HS Algebra 1HS COURSE SYLLABUS 1.0 Carnegie UnitÂ 

Instructor Information: 

Mrs. Ashley Bryan 

Contact Information: 

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Course Description 

The main objective of this course is to provide a solid understanding and appreciation for the concepts of Algebra. Algebra will provide opportunities for students to become mathematical problem solvers, to gain confidence in their ability to use mathematics, to learn to communicate and reason mathematically, to generalize when appropriate, and to make mathematical connections. 

Textbook Information: 

Required Textbook: Algebra 1, 2005 by Glencoe, McGrawHill. ISBN:0078651131 Other Required Materials:
It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices. You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus. 

Course Objectives: 

Click this Course Standards link for a full list of the standards covered in this course. 

Course Outline:  
This course consists of 4 units and a total of 12 lessons.  
Unit

LESSON  Reading Assignments  Due for Grades



1 
Expression and Equations: The Language of Algebra 
Chapter 1 & PowerPoint  
1  Expressions and Equations: Real Numbers 
Chapter 2 & PowerPoint  
1  Expressions and Equations: Solving Linear Equations 
Chapter 3 & PowerPoint  Assignments  
Exam 1 
Unit 1 (Chapters 13)  Proctored Test  
2  Linear Functions: Graphing Relations and Functions  Chapter 4 & PowerPoint  Assignments  
2  Linear Functions: Analyzing Linear Equations 
Chapter 5 & PowerPoint  Assignments  
2  Linear Functions: Solving Linear Inequalities 
Chapter 6 & PowerPoint  Assignments  
2  Linear Functions: Solving Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities  Chapter 7 & PowerPoint  
Exam 2  Unit 2 (Chapters 47)  Proctored Test  
3  Polynomials and Nonlinear Functions: Polynomials 
Chapter 8 & PowerPoint  Assignments  
3  Polynomials and Nonlinear Functions: Factoring  Chapter 9 & PowerPoint  Assignments  
3  Polynomials and Nonlinear Functions: Quadratic and Exponential Functions 
Chapter 10 & PowerPoint  Assignments 

Exam 3  Unit 3 (Chapters 810)  Proctored Test  
4 
Radical and Rational Functions: Radical Expressions and Triangles  Chapter 11 & PowerPoint  Assignments  
4 
Radical and Rational Functions: Rational Expressions and Equations  Chapter 12 & PowerPoint  Assignments  
Exam 4  Unit 4 (Chapter 1112)  Proctored Test  
Final Exam  Units 14 (Chapters 112)  Proctored Test


Grading: 

GRADING SCALE 93  100% = A GRADING INFORMATION: The grading format is as follows: Assignments 15% Additional Grading Information: Practice Problems
Practice problems will follow every lesson. While they will not be collected, they are still considered mandatory coursework. Questions very similar to those in the practice problems will appear on the quizzes and tests. Assignments Throughout the course you will be asked to complete several small assignments that give you the opportunity to be creative and express your mathematical skills. Quizzes
Quizzes will take place at the end of each section. They will be completed online and will cover a small amount of the most recently completed material. Tests Tests will be completed at the end of every unit (approximately 3 chapters) of material covered in the course. These tests will include all concepts covered thus far, with a major emphasis on the material in the most recently completed unit. Final Exam Upon completion of all unit tests, a comprehensive final exam will be given that covers all the material within the course. Essentially the final exam will be comprised of questions from each unit test. 