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 Mr. Gilbert's Algebra Curriculum The following list of topics shows the topics we will cover in Algebra this year, separated by unit, along with a general time frame. KEY: Red - Unit has been completed Green - Unit is in progress Black - Unit is still to come  Unit 1 - Numbers, Expressions and Equations (September - October) Rational and Irrational numbers Polynomial arithmetic Solving linear equations and inequalities Creating linear equations and inequalities Rearranging formulas Systems of linear equations Unit 2 - Functions (October - November) Definition of function, domain and range Types of functions (linear, exponential, quadratic, square root, cube root, absolute value, piecewise, step) Function notation Average rate of change Sequences Linear vs Exponential functions Writing linear and exponential functions Interpreting linear and exponential functions Unit 3 - Graphs, part 1 (November - December) Review y = mx + b Solving equations by graphing Graphing linear inequalities Features of graphs Average rate of change from a graph Unit 4 - Graphs, part 2 (January) Graphing all types of functions Intercepts, maxima, minima Comparing functions Function transformations Constructing functions from a graph Graphs from verbal descriptions Unit 5 - Quadratic Expressions and Functions (February) Parts of quadratic expressions Factoring Finding zeros Completing the square to reveal vertex Unit 6 - Solving Quadratic Equations (March) Simplest Radical form Solving quadratics with various methods (square roots, factoring, complete the square, quadratic formula) Pythagorean Theorem review Writing quadratics Unit 7 - Statistics (April) Displaying data Measures of center and variation Two-way tables Scatter plots Regression Correlation coefficient Residuals Unit 8 - Regents Exam Review Topics TBD
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