On this page you will find resources that relate to the teaching and learning of algebra and functions (linear and quadratic).


Algebra and Functions Development 6-12 in the Common Core Standards: An Overview Download

PARCC Sample Test Questions: LINK

12 Rules that Expire in MS: DOWNLOAD

Algebraic versus Numerical Expressions: From Place-Value to Like Terms

Algebra as generalized arithmetic: Differences of Squares From Base-10 to Base-x

What's wrong with FOIL? The area model: a vertical development based on the distributive property The Area Model

Using Algebra Tiles to visualize operations with polynomials: DOWNLOAD

PICTURE PERFECT SQUARES: CLICK HERE


Variables and Constants

Transition To Algebra iPuzzles LINK
Toothpick Towers activity: DOWNLOAD

Algebra as the science/language of patterns

A function (variable) perspective on factoring:

Factor Tables Worksheet DOWNLOAD (DOC)
Factor Tables completed DOWNLOAD (PDF)
Factoring in Algebra DOWNLOAD (PDF)
Quotient of two lines DOWNLOAD (GGB
Robert Moses Algebra Project DOWNLOAD (PDF)
Factoring DOWNLOAD (PDF
Product of two lines DOWNLOAD (GGB)
Product of three lines DOWNLOAD (GGB)
Product of four lines DOWNLOAD (GGB)



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Factoring and multiplying using the number line (7 minutes):


Grade 8 Lesson studies in factoring: CLICK HERE

Quadratics

Operating with graphs: Download

As simple as a, b, c : Download

Geogebra investigation of coefficients a, b, c: Download

Reinterpreting the quadratic formula: Download


Different forms of quadratics: Why? What information is in each?

How do forms of quadratic relate to forms of linear relationships?


Filmy Dome Spider Download

Beach Volleyball (courtesy of New York Times)


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Families of functions:

Quadratics: g(x)=f(x-h)+k g(x)=a*f(x-h)+k g(x)=ax^2+bx+c
Radicals: g(x)=f(x-h)+k g(x)=x*f(x-h)+k
Hyperbola: f(x)=(x+a)/(x+b) f(x)=c+{(x+a)/(x+b)}
Natural Log: g(x)=f(x-h)+k g(x)=a*f(x-h)+k

Other Resources:
RIMTA RHODE SHOW: Functions

FUNCTIONS: CLICK HERE

Mathematical PROPERTIES: CLICK HERE