Algebra 1

Objective:

Students will apply concepts, learned from Pre Algebra, to more complex concepts of math, particularly in solving equations using Algebraic concepts.

Materials Needed:

Students will need a 1 inch 3 ring binder, notebook for notes, paper for assignments, graph paper, pencils, book covers, no calculators

You will be recieving textbooks for this class. If they have any damage to them; you will paying a fee of $15. If your book cover is starting to fall off or it is ruined beyond repair, the fine is $50. Handle with care.

Course Expectations:

Students are to be in class on time with materials needed for the day. Students are only allowed three tardies. Anything after the third is a detention. Students are expected to take notes during lecture. Following lecture, homework will be assigned. Homework will be due the next day. If assignments are late, they will be worth half the credit. In class assignments will be due the day assigned or the day after or receive half credit. When absent, you have 3 days to complete your work.

Quizzes and Tests:

There will be a quiz over what is being covered about once a week on Thursdays. Tests will be given after each chapter. If you pass a quiz with a 90% or higher, you will receive 1 homework pass per quiz. These passes can be applied to future homework. 

Classroom rules:

1.      No cell phones.

2.      No food, gum, or drinks in the room. It will be thrown away if brought into room.

3.      Respect your peers and authority. Automatic 1 hour detention and a call home to parents.  

Course Overview:

1.      Equations

2.      Inequalities

3.      Linear Functions

      4.      System of Equations and Inequalities

      5.      Exponents and Polynomials

      6.      Factoring Polynomials

      7.      Quadratic Functions and Equations

      8.      Data Analysis and Probability 

Grading Scale:

The standard grading scale will be used           

90% - 100% ----------A           

80% - 89% ----------- B           

70% - 79% ----------- C           

60% - 69% ----------- D           

59% and below ------- F 

Cheating will not be tolerated. If caught cheating, there will be a zero for that particular assignment or test. There will be a chance to make the assignment up for 50% of the points and a chance to make up a different test the following day after school.