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Name of Unit/Course: Relationships between Quantities and Expressions/ GSE Algebra 1


Overall Unit Information (Required for MOOC participants)

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Unit or Course
Goal(s)

See A1

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Relationships Between Quantities and Expressions- In this unit, students will interpret
expressions and solve problems that are related to unit analysis. Students will learn
properties of rational and irrational numbers. All material will provide a basis for
subsequent units. This unit is for a class entirely online.

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Standards

Name of standards: Georgia Standards of Excellence

See A2

Link to standards: https://www.georgiastandards.org/GeorgiaStandards/Frameworks/Algebra-I-Curriculum-Map.pdf


Grade/Year: 9th grade/ 13-14 years old
Subject: Math- GSE Algebra I
Standard (as written):
MGSE9-12.N.RN.2 Rewrite expressions involving radicals (i.e., simplify and/or use the
operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication, with radicals within expressions
limited to square roots).
MGSE9-12.N.RN.3 Explain why the sum or product of rational numbers is rational; why the
sum of a rational number and an irrational number is irrational; and why the product of a
nonzero rational number and an irrational number is irrational.
Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems. MGSE9-12.N.Q.1 Use units of
measure (linear, area, capacity, rates, and time) as a way to understand problems:
1. Identify, use, and record appropriate units of measure
within context, within data displays, and on graphs;
2. Convert units and rates using dimensional analysis
(English-to-English and Metric-to-Metric without conversion factor provided and between
English and Metric with conversion factor);
3. Use units within multi-step problems and formulas; interpret units of input and
resulting units of output.
MGSE9-12.N.Q.2 Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.
Given a situation, context, or problem, students will determine, identify, and use
appropriate quantities for representing the situation. MGSE9-12.N.Q.3 Choose a level of
accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities. For
example, money situations are generally reported to the nearest cent (hundredth). Also, an
answers precision is limited to the precision of the data given.
Interpret the structure of expressions.
MGSE9-12.A.SSE.1 Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.
MGSE9-12.A.SSE.1a Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and
coefficients, in context. MGSE9-12.A.SSE.1b Given situations which utilize formulas or
expressions with multiple terms and/or factors, interpret the meaning (in context) of
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Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials. MGSE9-12.A.APR.1 Add, subtract, and
multiply polynomials; understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers
in that they are closed under these operations.

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Learner
Characteristics

These students are 9th graders in a suburban Georgia high school.


English learners: 1%
Free or reduced lunch: 11%
Testing: 80% met expectations in math

See B1

Technology
requirements

Computer with internet


Webcam
Telephone
TI-84 Graphing Calculator

See D5

Prerequisite
Skills

8th grade math proficiency


Basic computer skills
Safe internet research
Telephone communication skills

See A4 & D6

Introductory
Communication
Plans

Each module will have the same format, so students understand the expectations and
there is clear alignment. Students are expected to answer a discussion question
associated with each module and comment on peers posts. Also the teacher will check in
with the student once every other week via phone call or webcam.

See A4 B9 & B10

Universal Design
Principles
Considered

Multiple forms or representation: videos, textbook, websites


Multiple forms of expressions: quizzes, discussions, assignments
Multiple forms of engagement: phone calls, synchronous sessions with webcams,
discussion posts

See B4

Number of
Modules or
Weeks

According to the stat standards, this unit will take 4 to 5 weeks online. The next module will
be released every Friday afternoon. Students will have one week to complete all module
assignments.

See A3

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Module 1 Plan (Note: module and lesson used interchangeably) (Required for MOOC participants)

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Module
Objective(s)

MGSE9-12.N.RN.2 Students will be able to do basic operations with radicals and be able
to simplify them earning at least an 80% on the quiz.
MGSE9-12.N.RN.3 Students will learn properties of rational numbers, be able to identify
real world examples through discussion posts, and earn at least on 80% on quiz.

See A1 & A2

Module
Assessment(s)

1. There will be a quiz on simplifying radicals and another one on properties of rational
functions.
2. Discussion post: Give an example where you would find and use radicals and irrational
numbers in real life. Comment on two other peers posts.
3. Complete the assignment posted on my website.

See A2 A3 C1 C2 &
C5

Description of
Learning
Activities

1. Students will read chapter from textbook that corresponds to current material.
2. Students will reinforce material by watching selected videos from Math Tube.
3. Student will complete assignment posted on my website.
4. Student will answer discussion question and comment on two peers.
5. Students will attend synchronous session.

See A2 A3 B3 B4 &
B10

Formative
Evaluation &
Feedback

As previously mentioned, students will communicate with the teacher every other week via
phone call or webcam.
Students mandatory discussion posts will be commented on.
Quizzes will contain corrections with guided comments and feedback.
There will be one synchronous class session via webcam for each unit.

See A3 C1 C3 & C5

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Physical
Learning
Materials

Students will need the Georgia Coordinate Algebra textbook by


Holt McDougal.

See A3, A9, B1, B4,


& B6

Digital Learning
Objects

In the textbook above, there is a CD in the back cover so students also have a digital copy
of the material.
Students will also need to check my website daily for updates, notes, and posts.
Students will frequent the website Math Tube, as well.

See A3, A9, B1, B4,


& B6

Plans for
Differentiation

Students needing additional assistance will have more access to the teacher via phone
calls and web cam session.
Students who need accommodations as stated in their IEP can receive a copy of teacher
notes.
During synchronous sessions, students will be grouped in such a way that their skill sets
are comparable and the strengths/weaknesses are matched.

See B1 B4 & B6

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Module 2 Plan (Optional for MOOC participants)

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Module
Objective(s)

See A1 & A2

Module
Assessment(s)

See A2 A3 C1 C2 &
C5

Description of
Learning
Activities

See A2 A3 B3 B4 &
B10

Formative
Evaluation &
Feedback

See A3 C1 C3 & C5

Physical
Learning
Materials

See A3, A9, B1, B4,


& B6

Digital Learning
Objects

See A3, A9, B1, B4,


& B6

Plans for
Differentiation

See B1 B4 & B6

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Module 3 Plan (Optional for MOOC participants)

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Module
Objective(s)

See A1 & A2

Module
Assessment(s)

See A2 A3 C1 C2 &
C5

Description of
Learning
Activities

See A2 A3 B3 B4 &
B10

Formative
Evaluation &
Feedback

See A3 C1 C3 & C5

Physical
Learning
Materials

See A3, A9, B1, B4,


& B6

Digital Learning
Objects

See A3, A9, B1, B4,


& B6

Plans for
Differentiation

See B1 B4 & B6

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Module 4 Plan (Optional for MOOC participants)

Self-Check

Module
Objective(s)

See A1 & A2

Module
Assessment(s)

See A2 A3 C1 C2 &
C5

Description of
Learning
Activities

See A2 A3 B3 B4 &
B10

Formative
Evaluation &
Feedback

See A3 C1 C3 & C5

Physical
Learning
Materials

See A3, A9, B1, B4,


& B6

Digital Learning
Objects

See A3, A9, B1, B4,


& B6

Plans for
Differentiation

See B1 B4 & B6

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Module 5 Plan (Optional for MOOC participants)

Self-Check

Module
Objective(s)

See A1 & A2

Module
Assessment(s)

See A2 A3 C1 C2 &
C5

Description of
Learning
Activities

See A2 A3 B3 B4 &
B10

Formative
Evaluation &
Feedback

See A3 C1 C3 & C5

Physical
Learning
Materials

See A3, A9, B1, B4,


& B6

Digital Learning
Objects

See A3, A9, B1, B4,


& B6

Plans for
Differentiation

See B1 B4 & B6

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Module 6 Plan (Optional for MOOC participants)

Self-Check

Module
Objective(s)

See A1 & A2

Module
Assessment(s)

See A2 A3 C1 C2 &
C5

Description of
Learning
Activities

See A2 A3 B3 B4 &
B10

Formative
Evaluation &
Feedback

See A3 C1 C3 & C5

Physical
Learning
Materials

See A3, A9, B1, B4,


& B6

Digital Learning
Objects

See A3, A9, B1, B4,


& B6

Plans for
Differentiation

See B1 B4 & B6

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