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Algebra 1 Fall 2018

Teacher: Mrs. Hawkins

Textbook: Algebra 1 Textbook

Course Description
The purpose of this course is to satisfy the Algebra I requirement of the Common Core
Mathematics Standards. Algebra 1 is intended to build the foundation for higher level math. In this
course, we will study topics include understanding our number system, solving, graphing, and
writing linear equations and inequalities, linear systems, exponents, quadratics, polynomials, and

Policies and Procedures

Attendance: Students are expected to be present and on time to every class session. If you are
absent, there is a designated area in the classroom where you can find copies of handouts from the
previous class session. You are responsible for obtaining the missing work on your own. If you
need help learning the material, you can meet with me after school.

Behavior: All students are expected to abide by school rules both inside and outside of the
classroom at all times. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and will result in lunch detention.
If there is no improvement, a parent-teacher conference will be scheduled.

Homework: Expect to receive homework on a daily basis. Homework will be due at the
beginning of every class session. All problems should be effectively attempted with evidence of
your efforts shown on paper. Students will receive partial credit for incomplete homework.

Late/Missing Work: Late work will not be accepted without a verified excused absence.
Missing work will not receive credit. Students will not be allowed to re-do any work
Course Assessment/Grading Plan
Student grades are based on class participation, daily homework assignments, and unit
assessments, including midterm and final exams.

Description Weight

Tests and Individual assessments of student mastery of course goals. Administered

Quizzes during class time.
Intended to help student master course goals. Chapter reviews are also
Homework included in this section. Homework is primarily completed outside of 30%
class time but there will be limited class time devoted to homework.
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 65-69%
F = Below 65%