Monday, October 19, 2015

Engage NY Algebra: Module 1 Resources

This year my district is piloting the Engage NY curriculum for Algebra 1.  We wanted books for students, so officially we are using Eureka Math, but it is basically the same curriculum.

I wanted to put together a list of the digital resources that my team and I have come up with for Module 1, both in the spirit of archiving and of sharing.  I'll add more as we finish up the module, but for now this is what we have.

If you read this blog you know that I'm a big fan of apps like Geogebra and Desmos.  At the same time that I started planning for this module, Desmos Activity Builder was released.  I pretty much took this opportunity to learn how to use Activity Builder while enhancing the Module 1 Algebra curriculum, and many of the links below are ones that I created.  Most of us are on lesson 20 or so, and I'll add some notes later about which activities we liked the most.  Teachers will not necessarily be using all of the lessons below, as they are available as resources to supplement the curriculum.

Here are the resources that we have so far:

Lessons 1-3 Desmos
Lesson 7 Better Lessons website on combining like terms
Lesson 12 Desmos
Lesson 14 Desmos
Lesson 19 Desmos
Lesson 20 Graph the Line Geogebra Activity by Steve Phelps
Lesson 20 Basketball Hoops by Michael Richardson
Lesson 20 Desmos
Lesson 20 Application Problem Desmos
Lesson 20  Simplifying Radicals 2 Blog (I can't find a name, so let me know if you know who this awesome blog belongs to)
Lesson 21 Desmos
Lesson 23 Desmos

Our last lesson for this module will be 24.  We are thinking about some sort of Des-man type of project for the end of the module.  Maybe a mash-up of Dot-Capture Game by Michael Fenton and Desmos Puppy House by Fawn Nguyen with linear functions and inequalities.  Updates to come.


  1. Thanks for this. ANy way you have done any similar match ups for other modules in ALgebra, or in Geometry?

  2. You can find links to activities for Algebra Modules 2 and 3 on this page (also linked at top of blog):

    There are a few that we really liked on transformations that I haven't posted yet that are here:

    We were just piloting Engage NY this year for Algebra and have moved on to a pilot of HMH Algebra 1, so no aligned activities for Modules 4 or 5.