic Equation 
Friday 11/1
1/2 Day, no class

Monday 10/21
Students will work on inequalities in one variable, including compound inequalities in preparation for the Unit 1 Summative Assessment. Students already have the worksheets.

Tuesday 10/22
I will be at Classroom Instruction that Works PD at the ADMIN Building.
Students will work on 4.14.3 worksheets that are in their Unit 2 and 3 notebook. These will pertain to functions, relations, their domain and ranges, and their graphs 
Wednesday 10/23
Unit 1 Summative Assessment Retake

Thursday 10/24
Function Based Scenario EMATHS activity. Work in groups of four. Have groups report out on the algebraic, Geometric and Table of values way of solving the problem. Emphasize the 4 ways to interpret a mathematical situation:
GNAW: Graphically, Numerically, Algebraically, and Written Explanation. Students will be given another scenario that they will have to build the function and analyze it using GNAW for practice. Note: Based on Unit 1 assessment scores, I decided that we needed to go back and review some key ideas from Unit 1, which pushed this lesson into this week. 
Friday 10/25
Creating Stories
Given a function rule, create a real life scenario that the rule could represent. Analyze the rule using GNAW For practice, create a reallife scenario and represent it with GNAW 
Monday 10/14
Family of Functions poster from EMATHS resources. Vocabulary: Function, Relation, Function Rule to be put into the Academic Vocabulary notebook.
This will also serve as an introduction to the TiNspire graphing features. 
Tuesday 10/15
Debrief Family of Functions Activity. Define Function, Relation, and Rule using the Frayer Model in teams of two. (Modified Think/Pair/Share)
New Vocabulary for the notebook: Domain, Range, Function Value 
Wednesday 10/16
Function Based Scenario EMATHS activity. Work in groups of four. Have groups report out on the algebraic, Geometric and Table of values way of solving the problem. Emphasize the 4 ways to interpret a mathematical situation: GNAW: Graphically, Numerically, Algebraically, and Written Explanation.
Students will be given another scenario that they will have to build the function and analyze it using GNAW for practice. 
Thursday 10/17
Creating Stories
Given a function rule, create a real life scenario that the rule could represent. Analyze the rule using GNAW For practice, create a reallife scenario and represent it with GNAW 
Friday 10/18
Operations with Functions. Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing. Relate a function to a real number, they are the same thing, so the same rules apply.
For practice, Student will be given three functions and will have to build new functions based on our new rules of operations on functions. 
Monday 10/7
Solving compound inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities.
Whole class discussion. p. 2078, #1627 
Tuesday 10/8
Compound and Absolute Value inequalities. Thinkpairshare on these problems in class:
p. 209, # 42 and 43, p. 215, #2028. Create an inequality story, given a certain inequality for homework practice. 
Wednesday 10/9
Begin review for Unit 1 Summative Assessment. Students will work in cooperative groups to solve specific problems from various skills of Unit 1

Thursday 10/10
Continue review for Unit 1 Summative Assessment. Students will work in cooperative groups to solve specific problems from various skills of Unit 1

Friday 10/11
Unit 1 Summative Assessment

Monday 9/30
Inequalities in one variable.
Solving graphically and algebraically. p. 173, # 1844 evens 
Tuesday 10/1
1step inequalities . Use Thing/Pair/Share for inclass examples.
p. 179, # 333, every multiple of 3, p. 185, # 1854 multiples of 3. 
Wednesday 10/2
Multistep inequalities
Think/Pair/Share for inclass examples. P. 193, #1554 multiples of 3 
Thursday 10/3
Solving compound inequalities
Whole class discussion. p. 2078, #1627 
Friday 10/4
Compound and Absolute Value inequalities. Whole class discussion.
p. 209, # 42 and 43, . p. 215, #2028 
Monday 9/23
Solving Equations for specific variables. With in pairs and share out with the class. Homework is due on Tuesday

Tuesday 9/24
Function Basics, Domain, Range, the graph, rules, mapping, etc. Begin to identify the family of functions based on the parents. Work in groups with each group using a parent function

Wednesday 9/25
Continue work with family of functions. Create the database of the family of functions using scatterplots and analyzing the shapes created by specific rules

Thursday 9/26
Summative assessment on Simplifying expressions and solving equations.
Continue Family of Functions to expand to explore inequalities, and inequalities of functions. 
Friday 9/27
Linear Inequalities in one variable: solving algebraically and graphing on a number line.

Monday, 9/16
Review questions from our 3 homework assignments. Begin transition from expressions to equations, discussing solutions to equations, and simple equations (12 steps) Student Skills: #4,5,6 Equations worksheet 
Tuesday 9/17
Continue equations, moving towards multistep equations Skills: 4,5,6 Continue with equations worksheet Practice: Given an equation, describe the process to solve the equation and actually solve it. 
Wednesday 9/18
Solving an equation by graphing. Each pod gets a different equation and must solve it algebraically and then graphically. Students will then report out on their methods. Skills: 4,5,6 Practice: Describe the method to solving a system by graphing 
Thursday 9/19
IOWA TESTING Other students will have a practice worksheet on equations. 
Friday 9/20
TiNspire introduction, how to solve equations. Skills: 4,5,6 Practice: Begin to Develop an Nspire methods Reference Sheet. 
PAST PLANS
Monday, 9/9
Family of Functions Poster Activity EMATHS activity. Students will work in their pod groups. Standards (see above left): #5, 7 Student Skills (See above Right): #1,2, 
Tuesday 9/10
Debrief Family of Functions activity. Pods report about about their function, the characteristics, and any patterns that they where able to detect and explain. By the beginning of class on Wednesday, students will turn in a written report on their poster Standards: 5, 7 Skills: 1,2 Informational writing in the content area 
Wednesday 9/11
Parts of a function: The expression. What is a numeric expression and what is an algebraic expression. What are the order of operations? What is substitution? Resource: Algebra 1 Text, Sect. 1.6. Standards: 1,2 Skills: Basics that will lead to skills 410 
Thursday 9/12
Continue with exploration of expressions and order of operations. Create the properties of addition and multiplication and the Distributive Property. Resources: Textbook Sect. 1.7. Standards: 1,2 Skills: Basics that will lead to skills 410 
Friday 9/13
Introduction to Scatter Plots. We will create a scatter plot based on the data and explore the patterns that develop. Resources: Text sect. 4.5, Standards: 10, 11, 12 Skills: 3 
Monday9/2:
NO SCHOOL!! 
Tuesday 9/3
Welcome aboard! Class information, syllabus and a few expectations 
Wednesday 9/4
Let's get to know each other and go over class rules and procedures 
Thursday 9/5
Finish up any class rules/procedures that we have to do, then the TiNspire and Navigator training 
Friday 9/6
TiNspire and Navigator training 