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					                                             Algebra I

Teachiing Toolls
Teach ng Too s        for all subjects:
      http://school.discovery.com/teachingtools/teachingtools.html: lesson planner,
      worksheet generator, quiz center, puzzlemaker, clip art gallery.
      http://4teachers.org
      http://unitedstreaming.com/: There are some very good Algebra video clips. Search
      by topic, SOL or take a look at the shared District Playlist for Algebra.

Ask an Expert
Ask an Expert       and get real-people help:
      http://www.allexperts.com/browse.asp?Meta=8
      http://www.freemathhelp.com/ask-an-expert.html
      http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/QQ/
      http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
      http://www.fliegler.com/mathman.htm

For ALL Algebra I SOLs:
      http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Interactive tests and quizzes by Glencoe Textbook Chapter
      and SOL.
      http://etest.ncs.com/Customers/Virginia/pat_home.htm: Download Algebra I SOL tests from
      2001, 2002 & 2003. Interactive online tools.
      http://education.jlab.org/solquiz/: Va. SOL Practice Tests! All of the questions come from the
      Standards of Learning tests.

                                   Algebra I Virginia SOLs
A.1   The student will solve multi-step linear equations and inequalities in one variable,
      solve literal equations (formulas) for a given variable, and apply these skills to solve
      practical problems. Graphing calculators will be used to confirm algebraic solutions.
      http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
      Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
      games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
      Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
      http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html
      http://www.mathpower.com/tut441.htm: detailed explanation of how to solve an
      equation
      http://mathnotes.com/intermediate/aw_interchap2.html: Interactive tutorial. Requires
      InterAct Math PlugIn which may be downloaded easily from the site.
      http://education.jlab.org/solquiz/: Va. SOL Practice Tests! All of the questions come from the
      Standards of Learning tests.

A.2   The student will represent verbal quantitative situations algebraically and evaluate
      these expressions for given replacement values of the variables. Students will choose
      an appropriate computational technique, such as mental mathematics, calculator, or
      paper and pencil.
      http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
      Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
      games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
      Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
      http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html

A.3   The student will justify steps used in simplifying expressions and solving equations and
      inequalities. Justifications will include the use of concrete objects; pictorial representations;
      and the properties of real numbers, equality, and inequality.
      http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
      Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
      games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
      Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
      http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html
      http://mathnotes.com/Intro/Hchapter1/aw_InterActt1_9.html: Interactive tutorial. Requires
      InterAct Math PlugIn which may be downloaded easily from the site.
      http://mathnotes.com/Intro/aw_introchap6.html: Interactive tutorial. Requires InterAct Math
      PlugIn which may be downloaded easily from the site.

A.4   The student will use matrices to organize and manipulate data, including matrix
      addition, subtraction, and scalar multiplication. Data will arise from business,
      industrial, and consumer situations.
      http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
      Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
      games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
      Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
      http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Math/algbiol.pdf: Graphing Calculator Activities:
      “Punnett Squares using Matrices”p.11.

A.5   The student will create and use tabular, symbolic, graphical, verbal, and physical
      representations to analyze a given set of data for the existence of a pattern,
      determine the domain and range of relations, and identify the relations that are
      functions.
      http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
      Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
      games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
      Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
      http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Math/algbiol.pdf: Graphing Calculator Activities:
      “Foxes & Rabbits”p.1; “How Big is That Cell?”p.18; “Deer & Human Population Study”p.81;
      “Examination of Hardy-Weinberg Theorem”p.83.
      http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/line_data.asp

A.6   The student will select, justify, and apply an appropriate technique to graph linear
      functions and linear inequalities in two variables. Techniques will include slope-
      intercept, x- and y-intercepts, graphing by transformation, and the use of the
      graphing calculator.
      http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
      Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
      games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
      Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
      http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html
      Green Globs & Graphing Equations by Sunburst Communications, Inc. Software: Linear
      Equation Grapher, Tracker
      (http://www.enc.org/resources/records/full/0,1240,013633,00.shtm)
      http://www.terragon.com/tkobrien/algebra/ interactive tutorial, puzzles, quizzes, internet
      activity for line-of-fit, message board, expert.

A.7   The student will determine the slope of a line when given an equation of the line, the
      graph of the line, or two points on the line. Slope will be described as rate of change
      and will be positive, negative, zero, or undefined. The graphing calculator will be used
      to investigate the effect of changes in the slope on the graph of the line.
      http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
      Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
      games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
      Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
      http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html
      http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Math/algbiol.pdf: Graphing Calculator Activities:
      “Brain Storm”p.64; “Hanging Around the Lake”p.70; “Let There Be Light”p.73.
       Green Globs & Graphing Equations by Sunburst Communications, Inc. Software: Linear
       Equation Grapher, Tracker, Green Globs
       (http://www.enc.org/resources/records/full/0,1240,013633,00.shtm)
       http://www.terragon.com/tkobrien/algebra/: interactive tutorial, puzzles, quizzes, internet
       activity for line-of-fit, message board, expert.

A.8    The student will write an equation of a line when given the graph of the line, two
       points on the line, or the slope and a point on the line.
       http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
       Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
       games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
       Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
       http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html
       Green Globs & Graphing Equations by Sunburst Communications, Inc. Software: Linear
       Equation Grapher, Tracker, Green Globs
       (http://www.enc.org/resources/records/full/0,1240,013633,00.shtm)
       http://www.gowcsd.com/master/ghs/math/furman/linsystem/call_me.htm: Guided Web
       quest. Students write systems of equations to determine which long distance plan is best for
       them.
       http://www.terragon.com/tkobrien/algebra/ interactive tutorial, puzzles, quizzes, internet
       activity for line-of-fit, message board, expert.

A.9    The student will solve systems of two linear equations in two variables both algebraically and
       graphically and apply these techniques to solve practical problems. Graphing calculators will
       be used both as a primary tool for solution and to confirm an algebraic solution.
       http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
       Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
       games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
       Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
       http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html
       http://regentsprep.org/Regents/math/math-topic.cfm?TopicCode=syslin: solve linear
       systems-all methods
       http://www.gowcsd.com/master/ghs/math/furman/linsystem/call_me.htm: Guided
       Web quest. Students write systems of equations to determine which long distance
       plan is best for them.
       http://www.terragon.com/tkobrien/algebra/ interactive tutorial, puzzles, quizzes, internet
       activity for line-of-fit, message board, expert.
       http://mathnotes.com/intermediate/aw_interchap4.html: Interactive tutorial. Requires
       InterAct Math PlugIn which may be downloaded easily from the site.

A.10   The student will apply the laws of exponents to perform operations on expressions
       with integral exponents, using scientific notation when appropriate.
       http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
       Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
       games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
       Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
       http://mathnotes.com/Intro/aw_introchap3.html: Interactive tutorial. Requires InterAct Math
       PlugIn which may be downloaded easily from the site.
       http://www.mathpower.com/tut38.htm: multiplying like bases
       http://www.purplemath.com/modules/exponent2.htm: negative exponents
       http://www.purplemath.com/modules/exponent3.htm: Scientific Notation

A.11   The student will add, subtract, and multiply polynomials and divide polynomials with
       monomial divisors, using concrete objects, pictorial and area representations, and
       algebraic manipulations.
       http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
       Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
       games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
       Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
       http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polydefs.htm: defining polynomials and degree
       http://mathnotes.com/Intro/aw_introchap3.html: Interactive tutorial. Requires InterAct Math
       PlugIn which may be downloaded easily from the site.
       http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polyadd.htm: adding polynomials
       http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polymult.htm: multiplying polynomials
       http://www.mathpower.com/tut286.htm; http://www.mathpower.com/tut283.htm;
       http://www.mathpower.com/tut488.htm: multiply binomials (student generated tutorials)
       http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/geo_proof1/index.html: interactive visual of squaring a
       binomial
       http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polydiv.htm: dividing polynomials

A.12   The student will factor completely first- and second-degree binomials and trinomials in
       one or two variables. The graphing calculator will be used as a tool for factoring and
       for confirming algebraic factorizations.
       http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
       Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
       games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
       Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
       http://www.purplemath.com/modules/factquad.htm: factor trinomial
       http://www.purplemath.com/modules/factquad2.htm: factor a-b-c or “box” method
       http://www.purplemath.com/modules/specfact.htm: factor difference of squares
       http://mathnotes.com/Intro/aw_introchap4.html: Interactive tutorial. Requires InterAct Math
       PlugIn which may be downloaded easily from the site.

A.13   The student will express the square root of a whole number in simplest radical form
       and approximate square roots to the nearest tenth.
       http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
       Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
       games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
       Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
       http://mathnotes.com/intermediate/aw_interchap6.html: Interactive tutorial. Requires
       InterAct Math PlugIn which may be downloaded easily from the site.
       http://mathnotes.com/intermediate/aw_interchap7.html: Interactive tutorial. Requires
       InterAct Math PlugIn which may be downloaded easily from the site.
A.14   The student will solve quadratic equations in one variable both algebraically and
       graphically. Graphing calculators will be used both as a primary tool in solving
       problems and to verify algebraic solutions.
       http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
       Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
       games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
       Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
       http://mathnotes.com/intermediate/aw_interchap8.html: Interactive tutorial. Requires
       InterAct Math PlugIn which may be downloaded easily from the site.
       http://www.purplemath.com/modules/quadform.htm: quadratic formula
       Green Globs & Graphing Equations by Sunburst Communications, Inc. Software:
       Quadratic Equation Grapher, Tracker, Green Globs Advanced
       (http://www.enc.org/resources/records/full/0,1240,013633,00.shtm)
       http://www.coolmathalgebra.com/Algebra2/08Conics/03_parabolas-intro.htm
       http://www.purplemath.com/modules/quadprob.htm: word problems

A.15   The student will, given a rule, find the values of a function for elements in its domain
       and locate the zeros of the function both algebraically and with a graphing calculator.
       The value of f(x) will be related to the ordinate on the graph.
       http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
       Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
       games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
       Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
       http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Math/algbiol.pdf: Graphing Calculator Activities:
       “Brain Storm”p.64
       http://www.purplemath.com/modules/intrcept.htm: x- & y-intercepts

A.16   The student will, given a set of data points, write an equation for a line of best fit and
       use the equation to make predictions.
       http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
       Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
       games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
       Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
       http://www.ciese.org/curriculum/popgrowthproj/information.html: This series of
       activities explores the environmental and mathematical aspects of population growth.
       Using archived census and demographic data as well as up-to-the-minute population
       estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, students will learn how to model population
       growth and study the implications of a changing population.
       http://www.terragon.com/tkobrien/algebra/ interactive tutorial, puzzles, quizzes, internet
       activity for line-of-fit, message board, expert.
       http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/912/TroutPond/Trout2.html
       http://www.coolmathalgebra.com/Algebra2/01AlgebraReview/06_predicting.htm

A.17   The student will compare and contrast multiple one-variable data sets, using statistical
       techniques that include measures of central tendency, range, and box-and-whisker
       graphs.
       http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
       Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
       games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
       Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
       http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Math/algbiol.pdf: Graphing Calculator Activities:
       “Weights & Drug Doses”p.32; “What’s the Change?”p.53; “Flapping Gills”p.59; “Brain
       Storm”p.64; “Survivalist”p.67; “Hanging Around the Lake”p.70; “Bear With Us”p.77.
       How Numbers Lie: Critical Thinking: 23 minute VHS video by Learning Seed, available at
       TRC http://192.168.3.2/trc/wx/s.exe

A.18   The student will analyze a relation to determine whether a direct variation exists and
       represent it algebraically and graphically, if possible.
       http://www.va.algebra1.com/: Lots of GREAT interactive materials all aligned by
       Glencoe Textbook Chapter and Va. SOL. Interactive tests and quizzes, Vocabulary Review
       games, BrainPops video clips, Calculator Keystrokes, WebQuest Projects, Problem of the
       Week, USA Today Related Activities Link, and lots more.
       http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Math/algbiol.pdf: Graphing Calculator Activities:
       “Genetics: What is the Chance?”p.26; “You Gotta Have Heart”p.40; “The Hermit’s
       Epidemic”p.47; “Bear With Us”p.77; “Deer & Human Population Study”p.81.

				
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