Welcome to Algebra 1 Teachers

This website was created by teachers for teachers to help teachers implement the Common Core State Standards into their classrooms with great algebra lesson plans but without losing their minds. (There is also Geometry Teachers and Algebra 2 Teachers websites for you!)

- Unit 1 – Patterns and Functions
- Unit 2 – Linear Equations
- Unit 3 – Modeling Linear Data
- Unit 4 – Statistics
- Unit 5 – Linear Equations and Inequalities
- Unit 6 – Solving Systems of Equations
- Unit 7 – Sequences and Functions
- Unit 8 – Exponential Functions
- Unit 9 – Linear and Exponential Models
- Unit 10 – Understand Quadratic Functions
- Unit 11 – Operations of Polynomials
- Unit 12 – Solve Quadratic Equations

## Common Core Algebra Lesson Plans

**Algebra 1 Units**

You will find every standard for Algebra 1 sorted into Units. These units were established by the Dana Center and I found them to be the best organization for the Common Core when I started this adventure almost 2 years ago. But I was still overwhelmed with the amount of content.

So I began breaking each unit into weeks and found the best Algebra lesson plans I could find into each week. This felt much better to me and I began testing this in my classroom. It was working quite well with some **amazing results**!

There are downloads available for many of the lessons provided. If you have a free download you would like to share with the community, please use the link here to submit it for approval.

Available Downloads## Algebra Assessments

I also began using Dan Meyers’ assessment strategy. I created weekly quizzes based on his philosophy. My students were thriving. (Please subscribe to get your copy of the Unit 1 Assessments. I do not want them in the hands of my students, or yours.)

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## Digital Badges

I am intrigued by digital badges! I heard the buzz word before, but at this spring’s meeting for MACUL, I learned in much more detail the opportunities presented with digital badges. My mind went wild. What if? What if we, as teachers, could choose our PD? Any... read more## Livebinders for Algebra 1

Livebinders are a great way to organize your content! I hate finding a great lesson and then looking for it the next year and I can’t find it anywhere. So when I found Livebinders a few years ago, I found the best solution for me. (While there are many tools, I... read more## Week 28 – Polynomial Operations

Polynomial Operations Unit 11 – Week 28 Add, subtract, and multiply polynomials (A.APR.1) Difference of Squares from the Wolfram Demonstrations Project by George Beck Day 136 - Operations with Polynomials (add, subtract, distribute) Vocabulary Foldable... read more## Week 29 – Closure

Closure Unit 11 – Week 29 Identify sets that are closed under operations and those that are not. (A.APR.1) (N.RN.3) Day 141 – Understanding closure with Rational Numbers Rational and Irrational Numbers Day 142 – Understanding closure with Polynomials... read more## How to Use Gapminder to Teach Statistics (S.ID) in Algebra 1

Real-data Graphing with Gapminder (Updated) If you have not seen GapMinder yet, it is a must from every math and history teacher! Stop and watch this now. I was introduced to this amazing graphing software about a year ago at a conference, and I was so excited to play... read more## How to put science / math symbols and equations (almost) anywhere

Don’t you love when you find something that makes your job easier? Not only that, it does exactly what you have been looking for to solve a problem in your classroom. I have stumbled upon a couple of those lately and thought I would share them here. Shortcuts to... read more## Week 32 – Systems and Quadratic Formula Lesson Plans

Systems and Quadratic Formula Lesson Plans Unit 12 – Week 32 Common Core Says… Modeling links classroom mathematics and statistics to everyday life, work, and decision-making. Modeling is the process of choosing and using appropriate mathematics and... read more## Week 31 – Completing the Square Lesson Plan

Completing the Square Lesson Plan Unit 12 – Week 31 Complete the square Use completing the square to find maximum and minimum values (A-SSE.3b) Derive the quadratic formula using the form (x-p)^2 = q Day 151 – Visual Understanding Illuminations –... read more## Week 30 – Factoring

Factoring Unit 12 – Week 30 Factor quadratic equations Solve quadratic equations by factoring Day 146 - Day 147 - Day 148 - Day 149 - Day 150 –... read more## Unit 12 Solve Quadratic Functions

Solve Quadratic Equations Unit 12 Week #30 Factoring Factor quadratic equations (A.SSE.3a) Solve quadratic equations by factoring (A.SSE.3a) Week #31 Completing the square Complete the square (A.SSE.3b) Use completing the square to find maximum and minumum values... read more# Contact Me

## Disclaimer:

I am proud of these changes, but I am not flawless. I am a mom of six that works full time. This site will have mistakes. Please understand that I am sharing this work because I believe in teachers and the work that you are doing!

*Please use your professional judgment for your students.*