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Insights Into Algebra 1 - Teaching For Learning
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Workshop 5 Properties Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans:

Introduction

Lesson Plan 1: The X Factor - Trinomials and Algebra Tiles

Lesson Plan 2: Curses and Re-Curses! It's Happening Again.
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NCTM Standards


Lesson Plan 2: Curses and Re-Curses! It's Happening Again.

Overview Procedures For Teachers Related Standardized Test Questions Materials

Overview:
In this lesson, students learn about basic recursion by exploring patterns in the data they generate from two simple probability-based experiments.

Time Allotment:
One 50-minute period

Subject Matter:
Recursion

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
  • Write a Now-Next equation to describe a mathematical sequence.

  • Use different equations to determine the type of model needed for a given situation.
Standards:

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), 2000.

NCTM Algebra Standard for Grades 6-8
http://standards.nctm.org/document/chapter6/alg.htm

NCTM Algebra Standard for Grades 9-12
http://standards.nctm.org/document/chapter7/alg.htm

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