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Friday, December 11, 2009

I HATE teaching rational expressions in the 8th Grade

I wish this were the reality of my 8th Grade Algebra Program:

Steven Leinwand proposal for Algebra I and Algebra II curricula, paced at one chapter per month.

Algebra I
  1. Patterns.
  2. Equations.
  3. Linear Functional Situations.
  4. Representing Functional Situations.
  5. Direct and Indirect Variation.
  6. Data.
  7. Systems of Equations.
  8. Exponential Functions.
  9. Linear Programming.
Algebra II
  1. Review and Reinforce Big Ideas and Key Skills of Algebra I.
  2. Quadratic Functions.
  3. Polynomials and Polynomial Functions.
  4. Patterns, Series, and Recursion.
  5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
  6. Rational and Radical Functions.
  7. Probability and Statistics.
  8. Optimization, Graph Theory, and Topics in Discrete Mathematics.

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