Algebra 1 is a graduation requirement for all students. Students should strive to obtain a solid foundation because many of the topics covered in the curriculum are building blocks for all future math courses. This results in a fast paced and rigorous schedule for each student. There will also be an End-of-Course test, created by the state, given at the end of the year. Expect homework to be given and checked daily. Homework is very important in mathematics because you learn by practicing, not by just listening and watching the teacher.
2 inch 3 ring binder w/ dividers
graph paper T
I-83/84 plus calculator *
Homework - 25%
Quizzes - 25%
Tests - 50%
* Though I highly recommend purchasing your own calculator, students will be able to check them out from the library. These calculators will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Thus, it is very important that students who will need to rent a graphing calculator do so as soon as they are made available.
Respect others and their property
Come to class on time and prepared
Do all work in pencil
No food or drinks in class
Do not leave your seat without permission
In addition, all school-wide rules apply (dress code, no hats, no cell phones, etc.)
2. Teacher/Student Conference
3. Parent Contact
4. Discipline referral to office*
*For serious infractions an immediate referral to the office will occur
Progress Reports : Grades will be updated in NCWISE approximately every 3 weeks. Dates for updated grades are available on the school website.
Tutoring : I will be available for extra help before school on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 8:10, and after school on Wednesdays beginning at 3:45. Please let me know if you plan to come for help or if you need to schedule an alternate time. In addition, students can make use of the Homework Hotline, and peer or personal tutors.
A Note about Homework : I cannot stress enough the importance of doing your homework each night. Because it is checked and gone over each day, I will not accept late homework assignments. If you forget your homework one day, it will not have a drastic effect on your grade, however, if you habitually forget, your grade will suffer greatly. The homework grade is solely an effort grade and does not reflect accuracy, therefore it will be your responsibility to check and correct your work as we go over it and to ask questions on problems you miss. Students must show work to receive credit. A 100 will be given for a complete assignment, a 50 for an incomplete assignment, and a 0 for an assignment with only a few or no problems done.
Make-Up Assignments : If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed either through another classmate, the teacher (before of after class) or you may refer to the calendar on my website.
Course Outline (subject to change):
Ø First Quarter: One-Variable Statistics,
One variable Equations and Inequalities
Ø Second Quarter: Linear Functions
Ø Third Quarter: Exponential Functions
Ø Fourth Quarter: Systems of Equations and Inequalities