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This course was designed to align with the "Traditional Pathway" as defined and outlined in the Common Core State Standards Appendix A.


  • Mathematics > Algebra
  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Number Sense & Operations
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


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MA. A.1.a: Mathematics

All fractions as part of a whole, as subset of a set, as a location on a number line, and as divisions of whole numbers

MA. A.1.b: Mathematics

All decimals

MA. A.2: Mathematics

Recognize the decimal nature of United States currency and compute with money.

MA. A.3: Mathematics

Demonstrate a sense of the relative magnitudes of numbers.

MA. A.4: Mathematics

Use whole numbers, fractions, and decimals to represent equivalent forms of the same number.

MA. A.5.a: Mathematics

Primes, factors, multiples

MA. A.6: Mathematics

Compare and order numbers.

MA. B.1: Mathematics

Recognize the appropriate use of each arithmetic operation in problem situations.

MA. B.2.a: Mathematics


MA. B.2.b: Mathematics

Mental math

MA. B.2.c: Mathematics


MA. B.3: Mathematics

Use an efficient and accurate pencil-and-paper procedure for division of a 3-digit number by a 2-digit number.

MA. B.4: Mathematics

Select pencil-and-paper, mental math, or a calculator as the appropriate computational method in a given situation depending on the context and numbers.

MA. B.5: Mathematics

Check the reasonableness of results of computations.

MA. B.6: Mathematics

Understand and use the various relationships among operations and properties of operations.

MA. C.1: Mathematics

Use a variety of estimation strategies for both number and computation.

MA. C.2: Mathematics

Recognize when an estimate is appropriate, and understand the usefulness of an estimate as distinct from an exact answer.

MA. C.3: Mathematics

Determine the reasonableness of an answer by estimating the result of operations.

MA. C.4: Mathematics

Determine whether a given estimate is an overestimate or an underestimate.

MA. A.1.a: Mathematics

Notation for line, ray, angle, line segment

MA. A.1.b: Mathematics

Properties of parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines

MA. A.1.c: Mathematics

Sum of the measures of the interior angles of a triangle is 180°

MA. A.2.a: Mathematics

Triangles by angles and sides

MA. A.2.b: Mathematics

Quadrilaterals, including squares, rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, rhombi

MA. A.2.c: Mathematics

Polygons by number of sides.

MA. A.2.d: Mathematics

Equilateral, equiangular, regular

MA. A.2.e: Mathematics

All points equidistant from a given point form a circle

MA. A.3: Mathematics

Identify similar figures.

MA. A.4: Mathematics

Understand and apply the concepts of congruence and symmetry (line and rotational).

MA. B.1: Mathematics

Use a translation, a reflection, or a rotation to map one figure onto another congruent figure.

MA. B.2: Mathematics

Recognize, identify, and describe geometric relationships and properties as they exist in nature, art, and other real-world settings.

MA. C.1: Mathematics

Create geometric shapes with specified properties in the first quadrant on a coordinate grid.

MA. D.1: Mathematics

Select and use appropriate units to measure angles and area.

MA. D.2: Mathematics

Convert measurement units within a system (e.g., 3 feet = ___ inches).

MA. D.3: Mathematics

Know approximate equivalents between the standard and metric systems (e.g., one kilometer is approximately 6/10 of a mile).

MA. D.4: Mathematics

Use measurements and estimates to describe and compare phenomena.

MA. E.1: Mathematics

Use a protractor to measure angles.

MA. E.2.a: Mathematics


MA. E.2.b: Mathematics


MA. E.3: Mathematics

Recognize that rectangles with the same perimeter do not necessarily have the same area and vice versa.

MA. E.4: Mathematics

Develop informal ways of approximating the measures of familiar objects (e.g., use a grid to approximate the area of the bottom of one's foot).

MA. A.1.a: Mathematics

Descriptions using tables, verbal rules, simple equations, and graphs

MA. B.1: Mathematics

Describe arithmetic operations as functions, including combining operations and reversing them.

MA. B.2: Mathematics

Graph points satisfying a function from T-charts, from verbal rules, and from simple equations.

MA. C.1.a: Mathematics

Using variables to represent unknown quantities

MA. C.1.b: Mathematics

Using concrete materials, tables, graphs, verbal rules, algebraic expressions/equations

MA. C.2.a: Mathematics

Changes over time

MA. C.2.b: Mathematics

Rates of change (e.g., when is plant growing slowly/rapidly, when is temperature dropping most rapidly/slowly)

MA. D.1.a: Mathematics

Whole-number coefficients only, answers also whole numbers

MA. D.1.b: Mathematics

Variables on one side of equation

MA. A.1.a: Mathematics

Data generated from surveys

MA. A.2.a: Mathematics

Bar graph, line graph, circle graph, table

MA. A.2.b: Mathematics

Range, median, and mean

MA. A.3: Mathematics

Respond to questions about data and generate their own questions and hypotheses.

MA. B.1.a: Mathematics

Event, probability of an event

MA. B.1.b: Mathematics

Probability of certain event is 1 and of impossible event is 0

MA. B.2.a: Mathematics

Given numbers of various types of items in a bag, what is the probability that an item of one type will be picked

MA. B.2.b: Mathematics

Given data obtained experimentally, what is the likely distribution of items in the bag

MA. B.3: Mathematics

Model situations involving probability using simulations (with spinners, dice) and theoretical models.

MA. C.1.a: Mathematics

Organized lists, charts, tree diagrams, tables

MA. C.2: Mathematics

Explore the multiplication principle of counting in simple situations by representing all possibilities in an organized way (e.g., you can make 3 x 4 = 12 outfits using 3 shirts and 4 skirts).

MA. D.1: Mathematics

Devise strategies for winning simple games (e.g., start with two piles of objects, each of two players in turn removes any number of objects from a single pile, and the person to take the last group of objects wins) and express those strategies as sets of directions.

MA.5.4.5 A.1: Mathematics

Learn mathematics through problem solving, inquiry, and discovery.

MA.5.4.5 A.2.a: Mathematics

Open-ended problems

MA.5.4.5 A.2.b: Mathematics

Non-routine problems

MA.5.4.5 A.2.c: Mathematics

Problems with multiple solutions

MA.5.4.5 A.2.d: Mathematics

Problems that can be solved in several ways

MA.5.4.5 A.3: Mathematics

Select and apply a variety of appropriate problem-solving strategies (e.g., "try a simpler problem" or "make a diagram") to solve problems.

MA.5.4.5 A.4: Mathematics

Pose problems of various types and levels of difficulty.

MA.5.4.5 A.5: Mathematics

Monitor their progress and reflect on the process of their problem solving activity.

MA.5.4.5 A.6: Mathematics

Distinguish relevant from irrelevant information, and identify missing information.

MA.5.4.5 B.1.a: Mathematics

Reading and writing

MA.5.4.5 B.1.b: Mathematics

Discussion, listening, and questioning

MA.5.4.5 B.2: Mathematics

Communicate their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others, both orally and in writing.

MA.5.4.5 B.3: Mathematics

Analyze and evaluate the mathematical thinking and strategies of others.

MA.5.4.5 B.4: Mathematics

Use the language of mathematics to express mathematical ideas precisely.

MA.5.4.5 C.1: Mathematics

Recognize recurring themes across mathematical domains (e.g., patterns in number, algebra, and geometry).

MA.5.4.5 C.2: Mathematics

Use connections among mathematical ideas to explain concepts (e.g., two linear equations have a unique solution because the lines they represent intersect at a single point).

MA.5.4.5 C.3: Mathematics

Recognize that mathematics is used in a variety of contexts outside of mathematics.

MA.5.4.5 C.4: Mathematics

Apply mathematics in practical situations and in other disciplines.

MA.5.4.5 C.5: Mathematics

Trace the development of mathematical concepts over time and across cultures (cf. world languages and social studies standards).

MA.5.4.5 C.6: Mathematics

Understand how mathematical ideas interconnect and build on one another to produce a coherent whole.

MA.5.4.5 D.1: Mathematics

Recognize that mathematical facts, procedures, and claims must be justified.

MA.5.4.5 D.2: Mathematics

Use reasoning to support their mathematical conclusions and problem solutions.

MA.5.4.5 D.3: Mathematics

Select and use various types of reasoning and methods of proof.

MA.5.4.5 D.4: Mathematics

Rely on reasoning, rather than answer keys, teachers, or peers, to check the correctness of their problem solutions.

MA.5.4.5 D.5.a: Mathematics

Counterexamples as a means of disproving conjectures

MA.5.4.5 D.5.b: Mathematics

Verifying conjectures using informal reasoning or proofs.

MA.5.4.5 D.6: Mathematics

Evaluate examples of mathematical reasoning and determine whether they are valid.

MA.5.4.5 E.1.a: Mathematics

Concrete representations (e.g., base-ten blocks or algebra tiles)

MA.5.4.5 E.1.b: Mathematics

Pictorial representations (e.g., diagrams, charts, or tables)

MA.5.4.5 E.1.c: Mathematics

Symbolic representations (e.g., a formula)

MA.5.4.5 E.1.d: Mathematics

Graphical representations (e.g., a line graph)

MA.5.4.5 E.2: Mathematics

Select, apply, and translate among mathematical representations to solve problems.

MA.5.4.5 E.3: Mathematics

Use representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena.

MA.5.4.5 F.1: Mathematics

Use technology to gather, analyze, and communicate mathematical information.

MA.5.4.5 F.2: Mathematics

Use computer spreadsheets, software, and graphing utilities to organize and display quantitative information.

MA.5.4.5 F.3: Mathematics

Use graphing calculators and computer software to investigate properties of functions and their graphs.

MA.5.4.5 F.4: Mathematics

Use calculators as problem-solving tools (e.g., to explore patterns, to validate solutions).

MA.5.4.5 F.5: Mathematics

Use computer software to make and verify conjectures about geometric objects.

MA.5.4.5 F.6: Mathematics

Use computer-based laboratory technology for mathematical applications in the sciences (cf. science standards).
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Marcello Woods
August 8, 2013
Janet Pinto
October 8, 2012

I am Curriki's Chief Academic Officer with a few words about this course. This project-based modular course engages students through real-world examples, challenging projects, use of interactive web 2.0 tools, videos and targeted feedback. Curriki Algebra 1 is modular so it can be used as a supplement, as the foundation for students’ Algebra 1 curriculum, in an after-school program, or in a homeschool environment.

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