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Algebra I, v2

.5 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor: Mrs. Ashley Bryan

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Instructor Information:

Hi! I am Ashley Bryan-Summers, and I have taught every possible math course from 8th grade to AP Calculus since 2008.

I have a Master's degree in Mathematics from Mississippi College, and I currently teach at Warren Central High School in Vicksburg, MS in addition to my classes with UMHS. I love teaching online classes because of the flexibility it gives students to work on their own pace in the comfort of their own homes.

I am a mom/step-mom of 3 awesome kiddos and in my (very rare) spare time I love to cook, read, and make jewelry.

 

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description:

In this algebra course, students will learn how to solve problems by using variables to represent unknown quantities and then solving for those unknown quantities by writing equations and inequalities.

TEXTBOOK

Required Textbook:

High School Math 2015 Common Core Algebra 1

ISBN 13: 9780133281149 ISBN: 0133281140

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 include (but are not limited to):

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

Course Outline:

This course consists of 4 instructional modules (or units). NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Units
LESSON Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Pacing Guide
to complete the course in one semester

Start Here

Syllabus and Orientation folder. NOTE: Once you complete the syllabus and orientation quiz, the rest of the lessons will become available to you.
Syllabus quiz
Week 1
0 Introductions and Course Information Lesson material
Introduce Yourself discussion board, Course pre-test
Week 1
1 Chapter 1

Sections 1.1 - 1.7, Lecture Presentations, Lesson Videos, Practice Questions

Chapter Assignment Dropbox, Quizzes
Week 1
Chapter 2 Sections 2.1 - 2.7, 2.9 & 2.10, Lecture Presentations, Lesson Videos
Quizzes
Week 2
Chapter 3 Sections 3.1, 3.4, 3.6 & 3.7, Lecture Presentations, Lesson Videos Chapter Assignment Dropbox, Quizzes Week 3
Unit 1 Test Proctored exam covering the required sections in chapters 1-3. Be sure to complete all previous assignments before taking this exam. Any assignments not completed before the exam is taken may receive a grade of zero. Proctored test Week 4
2

Chapter 4

Sections 4.1 - 4.7, Lecture Presentations, Lesson Videos
Quizzes
Week 5

Chapter 5

Sections 5.1, 5.3 - 5.5, 5.7 & 5.8, Lecture Presentations, Lesson Videos
Quizzes
Week 6
Chapter 6 Sections 6.1 - 6.6, Lecture Presentations, Lesson Videos Quizzes Week 7
Unit 2 Test Proctored exam covering the required sections in chapters 4-6. Be sure to complete all previous assignments before taking this exam. Any assignments not completed before the exam is taken may receive a grade of zero. Proctored test Week 8
3

Chapter 7

Sections 7.1 - 7.4, Lecture Presentations, Lesson Videos
Quiz
Week 9

Chapter 8

Sections 8.1 - 8.7, Lecture Presentations, Lesson Videos
Chapter Assignment Dropbox, Quizzes
Week 10
Chapter 9 Sections 9.1 - 9.6, Lecture Presentations, Lesson Videos Chapter Assignment Dropbox, Quizzes Week 11
Unit 3 Test Proctored exam covering the required sections in chapters 7-9. Be sure to complete all previous assignments before taking this exam. Any assignments not completed before the exam is taken may receive a grade of zero. Proctored test Week 12
4

Chapter 10

Sections 10.2 - 10.5, Lecture Presentations, Lesson Videos
Quiz
Week 13

Chapter 12

Sections 12.2 - 12.4, Lecture Presentations, Lesson Videos Quiz
Week 14
Unit 4 Test Proctored exam covering the required sections in chapters 10 and 12. Be sure to complete all previous assignments before taking this exam. Any assignments not completed before the exam is taken may receive a grade of zero. Proctored test Week 15
Post-test, Exit Survey The 10-minute Post-test is in the Final Exam folder and must be completed before the final exam will appear.
To be completed before scheduling your final exam.
Week 16
Final Exam Proctored comprehensive exam covering the entire course. Complete all previous assignments before taking this exam. Any assignments not completed before the exam is taken will receive a grade of zero. Proctored test Week 16

Grading Scale:

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

The grading format is as follows:

Unit homework (quizzes, assignments) 50%
Unit proctored tests: 30%
Final exam 20%

Additional Information:

In an Independent Study course, a student's reading comprehension and written communication skills become even more important than in traditional lecture courses because they are the student's primary means of receiving knowledge and demonstrating mastery of that knowledge. Accordingly, reading comprehension and written communication skills are necessary for success in this course.

Internet Access - You must have access to the Internet, preferably high speed, for the duration of this course. You'll need speakers or headphones and the download capacity to watch short videos.

Start Here:
You must get at least 80% on the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for your lesson materials to appear.

Lessons: All of the course work will appear on the Lessons page as soon as you have achieved 80% or higher on the syllabus quiz in the Start Here area. You must complete the assignments in the order they appear. You may not skip quizzes, tests, or projects. Once you complete each final chapter assignment, the next chapter folder will appear. In other words, continuing on to the next folder is contingent on completing the ones before it.

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. You can see your attempt(s) by accessing the quiz as you did while taking it, then clicking the attempt and then the score.

Chapter Assignments: Essays and projects will be uploaded to Blackboard dropboxes. To submit your assignment, click on the title of the dropbox and choose the Browse My Computer button to navigate to your saved file and select it.

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.

Tests: Proctored unit 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. There is an ungraded final exam practice test to help you.

To take an exam, please contact your proctor or our staff in the school office. You can email UMHS@olemiss.edu for any questions about scheduling an exam. Our staff will help you set up exam times, will help you arrange a proctor for your exams, and will give your proctor the codes for the exams.