◊ 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: 8:30 a.m. School day: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Polyomino Perimeter: a discovery lesson connected to many algebra topics Welcome and Introductions Stairs and Slope: geoboard, electronic graphing
Modeling with Graphs and Tables: "real world" connections of slope, intercept, linear vs. nonlinear cases
Lab Gear 1: introduction to algebra manipulatives, the area model
Pattern Block Trains: discovery lesson, geometric context for slopeintercept
Lab Gear 2: perimeter, combining like terms; factoring, identities Afternoon:
Square Roots on the Geoboard: geometry of simplifying radicals, Pythagorean connection Lab Gear 3: minus, equations
Function Diagrams: parallel axes representation of functions, focus on linear functions Parabolas and Quadratics: indepth analysis at an Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and teacher levels
Lab Gear 4: arithmetic, functions
The McNuggets problem: a rich numberbased
problem Lab
Gear 5: miscellaneous advanced topics, completing
the square
Constant Sums, Constant Products: a nontraditional approach to traditional topics
New Paths to the Quadratic Formula: two graphical approaches
Lab Gear 6:
loose ends, connections to graphing, review / overview
Letters and Postcards: modeling linear systems and optimization
Wrapup and closing: evaluation, reflection, implementation
