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 Seeing Structure In Expressions
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 Interpret The Structure Of Expressions
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 Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. For example, see x4 – y4 as (x2)2 – (y2)2, thus recognizing it as a difference of squares that can be factored as (x2 – y2)(x2 + y2).
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 Algebra I Module 1: Relationships Between Quantities and Reasoning with Equations and Their Graphs In this module students analyze and explain precisely the process of solving an equation. Through...

 Algebra I Module 4: Polynomial and Quadratic Expressions, Equations, and Functions In earlier modules, students analyze the process of solving equations and developing fluency in writing,...

 Student Outcomes Students use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. Students use the distributive property to prove equivalency of expressions.

 Student Outcomes Students use the commutative and associative properties to recognize structure within expressions and to prove equivalency of expressions.

 Student Outcomes Students use the distributive property to multiply a monomial by a polynomial and understand that factoring reverses the multiplication process. Students use polynomial expressions...

 Student Outcomes Students understand that factoring reverses the multiplication process as they find the linear factors of basic, factorable quadratic trinomials. Students explore squaring a binomial...

 Student Outcomes Students develop strategies for factoring quadratic expressions that are not easily factorable, making use of the structure of the quadratic expression.

 Student Outcomes Students factor quadratic expressions that cannot be easily factored and develop additional strategies for factorization, including splitting the linear term, using graphing...

 Student Outcomes Students solve increasingly complex onevariable equations, some of which need algebraic manipulation, including factoring as a first step and using the zero product property.

 In middle school, students applied the properties of operations to add, subtract, factor, and expand expressions (6.EE.3, 6.EE.4, 7.EE.1, 8.EE.1). Now, in Topic B, students use the structure of...

 Topic A introduces polynomial expressions. In Module 1, students learned the definition of a polynomial and how to add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. Here, their work with multiplication is...

 Students apply their experiences from Topic A as they transform quadratic functions from standard form to vertex form, (x) = a(x  h)2 + k in Topic B. The strategy known as completing the square is...