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


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

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:

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.

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

NCTM Algebra Standard for Grades 6-8

NCTM Algebra Standard for Grades 9-12

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