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Algebra & Functions
6th Grade

Core Ideas

  • Understand relations and functions, analyze mathematical situations, and use models to solve problems involving quantity and change
  • Represent, analyze, and generalize a variety of relations and functions with tables, graphs, and words
  • Use symbolic algebra to represent situations and to solve linear equations
  • Model and solve contextualized problems using various representations, such as graphs, tables, and equations

MARS Tasks

Gym

A Number Pattern

 
7th grade

Core Ideas

  • Understand relations and functions, analyze mathematical situations, and use models to solve problems involving quantity and change
  • Represent, analyze, and generalize a variety of functions including linear and simple exponential relationships
  • Relate and compare different forms of representation for a relationship including words, tables, graphs in the coordinate plane, and symbols
  • Express mathematical relationships using expressions and equations
  • Develop conceptual understanding of different uses of variables
  • Use symbolic algebra to represent situations to solve problems
  • Identify and describe situations with constant or varying rates of change and compare them

MARS Tasks

Odd Numbers

 
8th Grade

Core Ideas

  • Understand relations and functions, analyze mathematical situations, and use models to solve problems involving quantity and change
  • Identify functions as linear or nonlinear, and contrast their properties from tables, graphs, or equations
  • Explore relationships between symbolic expressions and graphs of lines, paying particular attention to the meaning of intercept and slope
  • Recognize and generate equivalent forms of simple algebraic expressions and solve linear equations
  • Model and solve contextualized problems involving inequalities
  • Use graphs to analyze the nature of changes on quantities in linear relationships
  • Recognize, represent and solve contextualized problems involving polynomials and their factors

MARS Tasks

The Cog Railway

Picking Apples

 


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