Intro to Algebra Syllabus

  • Introduction to Algebra




    Ms. Kim Hubert


    Ms. Tamara K. Rhoades


    COURSE DESCRIPTION: Instructional time is focused on three critical areas: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions/ equations and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing 2-D and 3-D space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.  


    1. scientific calculator  (TI30XIIS recommended) 2. spiral notebook

    3. folder or binder4. pencils

    5. book cover/ paper bag

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS:Students are expected to come prepared to class with all materials, completed homework, and a positive attitude.  Students are required to maintain a notebook containing  notes, reflections, class work, and  homework. Assignments must be completed and submitted by due date to receive full credit.  All homework is to be completed individually unless otherwise stated.  

    GRADING POLICY Evaluation is based on practice tasks and performance assessments.   Students are able to track their own level of understanding throughout each unit as they progress toward mastery of the learning targets. Feedback is in the form of grades, discussions, and written comments.  

    Performance 80%     Assessments that demonstrate student mastery include unit and quarterly assessments, performance tasks. Students may retake any unit assessment or performance task before the next unit concludes.  

    Practice 20%Practice of new skills and concepts on the way to mastery such as quizzes,

    exit tickets, class work, and homework. These tasks will help prepare student for performance assessments. Not all practice work will be graded.

    CLASSROOM NORMS: Our time spent in the classroom is extremely valuable. The following plan outlines our classroom norms (compiled by our students) to support our learning together.

    Norms:  1. Respect yourself, others, and property.

    2. Be kind to all.

    3. Listen when others talk.

    4. Be responsible and prepared.

    5. Everyone participates.

    Appropriate behavior is recognized with praise, notes, emails, or phone calls home. However, if a student chooses to not follow a norm during a class period, the following steps will be taken:


    First time: Warning

    Second:Stay after class 2 minutes

    Third:Contact home


    Fifth:Refer to Office

    MAKE-UP WORK Students are responsible for obtaining and completing make-up work.  See Student Handbook for guidelines.  Assignments are posted in a Classroom Planner, but contacting a classmate and returning to school with absent work completed is recommended.

    EXTRA HELP We welcome and encourage any student to attend help sessions to gain a better understanding of Introduction to Algebra. Extra help is available before and after school by appointment.

    Be assured that our goal is to work together to ensure success for your student. Feel free to contact us anytime with any questions or concerns.

    Thank you!

    Ms. Kim Hubert & Ms. Tamara K. Rhoades

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