Unit 3:

Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable

Connecting equations and functions together
4 weeks

This unit focuses on the algebraic components of equations and inequalities in one variable. Students deepen their understanding of the properties of equality and how the basic mathematical operations can be used to transform expressions, equations, and inequalities. These understandings form a basis for students to solve equations and inequalities in one variable and to rearrange formulas to isolate a specific quantity. Students use algebraic tools and concepts to investigate and interpret equations in a useful way.

Essential Questions:

  • How can we represent information symbolically?
  • How do we prove that our solutions to problems are correct?
  • How are different representations related to each other?
Printable Unit Plan
  • Algebra I Unit Plan for Unit 3
    Algebra I Unit Plan for Unit 3

    This is a printable version of the entire unit plan. You can make a copy of it and edit it or download and print it as needed.

Unit Outline

7 Components

Every unit begins with an Initial Task and ends with a Balanced Assessment, both focusing on core mathematics of the unit. The core mathematics is developed through a series of resources around Big Ideas; as you move through the unit, keep students focused on how these ideas are connected and how they address mathematical problem solving. Before attempting the Balanced Assessment, students have an opportunity to synthesize their knowledge through a multi-day Formative Assessment Lesson and teacher-designed re-engagement lessons.

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