Welcome to Academic Algebra 1!!!
Throughout this course, we will be working on preparation for state and national tests as well as preparation for the courses that follow Algebra 1 in both high school and college. The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. This is a more rigorous version of Algebra I than has generally been offered. The critical areas, called units, deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions.
Our curriculum, enVision A|G|A, helps students look at math in new ways, with engaging, relevant, and adaptive content. enVision A|G|A balances conceptual understanding, procedural skills, and application. Students are taught how to become more self-directed and independent learners. The new program uses mathematical modeling, adaptive practice, and individual study plans to make learning more personal and relevant. Our new curriculum helps to create critical thinkers, problem solvers, and collaborators for future jobs and careers.
Key technology features of the program are:
- Embedded interactive problems powered by Desmos
- Mathematical modeling in 3 acts
- Student Companion interactive Worktext
- Adaptive practice powered by Knewton
Classroom activities have been designed to incorporate the 8 mathematical practices on a regular basis. The mathematical practices are:
- 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.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make sense of structure
- Look for patterns