Algebra I Course Syllabus


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Algebra I Course Syllabus

  1. 1. Algebra I Course Syllabus 3. Quizzes and Tests (50-100 points each) – Assessments will be 2011-2012 Mrs. Oates given once the appropriate material is covered. Expect a quiz or test approximately every 2 weeks. nd thTime: 2 4 Period 4. Participation Grade (25 points per 9 weeks) – Students willTextbook: Algebra I, McDougal Littell lose points for refusing to participate in activities, games or computer lab work. Parent notification will be given through aCourse Description: Students study the properties of real phone call/letter sent home.numbers, equations, inequalities, and functions. Topics in this 5. Book Check (5 points) – Periodically, textbook checks will becourse include the following: conducted to ensure that students are being responsible for their textbook. The textbook number from the textbook assignment Properties of Real Numbers list must match the textbook on the student’s desk for the Solving Linear Equations student to receive credit. Students having a textbook that is not Graphing Linear Equations theirs will receive no credit. Writing Linear Equations 6. Notebook Quiz (25 points each) – There will be 4 notebook Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities quizzes each 9 weeks to total one test grade. Organization is a Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities skill that is vital to becoming a successful member of society. Exponents and Exponential Functions Keeping an organized notebook is essential to the learning Quadratic Equations and Functions process. You can’t study for a test that you don’t have notes for, Polynomials and Factoring right? These points should be considered “gimme points.” There Rational Equations and Functions is no reason that everyone should not make a 100! Radicals Make Up Policy: Math can be a very challenging subject to learn.Materials: 1 in. 3 ring binder; Tab Dividers: Class Info., It is very easy to fall behind and never be able to catch up.Bellringers, Notes, Homework, Tests/Quizzes; Notebook Paper; Attendance is vital to be successful in my class. Only studentsGraph Paper; Pencils; Pens; Scientific Calculator with an excused absence are allowed to make up any work missed. Missed quizzes and tests can only be made up before orThings We Can Use: tissues, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, expo after school. All make up tests are different from the one givenmarkers in class. It is the student’s responsibility to make up any missed assignments or tests.Grading Procedure: Grades are determined by dividing thenumber of points earned by the total number of points possible. Classroom Expectations: Come to class prepared and ready to participate. 100 – 90 A Be respectful of the teacher, your fellow classmates, and 89 – 80 B yourself. 79 – 70 C No food, drinks or gum in class. A bottle of water WITH A LID is 69 – 60 D allowed per school policy. Below 60 F Conduct yourself in a way that is consistent with the “REBEL WAY.”Edline will be updated weekly with any graded work. However,work that is turned in late for any reason, including excused Teacher Availability: Homework help/tutoring is available beforeabsences, may not be entered the day it is turned in. school or after school until 4:00, unless other arrangements have been made. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have anyWhat Makes Up Your Grade: questions or concerns. Phone calls will be returned and emails1. Bellringer Activities (10 points each week) – Before class will be replied to within 24 hours.begins, you will have a bellringer activity to complete. Upon th Planning Period: 7 period (2:18 – 3:09)entering the classroom, turn in your homework, be seated and Email: moates@bessemeracademy.combegin working on the activity. Cell: 205.441.6384 (call or text)2. Homework Checks (10 points each) – You will have homework Class Website: least 2 days a week. Homework assignments are due thefollowing class meeting, before the tardy bell rings for class tobegin. Answers only will NOT be accepted. Only students withan excused absence can make up a homework check.