Teacher Planning Notes for Unit 5 (PDF)
The Initial Task for a unit is intended to both preview the upcoming mathematics for a student and help teachers see how their students understand the mathematics prior to the unit.
The resources for Big Idea 1 focus on how we can distinguish quadratic functions from linear and exponential functions based on their properties when represented as sequences, tables, graphs, and using rate of change to find intervals of a function that are increasing, decreasing, positive, negative, and symmetry of a function (if any).
In the resources for Big Idea 2, students analyze different representations of quadratic functions to determine what characteristics of quadratic functions are true for every quadratic function, and then extend their understanding to analyze polynomial functions.
In the resources for Big Idea 3, students create and study different representations of quadratic functions in order to make connections between the different representations.
A Formative Assessment Lesson (also known as a Classroom Challenge) is a carefully designed lesson that both supports teachers in understanding how students make sense of the unit's mathematics and offers students opportunities to revisit and deepen their understanding of that mathematics.
Re-engagement means going back to a familiar problem or task and looking at it again in different ways, with a new lens, or going deeper into the mathematics. This is often done by showing examples of student work and providing prompts to help students think about the mathematical ideas differently. This guide provides more information on how to design re-engagement lessons for your students which you can use at any time during a unit where you think it will be helpful for students to revisit a specific mathematical idea before moving on.
The end of Unit Assessment is intended to surface how students understand the mathematics in relation to the end of year goal of a Regents examination. To support retention, the end of unit assessments are intentionally designed with spiralled questions from previous units.