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Digital Unit Plan Template

Unit Title: Interpret the structure of Name: Bryant Vo


Content Area: Algebra 1 Grade Level: 7th-9th

CA Content Standard(s)/Common Core Standard(s):

A-SSE 1: Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.

A-SSE 2: Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it.

Big Ideas/Unit Goals:

1. What is a mathematical expression?

2. How can we interpret complicated expressions by viewing one or more of their parts as
a single entity?
3. How can we use the structure of an expression to find a way to rewrite it?

Unit Summary:

In this lesson, students will learn the connection between words and algebraic expressions. In
the first lesson, students will be handed an anticipation guide that will assess their prior
knowledge of expressions. After they have completed the guide, they will share it with another
student to discuss answers and beliefs. In the next lesson, every student will be handed two
card sets. One card set will contain a list of algebraic expressions, and the other will contain a
list of phrases describing the expressions. Students will be asked to match the phrases and the
algebraic expressions. Students will also need to do an iPad activity where they will be
showing the class how to solve a specific problem through a recorded video. This lesson will
help assess individual comprehension. Finally, in the last lesson, students will participate in a
whole class discussion where students will group up and each group will be handed a mini
whiteboard and a marker. I will say a phrase that is equal to a certain expression, and each
group will write on their whiteboard the expression along with justification as to how they got
the answer. At the end of the last lesson, students will need to re-do their Anticipation Guide to
correct their prior mistakes and to show what they have learned.

Assessment Plan:

Entry-Level: Formative: Summative:

Pre-Quiz- Students will Flashcards- Students will put Unit Project-Students will be given
take a pre-quiz to assess vocabulary and examples of a project that requires them to
their prior knowledge. equivalent equations. explain a tough problem in letter
Anticipation Guide- Exit Slips- Students will be
Students will begin the handed daily exit slips based Test- Students will take a rigorous
first part of their on the lesson of that day. exam that covers everything taught
anticipation guide. in the lesson.
Quiz- Students will take a
formal 15-minute quiz based
on what they have learned to
this point.

Anticipation Guide- Students

will finish the anticipation
guide given to them in the
beginning of the lesson.

Lesson 1 (Teacher Lecture)

Student Learning Acceptable Evidence Lesson Activities:

Objective: Goal for the (Assessments):
first lesson is for Students need to fill Teacher will show a presentation that will
students to recognize out the guided notes explain the different forms of equivalent
equivalent expressions. corresponding to the expressions along with what qualities make
lecture. an expression equivalent. At the beginning
of the presentation students will need to
take the pre-quiz to their best abilities. After
that, students will follow along with the
powerpoint answering questions on their
notes as well as filling in the blanks for
certain areas.

Lesson 2 (Webercise/ iPad Lesson)

Student Learning Acceptable Evidence: Lesson Activities:

Objective: The goal Students will need to
for the second lesson is show an understanding In the beginning of class, students will be
to understand the of different equivalent handed two card sets. One will contain a
distributive laws of expressions through list of algebraic expressions and the other
multiplication and their iPad presentation. will have a list of phrases. Students will be
division over addition asked to match the phrases and the
expressions. As homework, students will
create a video on ShowMe where they will
choose 3 different equivalent expressions
and solve each of them. The expressions
will cover the distributive laws of
multiplication and division over addition,
so students will need to show a
competency in their videos.

Lesson 3 (Graphic Organizer)

Student Learning Acceptable Evidence: Lesson Activities:

Objective: Students need show to a
competency of algebraic In the beginning of class
The goal in the last operations through their students will form groups and
lesson is for students to Anticipation Guide. The each group will be handed a
recognize the order of graphic organizer should mini whiteboard and a marker.
algebraic operations be filled out completely The teacher will say a phrase
fully. with correct answers and aloud and students will need to
reasons to show write the expression on the
understanding of whiteboard. This will help
equivalent expressions. assess the students knowledge
as a group. At the end of the
class, students will need to fill
out the rest of their
Anticipation Guide along with
a justification to their answers
to see how far they have come
in learning the material.

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