Algebra I Curriculum Resource & Lesson Plans
 Course type: Selfpaced
 Available Lessons: 253
 Average Lesson Length: 8 min

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Course Summary
This Algebra I Curriculum Resource & Lesson Plans course is a fully developed resource to help you organize and teach algebra. You can easily adapt the video lessons, transcripts, and quizzes to take full advantage of the comprehensive and engaging material we offer. Make planning your course easier by using our curriculum as a guide.to start this course today
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Course Practice Test
Check your knowledge of this course with a 50question practice test. Comprehensive test covering all topics
 Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
How It Works
You can use this algebra course as a template for designing and implementing your course. Here are the key components of the course and how you can use them:
 Chapters  Each chapter covers a unit of algebra, from basic arithmetic to some notable and useful equations, including the Pythagorean theorem and the quadratic formula. Use these chapters as mile markers as you map out your course. We recommend planning to spend a week on each chapter, but you can always allocate the chapters according to the length of your specific algebra course.
 Lessons  Within each chapter are video lessons that further break down topics into bitesized chunks. These lessons cover single topics like finding square roots or evaluating algebraic expressions. Each one is often appropriate for a single class.
 Key Terms  Within each lesson are key terms. These are emphasized on screen and in the transcript. As you develop your syllabus, these key terms help you focus on the most important learning objectives. For example, the lesson on the definition of a matrix includes key terms like brackets, rows, columns, coefficients and linear algebra.
Video Lessons
As you work on your algebra lesson plans, save time by incorporating video lessons from this resource. Here's how:
 Introduce Topics  Your students will be in the right mindset for understanding topics like graphing inequalities if you begin class with a short video. It can be a jumpingoff point for a lecture, group activity or class discussion.
 Break Up Lectures  The video format, which often includes animation, helps students visualize topics like how to solve multistep word problems and how a number line works.
 Assign For Homework  Each lesson in the course, from determining the absolute values of real numbers to multiplying exponential expressions, can be assigned to your students as homework.
Transcripts
Each video lesson includes a complete transcript. You can utilize these transcripts in several ways:
 Lecture Notes  Do you need a guide as you plan a lecture, such as one on radicands of radical expressions or words associated with common algebraic symbols? The transcripts cover each topic in depth, with key terms highlighted for quick reference.
 Student Reading  Perhaps you'd like your students to learn about price discounts and sales taxes, but you don't have class time available. Assign the transcript as extra reading.
 Study Tools  When it's time for a unit exam on complex and imaginary numbers, you can point your students to the transcripts on how to add, subtract, multiply and divide with complex numbers, how to graph with complex numbers and how to solve quadratics with complex numbers to help them study.
Quizzes
Each video lesson has a corresponding quiz. Here's how to use the quizzes:
 Homework  Assign a quiz to your students as homework. You'll receive an email with the results, which enables you to verify they've completed the assignment and that they've understood the material. Questions cover everything from practice problems with absolute values to key facts, like the definition of diameter.
 Tests  You can meld the material in the quizzes into your own student assessments, saving you valuable time. Need a few questions on cubic equations? There are plenty!
 Discussions  Jumpstart a discussion with questions like: How are the payments on a monthly loan calculated?
Sample Curriculum
Below is a sketch of the algebra curriculum modeled on a 24week course. This sample can be adapted based on your course schedule. Navigate the chapters and lessons for more detail.
Week  Unit  Sample of Topics Covered 

Week 1  Basic Arithmetic  Number lines, how to add, subtract, multiply and divide, graphs, basic algebra terms 
Week 2  Solving Math Word Problems  Methods of solving various types of word problems, including how to personalize a word problem 
Week 3  Decimals and Fractions  The order of decimals, performing operations with decimals, reducing fractions 
Week 4  Percent Notation  Converting decimal notations to percent notation, converting percent notation to decimal notation 
Week 5  Real Numbers  Types of numbers, graphing rational numbers, absolute values 
Week 6  Exponents and Exponential Expressions  Using exponential notation, scientific notation, performing operations with exponential expressions 
Week 7  Radical Expressions  Finding the square root, how to simplify expressions containing a square root, radical equations 
Week 8  Algebraic Expressions and Equations  Writing arithmetic expressions, math formulas, definition of an algebraic expression 
Week 9  Properties of Functions  Using function notation, composing functions, inverse functions, practice with function operations 
Week 10  Matrices and Absolute Value  Definition of a matrix, definition of absolute value, graphing an absolute value and absolute value equations 
Week 11  Working with Inequalities  Definition of inequalities, graphing absolute value inequalities, translating number sentences to inequalities 
Week 12  Properties of Exponents  Main exponent properties, simplifying expressions with exponents, simplifying expressions with rational exponents 
Week 13  Complex and Imaginary Numbers  Definition of imaginary number, performing operations with complex numbers, graphing complex numbers 
Week 14  Algebraic Distribution  Order of operations for distribution, distributing positive and negative signs, numbers and variables, fractional powers 
Week 15  Linear Equations  Real life examples of linear equations, applying the distributive property, writing linear equations 
Week 16  Factoring  The purpose of factoring, prime factorization, combining numbers and variables 
Week 17  Quadratic Equations  Displaying information through tables and graphs, definition and examples of parabolas, using FOIL and the quadratic formula 
Week 18  Polynomial Functions  Using long division and synthetic division to divide polynomials, performing operations with polynomials with several variables 
Week 19  Rational Expressions  Performing operations with rational expressions, practice problems, complex rational expressions 
Week 20  Cubic Equations  Definition and examples of cubic equations, solving cubic equations, changing radical equations to linear or quadratic equations 
Week 21  Measurement and Geometry  Units of measurement, converting measurements, types of angles 
Week 22  Calculations, Ratios, Percent and Proportions  Definitions of ratio and rate, solving applications of proportion, solving interest problems 
Week 23  Data, Statistics and Probability  Independent and dependent events, calculating mean, median, range and mode, reading bar graphs and pie charts 
Week 24  WellKnown Equations  Theory of relativity, the Pythagorean theorem, Euler's identity 
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