• Algebra 1 Pacing Guide

    2020-2021

Algebra 1 Pacing Guide
  • Course Overview:

    Algebra 1 CP uses variables to generalize and extend the laws of arithmetic. In this course, the student will acquire facility in applying algebraic concepts and skills to real world problems. This course is the basis for all further study of college preparatory mathematics. A student enrolling in this course should have mastery of the fundamental concepts and operations of arithmetic and a basic understanding of linear relationships. Course topics include the study of the real number system, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials and factoring, graphing and modeling of functions and relations, quadratic and exponential relationships, as well as irrational numbers and descriptive statistics. This course is based on the SCCCR-M standards for Algebra 1.

    The overarching concepts below apply throughout the course, and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Students can expect to experience a variety of instructional methods including (but not limited to): Direct Instruction, Differentiated Instruction, Technology Enhanced Instruction, Inquiry Based Instruction, Hands On Manipulatives, Project Based Learning, and Small Group Instruction

    This course fulfills one of the four Math Carnegie units required for graduation. All Algebra I students must take the Algebra I End-of-Course Test as part of the South Carolina End-of-Course Examination Program.

    Overarching Concepts:

    Students will acquire facility in applying algebraic concepts and skills to real world problems. The following Overarching Concepts are an essential component to all units of instruction in the SCCCR Mathematics curricula :

    • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    • Reason both contextually and abstractly.
    • Use critical thinking skills to justify mathematical reasoning and critique the reasoning of others.
    • Connect mathematical ideas and real-world situations through modeling.
    • Use a variety of mathematical tools effectively and strategically.
    • Communicate mathematically and approach mathematical situations with precision.
    • Identify and utilize structure and patterns.

    Literacy Framework—Philosophy

    Aiken County Public School District considers literacy to be the primary element in promoting student growth as thinkers and communicators. Rich experiences in reading, writing, listening, and speaking for all students foster self-directed and lifelong learners. We believe:

    • All students should have access to literacy-rich environments.
    • Home-school connections are essential in supporting student growth in literacy.
    • Collaboration among schools, families, and community members is critical to promoting literacy development.

    Literacy Framework Pillars are:

    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Communication
    • Environment