Raynor Nelson » Distance Learning for Algebra I

Distance Learning for Algebra I

Course Description

The fundamental purpose of Algebra 1 is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades.  The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Algebra 1 uses algebra to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades.  The final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studies.  The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. The pacing suggested below will allow students to gain a foundation in linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.

 

Algebra I Units


Unit 1: Relationships Among Quantities

Unit 2: Solving Systems of Linear Equations

Unit 3: Factoring

Unit 4: Solving Quadratic Functions

Unit 5: Graphing Quadratics

Unit 6: Exponential Functions

Unit 7: Characteristics and Comparing

Unit 8: Data

 

Materials


  • School ID (EVERYDAY!!)
  • Mask (As Encouraged)
  • 1½ or 2 inch 3 ring binder
  • Paper
  • Graphing Paper
  • Pencils (NO PENS!!)
  • Color Pencils
  • TI-83 or 84 Graphing Calculator if you want one for home like we use in class
  • 7-8 Dividers (Syllabus/Info, Daily 10, Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, …)

 

Grading Scale

The following are county determined grade weights for this class.  Two credits can be earned with successful completion of this class: the 9th grade mathematics credit (GSE Algebra 1) and an elective credit (GSE Algebra 1 Support grade).  Two grades will be given each grading period for this class to reflect progress in the two credit areas: 9th grade math credit and an elective credit.

 

GSE Algebra 1

 

Tests/Projects

40%

Quizzes/Projects

20%

Daily/Homework

10%

EOCT (End of Spring Semester)

30%

GSE Algebra 1 Support

 

Tests/Projects

40%

Quizzes/Projects

25%

Daily/Homework

25%

Midterm (End of Fall Semester)

10%

 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

1st Block 8:20 to 9:55

2nd Block 10:00 to 11:35

3rd Block 11:40 to 1:20

After School 3:30 to 4:15

 

Attendance

You are expected to work from home during your scheduled class time and dedicate 90 minutes to your Algebra 1 class each day.  Attendance will be taken daily at the beginning of every block.  Make sure you have all assignments turned in each day before 3:00 p.m.

One of the most important things your child can do to achieve academic success is also one of the most basic: going to school each and every day. By attending class regularly, your child is more likely to keep up with the daily lessons and assignments and take quizzes and tests on time. Make-up work is the students responsibility. Any student who skips class will not be allowed to make up any work from class that day (homework, classwork, quiz, test, etc.).

 

Google Classroom

Username: PIN@glynnk12.org

Password: mmddyy (Example: August 15, 2001 would be 081501)

Google Classroom will be used quite frequently as an instructional tool in Algebra 1.  All distance learning assignments and discussions/videos will be accessible in Google Classroom. These assignments can either be printed off or submitted through Google Classroom for grading.

www.classroom.google.com/

 

USA Test Prep:

Although Tests/Qui are linked through Google Classroom, they are completed within USA Test Prep. To login to USA Test Prep use the following information:

            Account ID: glynnacademy

            Username: PIN@glynn

            Password: academy

https://www.usatestprep.com/member-login

 

Homework

 The primary purpose of homework is to provide practice for you.  To help ensure that you actually do the practice, I will check homework the day after it is assigned for completeness, unless instructed otherwise.  Appropriate work must be shown!

 

Late Assignments

Late assignments are accepted only in the event of an excused absence (medical reasons).  Please make every effort to check the website for details of missed assignments.

 

Test Corrections

No retakes! Test corrections must be completed by the assigned date (within two weeks of the given test date). The Test Correction assignment will be assigned through Delta Math and will review topics covered on the test. Half points will be rewarded to test score for accurate work. It is recommended the student tutor afterschool with the teacher prior to completing the test corrections.

 

 

Classroom Rules and Expectations

  1. Be respectful at all times! This encompasses many expectations, which we will further discuss as a class.
  2. Come to class on time and prepared with the materials you need to work and be successful.
  3. Do not interrupt the class. When I am talking, it is my turn.  If and when you have something to say, raise your hand and wait until you are designated to speak.
  4. While you are permitted to bring electronic devices to school, their use will NOT be permitted in the classroom unless otherwise noted. This means they should not be used, heard or seen while in my class.
  5. No food or drinks in the classroom. I will allow you to have water but it must be in a clear and closable container.  This is the ONLY exception!
  6. MAKE UP WORK IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! Please check the designated location for missed handouts and with your friends and classmates for missed notes or assignments.
  7. Participate and NEVER give up! Don’t be afraid to be wrong, share your ideas, ask questions or challenge ideas.  We are a team and are learning together thus we should always encourage and support others.

 

Consequences of Misconduct on Google Meets

  • Verbal Warning
  • Kicked out of Meeting and Contact Parent/Guardian
  • Referral to Administrator

**Severe disruptions will go immediately to an administrator.**

 

Cheating (Student Honor Code)

Cheating can be defined in many ways.  The following list represents some forms of cheating that will be dealt with:

  • Taking information of any form into a test situation for the purpose of responding to test items or for the purpose of assisting others in responding to test items.
  • Plagiarism
  • Copying assignments, including homework, book reports, or other work which will be assigned a grade.
  • Giving or taking information concerning a test after one individual has taken a test and the same form of test is to be given in another classroom situation.
  • Talking during test situations, or exchange of information during a test situation.

 

A student or group of students that have been involved in cheating will receive a zero on the assignment or test, and parents will be contacted.**