The PowerTeaching curriculum for Algebra 1 focuses on five main critical areas:
- solve linear equations and systems of linear equations mathematically and graphically,
- understand the special equation y = mx + b and how to graph it or derive it from a graph on a coordinate plane,
- understand the concept and definition of a function and recognize different representations of functions,
- write and solve equations, inequalities, and systems of equations or inequalities to solve mathematical and real-world problems, and
- interpret complex expressions and find equivalent expressions to solve mathematical and real-world problems.
The Algebra 1 PowerTeaching curriculum also includes instruction on these secondary math concepts:
- extend and apply the properties of exponents to include rational exponents,
- learn and apply the properties of rational and irrational numbers, and
- apply the properties of addition, multiplication, exponents, and radicals to rewrite polynomials.
PowerTeaching for Algebra 1 continues to build student proficiency with the Standards for Mathematical Practice:
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
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