I've reorganized my Algebra 2 course for next year. I'm going from having 3 units to 11 units which is kind of a crazy jump. I've also increased my number of skills/quizzes, but each skill is much more focused than in the past.

For this year's tables of contents in our INBs, students will only have to fill in which page numbers correlate to which skill. I'm hoping this helps keep my students more organized. Last year, I had many students who did not do their tables of contents since I was not grading or checking the notebooks.

Sorry that the print is kind of small on some of these. I still think it should give you some idea of how I'm structuring my course. Now I need to get busy figuring out how I'm going to frame my Algebra 1 and statistics classes next year.

Did you get these learning goals from the state standards or did you take them from a textbook? I'm going to be doing this for Algebra 1, and I don't really know where to start!!

ReplyDeleteHi Kaylon! I actually wrote them myself based on the state standards. I took each of the state standards and broke them into the individual skills students need to have. Then, I took the skills and sorted them into units. I did this last year as well and came up with a much different set-up of skills. I'm continually changing how I frame the course and what order I teach everything in. Good luck!

DeleteWow, I hope you have a lot of class time with these kids because that is a lot of material. It's way more than my Algebra II ever covered.

ReplyDeleteThe first 9 skills are review, but all of the others are in the Oklahoma standards. It's always a struggle to get through everything. Usually, I end up leaving out systems and rushing through a few other things to get everything taught before the test.

DeleteWe also teach trig. My units from this year were linear functions, General Functions, Transformations, Quadratics, Polynomials, Rational Functions, Conic Sections, Right Triangle Trig, Unit Circle, Graphing Trig Functions, and Exponents/Logarithms. We have a brand new text book next year. We do the trig to prepare the students for precalculus as our book as a heavy trig focus.Sequences are taught at the Algebra 1 level.

ReplyDeleteHi Sarah! I've been reading/enjoying your blog for a while now, but I've been teaching sixth grade so the reading has been recreations #nerdyandproud

ReplyDeleteNext year I'm switching to high school (yay!!) and teaching Math I, Math II and Math II Honors (we're using Common Core). Do you know how the Oklahoma standards compare to CCSS? I love your resources, especially this list of Algebra II skills, but I'm not sure how it compares to what my kids will need to learn.

Thanks for your help!

Hi Emily,

DeleteI'm teaching CCM1 next year and thinking of trying interactive notebooks too! Maybe we can collaborate some ideas as we go. I think that pieces of Sarah's Alg 1 and Alg 2 skills are used but CCSS has geometry elements that I don't see here. Feel free to email me at cwilson@eastwakeacademy.org.

OK standards and CCSS standards do not compare well. Sorry!

DeleteIs there anyway you could post a blank one of these unit table of contents? I like this design for my chemistry class next year!

ReplyDeletePosted editable files here: http://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/2015/07/unit-table-of-contents-for-inbs-with.html

DeleteA blank copy would be great!

ReplyDeleteDone! http://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/2015/07/unit-table-of-contents-for-inbs-with.html

DeleteHey, Sarah!

ReplyDeleteI love the list of skills as a table of contents! I teach 7th and 8th grade Pre-Algebra classes in a middle school in South Carolina, and I am also going into my 4th year of teaching. I have been following your blog since I started teaching and have stollen many of your ideas (sorry. not sorry! :)) You have inspired me to create my own blog. It is a lifestyle and teaching blog. I would love for you to check it out!! I just hope it will be half as great as yours!!

http://gettinrealinroom207.blogspot.com

Thanks! I can't wait to check out your blog, Elizabeth!

DeleteSarah, Is there a way for me to access a blank format of this skill/LG/page template? or did you make each one individually. I'm noticing that each one is a different size and they do not all fit into the INB. Thankss.

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looks like on BOX they are in .pub

Deleteany way you have them saved as .pdf?

Both are uploaded here. https://app.box.com/s/c5c1t65elvz9pxbhwl0xtcuec7gzajaf

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