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Course name: Algebra 1B

Course number: 7919090

Teacher: Drew

Objective:

The purpose of this course is to continue to develop the algebraic concepts and processes that can be used to analyze and solve a variety of routine and non-routine real-world and mathematical problems

Description:

Algebra Ib integrates geometry, probability, and statistics together with Algebra. This course is the second part to a full Algebra 1 course.  Students learn to use mathematics effectively through problem-solving experiences that include use of higher-order thinking skills in daily assignments, a wide variety of problem types in the questions, and open-ended problems. They also learn to read and understand mathematics on their own, and to express this understanding both orally and in writing.  

Materials:

Apex Virtual Learning

Kahn Academy

News2You: Unique Learning System

Common Core Worksheets

Supplemental Material provided by the teacher

Classroom expectations:

The teacher will provide accommodations and modification to allow all students to participate in class to their fullest ability.

Students are expected to:

1)      Respect Peers, Staff, and Yourself

2)      Respect Class Time

3)      Respect School Property

4)      Be Where You Are Supposed to Be

Assessment:

Based on individual student needs the student may be assessed using any combination of:

         cumulative projects

         work portfolio

         written assessment

         verbal assessment

         teacher and staff daily observation

Grading:

         20% completed in-class assignments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations, was the student able to independently complete the classwork for the day)

         40% completed end of topic assessments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student is able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the topic based on the sunshine state standards)

         20% daily demonstration of appropriate behavior during class (ie. Given appropriate accommodations the student will demonstrate behavior that is conducive for their own learning and the learning of their peers)

         20% participation (given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student will engage in classroom activities)

Course Outline:

Quarter

Major Course Objectives/Benchmarks

Sub-topics

1st

What is a variable and how can it be used in real-life problems?  What are rational numbers and where are they found in the real world?  How can you find the probability of an event occurring?  How do you solve equations and how can this be useful in everyday life?

-Explore and use variables, function patterns, and graphs

-Use mathematical operations  with rational numbers and explore their properties

2nd

How is solving and inequality different from and similar to solving an equation?  How can use the ability to read a graph, draw information from the graph, and use that information to extrapolate data useful?

-Find probabilities of events

-Solve equations and inequalities

3rd

How do you graph a linear equation?  Why is it useful to be able to graph lines in many different ways? How do you solve a system of equations/inequalities?  How can this be used in real life problem solving?

-Use graphs of relations and functions

-Graph lines in a variety of methods  

4th

How can you use exponents and their properties in real life to make things easier?  How do you graph quadratic equations and why is it useful to do so?  How does factoring help with this?

-Explore and use properties of exponents and exponential functions

·Factor polynomials

 

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