ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA B
CORE CURRICULUM MAP
Course Description (from Utah State
Office of Education): Students will investigate and solve problems,
communicate and make connections, and apply skills in various contexts using
linear and quadratic functions. Completion of this course, along with Algebra
A, completes the Algebra requirement for graduation. Note: This
outline contains only the suggested Algebra B material. At the end of this
course, students will take the Algebra 1 EndofLevel Exam.
Term 1 August SeptemberOctober 
Unit 1 Review
concepts from Elementary Algebra A, including: · Exponents and Powers[1.2.c] {book 1.2} · Order of Operations[1.2.c] {book 1.3} · Solving 1 and 2 step equations and inequalities[1.2.c] {book 1.4} · Translating
Words into Mathematical Symbols {book
1.5} · Basic operations with Real Numbers, Rational/Irrational Numbers, and integers [I.1.b] {book 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.8} · Distributive Property[1.2.c] {book 2.6} · Combining Like Terms[1.2.c] {book 2.7} 
Unit 2 Solving
multistep equations and inequalities[1.2.c] {book 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7} Simplify,
add, subtract, multiply, and divide expressions with square roots. [I.1.a]
[I.2.a] {book 9.1, 9.3} Solve
problems using Pythagorean theorem [1.2.d] {not in textbook} Solve quadratic equations that can be simplified
to the form where by taking square roots. [3.5.a] {book 9.2} Compute
solutions to problems in exact forms and as approximations. [I.2.b] 
Unit 3 Draw
coordinate planes, identify quadrants, draw a label the coordinates, plot
points Identify
slope from a graph and from an equation. [2.1.a] Use
the slope formula to find the slope between 2 points. [2.1.a] Graph
linear equations in slopeintercept form [2.3.d] Graph
linear equations using intercepts[2.3.d] Graph
linear equations from standard form. Solve for y. [2.3.d] 
Term 2 NovemberDecember 
Unit 4 Write
linear equations given the slope and yintercept. Write
linear equations given a graph.[2.3.a] Write
linear equations given a point and the slope.[2.3.a] Write
linear equations given 2 points.[2.3.a] Write
equations of parallel and perpendicular lines Find
applications of linear equations and rates of change[2.1.d] 
Unit 5 Solve
systems of two linear equations graphically, with and without
technology.[3.2.a] Determine
the number of possible solutions of a system of two linear equations[3.2.b] Graph
systems of linear inequalities and identify the solution area[3.2.c] Review
solving one, two, and mulitstep inequalities 
UBSCT Math Preparation **
Administer Practice UBSCT Math Test and do a data analysis to see where
students need the most help. Focus on those areas, reteach, and do
guided practice activities. 
Term 3 January – February  March 
Unit 6 Solve
systems of two linear equations algebraically using the substitution method
[3.2.a] Solve
systems of two linear equations algebraically the elimination method.[3.2.a] 
Unit 7 Simplify
and evaluate monomial expressions and formulas.[3.1.a] Simplify
the quotient of monomials using positive exponents[3.1.e] Add/subtract
polynomials[3.1.b] Multiply
monomials[3.1.c] Multiplication
Properties of Exponents[3.1.a] Zero/Negative
Properties of Exponents[3.1.a] Division
Properties of Exponents[3.1.a] 
Unit 8 Multiply
binomials – FOIL[3.1.d] Find
the GCF of a polynomial[3.4.a] Factor
trinomials with integer coefficients of the form ax^2+bx+c.[3.4.b] Factor
the difference of two squares and perfect square trinomials.[3.4.c] (Illustrate
multiplication of polynomials using area models[3.1.d]) 
Term 4 AprilMayJune 
Unit 8 Multiply
binomials – FOIL[3.1.d] Find
the GCF of a polynomial[3.4.a] Factor
trinomials with integer coefficients of the form ax^2+bx+c.[3.4.b] Factor
the difference of two squares and perfect square trinomials.[3.4.c] Solve
quadratic equations using factoring.[3.5.b] Write
a quadratic equation when given the solutions.[3.5.c] (Illustrate multiplication of polynomials
using area models[3.1.d] 
Unit 9 Determine whether the relationship between two variables is
approximately linear or nonlinear by examination of a scatter
plot.[4.1.b] Characterize the relationship between two linear related
variables as having positive, negative, or approximately no
correlation.[4.1.c] Use realworld data to create a scatter plot, find it’s line of
best fit, and write the equation of that line.[4.1.a][4.2.a] 
CRT’s Final Exam Review Final Exam 

Enrichment
Topics: ·
Projects
to emphasize linear models ·
UBSCT
Math Review ·
Use
and practice with graphing calculators 
Vocabulary
to emphasize: ·
Simplify/Solve/Evaluate ·
Linear/NonLinear ·
Expression/Equation ·
Linear/Quadratic ·
Square
root/radical/rational/irrational 
ReTeach
throughout the Year: Anything
that Junior High teachers felt needed to be reemphasized after teaching
Algebra A Graphing
linear equations in slopeintercept form and in standard form. 