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District 65 – Algebra 1 Syllabus
Teacher: Courtney Bison
Email: [email protected]
Room: 301
Website: http://nichols.district65.net/teachers/bisonc/
Phone: (847) 859-8686 [Phone rings before 8 am & after 3 pm, voicemail during school day]
Algebra 1
Algebra is a branch of mathematics that expresses life in terms of math
statements so that patterns and relationships can be studied. Algebra is a powerful
tool for problem solving in science, engineering, economics, finance, architecture,
and many other day-to-day tasks.
This course is advanced level, which means that you will do a lot of exploring,
conjecturing, reasoning, and communicating mathematics.
Mrs. Bison’s Expectations
Be Responsible
Be Respectful
Be Successful
Be on time and in your seat
Wait your turn to speak
Stay on task
Be prepared
Work well together
Stay positive
Class Materials
Everyday you need to come to class with…
1) Textbook
2) Notebook
3) Pencil & Pen
** PLEASE HAVE 2 NOTEBOOKS FOR MATH ONLY – 1 WILL STAY IN THE CLASSROOM
How my grade is calculated:
Grading Policy
Assessment
70%
Checking whether you are mastering each standard.
Participation
15%
Group work, class discussions, individual assignments
Assignments
15%
In class or homework, checked for correctness or
completion.
Homework is assigned as practice of today’s topic or preview of tomorrow’s.
Scope and Sequence
Textbook: CME Project Algebra 1, Pearson, 2009
Publisher Website: http://www.phschool.com/home.html
Chapter 1: Transitioning from Arithmetic to Algebra
Chapter 2: Expressions and Equations
Chapter 3: Graphs
Chapter 4: Lines
Chapter 5: Introduction to Functions
Chapter 6: Exponents and Radicals
Chapter 7: Polynomials
Chapter 8: Quadratics
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