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Digital Unit Plan Template

Unit Title: Real Life Math: Quadratic & Exponential Functions Name: Louis Oakley
Content Area: Algebra I/Math I Grade Level: 9-10
CA Content Standard(s)/Common Core Standard(s):
Seeing Structure in Expressions: A-SSE
 Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems. [Quadratic and exponential]
3. Choose and produce an equivalent form of an expression to reveal and explain properties of the quantity represented by the
expression.
a) Factor a quadratic expression to reveal the zeros of the function it defines.
b) Complete the square in a quadratic expression to reveal the maximum or minimum value of the function it defines.
c) Use the properties of exponents to transform expressions for exponential functions. For example, the expr ession 1.15t can
be rewritten as (1.151/12) 12t ≈ 1.01212t to reveal the approximate equivalent monthly interest rate if the annual rate is
15%.
Big Ideas/Unit Goals:
The goal of this unit is for students to understand the quadratic functions, exponential functions and the ways we can manipulate each expression
to convey different ideas about the function. Students also need to be able to provide the reasoning used to justify the alge braic manipulation of
each process. Students will be required to be able to identify and solve quadratic equations and exponential problems and provide the proper
justification for their algebraic process.
In what real-life scenarios are quadratic functions and how to solve them useful?
Where did the idea of completing the square come from and how was it developed?
Why algebraically does completing the square work?
Unit Summary:
In this Unit, students will be asked to not only develop the tools necessary to “complete the square”, factor and solve quadr atic and exponential
equations, but will also be asked to develop an awareness of why and how these concepts are rational. Students will first be shown the
procedures required to comprehend and solve quadratic and exponential problems. Students will then be presented with an in -depth look at the
idea of "completing the square". Students will be asked to explore quadratic equations in a number of different ways such as algebraically and
graphically and use the techniques developed in this unit to approach these problems. Students will also be requested to reco gnize, comprehend,
and solve real-life word problems involving quadratic and exponential equations. By the end of this Unit, students will be divided into groups and
create their own real-life word problem about quadratic and/ or exponential equations and use the techniques developed throughout this Unit to
explain and solve their own word problem.
Assessment Plan:
Entry-Level: Formative: Summative:
What is a root? 1. Completing the Square Assignment- 1. Quadratic Project- Students will make groups of
Activity where students are asked a question and Assignment focused on completing the square 2 -3 students create their own quadratic equation
have a classroom discussion on the topic. both algebraically and geometrically. Students word problem and show the solution to the
will do the algebra on a worksheet provided and problem step by step. This project will be
graphically online using the iPad. required to be typed.
2. Flashcards- Students make flashcards using 2. Exam- An exam based on all the topics covered
Quizlet based on definitions and factoring throughout the unit such as factoring, completing
problems/ concepts. the square, and the quadratic formula.
3. Factoring Activity- Students will complete
puzzles based on factoring quadratic equations,
4. Quiz- A quiz on factoring quadratic equations
and the quadratic formula.
Lesson 1 (Teacher Lecture)
Student Learning Objective: Acceptable Evidence Lesson Activities:
Students will learn the (Assessments): -Teacher lecture (3 days) on the history of completing the square and the algebraic process of
history of completing the Students will solve completing the square, factoring, and exponents.
square and will learn the problems on a worksheet -Guided examples about the step -by- step process of completing the square, factoring, and
algebraic process of how that will be handed out in exponents
to complete the square class for them. The -Worksheet/ Homework focusing on completing the square, factoring, and exponents
and factoring to solve problems will vary from
quadratic equations. easy to hard difficulty.
Students will also learn to Word problems will also
comprehend word be included on the
problems about quadratic worksheet problems.
equations and use the
concept of completing the
square and factoring to
solve them. Students will
learn the properties of
exponents and how we can
write exponents in
equivalent forms to
express different ideas.
Lesson 2 (Webercise/ iPad Lesson)
Student Learning Objective: Acceptable Evidence: Lesson Activities:
Students will learn the Students will be asked to -Mini lecture on the graphical representation of the concept of completing the square
reasoning behind the look at quadratic functions - Ipad/ interactive website where students will be asked to graphically represent a quadratic
concept of completing the graphically on the Ipad equation and use the tools provided in the mini lecture to manipulate the graphical
square and why provided and will representation to complete the square and solve the quadratic equation. Students will be asked
algebraically the concept manipulate the graphical to save and submit their work at the end of the class period.
follows logically. representation in order to -Students will also work on problems algebraically on a worksheet provided
solve the quadratic by
completing the square.
Students will be asked to
save and submit work at
the end of the class period.
During the class period the
teacher will walk around
and provide help and
answer questions when
needed while also
checking students work.
Students will also be asked
to solve the problems
algebraically on a
worksheet provided.
Lesson 3 (Graphic Organizer)
Student Learning Objective: Acceptable Evidence: Lesson Activities:
Students will understand Students will provide a Students will create their own Cluster Map based on the concepts found within the Unit.
the concepts and Cluster Map that will be Students will show the key ideas/ concepts and the connections between these topics. Students
connections between reviewed and graded. can also use this as a review exercise for the quiz and exam.
concepts within the unit. Students will be based on
Students will understand effort and comprehension
how and why different of the material within the
ways of writing quadratic Unit.
and exponential functions
is useful.
Unit Resources:
https://lhsblogs.typepad.com/files/4.2.completing-squarehw.pdf
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/1c/7d/9e/1c7d9ef19bee02a46a94901c83248b7a.jpg
http://www.transum.org/Maths/Exercise/Completing_The_Square600.png
Useful Websites:
https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/completing-square.html
https://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/convergence/completing-the-square-quadratics-using-addition
https://www.dummies.com/education/math/algebra/applying-quadratics-to-real-life-situations/