The Algebra 1 Teacher's guide to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Algebra 1 Teachers
This is a website created for Algebra Teachers that are adopting Common Core Math!
Take a look around the site! You will find unique algebra lesson plans for every skill. In week 2 you can find a great algebra lesson to help students write equations for functions and actually understand them complete with applets. In week 12, students will be motivated to learn algebra when they take a look at the relationship between their favorite movies and profit.
For current thoughts and ideas on everything from lesson plans and updates to how it is going in my room, please take a look at my blog.
Assessments are an area where we seem to all be watching and waiting. Please feel free to sign up for the newsletter to receive my assessments. I am in the process of switching them over to a dropbox so that everybody can access them. This will be ready soon.
No one seems to know for sure what they new performance tasks will look like, but offering our students lots of opportunities to learn and grow with some examples will be a great start.
You can find some that I have created and examples from other places around the web on the blog. This is a great place to start!
Although this website is using the Common Core State Standards for math as a beginning point, you will find great lessons for algebra regardless of your curriculum. As you browse, I hope you find what you are looking for!
Algebra 1 Teachers is a tool that will help with Algebra 1 scope and sequence using the new Common Core State Standards. Lesson plans, assessments, activities, organization, and even tips on keeping your sanity will be addressed on this website and in my newsletter.
While there is controversy surrounding the Common Core State Standards, this site is not an endorsement or a place for that discussion. Algebra is the gate keeper for student success and we must do an outstanding job for the kids future and ours as well. Most of us do want to retire someday :)
As we move into implementation of the Common Core Standards we are seeing an amazing shift in what students must be able to accomplish at the end of Algebra 1. Solving linear equations is no longer taught at the Algebra 1 level, but instead at the middle school level. This is wonderful if they retain the information, but what do we do as the middle school is still shifting to the Common Core?
I believe that there are some very definable and measurable ways that we can close the gap between what they are supposed to know and what they do know.
For a list of my Semester 1 objectives or goals click here.
Scope and Sequence
The math department in my school will be using the Mathematics Common Core Toolbox scope and sequence for Algebra 1 next year. We all understand that this is a working document, and that there will need to be changes due to our population and the rate of implementation of the Math Common Core to the grades under us.
We will be starting with the necessities and as holes no longer need to be filled and concepts no longer have to be retaught, we will be adding to the list of covered material and Quadrant D type lesson plans.
Algebra 1 Units