I'm tired of trying to cover all of the Algebra 1 material. Mostly because it never happens and I always feel like a failure. Thinking that I can cover all of the material and then not doing it is really crushing my ego. Our school uses a traditional schedule of 45 minutes periods and 4 marking periods a year. I'm going to eliminate some outcomes and try to cover the remaining ones really well. So, here's my plan for next year:

Quarter 1 (Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities)

Outcome 3 - Combining Like Terms and One-Step Equations

Outcome 4 - Multi-Step Equations

Outcome 5 - Equations with Variables on Both Sides

Outcome 7 - One-Variable Inequalities

Outcome 8 - Compound Inequalities

If there's time: Outcome 9 - Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Quarter 2 (Graphing)

Outcome 15 - Patterns

Outcome 16 - Domain and Range

Outcome 17 - Graphing with Tables and Intercepts

Outcome 18 - Slope and Slope-Intercept

Outcome 19 - Writing Linear Equations

Quarter 3 (Systems)

Outcome 20 - Applications of Writing Linear Equations (I hope I can fit this in the 2nd Quarter)

Outcome 21 - Graphing Two-Variable Inequalities

Outcome 24 - Systems of Graphing

Outcome 25 - Systems of Inequalities

Outcome 26 - Systems by Substitution

Outcome 27 - Systems by Elimination

Quarter 4 (Polynomials)

Outcome 28 - Applications of Systems (I hope to move this to Quarter 3)

Outcome 29 - Operations with Polynomials

Outcome 30 - GCF & LCM of Monomials, Factoring

Outcome 31 - Solving Polynomial Equations

Outcome 32 - Operations with Rational Expressions

Does your curriculum include exponential functions or quadratics? I feel rushed in Algebra every year and my students often need multiple days for each topic.

ReplyDeleteIt doesn't include exponential functions, but it does include some quadratics, like factoring and solving factorable quadratics, but that's all.

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