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Introducing Students to Logarithms
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An 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...
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District Perspective on Algebra
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The district mathematics coordinator describes the process of establishing essential algebra standards and aligning expectations with end-of-course and interim assessments. See Mathematics...
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Finding Patterns Within Functions
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A 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:...
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Teaching Quadratic Functions
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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...
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Problem Solving in Algebra
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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...
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Teaching Symbols and Expressions
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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...
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Algebra I Initial Units
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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...
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Sample Material
Mathematics Essential Learnings
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Review 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...
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Lesson Objectives and Handouts: Finding Patterns Within Functions
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Download the handouts that accompany the teaching demonstration, Finding Patterns Within Functions, including a series of student exercises for creating tables and graphing functions. Related...
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Properties of Parabolas
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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...
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Assignment: Problem Solving
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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...
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Assignment: Simplifying Expressions
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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...
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