The Algebra 1 math curriculum was designed to be implemented over the course of a single school year. It includes eight units of study over 144 instructional days (including days for lessons, flex days, and unit assessments). We intentionally did not account for all 180 instructional days in order for teachers to fit in additional review or extension, teacher-created assessments, and school-based events.
Each unit includes a specific number of lessons, a day for assessment, and a recommended number of flex days (see the table below) which can be used at the teacher’s discretion.
Each lesson was designed to be implemented within, approximately, a 60-minute class period. A suggested breakdown of a typical class period is shown below; however, this time allotment will vary depending on the lesson and lesson structure chosen by the teacher.
Topic A: Features of Functions
Topic B: Nonlinear Functions
Topic A: Descriptive Statistics in Univariate Data
Topic B: Descriptive Statistics in Bivariate Data
Topic A: Properties and Solutions of Single-Variable Linear Expressions and Equations
Topic B: Modeling with Single-Variable Linear Equations
Topic C: Properties and Solutions of Single-Variable Linear Inequalities
Topic A: Properties and Solutions of Two-Variable Linear Equations and Inverse Functions
Topic B: Properties and Solutions of Two-Variable Linear Inequalities
Topic C: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Topic A: Piecewise Functions
Topic B: Absolute Value Functions
Topic C: Function Transformations
Topic A: Exponent Rules, Expressions, and Radicals
Topic B: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Topic C: Exponential Growth and Decay
Topic A: Features of Quadratic Functions
Topic B: Factoring and Solutions of Quadratic Equations
Topic C: Interpreting Solutions of Quadratic Functions in Context
Topic A: Deriving the Quadratic Formula
Topic B: Transformations and Applications