Pre Algebra Syllabus

Welcome to Pre-Algebra



Teacher:  Mrs. V. Gonzalez

Room: 143

Phone #: 956-686-1415 ext. 3516

Conference: 8:00 am – 8:54 am       


Course Information

Units of Study for this course include:

Unit 1 – Expressions and the Number System

Unit 2 – Proportional and Non-Proportional Relationships and Functions

Unit 3 – Expressions, Equations, and Relationships in Geometry

Unit 4 – Equations and Inequalities

Unit 5 – Transformational Geometry

Unit 6 – Statistics and Samples

Unit 7- Personal Financial Literacy


Tutoring Schedule

In classroom: Tuesday-Friday 7:30- 7:50 AM in Rm 143

                    Tuesday-Thursday 3:50-4:30 PM in Rm 143   



1 – 3 Subject Spiral

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

Dry Erase Markers

Glue / Glue Sticks

1 - Scissors

1 – Bottle of Hand Sanitizer

1 – Box of Tissue

***Graphing Calculators (TI 84 Plus) 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!!***



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.  Students will be given up to 3 additional days to redo a FAILING TEST but the grade will be no higher than a 70. 

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.

 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.

Late Work

  • Late work will be accepted up to 3 days after the due date with a 10 point deduction per day from the original grade.

For example:          original grade                                  92

                                     -deduction                                 -10

                                grade recorded                                82 ; if only one day late

Class Procedures

  • Bring all needed materials to class.  (Pencil, homework, colored pens, and spiral).
  • 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.)
  • 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.