Q3 W3 Jan 20-24 Algebra 1

TeacherStephanie Durrance
Subject AreaAlgebra I Honors
Grade Level7th/8th
Week #3
Unit of InstructionUNIT 7: Polynomial Functions
Standard(s) Taught

MAFS.912.A-APR.1.1: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers, namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

• apply arithmetic operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication of polynomials and functions with integral coefficients and explain the properties used. • explain closure and understand that adding, subtracting, or multiplying two polynomials always produces a polynomial.


Classroom Activities

Monday: No School


Bellringer: Beat the Test Problem Page 31 (5 min)

Whole Group: Review Exponential Growth and Decay (30 min)

Small Groups: Zombie Apocalypse Growth and Decay Activity


Bellringer: Beat the Test Problem Page 33 (5 min)

Whole Group: Complete notes on a Polynomial Function, Polynomial Function Paper Folding Activity

Independent (Technology) – IXL: Z.4


Bellringer: The Golden Ticket Pre-Assessment

Whole Group: ISN Page 32 and 33 – Operations of Polynomials and Guided Practice

Small Groups: Sorting Like Terms, Willy Wonka Tasks on Poster Board

Independent: The Golden Ticket Post-Assessment

Homework – IXL: Z.8

All IEP and ESOL accommodations provided daily.

Assignments Due

·         Homework Book: P. 35 #1, P.36 #1-2, P.37 #1

·         Exit Tickets: Group Poster Board – Polynomial Tasks, Golden Ticket Formative

IXL: Z.4, Z.8

Additional Resources

Khan Academy videos – type any topic in search bar followed by Khan Academy to find an instructional video for additional support.

IXL – Provides support for any grade level math standard.

MATH NATION –  Section 3: Polynomial Functions