In this unit, students extend their understanding of problem-solving strategies learned in previous mathematics courses. Students solve problems independently and in small groups by organizing information, following Polya’s four-step process, and applying formulas. They deepen their knowledge of proportional reasoning, including unit (dimensional) analysis. Students continue their study of functions from Algebra 1 by analyzing functions and their characteristics when represented numerically, graphically, and algebraically. Linear equations and functions are developed and solved using real-world applications. Finally, students study the graphs of functions, describing their characteristics such as domain, range, increasing, decreasing, constant, as well as minimum and maximum points.
Instructional Flow (PDF)
Description of the typical order of textbook sections and topics taught in the unit.
Expectations, Essential Questions, Enduring Understandings and Vocabulary
Unit 1 Standards for Bridge to Algebra 2(PDF)
Explanation of what your child should understand by the end of each unit (enduring understandings), how he/she will get to that understanding (essential questions), and how he/she will be evaluated (indicators).
Content map for Bridge to Algebra 2 Unit 1 (PDF)