Algebra 1, Here I Come!

I just found out that I will be teaching Algebra 1 in addition to Algebra 2 next year! I haven’t taught Algebra 1 since I first started teaching, many years ago. I taught an advanced pre-algebra class four years ago at my last school, and have taught algebra 2 for the past four years. So I’m excited to finally complete the series!

I will be teaching Algebra 1 to a small class of 9th graders. We use CPM for most of the classes in my high school but won’t use it for Algebra 1. Algebra 1 is also taught in our 8th grade, so I will be have the Glencoe Algebra 1, 2018 that the middle school selected.

I will definitely use Standards Based Grading as I tried it for the first time last year and LOVED it. I would love to start working on everything Algebra 1 now, but I have a crazy summer. I’m currently on family vacation and then I am taking my son to CA later this week for summer camp. I also have the Desmos Fellowship and Twitter Math Camp. I was asked to be a keynote speaker this year at TMC, so much of my brain power and extra time is devoted to writing my speech. However, curriculum is my first love so I can’t stop my wheels from spinning about all of the things I plan to do in Algebra 1 this year!

I’ve already reached out on Twitter to build up my Algebra 1 PLN. I created an Algebra 1 teacher list on Twitter if anyone wants to subscribe to it. If you have Tweetdeck, you can create a column of teachers from the list, so you can follow their tweets all in one place.  I plan on frequenting the Algebra 1 chat (#Alg1chat) , Sunday’s at 9PM EST, once I get back from TMC.

I can wait to have so much fun with Algebra 1 this year. I plan on using groups, Desmos, Algebra Tiles, Number Talks, debate, whiteboards, tons of games and activities, and CPM, IM (Open Up Resources) and Mathalicious. I hope to blog about my adventure as it unfolds this year! I hope you will join me!

7 thoughts on “Algebra 1, Here I Come!

  1. That sounds like fun for you! CPM has some great algebra lessons so I’m glad you plan on using it some :). I can send you the tests I used when I taught alg 1 with the CPM curriculum if you’d ever like them (??)!
    Here’s my virtual file cabinet with lots of algebra resources (some from you I’m sure!), use it if you’d like. I look forward to reading your posts! (And will totally miss seeing you at TMC this year 😦

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