◊ This is a tentative schedule, based on my best estimate of how long things take. Topics may move or vanish. ◊ Because of the cumulative nature of some of the work, it is important to attend everything. ◊ We will start on time every day. ◊ Minibreakfast: 8:00 a.m. School day: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Polyomino Perimeter: a discovery lesson connected to many algebra topics Welcome and Introductions Stairs and Slope: geoboard, electronic graphing
Interpreting Graphs: "real world" connections of slope, intercept, linear vs. nonlinear cases
Lab Gear 1: introduction to algebra manipulatives, the area model; perimeter, combining like terms
Pattern Block Trains: discovery lesson, geometric context for slopeintercept
Lab Gear 2: factoring, identities Afternoon:Lab Gear 3: equations, arithmetic, functions Lab Gear 4: algebraic fractions, completing the square
The McNuggets problem: a rich numberbased problem Function Diagrams: parallel axes representation of functions, focus on linear functions
Afternoon: Lab Gear 5: advanced topics, connections to graphing, comprehensive review Wrapup and closing: evaluation, reflection, implementation
