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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:____________________________