CLASS SYLLABUS: ALGEBRA I
Mrs. Dawna D. Hairston
Planning Block: 2nd block
School Phone # (276) 629 - 1731
Text(s): Algebra I: Virginia Edition, Prentice Hall-Pearson
Materials Required: 3 ring binder, loose-leaf paper, pencils, and school-issued Macbook or iPad. (No calculator is required as we will be using Desmos, which is an online graphing calculator.)
COURSE DESCRIPTION and CONTENT:
The successful mastery of Algebra I is widely considered to be the gatekeeper to success in the study of upper-level mathematics. The study of algebraic thinking begins in kindergarten and is progressively formalized prior to the study of the algebraic content found in the Algebra I Standards of Learning. Included in the progression of algebraic content is patterning, generalization of arithmetic concepts, proportional reasoning, and representing mathematical relationships using tables, symbols, and graphs. All students are expected to achieve the Algebra I standards. The study of Algebra I assists students in generalizing patterns or modeling relevant, practical situations with algebraic models. In order to assist students in developing meaning and connecting algebraic concepts to geometry and statistics, consideration should be given to the sequential development of concepts and skills by using concrete materials to assist students in making the transition from the numeric to the symbolic. Connections between Algebra I and other subject areas through practical applications may assist in helping students attach meaning to the abstract concepts of algebra.
These standards require students to use algebra as a tool for representing and solving a variety of practical problems. Tables and graphs will be used to interpret algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities and to analyze behaviors of functions. These standards include a transformational approach to graphing functions and writing equations when given the graph of the equation. Transformational graphing builds a strong connection between algebraic and graphic representations of functions. Graphing utilities (calculators, computers, and other technology tools) will be used to assist in teaching and learning. Graphing utilities facilitate visualizing, analyzing, and understanding algebraic and statistical behaviors and provide a powerful tool for solving and verifying solutions.
SOLs Covered: A.1, A.2, A.3, A.4, A.5, A.6, A.7, A.8, and A.9
- Notes Check/Classwork/Activities/Homework (Count once)
- Quizzes (Count 2 times)
- Tests (Count 3 times)
- Projects (Grading guidelines given at time of project)
A: 100-90 B: 89-80 C: 79-70 D: 69-60 F: 59 and below
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