The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. Because it is built on the middle grades standards, this is a more ambitious version of Algebra I than has generally been offered. The modules deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
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Algebra I Course Overview: provide guidance in developing curricular materials by combining information from the New York State Common Core Learning Standards, the PARCC Model Content Frameworks, NYSED standards clarifications, and the Progressions.
A Story of Functions Curriculum Map and Overview 9-12: provides teachers with a clear picture of the modules at each grade level from Grades 9 to 12.
CCLS Checklist for Algebra I: The CCLS Checklist for Algebra I provides a chart with an at-a-glance view of when each standard is addressed.
Scaffolding Instruction for ELLs: Resource Guide for Mathematics: provide guidance to educators on how to take the curriculum materials on EngageNY and provide additional scaffolds for ELL students according to their level of English language proficiency.
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Algebra I.
Available from engageny.org/resource/high-school-algebra-i; accessed 2015-05-29.
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