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# Algebra 1 / Pre-AP

## Block Schedule Calendar 2014 2015

1
st
9-Weeks

Aug. 25
Rules & procedures;
TI-84 Introduction
w/Order of Operation
Aug. 26

Aug. 27
IA Notebook Setup;
Basic Translating;
Evaluating

Aug. 28

Aug. 29
Evaluating;
Translating Expressions
& Formulas

Sept. 1
No School
Labor Day
Sept. 2

Sept. 3
Check-Quiz #1A
CLT; Properties
(assoc, comm, &
distr. properties)
Sept. 4

Sept. 5
Translate/solve
One-step equations
(1-step literals &
w/apps)
Sept. 8

Sept. 9
Translate/Solve
2/multi-step
equations (CLT; dist;
literal equa; w/apps)
Sept. 10

Sept. 11
Review;
3-weeks Test

Sept. 12

Sept. 15
Translate/solve
Multi-step equations
w/variables on both
sides; All solutions
Sept. 16

Sept. 17
Translate/solve multi-
step equations;
All solutions

Sept. 18

Sept. 19
Check-Quiz #2A
Translate/solve
multi-step equations;
All solutions

Sept. 22

Sept. 23
Translate/solve/graph
1 & 2-step
inequalities
Sept. 24

Sept. 25
Translate/solve/graph
2-step inequalities
(w/distr & variables
on both sides)
Sept. 26

Sept. 29
Review;
6-Weeks Test
Sept. 30

Oct. 1
Translate/solve/graph
Multi-step
inequalities
Oct. 2

Oct. 3
Translate/solve/graph
Multi-step
inequalities

Oct. 6

Oct. 9
Check-Quiz #3A
Coordinate Plane
parts & usage
Oct. 10

Oct. 11
Interpreting Graphs;
Independent &
Dependent word prob
Oct. 12

Oct. 13
No School
Columbus Day
Oct. 14
Function Reps.;
X & Y names
Relation vs Function
Oct. 15

Oct. 16
Compound
Inequalities
Oct. 17

Oct. 20
Review 1
st
9-wks
Skills
Oct. 21

Oct. 22
DISTRICT
1
st
9-wks TEST
Oct. 23

Oct. 24
Item Analysis;
Function Machine
w/table; f(x) notation

Algebra Calendar 2013 2014
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Oct. 24
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: Print Class Rosters for the Snapshot students
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5
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Algebra Calendar 2013 2014
2
nd
9-Weeks

Oct. 27

Oct. 28
Evaluating functions;
Writing function
rules by table & word
problems
Oct. 29

Oct. 30

Oct. 31

Nov. 3
Write function rules
(y = mx + b) by table
& word problems;
identify parts
Nov. 4

Nov. 5
Check-Quiz #4A
4 types of Slope;
from an equation,
graph, table/2 pts
Nov. 6

Nov. 7
Interpretation of
function parts from
forms includig
Nov. 10

Nov. 11
Slope from all
representations
Nov. 12

Nov. 13
3-weeks Test
Nov. 14

Nov. 17
Interpreting Graphs

Nov. 18

Nov. 19
Graphing/Writing all
equations
Nov. 20

Nov. 21
Convert to Standard
form
Nov. 24

Nov. 25

Nov. 26

Nov. 27

Nov. 28
Dec. 1

Dec. 2
Point-slope form;
Intro to Parallel &
Perpendicular Lines
Dec. 3

Dec. 4
Check-Quiz #5A
Parallel &
Perpendicular Lines

Dec. 5

Dec. 8
Parent Function;
Changes in m & b
Dec. 9

Dec. 10
Direct Variation

Dec. 11

Dec. 12
Graphing Linear
Inequalities
Dec. 15

Dec. 16
6-weeks Test
Dec. 17

Dec. 18
Line of Best Fit;
Scatterplots

Dec. 19

Dec. 22

Dec. 29
Dec. 23

Dec. 30
Dec. 24

Dec. 31
Dec. 25

Jan. 1
Dec. 26

Jan. 2
Jan. 5
Semester Review
Jan. 6

Jan. 7
Semester Review
Jan. 8

Jan. 9
Semester Review
Jan. 12
Semester Exams
Jan. 13
Semester Exams
Jan. 14
Semester Exams
Jan. 15
Semester Exams
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cycle to
generate S1average

Jan. 16
Staff Development;

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12
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16
17
18
T H A N K S G I V I N G H O L I D A Y
C H R I S T M A S H O L I D A Y
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3
rd
9-Weeks

Jan. 19
No School
MLK Holiday
Jan. 20
Systems of Equations
by Graphing (both
forms) and Table
Jan. 21

Jan. 22

No School
(Snow Day)
Jan. 23 / A-Day
Systems of Equations
by Elimination
(w/Applications)

Jan. 26

Jan. 27

No School
(Snow Day)
Jan. 28 / A-day
Systems of equations
by Substitution
(w/applications)
Jan. 29

Jan. 30
Solving Systems of
Equations &
Applications
Feb. 2

Feb. 3
ELA
Practice STAAR
(A-Day)
Feb. 4 / B-Day
Review Solving
Systems of Equations
& Applications
Feb. 5 / A-Day

3-weeks Test

Feb. 6 / B-Day

Feb. 9
Laws of Exponents;
Zero Power, Power,
Negative Exponents
& Power to Power

Feb. 10

Feb. 11
Laws of Exponents;
Product Rule,
Quotient Rule and
Scientific Notation
Feb. 12

Feb. 13
ALL Law of
Exponents
w/applications &
Quiz
Feb. 16

(Presidents Day)
Feb. 17
1
st
TELPAS Writing;
Classify Polynomials
Feb. 18

Feb. 19
Classify Polynomials
(degrees, names, etc.)
Polynomials
Feb. 20

Feb. 23
Multiply/Divide
Monomials;
(FOIL/Box Method)

Feb. 24

Feb. 25
Polynomials
w/Distributive prop;
2
nd
TELPAS Writing

Feb. 26

Feb. 27

(Catch up A-Day)
Mar. 2 / B-Day
EOC Review

Mar. 3 / A-Day

Mar. 4 / B-Day
Practice Math
EOC
(6-weeks Test)

Mar. 5 / A-Day
Factoring GCF &
ax
2
+bx + c when a=1

Mar. 6

Mar. 9

Mar. 10

Mar. 11

Mar. 12

Mar. 13

Mar. 16
Factoring Trinomials
where a > 1 w/GCF
Mar. 17

Mar. 18
Factoring
Perfect Squares &
Difference of Squares
Mar. 19

Practice Biology
EOC

Mar. 20

(Saturday School)

Mar. 23
Factoring Mixed
Applications

Mar. 24

Mar. 25
9-weeks
TEST

Mar. 26

Mar. 27
Parent function and
parts

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27
25
S P R I N G B R E A K
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20

Algebra Calendar 2013 2014
4
th
9-Weeks
Mar. 30

ELA
STAAR EOC

Mar. 31

Apr. 1
equation parts and
graphing
Apr. 2
equation parameter
changes
of a & c
Apr. 3
equation parameter
changes
of a
Apr. 6
Category 5:
Interpreting graphs of
Apr. 7
Category 5: Solving
by Graphing and
Factoring
Apr. 8
Category 5: Solving
by Graphing and
Factoring
Apr. 9
Category 5:

Family Fun Night

Apr. 10
Category 5:
Quiz
Apr. 13
Category 5:
Exponential functions
and Inverse variations
Apr. 14
Category 5:
Exponential growth
and decay
Apr. 15
Category 5:
Apr. 16

3-weeks Test
Apr. 17
Good Friday
Holiday
Apr. 20
Category 1:
Functional
Relationships

Apr. 21
Category 2:
Properties and
Attributes of
Functions
Apr. 22
Category 2:
Properties and
Attributes of
Functions
Apr. 23

STAAR Challenge #1
Categories 1 & 2
Apr. 24
Category 3:
Linear Functions
Apr. 27
Category 3:
Linear Functions

Apr. 28
Category 4:
Linear Equations &
Inequalities
Apr. 29
Category 4:
Linear Equations &
Inequalities
April 30

STAAR Challenge #2
Categories 3 & 4
May 1

Review ALL 5
Categories

May 4

Review ALL 5
Categories

May 5
Math
STAAR EOC
May 6
Biology
STAAR EOC
May 7

May 8

Non-Linear Functions
May 11

Performance Based
Assessment (PBA)
May 12

PBA
May 13

PBA
May 14

PBA
May 15

PBA
May 18
May 19
May 20
Mixed Quiz
May 21
Mixed Review
May 22
Mixed Review

May 25

Memorial Day
Holiday
May 26

May 27

May 28

May 29

June 1

Semester Exams
June 2

Semester Exams
June 3

Semester Exams
June 4

Semester Exams
June 5

Staff Development

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4th 9-Wks Review 3rd 9-Wks Review

2012-2013 Calendar Reflections

1
st
9-weeks:
1. Make the students show work for everything! We will not accept their
papers without work. This will increase their test-taking skills early.
It was a great idea to teach translating expressions and equations together.
2. Begin using the formula charts during the second week of school
3. Begin giving Calculator Drills every other day to increase the students
calculator skills and to avoid students incorrect key complaints/problems
later on in the year (knowing when to use the negative and the minus key,
variable key, fraction key, etc).
4. On October 25
th
, print the class rosters; this is the Snapshot date (this
can be done during a math meeting).

2
nd
9-weeks:
1. Give Slope an entire week to be taught; dont put Interpreting Graphs
on the same week
2. Failed to cover Interpreting Graphs like we were suppose to
3. The activities created for the review week were amazing (BlockBuster,
Face-Off, Relay Race, Semester Loop Game, Review sheet, Book)
4. Dont teach direct variation first. The students went thought zero too
much for everything else. Also, many students thought of direct variation
and parent function as the same thing.
5. Generate an End-of-Year Excel spreadsheet carrying the 1
st
, 2
nd
and 1
st

Semester average; this will allow us to already have this come the 4
th

9-weeks (this will be done during a math meeting).

3
rd
9-weeks:
1. NEVER schedule the start of Credit Recovery/After-School/Saturday
School in the same week of STAAR testing or grade-proofing; the
development and preparation of it was an overload on everybody
2. When teaching factoring, dont teach the lead coefficient of a = 1
separate from a > 1; show both with GCF combined so that the students
can always know to look for the GCF first
3. Teach more applications for multiplying polynomials such as find the
volume with dimensions (need to know that vocabulary word) of 2, x + 1,
2x
2
4x + 7
4. Teach more on factoring a
2
+ 2ab + b
2
and other perfect square
trinomials. They were trying to use X-Box for problems like that when
they cant.

4
th
9-weeks:
1. Start doing calculator drills once a week at the beginning of the school
year instead of starting the week before the STAAR EOC. This will also
give the students a whole month to complain and use the incorrect keys for
the calculator. The teachers must begin using them early.