# Linear Relations

**Strand:** Patterns and Relations (Patterns)

**Outcomes:** 1, 2

## Curriculum Focus

This sample targets the following changes in the curriculum:

- The General Outcome focuses on using patterns to describe the world and solve problems, as did the previous mathematics curriculum.
- The Specific Outcomes focus on understanding the connections among patterns, their equivalent linear relations, tables of values and graphs to solve problems, whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on understanding the connections among patterns, their equivalent oral and written expressions and graphs to solve problems.

**Linear Relations ** addresses the following outcomes from the *Program of Studies:*

## What is a Planning Guide?

**Planning Guides** are a tool for teachers to use in designing instruction and assessment that focuses on developing and deepening students' understanding of mathematical concepts. This tool is based on the process outlined in *Understanding by Design*, by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

The following steps will help you through the Planning Guide:

See Bibliography for reference information.