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.

- 5–10 minutes: Warm up
- 25–30 minutes: Anchor Problems
- 15–20 minutes: Problem Set
- 5–10 minutes: Target Task

Lessons | Flex Days + Assessment | Total | |
---|---|---|---|

Topic A: Features of Functions Topic B: Nonlinear Functions |
11 | 2 | 13 |

Topic A: Descriptive Statistics in Univariate Data Topic B: Descriptive Statistics in Bivariate Data |
22 | 2 | 24 |

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 |
12 | 2 | 15 |

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 |
15 | 2 | 18 |

Topic A: Piecewise Functions Topic B: Absolute Value Functions Topic C: Function Transformations |
16 | 2 | 18 |

Topic A: Exponent Rules, Expressions, and Radicals Topic B: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences Topic C: Exponential Growth and Decay |
22 | 2 | 24 |

Topic A: Features of Quadratic Functions Topic B: Factoring and Solutions of Quadratic Equations Topic C: Interpreting Solutions of Quadratic Functions in Context |
13 | 2 | 15 |

Topic A: Deriving the Quadratic Formula Topic B: Transformations and Applications |
15 | 2 | 17 |

Total |