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- DOCAlgebra I Initial Units368 views3683 attachments3July 16, 2014By Legend High School (CO)At the beginning of the year, Algebra I teachers at Legend High School shown in the video, Application of Linear Equations, use these units to begin the course, providing a transition from arithmetic to algebra. Related Media and Files: Applications of Linear Equations (Slideshow with audio and Transcript) Legend High School Description
- 5:46District Perspective on Algebra2 views23 attachments3July 16, 2014By Multiple School SitesThe district mathematics coordinator describes the process of establishing essential algebra standards and aligning expectations with end-of-course and interim assessments. See Mathematics Essential Learnings. Related Files: Transcript Mathematics Essential Learnings (Sample Material) Castle View High School Description Legend High School Description
- DOCMathematics Essential Learnings382 views3822 attachments2July 16, 2014By Multiple School SitesReview Douglas County School District's essential learnings in mathematics for selected secondary mathematics courses, including algebra courses, that are described in the audio interview District Perspective on Algebra. Related Media and Files: District Perspective on Algebra (Audio) Castle View High School Description Legend High School Description
- 5:13Finding Patterns Within Functions9 views91 attachment1July 16, 2014By U.S. Department of EducationA master teacher shows how to practice describing basic functions graphs and changing functions with varying signs, coefficients, and constants. The exercises are in Lesson Objectives and Handouts: Finding Patterns Within Functions. Related Files: Transcript Lesson Objectives and Handouts: Finding Patterns Within Functions (Sample Material)
- 7:07Introducing Students to Logarithms8 views81 attachment1July 16, 2014By Raegen T. Miller, Education Policy AnalystAn experienced teacher describes how to avoid common pitfalls when teaching students about logarithmic functions, and how to leverage students' prior knowledge of algebra to increase their comfort with new topics. Related Files: Transcript
- DOCLesson Objectives and Handouts: Finding Patterns Within Functions361 views361July 16, 2014By U. S. Department of Education Teaching FellowDownload the handouts that accompany the teaching demonstration, Finding Patterns Within Functions, including a series of student exercises for creating tables and graphing functions. Related Media: Finding Patterns Within Functions (Video)
- 7:31Teaching Quadratic Functions13 views132 attachments2July 16, 2014By Twin Groves Middle School (IL)An algebra teacher demonstrates graphing quadratic functions, identifying the vertex of a parabola, finding maximum and minimum values, and using a graphing calculator. See Properties of Parabolas for a lesson plan. Related Files: Transcript Properties of Parabolas (Sample Material) Twin Groves Middle School Description
- DOCProperties of Parabolas348 views3481 attachment1July 16, 2014By Twin Groves Middle School (IL)Download a copy of a lesson plan for teaching properties of parabolas, similar to the lesson taught by Wendy Loeb in the video Teaching Quadratic Functions. Related Media and Files: Teaching Quadratic Functions (Video) Twin Groves Middle School Description
- 5:22Problem Solving in Algebra30 views302 attachments2July 16, 2014By Castle View High School (CO)Teacher John Lawless models problem-solving steps that challenge students to create polynomial expressions. Download Assignment: Problem Solving to see the full lesson that involves writing an equation to create a birdhouse. Related Files: Transcript Assignment: Problem Solving (Sample Material) Castle View High School Description
- 6:41Teaching Symbols and Expressions15 views152 attachments2July 16, 2014By Twin Groves Middle School (IL)An algebra teacher scaffolds students' learning how to simplify expressions and solve equations. Assignment: Simplifying Expressions includes the lesson plan, problem worksheet, and homework used by the teacher. Related Files: Transcript Assignment: Simplifying Expressions (Sample Material) Twin Groves Middle School Description
- DOCAssignment: Problem Solving319 views3191 attachment1July 16, 2014By Castle View High School (CO)In the video Problem Solving in Algebra, the teacher models problem solving using polynomial expressions. These materials are the student practice assignments. Related Media and Files: Problem Solving in Algebra (Video) Castle View High School Description
- DOCAssignment: Simplifying Expressions656 views6561 attachment1July 16, 2014By Twin Groves Middle School (IL)In the video Teaching Symbols and Expressions, the teacher shows students how to simplify expressions and solve equations. These materials include the lesson plan, exercises, and homework. Related Media and Files: Teaching Symbols and Expressions (Video) Twin Groves Middle School Description