# CP Algebra 1

## Unit 1: Functions

### Essential Investigative Questions

• What is the connection between patterns, expressions, equations, and functions?
• What representations do we have to help us make sense of functions and how do they help?

#### Notes Packet

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#### Practice Quiz & Practice Test Materials

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## Unit 2: The Real Number System

### Essential Investigative Questions

• How can we represent and categorize real numbers into sets?
• How does the set which a real number applies to affect how it can be simplified?

## Unit 3: Solving Linear Equations

### Essential Investigative Questions

• What series of inverse operations could we use to solve a given linear equation?
• How do operations with real number and variables compare and contrast?

## Unit 4: Graphing Linear Functions

### Essential Investigative Questions

• What characteristics of a line make it unique?
• How can we create a graph of a linear function?
• What are all of the ways we can represent an equation of a line? Their particular advantages/disadvantages?

## Unit 5: Linear Inequalities

### Essential Investigative Questions

• How does the process for solving inequalities compare and contrast with equations?
• What does the solution to an inequality, or set of inequalities represent?
• In what ways do graphs help us understand inequalities?

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## Unit 6: System of Equations

### Essential Investigative Questions

• What is a system of equations/inequalities and what does its solution represent?
• What features of a system determine the best method to solve the system?

## Unit 7: Exponents & Radicals

### Essential Investigative Questions

• How can we create equivalent exponential expressions.
• What are the defining features and implications of exponential functions?
• How can radicals be re-imagined as exponents?

## Unit 8: Polynomials & Factoring

### Essential Investigative Questions

• How can we tell when a polynomial expression is most simplified?
• How are operations with polynomials similar to operations with whole numbers?
• Describe the geometric and algebraic advantages of factoring polynomials?