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Form 6.

3: Course Outline with Assessment Ideas and Activities


Course Title: Algebra IA Module Number and Name: Module 3 Tools of Algebra Competency/Outcome/Obje ctive 1 Use the order of operations to simplify expressions Assessment Ideas Discussion Why is the Order of Operations important? Explain each step of the Order of Operations. What happens when you have a parenthesis inside a parenthesis? Absorb Read Module 3.1 pages Attend Synchronous Lesson Khan academy video: Order of Operations Order of Operations More Complicated Do Order of Operations Millionaire Game Order of Operations Game Save the Royal Family! Connect Discussion: The Order of Operations is a set of rules so that we all do math problems the same way. Are there other similar rules in our society? Why are they important? PEMDAS is a common memory device to remember the Order of Operations. Can you think of another one? Please share! Worksheet Math Journal:

2 Use the Commutative and

Discussion: Is

Read Module 3.2

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Associative Property

subtraction pages commutative? Is subtraction Attend associative? Synchronous Explain Lesson Khan academy videos: Associative Property of Addition Associative Property of Multiplication

Math Basketball Properties of Multipication

Give an Example of each of the following: Commutative Property of Addition and Commutative Property of Multiplication Give a counterexample to show why subtraction is not commutative Give a counterexample to show why division is not commutative. Do the same for the Associative Property (examples for addition, multiplication; counterexamples for subtraction, division) Math Journal:

3 Use the Distributive

Quiz

Read Module 3.3

Worksheet

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Property

pages Attend Synchronous Lesson Khan academy videos: The Distributive Property 1 The Distributive Property 2 Read Module 3.4 pages Attend Synchronous Lesson Read: Like Terms and Combining Like Terms Read Module 3.5 pages Attend Synchronous Lesson Khan Academy Practice (after video) Jeopardy Review Explain how the associative, commutative and distributive properties can be used to simplify math problems, and even to help you do mental math. Math Journal: How can you use the commutative, associative, and distributive properties to help you combine like terms to simplify an expression? Research/Discussi on: If you check the index of a printed map, the coordinates of a place are often given in letters

4 Identify and combine like terms

Worksheet

Khan Academy Practice: Combining Like Terms Combining Like Terms with Distribution Graph Drawing National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Drawing with Ordered Pairs

5 Graph ordered pairs in the coordinate plane

Graph Drawing

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Coordinate Plane Game

6 Graph functions from ordered pairs

Worksheet: Graph

Read Module 3.6 pages Attend Synchronous Lesson Khan academy video

Graph worksheet

and numbers, similar to the coordinate plane. The earth is sphere shaped, so it is not a coordinate plane; however it has a geographic coordinate system to specify every location on earth. Find the longitude and latitude of the town/city where you live and share with the class on the discussion board. Discussion: You should all be thinking about saving money for your future whether for college, to buy a car, or for your first house/apartment . Make a plan to save a specific amount of money

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

each week or month. Then make a graph to show how much money you will have over a period of 12 weeks ( you are not earning interest on your money at this point). Compare your savings plan with a classmates.

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.