Algebra 1 Semester A: Properties of Linear Functions
Linear functions are a key component of most Algebra concepts. Many of the types of patterns that exist with linear functions also show up with quadratic, exponential, rational, and trigonometric functions. Often, teachers will teach this content by relying on tricks or algorithms for linear functions. In this course, you will learn how to support students in uncovering patterns in linear functions and deriving key formulas for themselves.
Teachers will learn how to find the slope of a linear function using multiple approaches.
Teachers will learn how to switch between graphical, numeric, algebraic, and descriptive representations of linear functions.
Teachers will be able to correctly graph linear functions.
Teachers will be able to anticipate the graphical representation of a function based on the algebraic expression of a linear function or description.
Teachers will believe that conceptual understanding of mathematical topics is a pre-requisite of enduring academic achievement.
Teachers will believe that introducing patterns of linear function properties through inquiry and problem-solving is essential to impart a deep understanding of how these functions work.
Teachers will believe that situating mathematical content within a context that is both meaningful and relevant to students is essential for students to be able to engage deeply in meaning making with content.