Algebra I
Syllabus 2016 2017
Text: Algebra I by Holt, McDougal
Instructor: Mr. Jeff Adkins
Credit: 1 credit
Course Description:
Prerequisite: Completion of PreAlgebra or 8th Grade Math
Algebra 1 develops the structure of the real number system through the study of the various techniques used to solve and graph linear equations and inequalities, quadratic functions, and to simplify and factor algebraic expressions. Additional topics of studies include exponents and exponential functions, polynomials and introductory statistics. Students will develop critical thinking skills by applying algebra to realworld situations and develop the ability to communicate math by employing the Standards of Mathematical Practices.
Grading Policy:
The year will be an average of the following:
Daily Grades –. This includes homework and classwork.
Homework will be given every day and can be collected at any time. Work turned in late will be a reduced value.
Quiz Grades – Quizzes will be either announced or unannounced. All substitute assignments will be turned in at end of the block and graded. These assignments will be recorded as a quiz grade. If you don’t turn in an assignment you will receive a zero!
Test Grades: Tests may be given weekly. There will be a larger test given at the end of each unit. Assigned projects will be graded as tests.
Final Exam: 15% of the trimester grade.
Computer Assignments: Students will be assigned work on EdReady, Kahn Academy, Ten Marks and or Catch UP Math. Progress will be graded.
Final Grade: The final grade is computed by Points Earned divided by Total Points.
Anyone caught cheating will receive a zero for the assignment.
Grading Scale: A 93103
B 8592
C 7584
D 7074
F 69 or below
Class Expectations
Before Class:
Ø Get your materials and bring them with you to class daily
Ø Sharpen pencils and get your calculator(when allowed to use) before the bell rings
Ø Begin working on the board assignment
Ø Ask questions about make up work
During Class:
Ø Respect others and their property
Ø Be in dress code
Ø NO CELL PHONES(unless stated otherwise)
Ø Finish board assignment and have homework ready
Ø Pay attention
Ø Do assigned work
Ø Don’t talk while others are talking or use inappropriate language
Ø Do not ask to leave the room unless it is an emergency
Ø Ask questions when you need help
Ø Any violation of school/classroom rules will be dealt with according to school policy
Supplies needed:
· Pencils/Pens
· Looseleaf notebook
· Index Cards
· Looseleaf notebook paper
· Looseleaf graph paper
Units/Topics of Study: (Subject to change)
Trimester 1
• Preliminary – (Numbers, Order of Operation, Ratios, Percent, Evaluation, Fractions, Decimals, Simplifying Variables)
• Coordinate graphs
• Expressions Equations and Functions
Trimester 2
• Solving and Graphing Linear Equations
• Solving Absolute Value Equations
• Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities
• Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Trimester 3
• Exponents and Exponential Functions
• Polynomials and Factoring
• Quadratic Functions
• Data Analysis
Geometry
Syllabus 2016 2017
Text: Geometry by Holt, McDougal
Instructor: Mr. Jeff Adkins
Credit: 1 credit
Course Description:
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra
This course is a study of Euclidean Geometry. Topics discussed include dimensional objects (lines, planes, polygons, circles, and polyhedrons), angular measurement, congruency, similarity, deductive and inductive reasoning, formal proofs, relational computations (perimeter, area, and volume), right triangle trigonometry, and practical applications. Algebraic concepts and techniques are integrated and emphasized trough the course to aid in the understanding of geometric concepts and applications, and to reinforce proficiency in algebraic skills.Students will develop critical thinking skills by applying geometry to realworld situations and develop the ability to communicate math by employing the Standards of Mathematical Practices.
Grading Policy:
The year will be an average of the following:
Daily Grades –. This includes homework and classwork.
Homework will be given every day and can be collected at any time. Work turned in later will be a reduced value.
Quiz Grades – Quizzes will be either announced or unannounced. All substitute assignments will be turned in at end of the block and graded. These assignments will be recorded as a quiz grade. If you don’t turn in an assignment you will receive a zero!
Test Grades: Tests may be given weekly. There will be a larger test given at the end of each unit. Assigned projects will be graded as tests.
Final Exam: 15% of the trimester grade.
Computer Assignments: Students will be assigned work on EdReady, Kahn Academy, Ten Marks and or Catch UP Math. Progress will be graded.
Final Grade: The final grade is computed by Points Earned divided by Total Points.
Anyone caught cheating will receive a zero for the assignment.
Grading Scale: A 93103
B 8592
C 7584
D 7074
F 69 or below
Class Expectations
Before Class:
Ø Get your materials and bring them with you to class daily
Ø Sharpen pencils and get your calculator(when allowed to use) before the bell rings
Ø Begin working on the board assignment
Ø Ask questions about make up work
During Class:
Ø Respect others and their property
Ø Be in dress code
Ø NO CELL PHONES(unless stated otherwise)
Ø Finish board assignment and have homework ready
Ø Pay attention
Ø Do assigned work
Ø Don’t talk while others are talking or use inappropriate language
Ø Do not ask to leave the room unless it is an emergency
Ø Ask questions when you need help
Ø Any violation of school/classroom rules will be dealt with according to school policy
Supplies needed:
· Pencils/Pens
· Looseleaf notebook
· Index Cards
· Compass
· Protractor
· Looseleaf notebook paper
· Looseleaf graph paper
Units/Topics of Study: (Subject to change)
Trimester 1
Unit 1: Euclidean, construction, coordinate and transformation tools
Points, lines, planes; measurement, angles and angle pairs; basic formulas, usage, derivation, midpoint and distance in the coordinate plane.
Unit 2: Modalities of reasoning, introduction to proofs
Inductive/deductive reasoning, conditional statements, biconditional statements and definitions, algebraic and geometric proof, proof strategies, symbolic logic.
Unit 3: Parallel & perpendicular lines; Coordinate geometry
Lines and angles, angles formed by parallel lines and transversals, parallel and perpendicular lines, Cartesian coordinates, slope, lines perpendicular and parallel to planes.
Unit 4: Congruence and Isometry
Types of triangles and their angle relationships; triangle congruence; Congruence transformations (isometry): reflections, translation, rotations; triangle congruence relationships and their use; introduction to coordinate proof.
Trimester 2
Unit 5: Triangularity
Triangle bisectors, medians, altitudes, and midsegments; triangle inequalities, proofs of pythagorean theorem.
Unit 6: Polygons, Quadrilaterals
Properties attributes of polygons and quadrilaterals (and their preconditions); special parallelograms, their properties and preconditions; kites and trapezoids.
Unit 7: Similarity
Ratio, proportionality, “The Golden Ratio,” properties of similar figures and their use in problem solving; dilations and similarity.
Trimester 3
Unit 8: Introductory Trigonometry
Right triangle similarity; special right triangles, trig ratios, solving right triangles, angles of elevation and depression, law of sines and cosines, vectors
Unit 9: Solving Design Problems
Derivation of geometric formulae, area of composite figures; perimeter and area in the coordinate plane; effects of changing dimensions; geometric probability; three dimensional figures; nets, surface area and volume
Unit 10: Circularity
Lines and circles, arcs and chords, sector area and arc length; segment relationships in circles, circles in the coordinate plane; equations and graphing of circles
