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Module 3: Investigating Growth and Decay
Algebra I - Module 1, Topic 2: Sequences
In this topic, students explore sequences represented as lists of numbers, in tables of values, by equations, and as graphs on the coordinate plane. Students move from an intuitive understanding of patterns to a more formal approach of representing sequences as functions. In the final lesson of the topic, students are introduced to the modeling process. Defined in four steps—Notice and Wonder, Organize and Mathematize, Predict and Analyze, and Test and Interpret—the modeling process gives students a structure for approaching real-world mathematical problems.
Algebra I - Module 1, Topic 3: Linear Regressions
In this topic, students focus on the patterns that are evident in certain data sets and use linear functions to model those patterns. Using the informal knowledge of lines of best fit that was built in previous grades, students advance their statistical methods to make predictions about real-world phenomena. They differentiate between correlation and causation, recognizing that a correlation between two quantities does not necessarily mean that there is also a causal relationship. At the end of this topic, students will synthesize what they have learned to decide whether a linear model is appropriate.
In this course, students will build understanding of the following modules: Reasoning with Shapes, Establishing Congruence, Investigating Proportionality, Connecting Geometric and Algebraic Descriptions, and Making Informed Decisions.
Each module is broken up into topics where you will find teacher materials to guide the instruction and the student materials both used in the classroom for learning together and learning individually.
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Analyzing the Effects of the Changes in "a" on the Graph y = ax^2 + c
Given verbal, graphical, or symbolic descriptions of the graph of y = ax^2 + c, the student will investigate, describe, and predict the effects on the graph when a is changed.
Solving Quadratic Equations Using Concrete Models
Given a quadratic equation, the student will use tiles to factor and solve the equation.
Solving Quadratic Equations Using Algebraic Methods
Given a quadratic equation, the student will solve the equation by factoring, completing the square, or by using the quadratic formula.
Solving Systems of Equations with Graphs
Given verbal and/or algebraic descriptions of situations involving systems of linear equations, the student will solve the system of equations using graphs.