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Algebra 1 I Course Information 2017-18

Instructor: Mrs. Jennifer Korba Phone: (818) 595-7500* Classroom: #T40

Website: Grades: Posted on Aeries

Course Description:
The fundamental purpose of Integrated High School Mathematics 1 is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the
middle grades or in Pre-Algebra. The critical areas 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. The Standards of Mathematical Practice apply
throughout 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.

Evaluation Criteria:
50% of each semester grade will be based on classwork, homework completion, homework quizzes and participation each class period.
35% of each semester grade will be based on quizzes and tests.
15% of each semester grade will be based on semester final exam.

Textbook: Glencoe Algebra 1 by McGraw Hill Education

Student’s Required Daily Materials: A graphing calculator (such as Texas Instruments TI-83+ or TI -84+) is highly recommended for this
course. At each class meeting, students need a 3-ring binder (or a separate section of a 3-ring binder), graph paper, several pencils (or
mechanical pencil) with erasers, several color pens/pencils, and a ruler (with standard and metric scales).

Course Work Expectations: Only work neatly organized with proper heading and done in pencil will be graded.
Assignments will be given at each class meeting, and students are expected to complete all work on time. Students are expected to be prepared
for each class period, and be in their seats “ready to work” when the tardy bell rings. If a student is tardy to class, the student will not be
permitted to take the beginning of class quiz for that day. Quizzes will be given often and an individual test will be given at the end of each
textbook unit.

Students will be working individually or in teams of two to four during class. Homework will usually be graded on completion and will
be either worth full credit or no credit. For full credit, all problems must be completed or attempted. If a student does not know how to
complete or start a problem, a complete sentence must be written explaining why they are struggling for full credit. Paper homework
assignments are due when the tardy bell rings and electronic assignments are due at 11:59pm that night. Electronic assignments will
not be graded on effort. It will be graded on correctness and partial credit will be given.

Make Up Work: Students are responsible for understanding all material missed during an absence. Students with an excused absence are
eligible to make up work. Tests, quizzes, classwork, and homework must be made up within five (5) school days after an excused absence. It is
the responsibility of the student to schedule a time after school to make up any tests and quizzes.

Late Work is not accepted.

Participation Points: Participation points will be given weekly for participation in class, good classroom conduct, and bringing all required
materials daily. Failure to do these things will result in a loss of some or all participation points for the week.

Hall Passes: At the beginning of each semester, students will receive two hall passes for bathroom emergencies. A student must present the
hall pass filled out in order to be allowed to use the restroom otherwise the student will receive a tardy.

Cell Phone Policy: Cell phones are not allowed out in the classroom at any time. If a student has a cell phone out, it will be confiscated and the
student may pick it up after school. Repeated offences will be referred to the dean. If a student has a phone out during a testing period, the
phone will be confiscated and the student will receive a zero on the test even if the student has already turned their test in.

Grading Scale: A (89.5-100%) B (79.5-89.49%) C (69.5-79.49%) D (59.5-69.49%) F “Failing” (0-59.49%)

*email is the preferred method of communication if you would like to speak on the phone, it is best to email me to let me know and I can call you

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