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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      Accessibility Resources

      NROC Algebra VPAT™

      IconThe purpose of the NROC Algebra Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT™, is to assist Federal contracting officials and other buyers in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial “Electronic and Information Technology” products and services with features...

        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 ...

            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 (secure)

            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 (secure)

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

              Instructor Guides - Algebra 1 (secure)

              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. ...

                Supplemental Instructor Resources

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

                Accessibility Guide - NROC Math

                IconThe NROC Math Accessibility Guide explains how to navigate the NROC Math course content player using screen readers. The guide includes buttons to download the NROC Algebra and DevMath VPATs, and a link to a video demonstration of using ChromeVox with NROC Math courses. You are welcome to share the guide...

                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 (secure)

                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...

                Links to NROC Content at HippoCampus (by Subject) (secure)

                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

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                  Students

                  Student Resources

                  Accessibility Guide - NROC Math

                  IconThe NROC Math Accessibility Guide explains how to navigate the NROC Math course content player using screen readers. The guide includes buttons to download the NROC Algebra and DevMath VPATs, and a link to a video demonstration of using ChromeVox with NROC Math courses. You are welcome to share the guide...

                  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. ...

                    Webinars


                    Webinars

                    Additional webinars may be available on the Webinars page.

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                    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.