Algebra I Syllabus
This is a projected timeline for covering Algebra I this year. Dates are subject to change depending on the dynamics of the class. During each Unit, students will complete classwork, homework, vocabulary, quizzes, and projects and/or tests.
Unit I– Algebra Number Sense (August 19 – September 17)
Concepts to Cover:
Order of operations
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Solving Single and Multi-Step Equations
Writing Equations
Interpreting Graphs
Ratios/Proportions/Percents
Isolating Specific Variables
Weighted Average Problems
Substitution Property of Equality
Arithmetic Sequences
Measures of Central Tendency
Project: Percentage Project – due September 17^{th}
**Transition Review Days**September 20-21 – Fractions, Decimals, Estimating
Unit II– Linear Functions(September 22 – November 23)
Concepts to Cover:
Functions (representations, characteristics)
Writing and Graphing Linear Equations
Parallel/Perpendicular Lines
Scatter Plots and Lines of Best Fit
Standard Form of a Line
Slope Intercept Form of a Line
Point Slope Form of a Line
Direct Variations
Proportional and Non Proportional Relationships
Systems of Equations
Writing, Solving, and Graphing Inequalities
Project: Linear Equations Project – due November 19^{th}
**Transition Review Days**November 29-30 – Fractions, Decimals, Estimating
Unit III– Geometry Concepts (December 1 – December 7)
Concepts to Cover:
Polygons
Lines, Angles, and Angle Relationships
Triangles – Pythagorean Theorem, 30-60-90 and 45-45-90
Circles
Perimeter
Area and Surface Area
Volume
Tessellations
Transformations
Midterm Review and Midterms (December 13-17)
Unit IV– Polynomials and Nonlinear Functions(January 4 – March 1)
Concepts to Cover:
Laws of Exponents
Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Polynomials
Special Products of Polynomials
Factoring Monomials and Trinomials
Graphing and Solving Quadratic Functions
Graphing Exponential Functions
Growth and Decay Problems
Inverse Variations
Project: Polynomials Project – due February 22^{nd}
**Transition Review Days**March 2 – March 10 - Fractions, Decimals, Estimating
IowaTest of Basic Skills (ITBS) Testing – March 21 – March 25
Unit V– Advanced Expressions and Data Analysis(March 28 – May 5)
Concepts to Cover:
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Operations with Radical Expressions
Solving Radical Equations
Distance and Midpoint Formulas
Similar Triangles
Probability of Compound Events
Permutations and Combinations
Project: Rational Expressions Project – due April 26^{th}
**Transition Review Days**May 9-10 – Fractions, Decimals, and Estimating
Final Exam Review and Final Exams (May 11-18)