# PRE-ALGEBRA

**Learning Objectives
Work Habits – Throughout the quarter, you should**

1. learn to extract concepts and techniques from the textbook,

2. be able to stay focused on and complete tasks requiring multiple steps or several minutes, and

3. take greater responsibility for your own learning (set aside enough time to learn the material, prepare for class ,

attend class regularly, and evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses and take steps to improve).

**Mental Habits – Throughout the quarter, you should develop your ability to**

1. avoid typographical errors ( like incorrectly copying numbers , forgetting to carry symbols from step to step, etc.),

2. follow all parts of directions without needing additional reminders,

3. recognize patterns (or deviations from previously learned patterns) in math and your own habits, and

4. apply mathematical knowledge to new situations or analyze why some concepts and techniques are valid.

PMT # |
Topics & Sections of Text |
Math Knowledge Outcomes Measured |

1Core |
Arithmetic of rational numbers (1.2, 1.3, 1.5 – 1.7) |
o [MK1] use correct terminology to
describe concepts and techniques in arithmetic and beginning algebra, o [MK2] calculate the value of expressions involving rational numbers ( fractions ) with and without a calculator |

2Core |
Evaluating formulas and Simplifying numeric expressions using the order of operations (1.4, 1.8, extra) |
o [MK3] use the order of operations
to simplify algebraic expressions involving both numbersand variables, o [MK4] use a calculator to check the accuracy of steps (both arithmetic and order-of-operations) in a calculation |

3Core |
Simplifying algebraic expressions & Solvinglinear equations , including formulas (1.8, 2.1 – 2.3) |
o [MK3] use the order of operations
to simplify algebraic expressions involving both numbersand variables o [MK5] solve a variety of linear equations in one variable proficiently o [MK8] solve application problems involving some of the above objects |

4Core |
Solving linear equations and inequalities(2.4 – 2.8) |
o [MK5] solve a variety of linear
equations in one variable proficiently o [MK6] solve a variety of linear inequalities in one variable proficiently o [MK8] solve application problems involving some of the above objects |

5 |
Reading graphs & Constructing them fromtables and equations (1.9, 3.1, 3.2) |
o obtain information from bar and
line graphs o plot points on a grid when given a table or formula o generate a list of points ( solutions ) when given an equation o graph linear equations by point-plotting |

6 |
Simplifying Exponential Expressions andPerforming Polynomial Algebra (5.1 – 5.6) |
o [MK3] use the order of operations
to simplify algebraic expressions involving both numbers and variables o [MK7] simplify and perform operations involving polynomials |

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