Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Algebra 1 Curriculum Next Year

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

2 comments:

  1. 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.

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    1. It 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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