Come on an Algebra journey…
through the memory work, patterns, and language of higher level math,
through chart mastery, historical timeline, simple worksheets, and loads of captivating games!
Watch your student find enjoyment in math.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
An Algebra class that will create rhetorical mathematicians.
Class will be broken up into three segments:
 Learning about the history of mathematicians,
 Memorizing math formulas, vocabulary, and problem solving tools in eight categories of algebra, one group of geometry, and one group of Fathers of Math,
 and finally, but MOST anticipated will be games utilizing their new Algebra memory work.
The goal of this class will be to learn how to have fun “talking” Algebra, how to sketch from memory all important Algebra formulas and concepts, and to discover the FUN in upper level mathematics! All levels of Algebra from PreAlgebra through Algebra 2, and including Geometry students will benefit from discovering the language and rhetoric of mathematics.
SUGGESTED MATERIALS:
 Teacher’s Guide
 Student Workbook
 12”x12” (or so) white board
 White board markers, eraser
 Notebook of grid paper (spiral bound)
 Pencils, calculator
 1” binder
SUPPLEMENTARY WEBSITES:
 Math Antics – This is, IMO, the BEST place to find videos to show any elementary topic in a fun way to your students. This knowledge should be solid or nearly solid previous to joining Algebra Club.
 Khan Academy – Most people have heard of Khan. It’s very thorough! More thorough than Math Antics, but not as fun and colorful. Definitely a great choice to explain content. Contains higher level math through Calculus while Math Antics does not.
 Prodigy Game – This game is a colorful, fun game that my kids say is a cross between Pokemon, Zelda, and Khan Academy. Mom or Teacher can select what standards she wants to see her child learning. Then Prodigy tests the child out of skills they know and reveals what they don’t know. It doesn’t have videos explaining content. You have to go to Math Antics or Khan for that. Then send them back into Prodigy to “play” through the content you just revisited with them by assigning quizes. I have a post explaining more on Prodigy HERE. A student considering Algebra Club might level themselves here to find any holes in their math education. This program goes through grade 8 so some algebra and geometry is included.
SCHEDULE:
Plan a weekly meetup that will go as follows:
 Give a white board lesson on the weekly chart such as the sample “Number Sense” chart below.
 Show a short, fun video that further explains the content on one chart, as well as supports visual and auditory learning styles.
 Students will build a Mathematics Timeline over the course of the school year. Have each student bring one fact to class with them each week to grow this product. Have them put their facts on a giant timeline on the white board while they update their personal 11×17 timeline they are keeping in their binders. Have them bring colored pencils to make this artful and fun.
 Games. Multiplication Facts Around the World (ATW) each week for five minutes. ATW shows students their growth by seeing how much faster they are at the end of the year. Knowing Math Facts is crucial to higher math success. Plus, we will play some games on content from previously learned charts such as Number Sense BINGO, Exponent sentence matching, Kahootz Algebra, and Algebra Club Pictionary. All of the students will have their favorites by the end of the school year. In my classroom, if someone creates a game and brings it in as a donation to the classroom, they get a large prize of some sort. This builds entrepreneurship in those who are interested – but is not mandatory.
ALGEBRA CLUB – Table of Contents
1) WEEK 1 NUMBER SENSE
 Kahoot!
 MAD MINUTE – Multiplication Tables
 Algebra Club Objectives
 Videos:

 by Math Antics (12 minute video)
 Chart A: TEACH
 Worksheet: Number Sense
 Games:
 Algebra Club BINGO
 Kahoot! Algebra Vocabulary
 Algebra Club Pictionary
WEEK 2 PROPERTIES
 Video
 Multiplication Mad Minute MathAids.Com Multiplication Mad Minute 3 minute drill 112 factors with answer key
 Chart B: (Copy this chart three times. You should start by looking at it and just copying it. Then analyze the patterns so you can learn the variations between properties. Finally work towards writing the chart without looking. The first time you do it, you may have to look all three times. You will start to get more comfortable with it over time.)
 See if you can do Worksheet A from the first class.
 Try doing Worksheet B after copying the chart three times. You learn a lot more from wrong answers than you do right ones, so don’t be afraid to attempt it without looking at the answer key. Please try it first before looking.
 Game: Kahoot! (Use the links I sent you in the email to go to Kahoot for our cyber Algebra Club day. That will create our classroom challenge. These links have to stay here for my other Beta Classrooms.)
WEEK 3 EXPONENT LAWS – exponents
 Multiplication BINGO
 Mad Minute
 Videos
 Exponents
 Discuss Chart C: EXPONENTS – Exponents
 Discuss Exponents C Worksheet
 Game: Exponent Match Up
 Timeline
 Watch History of Algebra by Khan Academy
 Assign Teams to argue who was the father of Algebra for NEXT WEEK.
 Team Diophantus
 Team Al kwarizmi
 By Khan Academy (7 minute video)
WEEK 4 EXPONENTS – radicals
 Multiplication BINGO – using Algebra Club BINGO Cards
 Mad Minute
 CHART TEST
 Videos – Radicals
 Discuss Chart C: EXPONENTS – Radicals
 Discuss Radicals C Worksheet
 Game: Radicals MATCH IT
 Timeline
 Set timer for 3 minutes of last minute research!
 Draw straws for which team will go first:
 3 minutes: Team Diophantus
 3 minutes: Team Al kwarizmi
 Judges make a decision: Who is the Father of Algebra?
 Kahoot Reviewing Operations with Radicals
 Kahoot Simplifying Radicals
WEEK 5 EXPONENTS – Logarithms
 Multiplication Game – Multiplication Arrays
 Videos
 Logarithms
 Just for FUN!!!
 Discuss Chart C: EXPONENTS – Logarithms
 Discuss Logarithms C Worksheet
 To further understand logarithms go to Hippocampus online and watch the Phoenix set of Algebra 2 Logarithm videos.
 Games:
 Review Properties Footloose
 Matching Game (Flash Cards for Chart C printed on one side of paper to use as a Memory Matching Game. One set per team.)
 Online Matching Game – Have charts to view while matching. Do the memory game in two teams. First to finish wins.
 Kahoots! Logarithms
 Kahoot! Logarithms
 Kahoot! Logarithms
 Timeline –
 Set timer for 3 minutes of last minute research!
 Draw straws for which team will go first:
 3 minutes: Team Diophantus
 3 minutes: Team Al kwarizmi
 Judges make a decision: Who is the Father of Algebra?
WEEK 6 CHART D – CARTESIAN COORDINATES
 Play Space Odyssey Video as kids are sitting down! Oooo Ahhhhh…..
 CHART TEST
 Multiplication BINGO on ALGEBRA Club BINGO Cards
 Quizlet Deck to practice at home.
 Videos
 Discuss Chart D: CARTESIAN COORDINATES
 Worksheet D worked out together on the board
 Game:
 Algebra Club Battleship,
 Cartesian Coordinates Hunt,
 Kahoot! Cartesian Coordinates
WEEK 7 ABSOLUTE VALUE
 Multiplication on Quizlet Deck “Around the World”
 Quizlet Deck to practice at home.
 Videos
 Discuss Chart E: ABSOLUTE VALUES
 Work out Worksheet E
 Flash Cards – E (put one side on the white board and have the kids write answers in.)
 CHART TEST
 Game:
 Absolute Value Millionaire
 Algebra Club Jeopardy Charts AE
 Kahoot! Absolute Value (Teams might be necessary the first few times.)
WEEK 8 REVIEW
 CHARTS: Copy charts D and E five times each working from copying towards memory. Next week there will be an opportunity to master both. If you already have those mastered, review them once each and move on to whichever you plan to copy five times. Choose one to master next week.
 Multiplication on Quizlet Deck.
 Quizlet Deck to practice at home. (510 minutes review)
 Videos
 NEW!!
 Worksheetswork out as many worksheets as you can in about 20 minutes.
 A – Number Sense Review
 B – Properties Review
 C – Exponents (3)
 D – Cartesian Coordinates
 E – Absolute Value
 11:30 Google Hangouts Games:
 Any Kahootz from weeks 1 – 7.
WEEK 9 GEOMETRY

 CHART QUIZ / REWARDS
 Multiplication MAD MINUTE!!
 Euclid and Geometry – Where was “Algebra” in the educational process in the time of Pythagoras?
 Discuss Chart F: Geometry
 Worksheet F: Do together as a class.
 Game:
 Euclid: The GAME (GeoGebra)
 Pentominoes on GeoGebra
WEEK 10 SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS
 Multiplication War!! (Get a partner and battle through one deck of cards. Winner has the most cards at the end.)
 CHART QUIZ (at home, email in to me before Friday)
 Games
 Geometry Memory Match
 Review all games
WEEK 11 GRAPHS
 Pentaminos Challenge!
 Multiplication Mad Minute
 Chart Test! (Assign for at home, email to me by Friday. PRIZES?)
 Teach Chart G (Systems of Equations)
 Teach System of Equations Chart G Worksheet
 Games
 Algebra Club System of Equations Jeopardy – Go to the bottom of the thread.
 Review any old games
WEEK 12 GRAPHS
 The Beauty I see in Algebra: Margot Gerritsen
 Pentaminoes Challenge
 Mad Minute
 Chart Test!
 Pass back old Tests.
 Introduce Chart H Graphs
 Do Graphing Quadratics Worksheets.
 Using Desmos to understand Parabolas or Quadratics
 Let’s play “Polygraph: 12 Functions” on Desmos to really practice our graphing vocabulary!
Graphing Calculator Course: This course is a good one to bookmark for completing a semester or summer before or after Algebra 2 or Trigonometry.
 Let’s play “Polygraph: 12 Functions” on Desmos to really practice our graphing vocabulary!
 Game
 Polygraphs Parabolas on Desmos
WEEK 13 FUNCTIONS
 Multiplication Mad Minute
 Chart Test!
 Pass back old Tests.
 AWARDS
Check out composite and inverse functions on Hippocampus, a wonderful website for learning higher math.
 Introduce Chart I
 Kahoot
WEEK 14 FATHERS
 FINAL Multiplication Mad Minute
 Pass back old chart Tests.
 AWARDS
 GAMES
 Fathers Timeline Game
 Algebra Club BINGO
 Properties Footloose
 Exponents Match It
 Cartesian Coordinate Battleship
 Geometry Memory Match
 Algebra Club Pictionary
SAMPLE CHART