Textbook: Algebra 1 Common Core by Pearson – 2015 copyright
Course Description/expected course learning: Students will learn the fundamentals of Algebra and build on their organizational and time management skills.
Objectives: Upon completing this course students should be able to:
Identify a function; list its domain and range; and represent it with a rule, table, graph, and context
Find and interpret the slope and intercepts of a linear equation
Represent linear functions algebraically in multiple ways and translate between forms
Find and interpret the intercepts, axis of symmetry, and vertex of a quadratic function
Represent quadratic functions algebraically
Represent growth and decay with exponential functions
Recognize and represent arithmetic and geometric sequences, including using tables, graphs, and either recursive or explicit formulas
Solve equations and inequalities using a variety of strategies
Solve systems of linear and nonlinear equations and inequalities graphically and algebraically
Solve real world problems/applications
Analyze data and make inferences and conclusions
Homework Policy – Daily Routine: Our class periods will consist of lecture, many example situations/problems, homework, and group work. Class will begin with a quick recap or intro of new topics. Then homework will be checked in class and time for questions. Then there will be lecture and note taking time. There will be times when students will be able to work in a group¸ participate, and present information.
Homework will be given on a daily basis. It needs to be completed by the next class period.
Assessments and Grading:
Tests/quizzes will be given frequently. Some of them will be unannounced. Quarter Grading Components:
Daily practice, including classwork, homework, participation, and having supplies (25%)
Assessments: Test, Quizzes, & Projects (75%)
Semester Grading Components:
Quarter grades (40% each)
Comprehensive semester exam (20%)
All work needs to be shown step by step for credit.
Do all work in pencil.
Homework assignments will only be accepted up to one class period late for a half credit once per quarter.
Expectations of Students:
All Austin Catholic School Policies (behavior, dress code, absences, tardiness, etc.) will be enforced.
Students are expected to be courteous and kind to all at all times.
Students must be in their seats and prepared to work when the starting bell rings with paper and pencil.
It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements to take any missed assessments and turn in late assignments. Failure to do so upon return to school will result in a zero.
Required Materials: Please refer to the 2017-2018 Algebra I Supply List. here to edit.