ALGEBRA I Syllabus
INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Ryan
Textbook: Algebra I- GLENCOE
is the language of science and subsequent mathematics courses.
Understanding and using the language, symbols, and elementary concepts
are essential in the transition to higher levels of learning.
To review and extend the topics of variables, graphing, percents,
rational and irrational numbers, number theory, and order of operations.
2. To study the properties of number systems, number operations with respect to exponents, polynomials, functions, and inequalities
3. To study solving equations systematically using various strategies.
Attending class is an integral part of the learning process. Poor
attendance for whatever reason will eventually have a detrimental effect
on performance. School policy is followed as outlined in the Student
Handbook under Attendance.
will be assigned approximately one-half hour of homework on average each
day. Some time will be given during regular class time to begin that
evening’s homework. Since homework results are a major determinant in
the student’s final grade, completion and care in performance are
essential. Homework will be due in pencil the next class meeting after
it is assigned. Homework turned in beyond this time will not be given
daily credit unless the lateness is excused by the office, e.g.,
illness, etc. Daily work, once entered in the computer, will be
available in folder on the counter.
DAILY CLASS ESSENTIALS
Each student is required to bring his/her textbook, paper and pencil to
each class session. Work must be done in pencil and errors erased.
The use of calculators (scientific calculators recommended) is
encouraged in this class. Students will need a straightedge and graph
paper on occasion.
PROGRESSION THROUGH THE MATHEMATICS SEQUENCE
A final grade of C-range or better is needed to proceed to the next level in the mathematics sequence, Geometry.
Grading will be based cumulatively on test results (70%) and daily work
(30%). Daily work is graded on a 3-2-1 basis with 3 resulting from a
result of over 70% of the possible, 2 resulting from 50-70%, and a 1 for
under 50%. Not turning in an assignment will earn a zero.
Since our ultimate goal is the students’ understanding of the material
presented, time permitting, test retake opportunities will be provided
at the Algebra level. Retests, however, are at the teacher’s
discretion. Tests may be retaken once for grade improvement. Unless
modified by Mr. Ryan, the test retake will occur on the Tuesday of the
week following the original test. Students absent on the original test
day will take their test on the retake day and this will be their final
score. They forfeit their retake opportunity. Students absent on the
retake day will retain their original score. They forfeit their retake
opportunity. Those students not testing on the retake day will be given
extra-credit enrichment opportunities which will apply toward their
daily work cumulative grade.
ADDENDUM TO OHS CHEATING POLICY
Though working together on homework and other classwork is encouraged
as a means to better understanding, copying of another’s homework or
assignments shall be considered cheating by both involved parties.
Talking during an evaluation period shall be considered cheating. Any behavior which, in the opinion of the teacher, causes a student to have an unfair advantage shall be considered cheating.
BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN LEARNING.