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Title of Unit / Lesson Title:

Duration of
Lesson (Days):


Connections to Algebra
Essential Question(s):
In what ways can we manipulate an algebraic
equation to find the value of an unknown quantity?
How do variables help you model real-world
situations and solve equations?
How can you determine if something is a
mathematical function?
How can we use mathematical models to describe
physical relationships?
How can we use different tools and representations to
solve problems?
How can the same linear relationship be represented
in multiple ways?

August 17, 2015

27 Instructional

October 19, 2015

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

through creative and critical thinking
skills through effective
communication skills
through being goal oriented and selfdiscipline individuals

taking initiative and demonstrating innovation
demonstrating professional conduct,
collaboration and other interpersonal skills
efficient use of time and resources to achieve
goals demonstrating the ability to
understand and effectively use relevant

awareness of local and global issues
contributing time and talent to
community needs

Design Question Focus of the Lesson (elements from other DQs may be used as support)

Introducing New Knowledge

Deepening or Practicing

Generating and Testing


Learning Goal/ Objective: (based on Standards )



1ALG.1.1 Identify subsets and recognize structures of the real number system.
1ALG.2.1 Identify, justify, and use applicable properties of operations on real numbers (e.g., order of operations,
distributivity, commutativity, associativity, closure) to simplify or expand numeric expressions.
1Alg.2.2 Verify, in the simplification of an algebraic expression or the solution of an algebraic equation, whether the
properties of real numbers and the properties of operations on real numbers are respected.
1ALG.3.2 Find the square and cube roots of numbers and perform arithmetic operations on these roots.
1ALG.3.3 Apply the laws of exponents to raise real numbers to negative and fractional powers.
1ALG.4.5 Identify dependent and independent variables and the domain, range, and zeros of relations and functions.

Learning Targets: (write in the scale below)

(student language)

2.0 Simpler Content:

3.0 Target (Objective/Learning Goal):

4.0 More Complex:

I can..

I can..

I can..

Students will be able to evaluate

algebraic equations and functions.

Students will be able to evaluate, and

solve algebraic equations and

Students will be able to create and

apply variable equations by applying it
to real-life application problems.

Level 1 (Recall)

Level 2 ( Skill/Concept)

Recite, tell, recall, state, repeat, use,

name, match, 5 Ws, define, draw,
identify, list, label, measure, illustrate,
memorize, arrange, report, quote,

Graph, classify, separate, cause/effect,

estimate, compare, relate, infer,
identify patterns, organize, construct,
modify, predict, interpret, distinguish,
make observations, summarize, show,

Level 3 (Strategic
Revise, assess, apprise,
construct, critique, compare,
investigate, differentiate, draw
conclusions, hypothesize,
formulate, cite evidence,
critique, develop a logical

Level 4 (Extended Thinking)

Design, connect, synthesize, apply concepts,
critique, analyze, create, prove

Assessment and Monitoring: (checks for content and desired effect)

Common Formative Assessment

Common Assessment

Seatwork and Homework

Quizzes, Tests, and Pre/Post Test

Assessment and Monitoring: (checks for content and desired effect)

See attached quizzes and test.
Critical Information Chunks (as determined by learning targets) i.e. vocabulary

1.1 Variables in Algebra
1. Variables
2. Values
3. Variable expression
4. Evaluating the expression
5. Unit analysis
6. Verbal model
1.2 Exponents & Powers
1. Power
2. Exponent
3. Base
4. Graphing symbols
1.3 Order of Operations
1. Order of Operations:



Multiply or Divide (Left to Right)

Add or Subtract (Left to Right)

1.4 Equations & Inequalities

1. Equation
2. Open sentence

3. Solutions of an equation
4. Solving the equation
5. Inequality
6. Solution of an inequality
1.5 A Problem Solving Plan Using Models
1. Modeling
2. Mathematical model
1.6 Tables & Graphs
1. Data
2. Bar graph
3. Line graph
1.7 An Introduction to Functions
1. Function
2. Input
3. Output
4. Input-Output table
5. Domain
6. Range

Learning Plan: Instructional Strategies /Lesson Activity:

in your plan)

(Identify your CFAs and CITW strategies

Anticipatory Set:
Review/Introduce. Review prior knowledge and skills from previous school year level. Assess and evaluate prerequisite skills that students are required to have before beginning the first chapter. Apply math drills to enhance
and build up math skills. Begin with an introduction to algebra and making connections of real-life situations to
algebra. Give real world examples: relationships with numbers, finding heights, volume of a glass, waves, etc.
Engaging the student in learning the content:
Students will be expected to be prepared for class, participate in class activities and actively engage in class
discussion. Students will normally turn in written assignment (Practice Homework) at the end of each lesson.
Day 1-3 Skills Check and Skills Assessments
Assessment of prior knowledge and skills learned from previous school year.
Math drills: multiplication, adding and subtracting fractions, adding and subtracting decimals,
percentage conversions.
Day 4-5 L1.1 Connections to Algebra
Goals: Evaluating a variable expression and write a variable expression that models in a real-life

Key Terms:
Variables, values, variable expression, evaluation the expression, unit analysis, verbal model
Seatwork/Homework Section 1.1
Day 6-8 L1.2 Exponents and Powers
Goals: Evaluate expressions containing exponents and use exponents in real-life problems.
Key Terms:
Power, exponent, base, grouping symbols
Seatwork/Homework Section 1.2
Day 9-11 L1.3 Order of Operations
Goals: Use the order of operations to evaluate algebraic expressions.
Key Terms:
Order of operations:


Multiply or Divide (Left to Right)

Add or Subtract (Left to Right)

Seatwork/Homework Section 1.3

Day 12 Mid-Chapter Review
Day 13 Mid-Chapter Test/Test #1
Day 14-16 L1.1, L1.2, and L1.3 Quiz #1
L1.4 Equations and Inequalities
Goals: Check solutions and solve equations using mental math and check solutions of inequalities in a
real-life problem.
Key Terms:
Equation, open sentence, solutions of an equation, solving the equation, inequality, solution of an
Seatwork/Homework Section 1.4
Day 17-19 L1.5 A Problem Solving Plan Using Models
Goals: Translate verbal phrases into algebraic expressions and use a verbal model to write an algebraic
equation or inequality to solve a real-life problem.
Key Terms:
Modeling, mathematical model
Seatwork/Homework Section 1.5
Day 20-22 L1.4 and L1.5 Quiz #2
L1.6 Tables and Graphs
Goals: Use tables to organize data and use graphs to organize real-life data.
Key Terms:

Data, bar graph, line graph

Seatwork/Homework Section 1.6

Day 23-25 L1.7 An Introduction to Functions
Goals: Identify a function and make an input-output table for a function and write an equation for a reallife function.
Key Terms:
Function, input, output, input-output table, domain, range
Seatwork/Homework Section 1.7
Day 26 L1.6 and L1.7 Quiz #3
Connections to Algebra Review
Day 27 End of Chapter Test/Test #2
Textbook Resource:
Larson, Ron, et al. Algebra I. Mcdougal Littell. Evanston, Illinois, 2005.

Adaptations for Unique Student Needs: (ELL, Special Education, Gifted, Students who lack support for
Extra Time


Multiple Choice

Open Book

One-to-One Assistance

Peer Tutoring

Shorter Assignments

Simplified Instructions

Take Home Quiz

Note Taking Assistance

Samples of Expectations

Other (specify): monitor and SVA cable

See Learning Plan

Resources and Materials:




Laboratory Manuals


Multimedia Projector

Promethean Board

Supplemental Books

Study Guides





Other (specify): manikin and urinary system models

CITW Strategies


Setting Objectives
Providing Feedback
Reinforcing Effort
Providing Recognition
Cooperative Learning

Advance Organizers
NLR - Graphic Organizer
NLR - Kinesthetic
NLR - Mental Image
NLR - Pictograph
NLR - Physical Model

ISD Compare
ISD - Classify
ISD - Metaphor
ISD - Analogy
GTH - Problem Solving
GTH -Investigation
GTH - Systems Analysis
GTH -Experimental Inquiry