• # Algebra 1-2 Syllabus

Course Description
This course includes formal mathematical concepts such as functions, relations, algebraic expressions, the solving and graphing
of equations and inequalities, exponents, roots, sequences, series, polynomial operations, linear equations, and the quadratic
formula. Emphasis is placed on studying algebra in context through problem solving and real-life applications. This course will
benefit the student by equipping them with the necessary skills and understanding for future math and science studies.
Course Objectives
The student by the end of this class will:
 Use Algebra to model data through the study of
functions
 Make connections between algebraic, graphical, and
tables
 Solve right and graph linear and quadratic functions
 Explore and develop properties of exponents
 Explore and develop rules for factoring polynomials
 Emphasize, review, and extend practice skills learned
in mathematics
Textbook: Algebra 1 by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
Online Resource: Algebra 1-2 Flexbook – Available
under the Math Department page on the BCHS website
* There will be a classroom set of books as well as online
Grades will be based on the student’s cumulative earned points and weighted by category
60% Assessments
20% Homework/Classwork
20% Final Exam
The teacher will determine methods of evaluation for all assignments, quizzes, and miscellaneous activities. Tests will be
constructed to ensure students are evaluated on all primary topics.
Test Retake Policy
Students who score below a 75% on any Unit Test will be allowed one retake of that test if the following criteria are met.
1. Maximum score student can receive for the retake is a 75%
2. Necessary correctives are completed
3. Retake test must be completed before the next unit test
4. Retake test must be done outside of regular class time
Required Materials
Students will provide their own supplies to be used on a
daily basis.
These tools include:
 3-Ring Binder with folder with pockets for homework
and worksheets
 Composition Book with graph paper for daily notes
(Available at “The Spot”)
 Pencils, erasers, RED pens
 Graphing Calculator: TI 83 or 84 is the one that will
be modeled in class
These supplies must be brought to class by
Monday, August 18
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
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PowerSchools Access Information
Parents/Guardians that do not have a login code for their child can get one at the front office. An I.D. will be required to receive
other information. The web address is: http://ps.dvusd.org/public/
Long Term Projects
Long term projects are assignments given at least two weeks in advance. Teachers should note that the assignment is a long
term project in the written instructions provided for the students. Long term projects are due on or before the date assigned,
even if the student or teacher is absent on the due date.
See the Student Handbook for additional details.
All students enrolled in Algebra 1-2 will adhere to the framework and guidelines set forth in the Boulder Creek High School
Academic Integrity Code. Cheating and Plagiarism will not be tolerated. The purpose of this code is to promote a positive
learning environment for all involved. As humans, we will make mistakes as we grow. It is understood that we can learn from
those mistakes and become better individuals in the future. Any student who violates this code will be referred to the Students
Rights and Responsibilities handbook and assignment of appropriate consequences. Please refer to the Academic Integrity
Code in your student handbook for more details.
Absences and Make-Up Work Policy
Upon return to class after an absence, a student has one school day for each day missed to make up work/test assigned during
his/her absence regardless of the number of days absent. For example, if a student is absent on Thursday and Friday, he/she will
have Monday and Tuesday of the following week to make up work and must turn in the work that was assigned during the days
absent on Wednesday. Coursework and assessments assigned prior to the absence(s) may still be due on the date assigned. It is
the student’s responsibility to check with teachers immediately upon return for work missed and possible adjustment of due
dates. Teachers may choose to schedule an appointment with the student to arrange due dates as needed.
It is the student’s responsibility to do the following in order to receive full credit on absent work:
1. Get assignment from teacher and get notes missed from another student.
2. Request help from the teacher if needed.
3. Label the assignment as “absent” & turn in the completed assignments in the given amount of time.
No late work will be accepted for full credit, although it is recommended students complete all work in order to learn the
concepts. Students can make up a late assignment for 70% of the credit as it is turned in the following day.
Classroom Behavior Expectations and Consequences – PBIS
PRIDE Learning Environment
Prepared  Bring materials
Respectful  Respect others, their property, equipment, and the facility
Integrity  Complete your own work
Discipline
Everyone United  Encourage confidence
 Come prepared to learn
 All electronic devices are off and out of sight
 Arrive on time & be in your seat
 Behave appropriately and use courteous language
 Keep food and drink outside
 Cooperate and collaborate
Communication
Please contact the teacher for any student concerns. It is crucial that teachers, parents, and students maintain open lines of
communication. Contact information is provided at the top of the first page.
The Deer Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. For any inquiries regarding
nondiscrimination policies contact the Superintendent's Department, 20402 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix,
AZ 85027. 623.445.5000.
• # Algebra 3-4 Honors Syllabus

Prerequisites:

Algebra 1-2 Honors and Geometry Honors and/or Teacher Approval

Mathematical Goals:

The student will:

·Use technology and visual models as aids in understanding math content

·Apply mathematical problem solving strategies to solve problems from within and outside mathematics

·Be able to use the tools of estimation and mental math

·Integrate the NCTM standards to solve real life problems

·Integrate reading and writing into the math curriculum

All math courses are designed to meet the requirements of the Deer Valley Mathematics Curriculum, Arizona State Standards and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards.

Course Description:

This course involves a more rigorous analysis of the topics covered in Algebra 3-4. Areas receiving increased emphasis include trigonometry and solutions to higher-order relations.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the school year, the student will:

·Simplify & solve equations that contain inequalities, exponents, trigonometric functions, logarithms, rational numbers, and radicals.

·Solve linear & quadratic equations, as well as determining their intercepts, their domain & range, and transformations.

·Perform addition, subtraction, and multiplication with matrices.

·Calculate sums of sequences, work with binomial theorem, and determine probability of real life situations.

Please navigate to http://math-dvusd.wikispaces.com/ for a complete list of State Standards and further details.

Expectations:

 Learning Environment Prepared Bring materials Come prepared to learn Respectful Respect others, their property, equipment, and the facility Integrity Complete your own work All electronic devices are off and out of sight Discipline Arrive on time & be in your seat Behave appropriately and use courteous language Keep food and drink outside Everyone United Encourage confidence Cooperate and collaborate

All guidelines and rules of Boulder Creek High School will be followed. The Student is expected to:

·Ask questions. Ask for help. Set up a time for extra help if necessary.

·Come to class prepared. This includes supplies such as paper and pencils, as well as homework.

·Complete all assignments. (No late work will be accepted)

·No silly behavior, excessive talking, or disrespect to our school, the teacher, or fellow students will be tolerated. The student is expected to work on math assignments during class.

Consequences of not meeting expectations:

1. Discuss behavior with the student.

2. A conference with the student – possible seat change (parent contact)

Note: Instructor will go directly to step 3 when deemed appropriate.

Test - Quizzes - Projects = 64%

Assignments – homework = 16%

Final Exams = 20%

A = 100% - 90%

B = 89% - 80%

C = 79% - 70%

D = 69% - 60%

F = 59% and below

·Homework is due at the start of class. Homework can only be made up if the student has an excused absence.  Students can Re-do any assignment for full credit if they attend tutoring prior to the unit test.  Re-do assignments are due the day following a tutoring session.  No Re-do assignments will be accepted for a unit once the test for that unit has been taken.

·Late assignments will be corrected but will not receive points.

·No extra credit - school policy.

·Grades can be checked through Powerschools.  Grades will NOT be posted in the classroom, but the student can request to see their grade.

All students enrolled in Algebra 3-4 Honors will adhere to the framework and guidelines set forth in the Boulder Creek High School Academic Integrity Code. Cheating and Plagiarism will not be tolerated. The purpose of this code is to promote a positive learning environment for all involved. As humans, we will make mistakes as we grow. It is understood that we can learn from those mistakes and become better individuals in the future. Any student who violates this code will be referred to the Students Rights and Responsibilities handbook and assignment of appropriate consequences. Please refer to the Academic Integrity Code in its entirety for definitions and examples of plagiarism and cheating and strategies on how to avoid these infractions.

Makeup Policy:

Upon return to class after an absence, a student has one school day for each day missed to make up work/test assigned during his/her absence regardless of the number of days absent. For example, if a student is absent on Thursday and Friday, he/she will have Monday and Tuesday of the following week to make up work and must turn in the work that was assigned during the days absent on Wednesday.

Coursework and assessments assigned prior to the absence(s) may still be due on the date assigned. It is the student’s responsibility to check with teachers immediately upon return for work missed and possible adjustment of due dates. Teachers may choose to schedule an appointment with the student to arrange due dates as needed.

Long Term Project Policy:

Long term projects are assignments given at least two weeks in advance.  Teachers should note that the assignment is a long term project in the written instructions provided for the students.  Long term projects are due on or before the date assigned, even if the student or teacher is absent on the due date.  See the Student Handbook for additional details.

Supplies:

·Spiral Notebook or Composition Book

·Pencils

·A graphing calculator is strongly recommended.  TI-83, TI-84, TI-30Xa (scientific calculator)

Powerschool Access

Parents/Guardians will be given information about accessing the Powerschools site at the Parent-Teacher conferences in October.  The Powerschools site allows parents/guardians and students to access the student’s grades, attendance, and other information.  The web address is:

http://ps.dvusd.org/public/

 The Deer Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. For any inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies contact the Superintendent's Department, 20402 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027. 623.445.5000.