Algebra 1 Expectations 2013

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ALGEBRA I
Planning Period: 1st hour (8:25 - 9:21)
e-mail: [email protected]
Jennifer Spiva
Room N125
SUPPLIES:
pencils
red grading pens
folder or binder (your choice)
spiral notebook
notebook paper
graph Paper
box of kleenex
Calculator TI 30XS multiview
(optional, but highly recommended – please purchase this exact model)
If possible: 1 bottle of hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes
TEXTBOOK
Algebra I
McDougal Littell, 2007
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is recommended for all students. It is required for college
entrance. Algebra I is designed to help students understand the basic structure of the real number system
with the techniques of algebra emphasized. It includes solving equations, inequalities, polynomials,
functions, factors, and algebraic fractions. Emphasis is on conceptual understanding, on algebra as a
means of representation, and on algebraic methods as a problem-solving tool. Upon completion of this
course, students must pass the State End-of-Instruction Test to be eligible for high school
graduation.
PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
The following homework, quizzes, and tests will focus on the above objectives, and will make up 80%
of the total grade.
Homework (20%): The only way to learn math is by practicing. Homework will be assigned
regularly and is expected to be completed by the due date. The solutions to the assigned problems will
be given in class on or after the due date. The student will be expected to correct his/her own papers.
Homework will be collected or audited in class and graded.
Late work will be accepted with a 30 point reduction up to 24 hours late. The late assignment is
due at the BEGINNING of the class period following the assignment due date.
*If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to get your make up work the day you return*
Quizzes (25%): If a student is absent, he/she will need to schedule a make –up quiz. Make-up
quizzes need to be done before or after school, or at lunch—no class time will be given. If a quiz is not
made up within the allotted time (#days absent plus 1), a zero is recorded in the grade book.
Tests (35%): Make-up exams are done before or after school – no class time will be given. If
you are absent on a day we take a test, it is YOUR responsibility to come talk to me. If you have not
made up the exam in the allotted time, a ZERO will be placed in the grade book.
Comprehensive Semester Test: The semester test will be worth 20% of the semester grade.
*NO INDIVIDUALIZED EXTRA CREDIT IS GIVEN*
Any extra credit offered will be related to the course objectives.
CLASS ATTENDANCE
Attendance in class is expected. Remember once a student reaches 10 absences in a semester, they
will automatically receive a NO CREDIT. (2 tardies = 1 absence)
EXPECTATIONS:
 Respect each other and our school.
 Respect the learning environment and the learning process.
 Bring all materials with you every day –
book
notebook/paper
pencil (All work must be completed in pencil!)
grading pen
assignments
notes in spiral notebook (You may use your notes on your quizzes!).
 Cheating is not tolerated.
TARDY POLICY:
 1st tardy – Warning
 2nd tardy – Warning
 3rd /4th tardy – Contact Parent and Detention
 5th tardy - Referral
DISCIPLINE POLICY: If classroom behavior warrants it necessary, the following discipline policy
will be implemented.
 1st offense – Warning
 2nd offense – Detention
 3rd offense – Detention and Parent Contact
 4th offense – Office Referral
SUGGESTIONS:
 Come to class every day.
 Pay attention; take notes and work along with the instructor.
 Work homework the day it is assigned while it is fresh in your mind.
 As the homework is reviewed in class, ask questions!
 Rework homework until you have a thorough understanding of the concepts.
 After you have worked the homework and asked questions in class, if you still don’t understand,
see me for help. I am often available at the beginning of the lunch period in my classroom.
 Study for tests by reworking problems from previous quizzes and homework, reviewing notes,
and completing the test review, if available.
Please sign and return to Mrs. Spiva.
Algebra I
I have read and understood the Course Expectations for Algebra I. I will have the supplies needed for
the class by the date assigned by the teacher.
Student Name (please print) __________________________
Date___________________
Student Signature_________________________
Student E-mail_______________________
Parent Signature__________________________
Parent E-mail________________________
Please put the following numbers in order from least to greatest. Show your work, or explain your
reasoning.
0.65
-10
-11
3/5
1
0
1/2
Answer:____________________________
Please sign and return to Mrs. Spiva.
Algebra I
I have read and understood the Course Expectations for Algebra I. I will have the supplies needed for
the class by the date assigned by the teacher.
Student Name (please print) __________________________
Date___________________
Student Signature_________________________
Student E-mail_______________________
Parent Signature__________________________
Parent E-mail________________________
Please put the following numbers in order from least to greatest. Show your work, or explain your
reasoning.
0.65
-10
-11
3/5
1
0
1/2
Answer:____________________________
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