**Major Concepts/Content: **This course may be the most
common entry level course for students who have had a rich and

varied middle level mathematics program. It expands upon basic algebraic
concepts previously acquired and integrates those

principles with everyday life. The processes of problem solving, reasoning,
communication and making connections are

emphasized. Students will use formulas, functions, and equations to describe and
clarify relationships, and will use geometry

to represent algebraic relationships. Students will learn how to write and
translate expressions into mathematical forms,

solve first and second degree equations, and use the concept of a function to
model real-world phenomena.

**Major Instructional Activities: **Instructional
activities will include tasks as well as problem solving situations which will

require students to experiment, collect data, search for patterns, make
conjectures, and verify discoveries. Activities will be

structured to allow students to work in cooperative learning techniques and
appropriate technology should be utilized

throughout the course. Students should have access to calculators at all times.

**Major Evaluative Techniques: **Many evaluative
processes will be used to assess students' written and oral work. These

include multiple-choice, short answer, discussions, or open-ended interview;
homework ; projects ; journals essays;

dramatizations; and class presentation. Testing formats will include
restricted-time written tests, two staged tests, take home

tests, oral tests and student-produced tests. Assessment methods can be
supplemented by student produced analysis of

problem situations, solutions to problems, reports on investigations, and
journal entries. Students will be provided the

opportunity to do chapter projects that capture the concepts and skills
presented throughout the chapter unit that emphasizes

real world situations.

**Essential Expectations:** Upon successful completion
of Algebra I, the student should be able to:

• Understand and use operations such as opposite,
reciprocal, raising to a power, and taking a root

• Compare numbers using order relations, differences, ratios, proportions,
percents, proportional change

• Use concepts such as prime, relatively prime, factor, divisor, multiple, and
divisibility in solving problems involving

integers

• Represent graphs of functions in standard coordinate systems

• Model given situations with formulas and functions, and interprets given
formulas and functions in terms of

situations

• Describe, generalize, and use linear and exponential functions and explores
other function: power, rational, square

and square root

• Define, use and manipulate expressions involving variables, parameters,
constants, and unknowns in work with

formulas, functions, equations, and inequalities

• Represent functional relationships in formulas, tables, and graphs, and
translates between pairs of these

• Solve equations symbolically, graphically, and numerically, especially linear,
quadratic, and exponential equations;

and knows how to use the quadratic formula for solving quadratic equations

• Solve systems of linear equations symbolically, graphically, and numerically
and applies them in real world

situations

• Use equations to represent lines and parabolas.

• Organize, analyzes, and displays two-variable data using scatter plots,
estimated regression lines, and computergenerated

regression lines and correlation coefficients

• Interpret representations of data, compares distribution of data, and
critiques conclusions and uses of statistics, both

in school materials and public documents

• Use technology to create graphs or spreadsheets that contribute to the
understanding of a problem.

DoDEA Grades 9-12 Process and Content Mathematics
Standards as applicable to Algebra 1 by unit of instruction based

upon the 2005-2006 Algebra 1 Curriculum Guide:

Unit |
M1 |
M2 |
M3 |
M5 |
M6 |
M7 |
M8 |
M9 |
M10 |

FallSemester |
Numbers and Operations |
Algebra |
Geometry | Data Analysis and Probability |
Problem Solving |
Reasoning and Proof |
Communication | Connections | Representation |

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FallSemester |
Numbers and Operations |
Algebra |
Geometry | Data Analysis and Probability |
Problem Solving |
Reasoning and Proof |
Communication | Connections | Representation |

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