# Exploring Algebra 1 with Fathom

Grades 8–10

by Eric Kamischke, Larry Copes, and Ross Isenegger

*Exploring Algebra 1 with Fathom* takes students through a visual learning experience that covers everything from linear to exponential functions

### Dig into Algebra with Fathom Investigations

48 blackline master activities help students investigate patterns in mathematical relationships and real-world data.

- Working with graphs and lines of fit, students deepen their understanding of
**slope**. - Using sliders for parameters, students visualize and better understand families of
**linear, quadratic, and exponential functions**. - Creating simulations, students expand their understanding of
**probability**. - Building models for
**patterns in data**, students appreciate the questions that algebra can help them answer.

Students **build on pre-algebra topics**, such as proportions and describing data, before exploring linear equations and exponential equations, solving inequalities and systems, transforming functions, investigating higher-degree polynomials, and simulating probability.

**Includes:**

- Blackline activity masters organized by topic for easy matching with your curriculum
- Extensive teacher’s notes
- Suggestions for homework and assessments
- Detailed answers
- Downloadable data sets, demonstration plots, and additional resources

Table of Contents (.pdf)

Sample Activity (.pdf)

If you’ve already purchased *Exploring Algebra 1 with Fathom,* download the accompanying Fathom files.