Algebra1 / Geometry Syllabus

Algebra 1 Course Information

Units of Study for this course include:

Unit 1 – Linear Functions, Equations, and Inequalities

Unit 2 – Number and Algebraic Methods

Unit 3 – Quadratic Functions and Equations

Unit 4 – Exponential Functions and Equations

 

Geometry Course Information

Units of Study for this course include:

Unit 1 – Logical Argument and Constructions; Proof and Congruence

Unit 2 – Coordinate and Transformational Geometry

Unit 3 – Similarity, Proof, and Trigonometry

Unit 4 – Circles

Unit 5 – Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Figures

Unit 6 - Probability

 

Tutoring Schedule

Distance Learning tutoring will take place during independent practice time within the allotted time.
In the classroom: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30- 7:50 AM in Rm 143

                            Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:50-4:30 PM in Rm 143   

 

Materials

1 – 5 Subject Spiral or notebook paper 

1 - Package of colored pens (not black) and pencils as needed

1 – Glue / Glue Sticks

1 - Scissors

1 – Ruler

1 – Compass

1 – Protractor

1 – Box of Tissue
1 - Hand Sanitizer

***Graphing Calculators (TI-nspire) will be used in this class.  They are NOT required; however, graphing calculators are a smart investment for use in several math classes from this grade level on thru college.  If you do not have your own, a graphing calculator will be provided for in-class use only.  TI-nspire's are provided to individual students during remote learning.

 

       

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

Major Assignments (Tests):    60%

There will be a minimum of three (3) tests each grading period.  Pre-AP students will not be allowed to retest unless 50% or more of the students in a class fail.    

 

Minor Assignments (Homework, Quizzes and STAAR Review):   40%

  • There will be a minimum of nine (9) assignments each grading period. Pre-AP students will not be allowed to submit late minor work.
  • 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.

 

Absences - Students who are absent for math class will be responsible for picking up their late work when they return to school.

  • Students with an EXCUSED ABSENCE from school will have the opportunity to make up missed work at the rate of one day for one day missed, with a maximum of five days. Students will receive a zero for any major or minor assignment not made up within the allotted time.
  • Students with an UNEXCUSED ABSENCE may not make up missed work; however, if the unexcused absence is determined to be caused by an extenuating circumstance, makeup work may be allowed. The grade for the makeup work will be no higher than a 70.

 

 

Google Meets Etiquette

  • Be on time for the meeting.
  • Be prepared for class.  (laptop/desktop, pencil, homework, colored pens, and spiral).
  • Have your microphone muted when entering the meet.
  • Raise your hand when you have a question or a meaningful comment.
  • Turn your microphone on only when it is your turn to speak.
  • Be respectful to everyone, especially those speaking.
  • Obey all school rules.