# Algebra 1 Part 2 - Neshaminy School District

```Welcome Back!
Algebra 1 Part 2
Mr. Gurysh
Introduction
• Married Father of two Daughters
• Graduate of Penn State University (1992)
• Penn State Proud!
• Sports Fan
• Free Time spent running my girls all over
the place
• 22nd year of teaching (First @ NHS)
Algebra 1 Part 2
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Connections to Algebra
Properties of Real Numbers
Solving Linear Equations
Graphing Linear Equations and Functions
Writing Linear Equations
Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Exponents and Exponential Functions
Polynomials and Factoring
Rational Expressions and Equations
Radicals and More Connections to Geometry
Keystone Exams
 Keystone Exams are given to any student at the
conclusion of a Full Year Algebra 1 Course…in our
case Algebra 1 Part 2.
 Failure to pass the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam will
result in a remediation class requirement in next year’s
schedule at NHS.
 It is a Graduation requirement to pass the Keystone
Exam.
Class Expectations
• Expect to take a lot of notes
• Expect class to fly by quickly
• Expect to be challenged
• Expect homework every night
• Expect class to be fun (your choice)
• Expect to be successful (your choice)
Classroom Behavior
• Seated
• Prepared
• On Time
• Respectful
• Tolerant
Materials Needed
• Textbook (unless a class set is available)
• 1” Binder with college ruled loose leaf paper
• Pens/Pencils – No Red Pens!
• Calculator
• Ruler – 6” or 12”
• Agenda Book – Optional
Normal Class Day
• Warm – Up
• Go over last night’s homework – Ask Questions!
• Today’s Lesson – Take Notes!
• Homework
FACT
Algebra is a disease
for which we have a cure!
HOMEWORK
Importance of Homework
• Reinforces concepts covered in class
• Helps in studying for quizzes and tests
• It is worth 4 points, possibly 10 points if it
is a Homework Quiz!
IDENTIFYING AREAS OF DIFFICULTY
IDENTIFYING AREAS OF DIFFICULTY
DO
HOMEWORK
IDENTIFYING AREAS OF DIFFICULTY
DO
HOMEWORK
DO NOT DO
HOMEWORK
IDENTIFYING AREAS OF DIFFICULTY
DO
HOMEWORK
APPEAR TO DO
HOMEWORK BUT
REALLY DO NOT
DO NOT DO
HOMEWORK
Calculators
You may use your own calculator for all
quizzes and tests (starting in Chapter 3)
provided you come to class prepared.
Leaving it in your locker does not count
as being prepared!
Graphing Calculators are not required
but they are recommended!
Progress Reports
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Grades will be available online through
the Home Access Center and will
usually be updated daily.
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Interim Progress Reports will be posted
online in Home Access at the halfway point
of each marking period.
Classroom Procedures
1.
Be on time for class. You must be in the classroom PRIOR to the late bell. Lateness will be recorded on eschool/home access
every time it occurs. The third time you are late you will receive an office referral.
2.
Always come prepared for class with your textbook, pen/pencil, calculator, notebook/binder, and HOMEWORK. Keep in mind
that if you forget something you need, you are out of luck – No Locker Passes!
3.
Please sit in your seat once you enter the room. Once you are in the room, you are not to get out of your seat without
permission.
4.
Once you are in your seat, get out the previous night’s homework, check over it for any questions you may have, and begin the
Warm-Up Assignment.
5.
During the lesson, take notes. If it is on the board, you should be writing it in your notebook/binder.
6.
Once homework has been assigned, begin working on it quietly.
7.
If you have something to say, please RAISE YOUR HAND and wait to be called upon. If you have a question, please ASK! (I
8.
Restroom privileges are to be used at the beginning or end of class. If possible, please request to use the facilities during the
warm-up or after homework has been assigned and not during instruction. Emergencies are obviously a different story.
9.
No Electronic Devices are permitted to be used during class. If you break this rule you will receive an office referral.
Consequences
Consequences for not following classroom procedures
or disrupting class in any way read as follows:
First Offense:
Second Offense:
Third Offense:
Warning
Parental Contact
Office Referral
Absentee Procedures
1.
Class Notes and Warm-Up Assignments should be copied from another student when
you return or see me.
2.
You can get missed assignments from my website. They are due one day after you
return.
3.
If you are absent for a single day on which a quiz/test is given, you will be expected
to take it the day you return.
4.
If you are absent for more than one day at a time, see me to make arrangements.
5.
You will be expected to keep up with present assignments while working to make up
assignments missed due to an absence.
6.
Bottom Line: It is your responsibility to make sure that you have made up all exams,
quizzes, and assignments if you are absent. Failure to do so will result in a zero for
Grades will be determined through a point system. Points will be earned as follows:
1.
Tests: Tests will usually be given at the end of a chapter or unit and will almost always be worth 100
points. NSD Quarterly Exams will also be given.
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Quizzes: Quizzes are usually worth 20 – 30 points and are given approximately 2 or 3 times during each
chapter.
Every so often there may be a “Quest” which is a 50 Point “Hybrid” of a Quiz and a Test.
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Assignments: Homework is the most common type of assignment but there may also be in-class
assignments. Homework assignments are usually worth 4 points and are given almost daily. In-class
assignments are similar to homework assignments but must be finished during class time. Occasionally I
may give a “Homework Quiz”…This is when I grade your homework based on correctness and not just 4
points for completion as explained below. Homework Quizzes will usually be worth 10 points and will
be given randomly and unannounced…This is to keep you from “going through the motions” when
Once all of these grades are put together, you can figure out your percent by dividing the total points you’ve
earned by the total possible points. Once you have a percent, it will then be assigned a letter grade as follows:
A: 90-100 B: 80-89 C: 70-79 D: 60-69 F: Below 60
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Have you shown all necessary work?
Have you attempted every problem?
Have you checked the answers to the odd numbered problems in the
Have you tried the problem again if it was incorrect?
Have you asked questions and fixed the incorrect problems in class
the next day?
If you can answer “YES” to all of these questions, then your homework is
complete.
You may earn 2 points for incomplete homework assignments provided they
are completed with all answers correct by the next Chapter Test or by the end
of the marking period, whichever comes first.
Mr. Gurysh’s Website
http://www.neshaminy.org/Domain/585
I’m looking forward
to a great year with