Course Overview

    Title of Course: Algebra I

    Teacher’s Name: Mrs. Johnson

    Course Information: 7th and 8th Grade; Hour 3; Room 821; Duration - all year

    Teacher Information: Planning hour is from 10:55 – 11:51 am

    Teacher Phone: 810-591-6271

    Teacher email: jjohnson@carmanainsworth.org

    Prerequisite(s): 7th Grade Accelerated Math; B+ average in 7th grade; Teacher Recommendation

    Course Description and Overview of Content:

    Students explore linear, quadratic, and other nonlinear relationships and their various representations, including symbolic equations, graphical models,
    tables, and verbal statements. Students will learn about radical and rational functions. This course will help prepare students for Geometry in 9th grade.

    • Algebra and Functions
    • Geometry

    Course Goal/Intended Outcomes:

    This course covers topics such as: Functions and their various representations using real-life situations.

    •    Unit 1: Expressions and Equations
    •    Unit 2: Linear Functions
    •    Unit 3: Polynomials and Nonlinear Functions
    •    Unit 4: Radical and Rational Functions

    Texts and/or Other Materials:

    Text: Glencoe Algebra l
    Recommended Materials: Journal for notes only, spiral notebook, pencil, and planner. Recommended calculator: TI83, 1184, 1186 or greater. QWERTY
    style keyboard are not allowed on standardized tests.

    Format and Activities:

    Teacher responsibility: Lecture, leads whole class discussions, facilitates small and large group activities and provides assistance on class work.
    Student responsibility: Take notes, participate in individual and whole class activities including in-class projects, and investigations and ask questions to clarify understanding of material.

    Grading Practices and Procedures:

    Semester Grade: Semester, grades are cumulative and will be calculated using the following weights:

    25% Tests/Quizzes

    25% Final Exam

    40% Homework

    10% Notes

    Algebra is a high school course and the grade will be on the student's high school transcript.

    Grading Scale: The grading scale will be as follows:

    Grade - Percentage %

    A    100-93

    A-   92-90

    B+   89-87

    B    86-84

    B-   83-80

    C+   79-77

    C   76-74

    C-   73-70

    D+   69-67

    D   66-64

    D-   63-60

    E   BELOW 60



    Regular class attendance and participation is the key to learning and being successful in mathematics.

    ABSENCES: ALL absences must be excused by the parent or guardian via note or phone call to the attendance office no later than the day following the
    absence. Please give a daytime phone number in case the note requires verification. If a note or phone call is not received, the absence will be
    considered unexcused and the student will lose class work points for that day (if any were given). Students are responsible for obtaining the assignment
    from the indicated area in the classroom. If it is not available, due to multiple days missed, they are to get the assignments from another student.

    TARDIES: Students are allowed three tardies to class per semester without disciplinary action. The following measures will be taken for subsequent tardies:
    Four Tardies: Referral to the office/detention,
    Five to Seven Tardies: After school detention,
    Eight or More Tardies: Referral to the office/detention or other disciplinary action.

    Classroom Rules and Procedures:

    Show Respect to myself, your peers, and for classroom properties: Refrain from getting out of your seat while I am talking. Do not talk at inappropriate times. Do not giggle or snicker when another student answers a question. When you finish with assignment, sit quietly so as not to disturb others' learning.
    Be Responsible for your own actions and learning: Come to class on time, well rested and prepared, and use class time for math only. Apply yourself and claim responsibility.
    Do your Best at all times: Do your own work.
    All school rules from the student handbook apply in this classroom.

    Academic Integrity:

    Students are expected to keep up on their work on a daily basis. Whether working out of a packet or off of a syllabus, the student should be current at all times.

    Copying another students answers and/or not showing works will result in a failing grade.

    Technology Usage:

    Students are not allowed to use calculators on a daily basis to improve mental math skills.
    Calculators will be used periodically throughout the year to familiarize students with graphing calculators.
    Reinforcement of concepts will be available on computer stations

    Other Comments:

    Students will have homework on a regular basis.
    Please check parent web regularly to make sure your teen is up to date.
    Progress reports are every other week.
    The first chapter in the Algebra I book is review. If you think that this is not the class for your teen, don't wait to change their class. Pre· Algebra moves just as fast, but the concepts are in a different order.