Mathematics

 In this unit, 3rd graders practice making sense of one and two step number stories involving all four operations.  Practice may include diagrams, arrays, pictures, words, and number models.

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Students have mastered solving equations and looking at solutions graphically. This unit is an extension and will have students investigate how to find to two equations. This unit will utilize investigate and exploration,  with some direct instruction, to solidify the process and procedures to finding and identifying solutions to systems. 

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This is a unit that formalizes the definition of functions. Students will connect the idea of mathematical relationships to the concept of functions. With a mix of direct instruction, guided notes with procedural practice, and individual practice, this unit will ground students in the concept and provide a deep understanding of its usefulness. 

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In this Unit, students are expected to learn to identify and describe triangles in the learning environment as well as in the real world.  Students will engage in class whole class instruction and discussion, small group conversation, and individual exploration using a combination of visuals, manipulatives, games, and online resources.

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In this chapter, students will learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials using a couple of different methods.  Students will also learn how to factor binomials (standard and special products) and trinomials and solve quadratic equations by completing the square.

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My blended unit planning document title is called, "Equations and Inequalities."  I will start chapter one by reviewing what they have learned from the last section or prior knowledge in this case.  I will then have students take notes using Gist Notes.  I have included the website below.  Then students will work on an assignment from Khan Academy.

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Learning what polynomials are, how to add, subtract and multiply them.

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Students will be able to solve a system of equations  using substitution, elimination and graphing techniques. Primary focus is on linear systems with two variables.  Exploration is on systems involving quadratics, linears and circles with graphing.

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This lesson examines the process of completing the square as a method of solving quadratic equations.

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This unit covers the key aspects to prove triangles are congruent. Students will learn the five triangle congruence postulates to show triangles are congruent which are SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS and HL. Additionally the students will learn about CPCTC and how it is used in showing parts of triangles are congruent.

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