CP Algebra 1

Mr. Fleming

room 105

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?

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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?

Unit 9: Quadratic Functions


Essential Investigative Questions

  • What are the defining characteristics of a quadratic equation?
  • How do the equation and graph of a quadratic determine each other?
  • How do the characteristics of a quadratic equation help us solve?