Algebra I Syllabus

Course Syllabus :     Algebra 1

Instructor: Lee Wadsworth           Room 6

E-mail:  Lee_wadsworth@ecboe.org

Course Description:

Algebra 1 is a formal, in-depth study of  algebraic concepts and the real number system. In this course students develop a greater understanding of and appreciation for algebraic properties and operations. Algebra 1 reinforces concepts presented in earlier courses and permits students to explore new, more challenging content which prepares them for further study in mathematics.

Course Rational:

Algebra 1 is important in the development of mathematical  empowerment, Algebra 1 is required for all students. THE CONTENT IS ALSO A CENTRAL COMPONENT OF FORMAL STATE-LEVEL ASSESSMENT AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL.

Textbook:  Algebra ; publisher McGraw-Hill.  Online link: connectED

Expectations for  class:

. Demonstrate positive, respective, responsible, resourceful behaviors at all times.

. Students will be expected to use a calculator during instruction and whole class activities.

. Bring supplies daily.

. Going  to the restroom: Class time is valuable and I expect you to go to the restroom before coming to class. If an emergency arrives, you may go. You must sign out and carry a specific pre-made pass with you.

.Please do not sit on top of the desk or countertops.

.Tardy Policy: You need to be in your seat prepared to work when the bell rings.

.Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the GHS student handbook.

 

Consequences for inappropriate behavior:

Warning, Conference with you, academic  press, Conference with parent, Office Referral (consequence is dependent on the misbehavior)

Grading Scale:  90-100% …A 80-89%...B 70-79%...C 60-69%...D

 

Grades:

This is the breakdown for your grade.

                              Test/Quizzes                                        80%

                              Homework/Classwork /Projects       20%

                              Poster Quizzes                                     Bonus points

Quizzes and Test:

Quizzes maybe given throughout a unit to check for understanding. Test will be given at the end of a unit.

Assignments:

Assignments will be given and routinely checked in order to help students understand the material. Students are expected to complete assignments. Each assignment will be reviewed and discussed as a class or individually for assessment and mastery. The discussion may happen while the assignment is being completed or the next day.  All assignment are due on test day. Please ask questions for clarification and understanding.

Notebooks: (highly suggested)

Students should have a three ring loose leaf binder every day. The divider tad names are listed. (1) Bell ringer, (2) Notes, (3) Assignments, (4) Test/Quizzes.  Algebra   has many vocabulary words and concepts . I will introduce and teach these using notes and examples. Periodically, these maybe used on a test. A formula sheet maybe used on some test.

Supplies:

Pencils,  lined and graph paper, folder/binder, calculator (graphing)

Classroom supplies to donate: dry erase markers, Kleenex, and paper towels.

Excused Absences and Make-up Work:

Three days per excused absence is allowed to turn in work for credit. After that time, work will be accepted if arrangements have been made between the student and me.

 Make-up test are to be made up within three days, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Notes, concepts , assignments or activities missed are available from other students, or by looking on the board  located in the back of the classroom. If you need to ask me about missed assignments, please make sure it is at an appropriate time.

Unexcused Absences:

Students may not receive points for any work missed or collected during an unexcused absence(including a test).

Extra Help:

I am available for help by appointment (5th block) and extra help is available to everyone. Tutoring is available before and after school, see me for details.

If you have any questions , please do not hesitate to see me. I am looking forward to having each of you as students.

Sincerely,

Lee Wadsworth

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