Ensuring Teacher Quality: Algebra I (Spring 2005)

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  1. Front Matter, Acknowledgements, and Table of Contents
  2. Overview for the Facilitator
    1. Overview
    2. Course Syllabus/Timeline
  3. State Standards and Objectives
    1. Algebra I TEKS and cover page
    2. Algebra II TEKS and cover page
    3. Grade 9 TAKS Objectives and cover page
    4. Grade 10 TAKS Objectives and cover page
    5. Grade 11 TAKS Objectives and cover page
    6. TExES Preparation Manual: Mathematics, Grades 8-12
    7. State Board for Educator Certification Standards and cover page
  4. Course Content
    1. Introduction
    2. Algebra I Content

      Strand 1: Foundations of Functions

      Topic 1.0: Classroom Connections
      Topic 1.1: Identifying Patterns
      Topic 1.2: Independent and Dependent
      Topic 1.3: Changing Perimeter (Capstone)
      Topic 1.4: Classroom Connections Revisited

      Strand 2: Linear Functions

      Topic 2.0: Classroom Connections
      Topic 2.1: Parent Function
      Topic 2.2: Formalizing Slope and y-Intercept
      Topic 2.3: y = mx
      Topic 2.4: Stack of Cups
      Topic 2.5: Applications of Slope and Intercept
      Topic 2.6: Fill It Up
      Topic 2.7: Connections — Changes in M and B Graphical, Tabular and Symbolic
      Topic 2.8: Reflections
      Topic 2.9: Solving Equations Using Concrete Models
      Topic 2.10: Probability
      Topic 2.11: Building with Blocks — Child's Play
      Topic 2.12: Systems of Equations
      Topic 2.13: Scavenger Hunt (Capstone — teacher version)
      Topic 2.14: Classroom Connections Revisited

      Strand 3: Quadratic and Nonlinear Functions

      Topic 3.0: Classroom Connections
      Topic 3.1: Pythagorean Theorem
      Topic 3.2: Quadratics and Solutions
      Topic 3.3: Exponential Relationships
      Topic 3.4: Inverse Variations
      Topic 3.5: Curves Ahead (Capstone)
      Topic 3.6: Classroom Connections Revisited
    3. Related Resources
    4. Algebra I Pre/Post Test and Key
  5. Course Follow-Up
    1. Leader's Resource Guide
      1. Introduction to Leader's Resource Guide
      2. Materials for a study of Improving Algebra I End-of-Course Exam Scores: Evidence from the Field: Text and PowerPoint presentation
      3. Materials for a Format of the TEKS presentation: Text and PowerPoint presentation
      4. Materials for a Programmatic Nature of the TEKS presentation: Text, PowerPoint presentation, and vertical articulation chart
      5. Materials for Examining Student Work presentation: Text, Handouts, PowerPoint presentation
      6. Leader's Resource Guide References
    2. Evaluation
      1. Introduction
      2. Classroom Observation Protocol
      3. Participant Questionnaire