Algebra 2 (& GT)
Overarching Standards
Instructional Note: The following standards should be emphasized throughout all units of instruction. These standards should not be taught in isolation.
What will my child learn?
Students will:
Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems.
N.Q.A.2
Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.
Interpret the structure of expressions.
A.SSE.A.2
Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it.
Create equations that describe numbers or relationships.
A.CED.A.1
Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems.
Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of a context.
F.IF.B.5
Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes. For example, if the function h(n) gives the number of personhours it takes to assemble n engines in a factory, then the positive integers would be an appropriate domain for the function.*
F.IF.B.6
Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph.
Summarize, represent, and interpret data on quantitative variables.
S.ID.B.6
Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.
a. Fit a function to the data; use functions fitted to data to solve problems in the context of the data. Use given functions or choose a function suggested by the context. Emphasize linear and exponential models.
b. Informally assess the fit of a linear function by plotting and analyzing residuals.
c. Fit a linear function for a scatter plot that suggests a linear association.
Students will:
Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems.
N.Q.A.2
Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.
 Background Info.
 Check for Understanding: Interpret Units in Formulas
 Review/Rewind: Dimensional Analysis
 Enrichment Tasks: Weed Killer  Giving Raises
Interpret the structure of expressions.
A.SSE.A.2
Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it.
 Background Info.
 Check for Understanding: The Distributive Property with Variables  Factoring Difference of Squares 1
 Review/Rewind: Finding Zeros of Polynomias
 Enrichment Tasks: Seeing Dots  Cubic Identity
Create equations that describe numbers or relationships.
A.CED.A.1
Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems.
 Background Info.
 Check for Understanding: Modeling with OneVariable Equations and Inequalities
 Review/Rewind: Equations and Inequalities Word Problems
 Enrichment Tasks: Sum of Angles in a Polygon  Bernardo and Sylvia Play a Board Game
Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of a context.
F.IF.B.5
Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes. For example, if the function h(n) gives the number of personhours it takes to assemble n engines in a factory, then the positive integers would be an appropriate domain for the function.*
 Background Info.
 Check for Understanding: Domain and Range from Graph  Domain of a Function
 Review/Rewind: How to Find Domain and Range
 Enrichment Tasks: Average Cost  Oakland Coliseum
F.IF.B.6
Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph.
 Check for Understanding: Average Rate of Change
 Review/Rewind: Intro to the Average Rate of Change
 Enrichment Tasks: 1,000 is half of 2,000  Temperature Change
Summarize, represent, and interpret data on quantitative variables.
S.ID.B.6
Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.
a. Fit a function to the data; use functions fitted to data to solve problems in the context of the data. Use given functions or choose a function suggested by the context. Emphasize linear and exponential models.
b. Informally assess the fit of a linear function by plotting and analyzing residuals.
c. Fit a linear function for a scatter plot that suggests a linear association.
 Background Info.
 Check for Understanding: Assessing the Fit of a Line  Linear Models of Bivariate Data
 Review/Rewind: Fitting a Line to Data
 Enrichment Tasks: Used Subaru Foresters I  Coffee and Crime
What are some signs of student mastery?

Tools & Technology
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