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My Curriculum

James Dunseith

Algebra I

North High

Worcester, MA

Urban Environment

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View all Master TeachersUnit 1 - Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions(12 Lessons)

Unit 1 - Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions(12 Lessons)

Unit 2 - The Number Line Project(9 Lessons)

Unit 3 - Solving Linear Equations(12 Lessons)

Unit 4 - Creating Linear Equations(8 Lessons)

Unit 5 - Statistics(20 Lessons)

Unit 6 - Mini Unit: Patterns, Programs, and Math Without Words(10 Lessons)

Unit 7 - Lines(10 Lessons)

Unit 8 - Linear and Exponential Functions(19 Lessons)

Unit 9 - Systems of Equations(20 Lessons)

Unit 10 - Quadratic Functions(21 Lessons)

Unit 11 - Functions and Modeling(13 Lessons)

Two Powerful Shapes

Algebra I

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Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions

Big Idea:I want students to have as much power as possible in this class (and in their lives beyond it). Today, the course begins with an introduction to that idea.

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Number Tricks, Patterns, and How to Succeed in This Class

Algebra I

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Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions

Big Idea:Everything is formative! Long before I collect my first student work, I give myself all sorts of opportunities to learn about my students and their habits of scholarship.

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How Can an Abstraction Show Me How Things Work?

Algebra I

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Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions

Big Idea:Abstraction is a such an interesting word, because everyone does it, yet few know what the word means.

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Words and Abstractions

Algebra I

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Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions

Big Idea:In order to figure out how to represent number tricks, we'll have to build up a language for doing so.

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Patterns and Abstractions

Algebra I

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Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions

Big Idea:Ideally, students will begin to see some connections between number patterns and the words, symbols, and algebraic expressions of the Number Trick Project.

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How to Write a Pattern Rule

Algebra I

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Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions

Big Idea:Continue to build those abstraction skills!

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10 Resources

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How to Write a Number Trick

Algebra I

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Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions

Big Idea:One of the hardest things about writing a number trick is that you have to be willing to abandon an idea that doesn't work in favor of one that does.

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Work Period: Patterns and The Number Trick Project

Algebra I

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Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions

Big Idea:To cultivate a growth mindset is to understand that working hard is at least as valuable as being smart. I continue to show students what that means in today's class.

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25 Resources

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Patterns Quiz and Project Work Time

Algebra I

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Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions

Big Idea:A quiz should function as a learning opportunity at least as much as an assessment. The quiz policies in this class are structured accordingly.

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What's Wrong With PEMDAS?

Algebra I

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Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions

Big Idea:It's easier to come to terms with a misconception when you know you're not in it alone.

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12 Resources

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Problem Set: Number Lines

Algebra I

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Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions

Big Idea:A number line gives us a way to visualize order of operations, bridging the gap between abstract and quantitative reasoning . As we begin, students pay close attention to scale.

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The Parentheses Challenge

Algebra I

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Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions

Big Idea:Let's play a game: given an expression, can you place one set of parentheses that will give that expression the greatest possible value?

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10 Resources

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