Pre-Algebra Syllabus
This is a projected timeline for covering the Pre-Algebra curriculum this year. Dates are subject to change depending on the dynamics of the class. During each Unit, students will complete class work, homework, vocabulary, quizzes, and projects and/or tests.
Unit I– Number Sense (August 19 – September 10)
Concepts to Cover:
Fractions/Decimals
Order of Operations
Integers
Properties of Equality
Absolute Value
Perfect Square Numbers and their Roots
Unit II– Algebraic Expressions/Equations (Sept 13 –October 12)
Concepts to Cover:
Variables
Defining a Variable
Independent and Dependent Variables
Like Terms
Simplifying algebraic expressions
Factoring
Monomials
Solving single step equations
Negative Exponents
Scientific Notation
Project:
**Transition Review Days** Oct 4-5 – Fractions, Decimals, Estimating
Unit III– Ratio/Proportion/Percents (Oct 13 –Nov 5)
Concepts to Cover:
Repeating Decimals/Fraction Equivalents
Least Common Multiple (Prime Factorization)
Greatest Common Factor (Prime Factorization)
Arithmetic Sequences
Ratios, Rates, and Proportions
Percent Proportions/Equations
Percent of Change
Interest problems
Probability and Predictions
Project:
Unit IV– Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Functions ( Nov 8 – Dec 9)
Concepts to Cover:
Solving multi-step equations
Solving inequalities and graphing on number line
Functions and their representations
Slope
Slope Intercept Form
Writing Linear Equations
Scatter Plots
Solving Systems of Equations
Graphing Inequalities on a coordinate plane
**Review for Mid Term Exams** December 3^{rd} and 10^{th}
**Mid Term Exams** December 13-17
Unit V– Geometry Unit (Jan 4 – Feb 8)
Concepts to Cover:
Lines and Angles
Angle Relationships
Perimeter and Area
Volume and Surface Area
3D Figures
Polygons
Circles (Circumference and Area)
Right Triangles/Pythagorean Theorem
Similar/Congruent Triangle Relationships
Distance and Midpoint Formulas
Transformations/Dilations/Tessellations
Trigonometry Functions
Irregular Figures
Significant Digits
Project: Geometry Man – due January 28th
**Transition Review Days** Jan 31-Feb 1: Fractions, Decimals, and Estimating
Unit VI– Interpreting Graphs, Statistics, Estimating (Feb 9 – Mar 2)
Concepts to Cover:
Stem and Leaf Plots
Box and Whisker Plots
Measures of Central Tendency
Histograms
Estimating Techniques
Outcomes
Probability vs. Odds
Compound Events
Project: Graph It – due March 2^{nd}
**Transition Review Days** March 3-4 Fractions and Decimals
**Review for ITBS Testing**March 7-11
**ITBS Testing**March 21-24
Unit VII - Polynomials and Quadratic Functions (Mar 28 – May 13)
Concepts to Cover:
Monomials, Binomials, Trinomials
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying a Polynomial by a Monomial
Quadratic Functions and their properties