NROC Algebra 1

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Overview

The two-semester, adaptable, NROC Algebra 1 course may be used as either a stand-alone curriculum, a supplemental resource, or even for online homework. The course is designed to allow customization by the instructor and offers video, audio, interactive simulations, puzzles, direct links to supporting text (in English and Spanish) as well as other instructional approaches that engage a variety of learning styles and attitudes.

This course is designed to be used with first-time algebra students at a broad range of ability levels, from remedial to advanced. The content is correlated to all US state algebra frameworks and The Common Core.

Course Features

This two semester course is comprised of 12 units, 25 lessons, and 68 modular topics.

Algebra 1—An Open Course (Semester 1)

Unit 1: The Language of Algebra
Unit 2: Solve Linear Equations
Unit 3: Functions and Patterns
Unit 4: Analyze and Graph Linear Equations, Functions, and Relations
Unit 5: Analyze, Solve, and Graph Linear Inequalities
Unit 6: Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

Algebra 1—An Open Course (Semester 2)

Unit 7: Radical Expressions
Unit 8: Polynomials
Unit 9: Factoring
Unit 10: Quadratic Functions
Unit 11: Rational Expressions and Equations
Unit 12: Extensions and Applications


Overview - Algebra 1

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    Design and Pedagogy

    Designed to be a flexible, learner-centered experience, this two-semester course integrates a broad range of pedagogical approaches designed to open the door to mathematics concepts and procedures, mathematical reasoning, and critical thinking. Students work through activities in the sequence that leverages their own successful learning strategies while building 21st century skills. The learning object architecture allows institutions and instructors to adapt the content to meet the needs of different programs and learners.

    Pedagogical Approach - Algebra 1

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      General Information

      NROC Collections

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        Contributors

        Special thanks to the students, instructors, and administrators from the institutions who  participated in focus groups and early pilots, or who contributed subject matter expertise in the development of this project.

        Algebra 1 Contributors

        IconA list of the students, instructors and administrators who have participated in focus groups, early pilots* or contributed subject matter expertise in the development of this project ...

          Case Studies

          Case Studies

          Find out how NROC members are using Algebra 1 in their programs.

          Mountain Heights Academy Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

          IconMountain Heights Academy (formerly Open High School of Utah) chooses its open educational resources carefully. Although their students were performing slightly above state math test averages with their original online algebra course, the administrative team of Director DeLaina Tonks and Curriculum Director...

          Montana Digital Academy Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

          IconMontana Digital Academy (MTDA) is a state virtual school that works with districts across the state to expand educational options by offering a mix of core and elective online supplemental courses. MTDA administrators and teachers were excited to pilot Algebra 1–An Open Course because the course aligned...

          Bay Port Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

          IconBay Port High School is part of the Howard-Suamico School District in Green Bay, WI.Over 90% of Bay Port graduates go on to some type of post-secondary education. In 2011, Bay Port ran two pilot sections using NROC’s Algebra 1—An Open Course – one competency-based accelerated class and one standard...

          Culver Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

          IconCulver City Adult School serves over 4000 students annually with GED, Adult Basic Education, ESL, Independent Learning, and other high school diploma classes. Students have varied levels of education, language, and computer skills. Culver City Adult School used NROC’s Algebra 1—An Open Course as...

          Placer Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

          IconPlacer Union High School District found NROC’s Algebra 1—An Open Course to be a helpful resource for struggling students in a special Alternative Program. About half of the students in the pilot section had previously failed algebra, some as many as three or four times. Many of the students found...

          Whittier Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

          IconSierra Vista High School is a year-round, open enrollment high school offering both continuation and independent study programs to students within the Whittier Union High School District. Approximately 84 percent of Sierra Vista students are Hispanic/Latino, and 62 percent are identified as socioeconomically...

            Getting Started

            Options

            Members may access NROC Algebra content in two ways:

            • NROC Algebra may be installed in a member’s LMS.
            • NROC Algebra content is available through your institution’s customized HippoCampus.org website.

            Instructors

            If you are interested in using NROC Algebra in your LMS, you must contact the NROC Project Manager at your institution to arrange for LMS installation (per instructions below).

            To link to content through your Institution’s HippoCampus website, ask your NROC Project Manager for the custom URL. If you are not sure who your NROC Project Manager is, you may contact us.

            Visit the Instructor Resources Tab for more information on resources to support this content.

            LMS Administrators

            The NROC Algebra course must be installed in your LMS by an LMS Administrator with sufficient privileges to set up the course. If you are the LMS Administrator, you will need to have a login to this website to gain access to the installation files. Check with your NROC Project Manager if you need access to the NROC Network. If you do not know who your NROC Project Manager is, contact us.

            Please Note: NO FILES WILL BE SENT TO YOU. You must download and install the course.

            Please go to the Installation Tab to access the installation file for your LMS and follow the detailed directions provided.

            Installation

            Installation Overview

            NROC Algebra 1 is available for installation in your LMS as an IMS Common Cartridge v1.1 compliant package (v1.0 also available). A list of Learning Management System (LMS) vendors that support IMS Common Cartridge format can be found at http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/statuschart.cfm.

            The IMSCC course files include unit, midterm, and final assessments, and select course-level content – large media objects are not contained in these course files.

            The media files are referenced via URL, and displayed within your LMS environment from a remote (NROC) host location.

            Course Installation Files

            LMS Administrators and Technical Staff with appropriate access are able to access the required installation resources on this page. If you already have an Administrative/Technical account, please log in and then return to this page.

            If you need an access code, please contact the NROC Project Manager on your campus. If you do not know who your Project Manager is, contact us.

            NOTE: You are not logged in. After logging in, you will be able to access the installation files on this page if you have sufficient permissions.

            Supplemental Installation Resources

            The following resources may be helpful to LMS Administrators installing NROC Algebra 1, or to instructors who want to use stand-alone media objects to enhance existing courses rather than installing the complete course.

            System Requirements - All Courses

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            URL Metadata - Algebra 1

            IconThis document contains unique URLs for each content element hosted by NROC for Algebra 1—An Open Course, semesters 1 and 2. There are two sheets (tabs) in this Excel file, one for each semester. Use these URLs to build the Algebra course in your local environment, by linking to media files hosted by...

              Instructors

              Essential Instructor Resources

              A variety of resources are available for instructors to support their use of Algebra 1. These include instructor guides, a student guide, and correlations to the Common Core. Be sure to view the course tutorials for instructor overview videos by unit.

              Answer Keys - Algebra 1

              IconFile contains answer keys for readiness, unit, midterm, and final assessments in the Algebra 1- Semesters 1 and 2. ...

              Instructor Guides - Algebra 1

              IconThe Instructor Guides provide topic outlines, tips and challenges of teaching the math in the unit, guidance for using the unit level activities, the unit glossary, and Common Core topic correlations. ...

              PD Modules and Guides for Instructors - Algebra 1

              IconThis resource includes both video links and a downloadable file. The links below launch a short video unit overview and a pdf of the Instructor Guide for each unit of NROC Algebra 1. Algebra 1: PD Instructor Overview Algebra 1: PD Unit 1 Instructor Resources Algebra 1: PD Unit 2 Instructor Resources Algebra...

                Supplemental Instructor Resources

                While not necessary to use the course, these additional materials are available to supplement the course or provide more context.

                Pedagogical Approach - Algebra 1

                IconAn overview of learning components within NROC’s open mathematics curriculum. ...

                Topic Correlation to Common Core - Algebra 1

                IconListing of correlation between Algebra 1 multimedia topics, and Common Core standards by grade level.   ...

                Instructor Materials - Algebra 1 - Units 1-9 from Mary Kasprzyk

                IconMember Contributed Content  Mary Kasprzyk, pilot instructor for Algebra 1—An Open Course, donated instructor materials for Units 1 – 9. Each unit includes these ancillary materials for use in a classroom or online setting: student assignments study guides worksheets supplemental material review...

                Choosing an NROC Math Product

                IconThis poster compares the different products available for members to support mathematics instruction and intervention. The NROC Project's courses and web-based applications are organized in a side-by-side comparison, as well as along several continua, to help you and your colleagues determine which resource...

                NROC Algebra 1- Open Textbook - Units 1 - 12 (PDF and Word formats)

                IconThese .pdf and Word files can be downloaded, adapted, printed, and shared with students providing off-line access to Algebra 1 Open Textbook resources. A Word version of each file has also been included to support customization for class and/or program needs. These comprehensive, unit-level texts have...

                Links to NROC Content at HippoCampus (by Subject)

                IconNOTE: This secure content is for NROC Members only. Do not share outside of your member institution. This customizable file contains links to all learning objects at HippoCampus, organized by HippoCampus Subject page. To find items in each spreadsheet quickly, columns may be filtered or sorted by: Object...

                NROC Collections

                IconThis document contains a list of current content available from the NROC library as part of your membership. The document is updated whenever new collections are added to the library. ...

                  Students

                  Student Resources

                  Student Study Guides - Algebra 1 ( from Sierra Vista HS)

                  IconMember Contributed Content  Student study guides for Algebra 1—An Open Course, organized to reflect the Sierra Vista High School sequence of district benchmark assessments established correlated to the CA state standards. Member contributed by Abbie Bosserman, Sierra Vista High School. ...

                  Student Study Guides - Algebra 1

                  IconMember Contributed Content  Student study guides for Algebra 1—An Open Course, organized for units 1-11. Member-contributed by Abbie Bosserman, Sierra Vista High School. ...

                  NROC Algebra 1- Open Textbook - Units 1 - 12 (PDF and Word formats)

                  IconThese .pdf and Word files can be downloaded, adapted, printed, and shared with students providing off-line access to Algebra 1 Open Textbook resources. A Word version of each file has also been included to support customization for class and/or program needs. These comprehensive, unit-level texts have...

                    Webinars


                    Webinars

                    Additional webinars may be available on the Webinars page. You also want to view the use cases on the Case Studies page.

                    Math Logo FastForward Algebra: Teaming Up to Support Student Progress
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                    The staff at Jacksonville State University have designed a "fast forward" algebra path to help developmental students diagnose and review to fill gaps from past math experiences so they may learn in one semester what formerly took two. Key to this effort is teamwork among various players that contri...

                    Publicize

                    Publicizing NROC Resources to Your Instructors

                    • Point faculty to use cases from our member community that match your intended use.
                    • Schedule demonstrations of the installed courses.
                    • Share archived webinars for more in-depth information about using the NROC courses.
                    • Share instructor guides and member-shared supplements to support classroom use.