ALGEBRA I
Curriculum Outline
Platte Canyon High School


  1. Unit I - Introduction (Organizing Data)

    1. Data Displays( Organizing Data)
      1. Bar Graphs
      2. Circle (Pie) Graphs
        1. fractions to decimals to percents
        2. construct converting to degrees
      3. Stem and Leaf
      4. Box and Whisker Plot
        1. five-number summary
        2. quartiles
        3. median
    2. Data Patterns
      1. Notes & Worksheet -Proportional People
        1. Class Data Tables I & II with worksheet discussion
        2. Ratios and proportions
        3. Scatter Plots with armspans
        4. Coroner's Report
          Discuss proportions in class, assign for homework.
          In groups, share dimensions and draw the body.
    3. Quiz
      1. Bar Graphs
      2. Circle (pie) Graphs
      3. Stem and Leaf
      4. Box and Whisker Plot

    4. Matrices
      1. Organizing Data in Matrix form
      2. Adding Matrices
      3. Scalar Multiplication

  2. Unit 2 - Related Variables

    1. Related Variables Notes: #1
      1. Models and Graphs (Scatter Plots)
      2. Variables
      3. Domain and Range (Realistic Boundaries)
      4. Independent and Dependent

    2. Related Variables: Notes #2
      1. Working with pairs of Data (If the Shoe Fits)
      2. Positive /Negative Associations shown on scatter plots
      3. WS#2 Scatter plots of data

    3. Related Variables: Notes & WS#3 (Variable/Constant)
    4. Related Variables: Notes & WS#4 (Describing Change)
      1. Inversely related
      2. Directly related

    5. Test-Related Variables

  3. Unit 3 - Linear Functions

    1. Part I - Functional Relationships
      1. Funct. Relations Notes #1: WS#1& #2
        Situations to tables and graphs, domain and range
      2. Funct. Relations Notes #2: WS#3a,b
        Relationships as Equations
        Tables to Equations
      3. Funct. Relations Review: WS #4a,b
        Review of situations to tables and graphs.
      4. Funct. Relations Notes #3
        Function Notations & Solving Equations
      5. Funct. Relations Test - Part I
        Situations, tables and graphs.
    2. Part II - Linear Function Family
      1. Linear Function Exploration (Translations )
      2. Linear Function Toolkit

    3. Part III - Linear Models
      1. Linear Model Worksheets
        (Four Faces of a Function)
      2. Sums of Angles - Data collecting Activity

  4. Unit 4 - Linear Systems

    1. Linear System Model Problems (solve by graphing)
    2. Linear Systems solve by substitution

  5. Unit 5 - Absolute Value

    1. Situations and Graphs
    2. Exploring the Family of Absolute Value Functions
    3. Equations to Graphs and Tables
    4. Graphs to Equations
    5. Function Notation and Intersection fo Graphs
    6. Applications of Absolute Functions
    7. Solving Absolute Value Functions Graphically
    8. Solving absolute value equations. (Algebraically)
    9. Absolute Value Function Toolkit


  6. Unit 6 - Quadratic Functions

    1. Situations and Graphs
    2. Graphing Calculator Exploration
    3. Equations to Tables and Graphs
    4. Tables to Equations
    5. Graphs to Equations
    6. Function Notation and Intersections of Graphs
    7. Finding Equations from the x-intercepts (Zeros or Roots).
    8. Multiplying lines and Multiplying Binomials
    9. W Finding Area and Dimensions of Rectangles
    10. Find the x-intercepts Algebraically by Quadratic Formula.
    11. Find the x-intercepts by completing the square method
    12. Find the vertex by completing the square method
    13. Quadratic Function Toolkit
    14. Vertical Motion Notes and Examples
    15. Vertical Motion Model Problems

  7. Unit 7 - Square Root Functions

    1. WS#1 Situations and Graphs
    2. WS#2 Graphing Calculator Exploration
    3. WS#3 Equations to Tables and Graphs
    4. WS#4 Tables to Equations
    5. WS#5 Graphs to Equations
    6. WS#6 Function Notation and Intersections of Graphs
    7. WS#7 Applications and Models

Email: Marjorie Ader at mader@k12.colostate.edu

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