Algebra 1

Algebra 1

Fundamentals of Algebra and their STEAM applications

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Number of Units
9
Subjects
Math
Grade Levels
8
9
10
Duration (hours)
180
Overview
Algebra 1 focuses on algebra fundamentals and explores their scientific, technological, engineering, artistic, and mathematical applications. Students present solutions to mathematics problems as well as application-specific problems for a context-based learning experience. Each module is divided into four areas: the context for the module, the content connected to that context, the application on the content with the context, and a presentation of the application.
Standard Frameworks
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Cyber Connections
Computational Thinking
Section Title
What You'll Teach
Accordion Items
Title
Single Variable Equations and Inequalities
Content

Overview: Students estimate the size of something that is too large to measure. Students are given a budget to estimate how much of a task they can accomplish with that money.

Grades: 8, 9, 10

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Linear Equations and Inequalities
Content

Overview: Students study motion through linear equations and inequalities. Students create a model for the an object in motion.

Grades: 8, 9, 10

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Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Content

Overview: Students study systems of equations and inequalities. Students use a system of equations after conducting an experiment to make predictions concerning unobserved data.

Grades: 8, 9, 10

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Interpreting Functions
Content

Overview: Students explore the definition of a function and evaluate, graph, and apply functions. Students study current as a function of resistance and separately as a function of voltage.

Grades: 8, 9, 10

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Arithmetic with Polynomials
Content

Overview: Students study polynomials and how to operate on them. Students use polynomials to create a roller coaster’s path.

Grades: 8, 9, 10

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Solving Quadratic Equations
Content

Overview: Students study quadratic equations and the shape they form when graphed: parabolas. Students find real world parabolas and translate them back to their algebraic form.

Grades: 8, 9, 10

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Piecewise Functions
Content

Overview: Students learn about piecewise functions through an artistic point of view. Students are tasked with using piecewise functions to describe the outlines of a mural commissioned by the mayor of their city.

Grades: 8, 9, 10

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Bivariate Statistics
Content

Overview: Students study bivariate statistics through a project where they compare height and wingspan. Students collect data, draw conclusions, and present their findings.

Grades: 8, 9, 10

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Univariate Statistics
Content

Overview: Students collect data and then calculate basic statics with that data. Students learn how to represent the data and present on the data they collect.

Grades: 8, 9, 10

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