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Course Outline

This course is composed of 8 units:

Unit 1: Getting started with Algebra

Unit 2: Introduction to functions and equations

Unit 3: Rate of change

Unit 4: Linear functions

Unit 5: Linear equations and inequalities

Unit 6: Systems of linear equations

Unit 7: Exponential and quadratic functions

Unit 8: Solution methods for quadratic equations

Exams will be given at the end of each Unit. It is very important to study to be fully prepared. Quizzes and district assessments will be done throughout the year!

and district assessments will be done throughout the year! Mrs. Guerra is expected to:  Come

Mrs. Guerra is expected to:

Come prepared to teach every day

Help students learn concepts of Algebra

Be available outside of class for questions

Give advice when asked

Give students timely feedback

Have some fun

Be stumped by a few questions

Expectations of students with a substitute:

Respect the substitute as if he/she was a teacher.

Complete all assignments given before the bell rings.

Turn in all assignments to the substitute (any kept assignments will not be accepted)

ALL classroom rules apply

Leave the classroom the way it is

Intensified Algebra 1

Course

Information

Intensified Algebra 1 Course Information TEACHER : MRS. ESENIA GUERRA ROOM : H-112 PHONE : (956)

TEACHER: MRS. ESENIA GUERRA ROOM: H-112 PHONE: (956) 354-2360 CELL: (956) 393-7464 NO CALLS AFTER 9 P.M. E-MAIL: ESENIA.GUERRA@PSJAISD.US WEBPAGE:

: H-112 PHONE : (956) 354-2360 CELL : (956) 393-7464 NO CALLS AFTER 9 P.M. E-MAIL:
: H-112 PHONE : (956) 354-2360 CELL : (956) 393-7464 NO CALLS AFTER 9 P.M. E-MAIL:
Course Philosophy The purpose of this course is to help students become successful in mathematical
Course Philosophy
The purpose of this course is to help
students become successful in
mathematical reasoning, effective
communication, making connections, and
problem solving.
Daily Lesson Structure
Opener
Lesson preview
Core activity (Instruction)
Process homework
Consolidation activity
Wrap-up/homework
5-10 minutes
1-5 minutes
25-35 minutes
10 minutes
20-25 minutes
5 minutes
Homework will be given out
on a consistent basis, which
should take about 30-40
minutes outside of class time.
Tutoring Hours:
Mondays & Tuesdays
7:35-7:50 A.M.
3:30-4:30 P.M.
 

Guidelines for Success

 

Grading Scale

 

1.

Be responsible.

90-100 =

A

2.

Always try.

80-89

=

B

3.

Do your best.

70-79 =

C

 

65-69 =

D

 

4.

Cooperate with others.

5.

Treat everyone with respect (including yourself).

 

Below 65% is a failing grade

 
 

Grade Categories

 

Six Weeks Exam15%

 

Classroom Rules

 

Classwork10%

 
 

1. Come to class every day that you are not sick.

 

Homework10%

2. Arrive on time with your own work and materials.

Project(s)10%

3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

Quiz15%

 

4. Follow directions the first time.

Exams40%

5. Stay on task during all work times.

Returning from an absence

 

Supplies (Due August 26, 2011)

Go to the absent homework folder

Pack of AA batteries

 

Pick up missing assignments from correct folder

Pack of pencils

Turn in work by the end of the week

Pack of erasers

Make-up work needs to be done within the week after you come back.

Scissors

Make-up tests will be offered on Tuesdays (after school)

1” 3-ring Binder

 1” 3 -ring Binder

Hand sanitizer

Late Assignments

Pack of markers

Any assignment that is turned in late

Whiteboard eraser

will receive an immediate 10 percent

 

penalty.

 

No assignment will be accepted after

 

one week late.

 

The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, national origin, or age.