Title
Standard(s)
Concept Lesson (Teacher's Guide) Where available
Description
UNIT 1 Surround the Pool 5.0
Lesson
Students investigate and compare visual representations of algebraic expressions. Custom T-Shirts

Tommy's T-Shirts (extension)

4.0
Lesson
Students work with linear expressions to find how much they should charge for T-shirts A Stack of Cups 5.0, 7.0
Lesson
Students use hands on techniques to investigate the meaning of linear equations. Music Mania 16.0, 17.0, 18.0
Lesson
Students explore the idea of functions and develop functions based upon verbal desriptions of music download plans. UNIT 2

Tying the Knot

Four Corners Worksheet

6.0, 8.0
Lesson
Students tie knot in a rope, measure the resulting lengths and develop a function to describe the relationshihp between the length of the rope and the number of knots tied in it. *Multiple Pathways Lesson The Power of Diversity - Standing Tall 7.0   In a lesson that connects to the LAUSD Biology unit on Genetics, Students use linear equations and graphs to analyze the changes in basketball player's heights over the last 50 years. Calling Plans 6.0, 7.0, 9.0
Lesson
Students explore a real world problem to get the best deal on a cell phone plan. Two Storage Tanks 7.0, 9.0
Lesson
Students interpret information given in graphical form and use analytical techniques to solve problems. Cal's Dinner Card Deals 9.0
Lesson
Students interpret graphical information and translate the information into algebraic equations to explain their reasoning. Making the Final

Video

6.0
Students have to decide which X-games skateboarders' scores make the final. They are introduced to the whole idea of graphing linear inequalities on a plane. UNIT 3 Martian Math 10.0, 11.0
Students investigate symbolic manipulation and the distributive property by looking at the Martian Math symbols of Zeb, who is visiting Earth. Multiplying Binomials 10.0
Lesson
Students use visual and physical models to represent multiplying various binomials and look for patterns Lesson
Students investigate a pattern of growth that is non-linear. Bend it Like Beckham

21.0, 23.0
Students decide who has the best kick, after exploring 4 different representations of quadratic functions. Students compare the quadratic motion of two rockets. Students compare different areas to explore a quadratic relationship. 