Welcome to Algebra I. This is where you come to verify schedules, objectives, and assignments for this class.
Syllabus
The objectives and description of this course is found in the Algebra I Class Syllabus.
Priority Standards for 090 (Algebra I)
These are the concepts each student should master by the end of the semester:
- Applications of Linear Equations
- Graphing Linear Equations
- 2×2 Systems
- Polynomials
- Factoring
- Integer Exponents
Rules for Class
All applicable Colorado Early Education – Fort Collins rules. In this class I have two rules that are very important to me:
- Treat each person in this room with the respect with which you would like to be treated.
- Except when in an organized group discussion, only one person speaks at a time.
Clarification of Rules for This Class
My personal goal is to see all of you succeed in this class so that each student can progress to the next class in their sequence. To do this, I need to clarify my two rules. For this purpose, I have separated out the Participation Grade for the class from the Homework Grade. Homework will be worth 10%, while Participation will be worth 5% of the grade. Participation points are 25/week. Violations of any of the following will be point deductions.
- All students will be in and stay in their assigned seats for the duration of the class.
- All students will have their books on their desk, open to the proper page.
- Each student will have their homework out at the beginning of class so that I can review it. This is the time to ask questions, if needed, before I come around and check it after taking attendance.
- Each student will sit up straight in their desk and give respect to the person talking.
- You will create a desire to learn and participate appropriately in the class, including doing problems on the board.
Motivation
There is an extra-credit opportunity by reading an article, watching a simple video, and writing answers about your experiences. Go here for the question sheet and pointers to the article and video.
Hints
As I see certain aspects of Algebra where several of the students are struggling, I will add information to my Hints file to help. If you have suggestions on what you would like to see here, please let me know.
Calendar
13 OctCh 3 & 4Exam 2, Chapters 3 & 4100
Assigned Due |
Chptr.Sctn Pages |
Problems | Points |
---|---|---|---|
17 Aug 21 Aug |
10.3 718-20 |
1-46, every 5th problem, 82 | 20 |
18 Aug 21 Aug |
1.4 51-3 |
1-61, every 5th problem, 82, 89 | 20 |
18 Aug 21 Aug |
1.5 59-62 |
1-46, every 5th problem 61-96, every 5th problem |
20 |
24 Aug 25 Aug |
2.1 109-111 |
1-101, every fifth | 20 |
25 Aug 28 Aug |
2.2 118-20 |
Problems 1,2,5,7,11 & 13-98, every fifth |
20 |
28 Aug 29 Aug |
2.3 126-7 |
1-61, every 5th problem 61-96, every 5th problem |
20 |
29 Aug 30 Aug |
2.4 135-8 |
1-61, every 5th problem | 20 |
30 Aug 31 Aug 2017 |
2.5 143-5 |
1-46, every 5th problem | 20 |
31 Aug 6 Sep 2017 |
2.6 152-5 |
1-66, every 5th problem | 20 |
4 Sep | – | Holiday-Labor Day | – |
5 Sep | Quiz | Sections 2.1-2.5 | 50 |
5-6 Sep 7 Sep |
2.6 152-5 |
1-67, every 5th problem | 20 |
7-8 Sep 11 Sep |
2.7 161-5 |
1-56, every 5th problem | 20 |
11-12 Sep 13 Sep |
2.8 176-80 |
Linear Inequalities 1-116, every 5th problem |
30 |
13 Sep 13 Sep |
2.6 to 2.8 |
Quiz, Section 2-6 – 2-8 | 50 |
14 Sep | 2.1-2.8 191-2 |
Review, Chapters 1 & 2 1-20, all |
20 |
15 Sep | 2-1 to 2-8 |
Exam, Chapters 1 & 2 | 100 |
18 Sep 19 Sep |
3.1 198-203 |
Rectangular Coordinate System 1-32, all odd problems |
20 |
19-20 Sep 21 Sep |
3.2 212-8 |
2-variable linear equations 1-79, every 3rd problem |
20 |
21-2 Sep 25 Sep |
3.3 225-31 |
Slope – Rate of Change 1-96, every 5th problem |
20 |
25-6 Sept 27 Sep |
3.4 238-42 |
y = mx + b, slope/intercept 1-90, every 5th problem |
20 |
26 Sep 27 Sep |
3.1-3.4 242 |
Problem Recognition Exercises 1-20, all |
20 |
27 Sep | 3.1-3.4 | Quiz | 50 |
27-8 Sep 29 Sep |
3.5 247-51 |
(y_{2} – y_{1}) = m*(x_{2} – x_{1}) – point slope 1-64, every 4th problem |
20 |
29 Sep to 2 Oct 3 Oct |
3.6 255- 9 |
Applications 1 – 24, all |
20 |
3 Oct 4 Oct |
3.5-6 259-60 |
Review – 2 Groups Modeling a Linear Equation 1-6, all |
40 |
4 Oct 5 Oct |
3.5-6 Chap 4 |
Quiz Start reviewing 4.1 |
50 — |
5 Oct 6 Oct |
4.1 280-4 |
Systems Graphing 1-58, every 4th problem |
20 |
6-9 Oct 10 Oct |
4.2 292-294 |
Substitution Method 1-60, every 4th problem |
20 |
10 Oct 11 Oct |
4.3 301-3 |
Addition/Subtraction (Elimination) Method 1-75, every 4th problem |
20 |
11 Oct 11 Oct |
Chap 4 | Be ready for tomorrow’s Quiz 4,1 – 4.3 Practice Quiz In-class – due at end of class |
HW 40 |
12 Oct 12 Oct |
Chap 4 | 4,1 – 4.3 Quiz In-class – due at end of class |
50 |
13 Oct | 4.1-4.3 304 |
Review 1-30, every 4th problem |
20 |
16 Oct | Ch 3&4 | Exam 2, Chapters 3 & 4 In-class – due at end of class |
100 |
17 Oct 18 Oct 18 Oct |
5.1 & 5.2 349-351 355-356 |
Exponent Rules 1-130, every 6th problem 1-82. every 6th problem |
20 20 |
18 Oct 19 Oct |
5.3 364-366 |
Exponent Rules 1-106, every 4th problem |
20 |
19 Oct 23 Oct |
5.4 371-373 |
Scientific 1-76, every 4th problem |
20 |
20 Oct | – | Holiday International Sloth Day |
– |
23 Oct 24 Oct |
5.5 379-382 |
Add/Sub Polynomials 1-98, every 4th problem |
20 |
24 Oct 25 Oct |
5.6 389-392 |
Multiply Polynomials 1-126, every 4th problem |
20 |
25 Oct 26 Oct |
5.7 A 400-402 |
Divide Polynomials 1-82, every 4th problem |
20 |
26 Oct 27 Oct |
5.7 B 403 |
Synthetic Division 1-40, every 4th problem |
20 |
27 Oct | 5.1-5.7 | Quiz – Chapter 5 | 50 |
30 Oct 31 Oct |
5.1-5.7 408-411 |
Review – Chapter 5 1-117, every 8th problem |
20 |
31 Oct | 5.1-5.7 | Exam 3 – Chapter 5 | 100 |
1 Nov 2 Nov |
6.1 423-425 |
GCF Grouping 1-98, every 4th problem |
20 |
2 Nov 3 Nov |
6.2 430-432 |
Factor x^{2} + bx + c 1-80, every 4th problem |
20 |
3 Nov 6 Nov |
6.3 439-440 |
AC Method x^{2} + bx + c 1-80, every 4th problem |
20 |
6 Nov 7 Nov |
6.4 446-447 |
AC Method x^{2} + bx + c 1-86, every 4th problem |
20 |
7 Nov 8 Nov |
6.5 A 453 |
Difference of Squares Perfect Square Trinomials 1-41, every 4th problem |
20 |
8 Nov 9 Nov |
6.5 B 453-454 |
Difference of Squares Perfect Square Trinomials 45-80, every 4th problem |
20 |
9 Nov 10 Nov |
6.6 A 459-460 |
Sum and Difference of Cubes 1-76, every 4th problem |
20 |
10 Nov 11 Nov |
6.6 B 461-462 |
Problem Recognition 1-73, every 4th problem |
20 |
13-14 Nov 15 Nov |
6.7 467-466 |
Zero Product Rule 1-66, every 4th problem |
20 |
15-16 Nov 17 Nov |
6.8 474-477 |
Application of Quadratic Equations 1-42, every 4th problem |
20 |
17 Nov | 6.1-6.8 | Quiz | 50 |
20-24 Nov | – | Holiday – Thanksgiving | – |
27 Nov | 6.1-6.8 | Reviewc | 20 |
28 Nov | 6.1-6.8 | Exam 4 – Chapter 6 | 100 |
29-30 Nov | Probability | 20 | |
1-4 Dec | Statistics | 20 | |
5 Dec | Quiz Statistics/Probability |
50 | |
6 Dec | Review Chapters 1-6 |
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7 Dec | Final Exam Part 1A |
50 | |
8 Dec | Final Exam Part 1B |
50 | |
11 Dec | Final Exam Part 2A |
100 | |
12 Dec | Final Exam Part 2B |
100 | |
13-15 Dec | – | School Out for Students Teacher Days |
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