Algebra I – 090 – Fall 2017

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:

  1. Treat each person in this room with the respect with which you would like to be treated.
  2. 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.

  1. All students will be in and stay in their assigned seats for the duration of the class.
  2. All students will have their books on their desk, open to the proper page.
  3. 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.
  4. Each student will sit up straight in their desk and give respect to the person talking.
  5. 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

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
(y2 – y1) = m*(x2 – x1) – point slope
1-64, every third 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 Quiz
Start reviewing 4.1
50
5 Oct
6 Oct
4.1
280-4
Systems Graphing
1-58, every 3rd problem
20
6-9 Oct
10 Oct
4.2
292-294
Substitution Method
1-60, every 3rd problem
20
10-11 Oct
12 Oct
4.3
301-3
Addition Method
1-75, every 3rd problem
20
12 Oct 4.1-4.3
304
Review
1-30, every 3rd problem
20
13 Oct Ch 3 & 4 Exam 2, Chapters 3 & 4 100
16 Oct
17 Oct
5.1
349-51
Exponent Rules
1-130, every 5th problem
20
17 Oct
18 Oct
5.2
255-6
Exponent Rules
1-82. every 5th problem
20
18 Oct
19 Oct
5.3
364-6
Exponent Rules
1-106, every 5th problem
20
19 Oct
23 Oct
5.4
371-3
Scientific
1-76, every 5th problem
20
20 Oct Holiday
International Sloth Day
23 Oct
24 Oct
5.5 Add/Sub Polynomials 20
24 Oct
25 Oct
5.6 Multiply Polynomials 20
25 Oct
26 Oct
5.7 Divide Polynomials 20
26 Oct
27 Oct
5.7 Synthetic Division 20
27 Oct 5.1-5.7 Quiz – Chapter 5 50
30 Oct 5.1-5.7
403
Review – Chapter 5
1-40, every 3rd problem
20
31 Oct 5.1-5.7 Exam 3 – Chapter 5 100
1 Nov
2 Nov
6.1 GCF Grouping 20
2 Nov
3 Nov
6.2 Factor x2 + bx + c 20
3-6 Nov
7 Nov
6.4 AC Method x2 + bx + c 20
7-8 Nov
9 Nov
6.5 Difference of Squares
Perfect Square Trinomials
20
9-10 Nov
11 Nov
6.6 Sum and Difference of Cubes 20
13-14 Nov
15 Nov
6.7 Zero Product Rule 20
15-16 Nov
17 Nov
6.8 Application of Quadratic Equations 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 Statistics 20
1-4 Dec Probability 20
5 Dec Quiz
Statistics/Probability
50
6-7 Dec Review
Chapters 1-6
8 Dec Final Exam
Part 1
100
11 Dec Review
Chapters 1-6
12 Dec Final Exam
Part 2
100
13-15 Dec School Out for Students
Teacher Days