
Algebra and Quadratics 

Unit 3 
Topic/Learning Goals 
Work 
3.1 Apr 3 Tue 
Review: Exponent Laws 
Exponent Laws Exponent Laws 1 (odd letters) Exponent Laws
2 (odd letters) 
3.2 Apr 4 Wed 
More Exponent Laws  Use patterning to discuss zero and negative exponents  Understand the meaning of zero and negative exponents. Appendix: More Exponent Laws (Hardcore!!) 
Exponent Laws
3 (odd letters) P228 #6—9 
3.4 Apr 6 Fri 
Formative Quiz on Exponents Review expanding polynomials (grade 9 review) Binomial Products (in one step!) Appendix: Binomial Products 
Expand and collect (odd #s) Multiplying Binomials P297 #1 – 37, #9, P 301, #17, #18 
3.3 Apr 5 Thu 
Practice adding and subtracting binomial products 
Handout 
3.5 Apr 9 Mon 
Special binomial products 
Handout 
Apr 10 Tue 
OSSLT ( no class) 

3.6 Apr 11 Wed 
Common factoring and Factoring by Grouping 
Common Factors Factor by Grouping 
3.7 Apr 12 Thu 
Factoring trinomials, _{}, a= 1 and a != 1 
Factoring Trinomials Course pack Online: Factoring Simple Trinomials Factoring Difficult Trinomials 
3.8 Apr 13 Fri 
Factoring a difference of squares and perfect squares Two Factoring Patterns (CP) Factoring everything mixed together (common factoring; simple trinomials; difficult trinomials; mixed; not factorable!) 
Difference of Perfect Squares #1—4 (odd letters) Factoring 
3.9 Apr 16 Mon 
Summarize ALL Factoring! More mixed
factoring (not factorable) 
Some Mixed Factoring Mixed Factoring P307 #2—7(odd) Optional: Factor Like a Pro (odd #s) 
3.10 Apr 17 Tue 
Factoring Practice Again (Quiz – Factoring) 

3.10 Apr 18 Wed 
Solving Quadratic Equations By Factoring 
Solving Quadratic Equations Solving Quadratics by Factoring P309 #17 P315 #1—3 (odd), 5—7 
3.11 Apr 19 Thu 
Finite Differences – Day 1 (to determine linear, quadratic, including y=2^{x}) Finite Differences Investigation (CP) 
P254 #2, 4, 13, 14 Finite differences 
3.12

Introduction to Quadratic Relationships (sketching from table of values) vocab: vertex, zeros and axis of symmetry 
Introduction to Quadratic Relationships – Page 1 and 2 only Introduction to Quadratic Relationships – Page 3 and 4 P257 #6, 12, 16 
3.13 Apr 23 Mon 
Quadratic equations and functions (Check your graphs using software.) Explain that the equation y=x^{2} is a quadratic 
Quadratic Relations and Equations P308 #8 Graphing Quadratics by Factoring 
3.14 Apr 24 Tue 
Factored Form for a Quadratic Equation  Graph and write the equation in factored form  including fractions  Sub a point to find the avalue Factored Form (CP) 
Pg 266 #1, 35, 7,9 
3.15 Apr 25 Wed 
Problems involving Quadratics – Day 1 (height; area; $; others) Quiz 
Height Problems Quadratic Problems Examples Quadratic Word Problems 
3.16 Apr 26 Thu 
Problems involving Quadratics – Day 2 
P308 #9, 11—13 P316 #4, 10, 12ab, 13a, 18 (#18 is not factorable) 
3.17 Apr 27 Fri 
Writing the equation given graph and word problems 
P282 #6, 8—13, 22 
3.18 Apr 30 Mon 
Review for Test 3 
Review Algebra P326 #4odd, 57, 9odd, 10a) 
3.19 May 1 Tue 
Review for test 3 
P326 11odd, 13, 14odd, 15—17, 19, 20 P228 #4,5 
May 2 Wed 
Test 3 – Quadratic Equations 
