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Robert E. Lee High School ALGEBRA I Syllabus 2013-2014 TEACHER: Will O’Brien [email protected] 540-332-3926 TEXTBOOK: Big Ideas Math Algebra 1, Big Ideas Learning, LLC, 2014. A class set of the text book will be available for use throughout class only. Access to the online edition of the textbook will be provided to the student by the teacher. The online edition will be necessary to complete homework assignments. If the student does not have internet access available, they will be given a CD version of the textbook to be uploaded to their personal computer. If the student does not have access to the internet or a computer, materials will be provided to the student as needed. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course contains content that reviews or extends concepts and skills learned in previous grades and new, more abstract concepts in algebra. Students will gain proficiency in computation with rational numbers (positive and negative fractions, positive and negative decimals, whole numbers, and integers) and algebra properties. New concepts include solving two-step equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations, simplifying algebraic expression with exponents, factoring, solving systems of equations, investigating and analyzing function families, analyzing relationships of direct and inverse variation, interpret mean absolute deviation, standard deviation, z-scores, use box-and-whisker plots to compare and contrast, and mathematical modeling. MAJOR ALGEBRA OBJECTIVES: The student will... ... represent verbal quantitative situations algebraically and evaluate these expressions for given replacement values of the variables. ... perform operations on polynomials, including applying the laws of exponents, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and factoring. ... express the square roots of whole numbers and the square root of a monomial expression in simplest radical form. ... solve multistep linear and quadratic equations in two variables in various forms (graphically, realworld situations, algebraically). ... solve multistep linear inequalities in two variables in various forms (graphically, algebraically, realworld problems). ... graph linear equations and linear inequalities in two variables. ... determine the slope of a line when given an equation, graph, or two points. ... write the equation of a line when given the graph, two points, or the slope and one point. ... investigate and analyze linear and quadratic function families and their characteristics both algebraically and graphically. … analyze a relation, in real-world context, to determine whether a direct or inverse variation exists, and represent algebraically. … compare and contrast multiple univariate data sets, using box-and-whisker plots. ... collect and analyze data, determine the equation of the curve of best fit in order to make predictions. COURSE OUTLINE The following list correlates the topics in the book with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Algebra I. We will also extensively review for the SOL that will take place in the spring. Chapter Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Title Solving Linear Equations Graphing and Writing Linear Equations Solving Linear Inequalities Solving Systems of Linear Equations Linear Functions Exponential Equations and Functions Polynomial Equation and Factoring Graphing Quadratic Functions Solving Quadratic Equations Square Root Functions & Geometry Rational Equations & Functions Data Analysis & Displays SOL(s) A.4a,b,d A.1, A.4d, A.6a,b A.1, A.4b, A.5a-d A.4e,f A.4d, A.7a-f A.2a, A.7a-f A.2b,c A.4c, A.7a-f A.2c, A.3, A.4c A.3, A.7a-f A.7a-f, A.8 A.9, A.10, A.11 MATERIALS NEEDED Pencils/eraser 3-ring binder for math only Loose leaf paper Strongly recommended: Calculator (A graphing calculator will be very helpful) Optional: Ruler, Box of tissues, *You will be assigned a graphing calculator for periodic use in class. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your assigned calculator is turned in prior to the end of class in the same condition as when it was assigned to you. In the event that damage is detected or your calculator is not accounted for at the end of class, you will be fined $90 by Robert E. Lee High School and be held to consequences set forth in the Student Handbook for unpaid fines and fees. GRADING Your 9-week averages account for 85% of your grade for this course. The midterm and final exams count for the other 15%. Your 9-weeks average is the total points earned divided by the total points available, but generally is broken down as follows: Type of Grade Homework Classwork/Project Quiz Test (A) 93-100 (B) 85-92 Percent of Average 10% 15% 30% 45% (C) 77-84 (D) 70-76 (F) below 70 ASSIGNMENTS Homework: All homework assignments will be checked and assigned a grade between 0 and 5, based on completeness. Late homework will be accepted only due to absence from class. Classwork: Classwork will be assigned daily and will be finished by the end of class. Tests and Quizzes: You will have approximately one quiz per week. You will have a cumulative test about every 3 weeks. All tests and quizzes will be announced. Absences: It is the responsibility of absent students to make up notes, homework, assignments, tests, or quizzes missed. Please see the Student Handbook to determine the timeline for submitting work missed during an absence. Also, refer to the course calendar on your teacher’s website for missing work. CONDUCT GRADE RUBIC FOR MATH DEPARTMENT Conduct grade will be based on a student exhibiting the following qualities: Respect Non-disruptive behavior Participation Following school policies Conduct grades will be earned as follows: A: Consistently exhibits desired qualities B: Regularly exhibits desired qualities C: Sometimes exhibits desired qualities D: Seldom exhibits desired qualities F: Consistently does not exhibit desired qualities Please read the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct in its entirety and especially note procedures on absences, tardiness, and cell phones. The rules will be strictly enforced. AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING Students who need extra help are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to see me after school for tutoring. PARENT/TEACHER COMMUNICATION Parents can communicate with me in person, by telephone, in writing, or through email about any questions or concerns. If needed, please make an appointment to see me during planning (3rd block), after school, or by setting up an appointment through your guidance counselor. THIS PAGE IS TO BE SIGNED AND RETURNED Student’s Name: (Last, First) ________________________________________________ Class/Block: _________________________ I have read and understand the Math Department’s expectations for the Algebra I class. Student Signature: Date: ____________ Parent/Guardian Signature:______________________________________ Date:_____________ Please provide the following contact information so that I can communicate with you. Parent/Guardian:______________________________________________ Please indicate how you would prefer that I contact you. Telephone: (Home)____________________________________________ Telephone: (Cell)_____________________________________________ Telephone: (Work)____________________________________________ Email:_______________________________________________________