ALGEBRA 1

Course Description

Topic 1 - Solving Equations and Inequalities

Topic 2 - An Introduction to Functions

Topic 3 - Linear Functions

Topic 4 - Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Topic 5 - Exponents and Radicals

Topic 6 - Sequences

Topic 7 - Polynomials and Factoring

Topic 8 - Quadratic Functions and Equations

Topic 9 - Exponential Functions and Equations

 

Course Objective

Students will acquire and demonstrate knowledge of concepts, definitions, properties, and applications of the topics listed above as well as develop the computational skills and strategies needed to solve problems. Students will develop critical thinking and decision making skills by connecting concepts to practical applications.

 

Tutoring Schedule

After school 4:00- 4:50 PM with transportation available.

 

Materials

1 - Three-ring binder (1 ½ in)                      

4 – Folders with prongs and pockets

1 - Package of colored pens (not black)

1 – Package of Assorted Color Paper

1 – Box of Tissue

1 – Bottle of Hand Sanitizer

1 – TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator (NOT required)

1 - Fiskars Scissors

1 - Glue stick

Notebook Paper and pencils as needed

           

Grading Policy - Access to student grades are available for parent and student through Skyward.  To get username and password contact the front office.

 

Tests:    60%

There will be a minimum of three (3) tests each grading period

Homework, Quizzes and STAAR Review:   40%

There will be a minimum of nine (9) assignments each grading period.  Assignments must be done in pencil and turned in at the beginning of class.  Quizzes may include teacher made quizzes, pop quizzes, selected homework problems, worksheets, and other miscellaneous assignments.  Re-quizzing is not allowed.

 

Note:  Most math assignments require showing all work.  This is necessary because the process or strategy is the critical learning task, not just getting the answer.

PRE-AP STUDDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RETEST UNLESS 50% OR MORE OF THE STUDENTS IN CLASS FAIL.

 

 

 

Class Procedures

  • Bring all needed materials to class.  (Pencil, homework, colored pen, Spiral, folders and binder).
  • Be in your seat and ready to work when the bell rings. Pencils must be sharpened before the bell rings! Only one person at the sharpener at a time.
  • Respect and be polite to all people.  (Listen and stay seated when someone is talking and behave properly for a substitute teacher.)
  • Follow your teacher’s quiet signal used to focus your attention.
  • Respect other people’s property.  (Keep the room clean and neat, pick up trash, return borrowed property, don’t write on the desks, and get permission before using another person’s materials.)
  • Obey all school rules.