Algebra 1

Note: This curriculum is based on a schedule with 50 minute classes. In addition, I’m a firm believer in having a very flexible pace because I believe teachers should have discretion when determining how much time to focus on concepts. So, if your students need extra time with solving equations, for example, then spend extra days with them. This curriculum is definitely not one size fits all, and I actually go at a different pace each year. Please feel free to use it as a guide, but certainly do not feel like you’re doing something wrong if you don’t follow it day by day.

1st Nine Weeks:

Day 1 – Introduction
Day 2 – Laying the Foundation for Groupwork
Day 3 – Solving Equations: Introduction
Day 4 – Solving Multi-Step Equations (Day 1)
Day 5 – Solving Multi-Step Equations (Day 2)
Day 6 – Solving Equations with a Variable on Both Sides (Day 1)
Day 7 – Solving Equations with a Variable on Both Sides (Day 2)
Day 8 – Concept Quiz: Solving Equations
Day 9 – Solving Linear Inequalities: Introduction
Day 10 – Solving Linear Inequalities (Day 1)
Day 11 – Solving Linear Inequalities (Day 2)
Day 12Concept Quiz: Solving Linear Inequalities
Day 13 – Identifying Functions
Day 14 – Domain & Range (Day 1) [Chromebooks]
Day 15 – Domain & Range (Day 2)
Day 16 – Domain & Range / Solving Inequalities Re-Engage
Day 17 – Function Notation
Day 18Concept Quiz: Identifying Functions / Domain & Range
Day 19 – Linear Equations: Introduction
Day 20 – Slope (Day 1)
Day 21 – Slope (Day 2)
Day 22 – Graphing Slope-Intercept Form
Day 23 – Writing Slope-Intercept Form
Day 24 – Slope-Intercept Form (Day 3)
Day 25Concept Quiz: Slope / Slope-Intercept Form
Day 26 – Direct Variation
Day 27 – Changes in m and b
Day 28 – Personalized Growth Day [Chromebooks]
Day 29 – Point-Slope Form (Day 1)
Day 30 – Point-Slope Form (Day 2)
Day 31 – Standard Form
Day 32 – Solving for y
Day 33Concept Quiz: Point-Slope Form
Day 34 – Putt-Putt Golf [Chromebooks]
Day 35 – Spiraling Review
Day 36 – Patterns / Arithmetic Sequences
Day 37 – Parallel & Perpendicular Lines
Day 38 – Scatter Plots and Lines of Fit
Day 39 – Analyzing Lines of Fit / Linear Regression [Chromebooks]

2nd Nine Weeks:

Day 40 – Linear Inequalities (Day 1)
Day 41 – Linear Inequalities (Day 2) [Chromebooks]
Day 42 – Linear Inequalities (Day 3)
Day 43 – Concept Quiz: Linear Inequalities [Chromebooks]
Day 44 – Systems of Equations: Introduction
Day 45 – Systems of Equations: Solving by Graphing
Day 46 – Systems of Equations: Solving by Graphing (Day 2)
Day 47 – Systems of Equations: Substitution Method
Day 48 – Systems of Equations: Elimination Method
Day 49 – Systems of Equations: Putting It All Together
Day 50 – Systems of Equations (Day 7)
Day 51 – Concept Quiz: Systems of Equations
Day 52 – Systems of Linear Inequalities (Day 1)
Day 53 – Systems of Linear Inequalities (Day 2)
Day 54 – Spiraling Day
Day 55 – Concept Quiz: Systems of Linear Inequalities
Day 56 – Properties of Exponents
Day 57 – Properties of Exponents (Day 2)
Day 58 – Radicals and Rational Exponents
Day 59 – Spiraling / More Exponents
Day 60 – Linear Re-Engage / More Exponents
Day 61 – Linear Inequalities Re-Engage / More Exponents
Day 62 – Solving Equations Re-Engage / More Exponents
Day 63 – Personalized Growth Day [Chromebooks]
Day 64 – Concept Quiz: Properties of Exponents
Day 65 – Exponent Analysis / Systems Re-Engage
Day 66 – Spiraling Review
Day 67 – Exponential Functions: Introduction
Day 68 – Graphing Exponential Functions (Day 1)
Day 69 – Graphing Exponential Functions (Day 2)
Day 70 – Writing Exponential Functions (Day 1)
Day 71 – Writing Exponential Functions (Day 2)
Day 72 – Exponential Functions: Matching
Day 73 – Exponential Functions: Altogether
Day 74 – Chromebook Day
Day 75 – Concept Quiz: Exponential Functions
Day 76 – Quadratics: Introduction
Day 77 – Multiplying Polynomials
Day 78 – Multiplying Polynomials (Day 2)
Day 79 – Dividing Polynomials
Day 80 – Graphing Quadratics: y = ax²+c
Day 81 – Graphing Quadratics: Standard Form
Day 82 – Graphing Quadratics: Vertex Form
Day 83 – Card Matching: Multiplying Binomials / Quadratics
Day 84 – Formative Assessment

3rd Nine Weeks:

Day 85 – Solving Quadratics by Factoring (Day 1)
Day 86 – Solving Quadratics by Factoring (Day 2)
Day 87 – Chromebook Day
Day 88 – Solving Quadratics by Factoring (Day 3)
Day 89 – Concept Quiz: Multiplying Polynomials / Quadratics / Factoring
Day 90 – Solving Quadratic Equations Using Square Roots
Day 91 – Quadratic Formula
Day 92 – Completing the Square
Day 93 – All Methods
Day 94 – Chromebook Day
Day 95 – Solving Quadratics with Calculator
Day 96 – Concept Quiz: Solving Quadratics
Day 97 – Spiraling Day
Day 98 – Transformations: Introduction [Chromebooks]
Day 99 – Transformations: Horizontal & Vertical Shifts [Chromebooks]
Day 100 – Transformations: Reflections, Stretches & Shrinks [Chromebooks]
Day 101 – Writing Quadratic Functions
Day 102 – Writing Quadratic Functions (Day 2)
Day 103 – Spiraling Day
Day 104 – Quadratics / Transformations
Day 105 – Concept Quiz: Transformations [Chromebooks]
Day 106 – Quiz Review / Transformations Practice [Chromebooks]
Day 107 – Spiraling Day
Day 108 – Spiraling Day
Day 109 – Spiraling Bingo
Day 110 – Race Car Math / Spiraling
Day 111 – Linear Re-Engage: Styrofoam Cups
Day 112 – Solving Equations Mini-Lesson / Spiraling
Day 113 – Chromebook Day

4th Nine Weeks:

Day 114 – Domain & Range Mini-Lesson / Spiraling
Day 115 – Chromebook Day
Day 116 – Visual Patterns: Linear / Quadratic / Exponential
Day 117 – Chromebook Day
Day 118 – Properties of Exponents Mini-Lesson / Spiraling
Day 119 – Factoring Trinomials Mini-Lesson / Spiraling
Day 120 – Linear Functions / Spiraling
Day 121 – Chromebook Day
Day 122 – Spiraling Day
Day 123 – Linear Equations vs. Linear Inequalities
Day 124 – Chromebook Day
Day 125 – Systems Re-Engage: Two Trains
Day 126 – Systems of Equations / Spiraling
Day 127 – Spiraling Bingo
Day 128 – Chromebook Day
Day 129 – Spiraling Day
Day 130 – Identifying Quadratics / Spiraling
Day 131 – Solving Quadratics / Spiraling
Day 132 – Spiraling Day
Day 133 – Chromebook Day
Day 134-135 – Student-Created Review [Chromebooks]
Day 136 – Exponential Functions Re-Engage
Day 137 – Geometric Sequences
Day 138 – Recursively Defined Sequences
Day 139 – Geometric and Recursively Defined Sequences
Day 140 – Spiraling Day
Day 141 – Spiraling Day
Day 142 – Spiraling Bingo
Day 143-148 – Desmos Art Project [Chromebooks]
Day 149-150 – Student Created Estimation / 3 Act Math [Chromebooks]

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