Mrs. Peggy Slaten Andover Central High School
Algebra 1 Syllabus
Students will acquire necessary skills to move on to Geometry, Algebra II, and Calculus at the high school level. This course covers three primary topics: 1) linear and quadratic expressions, sentences, and functions; 2) exponential expressions and functions; and 3) linear systems. Problem-solving and real-world applications are used throughout to develop and maintain basic skills and concepts.
Materials: spiral or bound notebook for homework assignments, Chromebook, paper, pencil, and a graphing calculator (TI-84 Plus). These need to be bought and brought to class as soon as possible. We will start learning new concepts beginning on Tuesday, and you will need everything on your list that day.
Students are missing valuable learning experiences when they are not in class. Especially in math, it is difficult to understand a section unless you have understood the previous sections. So attendance and keeping up with daily assignments is very important
Test 75% Quizzes 15% Homework 10%
Homework is an opportunity for students to practice concepts that are being taught and is not evidence of mastery, and thus will not constitute a major portion of the grade. Assignments are posted in class on a daily/weekly basis as well as on my web-site. Homework will be assigned daily and will be due at the start of the next class period. All homework will be on-line (the students are still required to write and show their work on paper and turn in to me).They will then input their answers into the computer. We will try to set aside time to work on the assignment each day. It is up to the student to use that time wisely.
The Road to Success:
Guidelines for the Road to Success
For additional assistance, I will be available Monday through Friday before school from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., after school from 3:00 – 3:30, or by appointment. Additional course resources will be posted on my website which can be accessed from the school website. Go to “Faculty & Staff”, “Staff Directory”, and find my name.
All students will be treated with respect and be expected to respect others. Students should remember Jaguar Pride:
** NO CELLPHONES WILL BE ALLOWED DURING CLASS TIME