## Monday, June 15, 2015

### Units and Learning Targets 2014-2015

I often see a tweet from someone who is searching for learning targets for Algebra 1.  Two summers ago I worked hard to create learning targets and units based off of the common core standards my district has chosen for Algebra 1.  Those are posted on this blog, but I thought it might be valuable to share what I did this year, as it doesn't quite line up with what I shared before (planning and reality rarely align).

Unit 1:  Number and Operations

• I can perform operations with integers.
• I can identify and justify number equivalencies.
• I can order numbers.
Unit 2:  Expressions
• I can use the distributive property to rewrite expressions in equivalent forms.
• I can simplify expressions by combining like terms.
• I can evaluate expressions for the given value(s) of the variable(s).
Unit 3:  Equations
• I can solve linear equations.
• I can graph linear equations.
• I can solve a multi-variable linear equation for a given variable.
Unit 4:  Systems of Equations
• I can state whether or not given values for the variables represent a solution to a system of equations.
• I can estimate a solution to a system graphically.
• I can solve a system using substitution.
• I can solve a system using elimination.
Unit 5:  Sequences
• I can determine if a sequence is arithmetic, geometric, or neither.
• I can describe a sequence recursively.
• I can describe a sequence explicitly.
Unit 6:  Functions
• I can find the domain and range of a relation.
• I can determine and justify if a relation is a function.
• I can use function notation to describe, evaluate, and graph a function.
Unit 7:  Exponentials
• I can simplify and exponential expression.
• I can determine and justify if a function is exponential.
• I can find the base and y-intercept given an exponential function.
• I can graph an exponential function.
Unit 8:  Polynomial Operations
• I can identify the degree of a polynomial.
• I can add and subtract polynomials.
• I can multiply polynomials.
• I can factor polynomials.