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MacArthur 9th Grade Algebra Department

Course Syllabus
2016- 2017
Course Objective:
The student uses mathematical processes to acquire and demonstrate
mathematical understanding of Algebra I objectives.
Grading:
60% Major, 30% Daily, 10% Homework
1 Major every three weeks

Schedule of Algebra 1 Units:


Unit 1: Students will be able to translate and solve one variable equations and
inequalities.
Week 1: August 22 August 26
Evaluating Algebraic expressions
Simplify expressions using the distributive property and combining like
terms
Week 2: August 29 September 2
Simplify expressions using the distributive property and combining like
terms from geometric applications
Solving one variable equations using the distributive property and
combing like terms
Week 3: September 5 September 9
Solving one variable equations using the distributive property and
combing like terms incorporating fractions and decimals
Solving one variable equations with variables on both sides using the
distributive property and combing like terms
Solving one variable equations with variables on both sides incorporating
the terms no solution and all real solutions
Week 4: September 12 September 16
Test over simplifying expressions and solving one variable equations using
the distributive property and combing like terms
Translate and solve algebraic equations
Week 5: September 19 September 23

Solving one variable inequalities using the distributive property and


combing like terms with variables on one side and both sides

Week 6: September 26 September 30


Translate and solve algebraic inequalities phrases and word problems
Unit 1 6 Week Exam

Unit 2: Students will be able evaluate algebraic equations in function notation and
determine the
domain and range of a function
Week 7: October 3 October 7
Plot points on a coordinate plane, identify functions vs not functions,
evaluate function notation
Determine the domain and range from a set of ordered pairs, mapping
diagram, tables and discrete graphs
Week 8: October 10 October 14
Determine the reasonableness of domain and range from real life
applications
Determine the domain and range from discrete and continuous graphs

Unit 3: Students will be able graph and identify the key components of linear
functions
Week 9:

October 17 October 21
Identify the slope from 2 points, a table and a graph
Calculate the rate of change from a graph
Graph from slope intercept form

Week 10: October 24 October 28


9 Weeks Exam over solving equations, identifying functions and domain/
range, graphing linear functions
Graphing and identifying key attributes of linear functions including zeros,
y-int and slope
Graphing linear functions with special cases (x = # and y = #)
Week 11: November 1 November 4
Graphing linear functions from standard form,
Week 12: November 7 November 11

Graphing linear functions from slope intercept form, pt slope form and
standard form
Graphing parameter changes in m and b

Unit 4: Students will be able to write equations in slope intercept form


Week 13: November 14 November 18
Unit 3 Test over graphing linear functions
Writing equations from a graph
Writing equations from a point and a slope
Writing equations from two points and a table
Distribute Thanksgiving Packet
Week 14: November 21 November 25
No School- Thanksgiving Break
Week 15: November 28 December 2
Writing equations from a graph
Writing equations from a point and a slope
Writing equations from two points and a table
Writing equations from parallel and perpendicular lines
Analyze scatterplots
Write linear line of best fit using STAT
Determine correlation coefficient
Unit 5: Students will be able to graph inequalities and find reasonable solutions
Week 16: December 5 December 9
Unit 4 Exam over graphing and writing linear function
Graph linear inequalities from slope intercept form
Graph linear inequalities from standard form
Week 17: December 12 December 16
Write linear inequalities from verbal descriptions
Write and graph linear inequalities from verbal descriptions
December 19 January 3
Holiday Break
Week 18: January 3 January 6

Solving system of equations by graphing from slope intercept form and


tables
Solving system of equations by graphing from standard form

Week 19: January 9 January 12


Review second 9 weeks
Final Exams
Week 1: January 17 January 20
Solving system of linear equations from slope intercept and standard form
using matrix, elimination and substitution
Solving system of linear equations from verbal descriptionsHotdog/Hamburger, #Value
Week 2: January 23 January 27
Solving system of linear equations verbal descriptions- Perimeter,
Translating
Graphing and finding reasonable from linear inequalities from slope
intercept and standard form
Week 3:

January 30 February 3
3 Weeks Exam- Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Classify types of polynomials
Add/ subtract polynomials

Unit 6: Students will be able to simplify and factor operations of monomials and
polynomials
Week 4: February 6 February 10
Multiply mono x mono, power to a power, rational exponents
Multiply mono x poly, poly x poly, multiply special cases
Week 5:

February 13 February 17
Divide monomials, simplify 0 exponent, simplify negative exponents
Divide polynomials by monomials, divide polynomials by polynomials
Simplify polynomials by removing GCF, solve X puzzles

Week 6: February 20 February 24


Factor trinomials
Factor trinomials completely- remove GCF first
Week 7: February 27 March 3
Factor trinomials from applications

Identify key attributes of quadratic functions


Introduce vertex and standard form

Unit 7: Identify key attributes of quadratic equations and solve quadratics from
various representations
Week 8:

March 6 March 10
Writing quadratic equations from vertex/ point
Math Practice STAAR Test
Review quadratic vocabulary

Week 9:

March 20 March 24
Identify attributes and effects of a and c
The effects of manipulating a graph from function notation
Solve from a graph, table, ZPP and quadratic formula

Week 10: March 27 March 31


Solve quadratics using calculator- 2nd trace intersect
Solving quadratic applications
Week 11: April 3 April 7
Solving vertical motion quadratic applications
Calculating quadratic regression
3 Week Exam- Quadratics

Unit 8: Students will analyze and graph exponential functions to identify key
attributes
Week 12: April 10 April 14
Analyze exponential functions for key attributes- Domain/ Range, effects
of a and b, asymptotes
Write exponential equations and identify best fit lines

EOC Shutdown- Review all of Algebra 1


Week 13: April 17 April 21
Review Reporting Category 1- 3
Polynomials, Domain/ Range, Function/ Not a Function
Describe and graph linear functions
Write and solve linear equations

Week 14: April 24 April 28


Review Reporting Category 4- 5
Describe, write and solve quadratic functions
Describe and write exponential functions and equations

Project Based Learning Unit


Week 15: May 1 May 5
Algebra EOC
Project Based Learning- Create project connecting Algebra concepts to
real world applications
Week 16: May 8 May 12
Algebra Relays- Compete against other classes
Week 17: May 15 May 19
Radicals, Pythagorean Theorem, Geometry Review
Week 18: May 22 May 26
Final Exam Review
Week 19: May 30 June 2
Final Exams