## Algebra

Class Syllabus for Algebra

2018-19

Mrs. Schlageter

Phone – 715-861-6947 ext. #1121

Email - nschlageter@cornell.k12.wi.us

Lesson Plans/Assignments - http://nschlageter.weebly.com

Learning Targets

Algebra aims to deepen and extend student understanding built in previous courses by focusing on developing fluency with solving linear equations, inequalities, and systems. These skills are extended to solving quadratic equations, exploring linear, quadratic, and exponential functions graphically, numerically, symbolically, and as sequences, and by using regression techniques to analyze the fit of models to distributions of data.

Students will be able to:

Classroom Rules

I have two general classroom rules. I expect that your behavior, statements, and actions will meet these two criteria at all times. As you consider your actions, simply ask yourself these two questions:

Ground Rules

I. MAKE UP WORK:

Make up work will be completed within two days of the day of return. Since assignments are readily available on the internet you should not require more time. If you are absent check my website to know what happened in class and see what you are expected to complete. This will help you stay on track with the class.

VACATION SITUATIONS:

Vacations during the school year are not desirable, however sometimes not avoidable. If you are taking a trip, vacation or other planned absence you are still responsible for making up work that is missed in a timely fashion.

II. SUPPLIES:

When you come to class, you are expected to bring your textbook in a binder/folder, writing instrument, paper, completed assignments, graph paper and calculator. Computer/device may be needed on some days. Cell phones will not be used for calculators.

III. ASSIGNMENTS:

Assignments are given to explore and practice the concepts of this class and are essential to learning the concepts. Assignments will be given for in class work to be completed as part of a team effort and given as homework to be completed individually. All in-class tasks are to be completed by everyone and not just the recorder of the team. I expect assignments to be completed on time, with your best effort. Assignments are to be brought to class when you arrive. Extra credit will not be offered.

IV. IDENTIFICATION OF WORK

All of your work that is separated from your notebook is to be clearly identified with name of record, the assignment which is being responded to and the date it was performed.

Example:

Jack B. Quick

Algebra

Prob 1-21 to 1-28 pp 13-14

Sept. 4, 2017

V. OTHER RULES:

Cell Phones - Cell phones are to be in the designated area of the classroom. There is zero tolerance for cell phone use. If it is not in the designated area and is being used or goes off, it will be a write up in the office. Cell phones are not to be used for calculators.

Restroom Break - Please make your restroom visit at the beginning of class after you have checked in and informed me of your intentions. Please limit this visit to three minutes. If you need a restroom break during class, please ask at an appropriate time. If you are feeling ill and about to vomit, please just leave the room and report back later.

Food - Food, candy, or beverages are not allowed. Water is allowed if you bring it in a clear, colorless container.

Tardy - You are expected to be in the room at the bell. If you are not, you will be counted as tardy. Additionally you are expected to move promptly to your assigned seat.

Dress - You must dress in a safe and non-distracting manner. See the student handbook.

Desktops - Desktops are for supporting your materials as you write or draw in your notebook. They are not for writing on, taking/sending notes, or drawing pictures!!

Assistance - If you need assistance with an assignment or have a question, do not hesitate to speak with me. I am available most days after school from 3:21-4:08, before school from 7:30-1st bell, 9th hour intervention, and by appointment. I am always more than willing to help. Otherwise contact me by phone at school or via email at nschlageter@cornell.k12.wi.us. I check my email regularly.

Students have access to homework help at www.cpm.org. However, you shouldn’t just copy information from that website. You need to use it as a resource to help you master the understanding of the concepts, so you can be successful on tests and quizzes as well.

Behavior - I have found that optimum behavior is rooted in a healthy respect for self and others and a willingness to assume a reasonable amount of responsibility. If you show respect and are are responsible you will do well in this class.

VI. GRADING SCHEME

Points will be accumulated in each of these categories: homework, homework quizzes, quizzes, and tests. Homework is an area in which you practice the knowledge demonstrated in class and review concepts from previous lessons. Homework will largely be graded on being submitted on time, completeness and effort demonstrated. Homework quizzes will be given regularly and maybe unannounced. Homework quizzes cannot be retaken. Quizzes will be graded on accuracy and a points given per concept item. Team tests/review will be given prior to the individual test. It will not be graded, but it will serve as a review of the concepts that you should have acquired to be prepared for the individual test. Individual tests are worth 100 points each. The points from all areas will be totaled and a grade will be assigned on the percentage of possible points. Expect tests to be cumulative. A post-test may be given at the end of the year and will count the same a unit test.

If a test or regular quiz is not satisfactory, the evaluation may be taken a second time. Test/quiz retakes will be available on every test/quiz for an average of the two scores (original and retake). These reevaluations must be completed within a week of the original test/quiz. Homework quizzes are not given this option.

Semester Grades - The two quarter grades will be averaged to give the semester grade. A posttest will be given at the end of the year which may be equivalent to a unit test.

Grading Scale -

93-100 A 88-89 B+ 78-79 C+ 68-69 D+

90-92 A- 83-87 B 73-77 C 63-67 D

80-82 B- 70-72 C- 60-62 D-

2018-19

Mrs. Schlageter

Phone – 715-861-6947 ext. #1121

Email - nschlageter@cornell.k12.wi.us

Lesson Plans/Assignments - http://nschlageter.weebly.com

Learning Targets

Algebra aims to deepen and extend student understanding built in previous courses by focusing on developing fluency with solving linear equations, inequalities, and systems. These skills are extended to solving quadratic equations, exploring linear, quadratic, and exponential functions graphically, numerically, symbolically, and as sequences, and by using regression techniques to analyze the fit of models to distributions of data.

Students will be able to:

- Representations of linear, quadratic, and exponential relationships using graphs, tables, equations, and contexts.
- Symbolic manipulation of expressions in order to solve problems, such as factoring, distributing, multiplying polynomials, expanding exponential expressions, etc.
- Analysis of the slope of a line multiple ways, including graphically, numerically, contextually (as a rate of change), and algebraically.
- Solving equations and inequalities using a variety of strategies, including rewriting (such as factoring, distributing, or completing the square), undoing (such as extracting the square root or subtracting a term from both sides of an equation), and looking inside (such as determining the possible values of the argument of an absolute value expression).
- Solving systems of two equations and inequalities with two variables using a variety of strategies, both graphically and algebraically.
- Representations of arithmetic and geometric sequences, including tables, graphs, and explicit or recursive formulas.
- Use of exponential models to solve problems, and to compare to linear models.
- Investigation of a variety of functions including square root, cube root, absolute value, piecewise-defined, step, and simple inverse functions.
- Use of function notation.
- Statistical analysis of two-variable data, including determining regression lines, correlation coefficients, and creating residual plots.
- The differences between association and causation, and interpretation of correlation in context.
- Comparison of distributions of one-variable data.

Classroom Rules

I have two general classroom rules. I expect that your behavior, statements, and actions will meet these two criteria at all times. As you consider your actions, simply ask yourself these two questions:

- Is it respectful?
- Is it my best?

Ground Rules

I. MAKE UP WORK:

Make up work will be completed within two days of the day of return. Since assignments are readily available on the internet you should not require more time. If you are absent check my website to know what happened in class and see what you are expected to complete. This will help you stay on track with the class.

VACATION SITUATIONS:

Vacations during the school year are not desirable, however sometimes not avoidable. If you are taking a trip, vacation or other planned absence you are still responsible for making up work that is missed in a timely fashion.

II. SUPPLIES:

When you come to class, you are expected to bring your textbook in a binder/folder, writing instrument, paper, completed assignments, graph paper and calculator. Computer/device may be needed on some days. Cell phones will not be used for calculators.

III. ASSIGNMENTS:

Assignments are given to explore and practice the concepts of this class and are essential to learning the concepts. Assignments will be given for in class work to be completed as part of a team effort and given as homework to be completed individually. All in-class tasks are to be completed by everyone and not just the recorder of the team. I expect assignments to be completed on time, with your best effort. Assignments are to be brought to class when you arrive. Extra credit will not be offered.

IV. IDENTIFICATION OF WORK

All of your work that is separated from your notebook is to be clearly identified with name of record, the assignment which is being responded to and the date it was performed.

Example:

Jack B. Quick

Algebra

Prob 1-21 to 1-28 pp 13-14

Sept. 4, 2017

V. OTHER RULES:

Cell Phones - Cell phones are to be in the designated area of the classroom. There is zero tolerance for cell phone use. If it is not in the designated area and is being used or goes off, it will be a write up in the office. Cell phones are not to be used for calculators.

Restroom Break - Please make your restroom visit at the beginning of class after you have checked in and informed me of your intentions. Please limit this visit to three minutes. If you need a restroom break during class, please ask at an appropriate time. If you are feeling ill and about to vomit, please just leave the room and report back later.

Food - Food, candy, or beverages are not allowed. Water is allowed if you bring it in a clear, colorless container.

Tardy - You are expected to be in the room at the bell. If you are not, you will be counted as tardy. Additionally you are expected to move promptly to your assigned seat.

Dress - You must dress in a safe and non-distracting manner. See the student handbook.

Desktops - Desktops are for supporting your materials as you write or draw in your notebook. They are not for writing on, taking/sending notes, or drawing pictures!!

Assistance - If you need assistance with an assignment or have a question, do not hesitate to speak with me. I am available most days after school from 3:21-4:08, before school from 7:30-1st bell, 9th hour intervention, and by appointment. I am always more than willing to help. Otherwise contact me by phone at school or via email at nschlageter@cornell.k12.wi.us. I check my email regularly.

Students have access to homework help at www.cpm.org. However, you shouldn’t just copy information from that website. You need to use it as a resource to help you master the understanding of the concepts, so you can be successful on tests and quizzes as well.

Behavior - I have found that optimum behavior is rooted in a healthy respect for self and others and a willingness to assume a reasonable amount of responsibility. If you show respect and are are responsible you will do well in this class.

VI. GRADING SCHEME

Points will be accumulated in each of these categories: homework, homework quizzes, quizzes, and tests. Homework is an area in which you practice the knowledge demonstrated in class and review concepts from previous lessons. Homework will largely be graded on being submitted on time, completeness and effort demonstrated. Homework quizzes will be given regularly and maybe unannounced. Homework quizzes cannot be retaken. Quizzes will be graded on accuracy and a points given per concept item. Team tests/review will be given prior to the individual test. It will not be graded, but it will serve as a review of the concepts that you should have acquired to be prepared for the individual test. Individual tests are worth 100 points each. The points from all areas will be totaled and a grade will be assigned on the percentage of possible points. Expect tests to be cumulative. A post-test may be given at the end of the year and will count the same a unit test.

If a test or regular quiz is not satisfactory, the evaluation may be taken a second time. Test/quiz retakes will be available on every test/quiz for an average of the two scores (original and retake). These reevaluations must be completed within a week of the original test/quiz. Homework quizzes are not given this option.

Semester Grades - The two quarter grades will be averaged to give the semester grade. A posttest will be given at the end of the year which may be equivalent to a unit test.

Grading Scale -

93-100 A 88-89 B+ 78-79 C+ 68-69 D+

90-92 A- 83-87 B 73-77 C 63-67 D

80-82 B- 70-72 C- 60-62 D-