 Algebra I Syllabus/Pacing Guide
 Week Lesson Focus Weekly Objectives TN Standards Assessments 1 Intro to Quadratic Functions Identify Quadratic Functions and determine characteristics of quadratic functions Essential vocabulary (axis of symmetry, completing the square, discriminant, maximum, minimum, parabola, quadratic equation, quadratic formula, solutions, transformation, vertex, zeros A1.F.IF.C.6 2 Solving quadratics by graphing Identify parent functions as f(x)=x2 Identify the transformations of a quadratic function when compared to the parent function Identify key features of a quadratic functions by hand and using technology Graphing f(x)=ax2 when a>0 Graphing f(x)=ax2 when a<0 A1.F.IF.C.6 Calculator Usage Practice Assessment All about Quadratics Quiz #1 3 Solving Quadratics by Factoring Identify standard form ax2 + bx + c Determine quadratic roots/zeros Use the zeros to sketch a quadratic function A1.A.APR.B.2 CFA #1 4 Solving Quadratics by Completing the Square Transform a quadratic equation written in standard form to an equation in vertex form by completing the square A1.A.REI.B.3 A1.A.SSE.B.3 A1.F.IF.C.7 Test #1 5 Solve quadratic equations by using the quadratic formula Derive the quadratic formula by completing the square on the standard form of a quadratic equation Recognize that a quadratic will have non-real solutions when there is a negative under the radical Recognize the quadratic formula produces all complex solutions Compute the discriminants and interpret the results as having no real solutions, 1 real solution, or 2 real solutions A1.A.REI.B.3 Quiz #2 6 Create functions from Real-World Problems Calculate features of quadratic functions using projectile motion problems Determine if a function is linear or quadratic from real world problems A1.A.REI.B.3 A1.A.SSE.B.3 CFA #2 7 Function Notation Write an expression in function notation Identify domain and range Describe a situation that matches a graph based on its shape A1.F.LE.A.2 A1.F.IF.B.4 Quiz #3 8 Exponential Functions Define an exponential function as f(x)=abx Graph exponential functions Calculate Exponential Growth and Exponential Decay A1.F.LE.A.1 CFA #3 9 Graphing functions with technology Transform a variety of functions including linear, quadratic, and absolute value A1.F.BF.B.2 Test #2 