This is my attempt to ask for feedback. Algebra II is a new adventure for me. I taught it once before and I wasn’t exactly a teacher o’ the year candidate. So, I am offering my activities and ideas for your observation and feedback. Please do both. The more detailed, the better. It should go without saying, but this page is ALWAYS under construction
I am also running a trial of The ALG 2.0 @ PHS Blogging Community in which the students maintain a blog as a part of the course. This is an idea that I am definitely looking for continuous feedback on. This will be developing as the year progresses.
Update – November 2014 – This course will, for the time being, remain unfinished in its current state. During the development (and implementation) of this course, I was offered an opportunity that meant I would no longer be teaching Algebra II. If, at some point in the future, the opportunity arises to add more to this course, I will certainly do that. Until then, please feel free to make use of whatever you can and ask whatever questions you have.
Pregame – Unit 0
3-Act Toothpicks – Excellent from Dan Meyer
Rectangle Area Problem – Also from Dan Meyer
Unit 1 – Mathy Foundations and Linear Functions
Handout 1 – Basic Numeracy Overview
Handout 2 – Exponents and Variables
3-Act Super Stairs – Excellent by Dan Meyer
Handout 5 – Function Graphing Refresher (as needed)
Handout 6 – Function Notation Refresher (as needed)
Handout 8 – Regular Polygons
Handout 9 –Linear Functions (Review) in One Handout
[I can’t post Handout 10 because it is almost completely problems from our textbook and related handouts, which means it is all copyrighted and I don’t have permission to distribute it. But I gave some problems relating to linear functions.]
Handout 11 – Tutorial – Regression Modelling on Desmos
Unit 2 – Quadratic Functions
Unit 3 – Polynomial Functions
Unit 4 – Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Unit 5 – Rational and Radical Functions
Unit 6 – Function Properties and Attributes
This work by Andrew Shauver – Ingham Intermediate School District is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.