This class will be using their iPads and Schoology. To find out more click on the link: Schoology
Algebra 1.5 Syllabus
Instructor: Mr. Chris Keller
Prerequisite – Passing grade in Beginning Algebra or Instructor’s Approval
The sequence of topics provides a logical development of elementary algebra. The student acquires adequate skills with the emphasis on the development of the concepts through reasoning rather than on mechanical manipulations. The material covered uses statistics and geometry as settings of work with linear expressions and sentences. Probability provides a context of algebraic fractions, functions, and set ideas. There is much work with graphing. Applications motivate all topics, and include exponential growth and compound interest.
Be Ready- Be on time to class with completed homework and all necessary materials.
Be Respectful- Respect all persons, property, and yourself.
Be Responsible- Participate in all class activities, get help when you need it, make up missed work, and accept consequences for your actions.
Your quarter grade is based on points earned from tests/quizzes, homework, and projects. Your 1st semester grade will be 45%- 1st quarter, 45%- 2nd quarter, and 10% semester test. Your 2nd semester grade will be 45%- 3rd quarter, 45%- 4th quarter, and 10% semester test.
F below 60%
Homework will be assigned daily. If it is a book assignment it must follow the accepted format or it will be given no credit. Homework will make up approximately 30-40% of your quarter grade. It is very important for you to do all assigned problems. Homework points are based on effort and correct work- you must show work to receive credit. Daily assignments will be worth 4 points.
Tests and Quizzes
You will be tested on each chapter. Tests will be based on correct work as well as correct answer. You will also be given quizzes to check for understanding. Tests and quizzes will make up approximately 60-70% of your quarter grade.
Regular attendance is very important to obtain the maximum benefit of the class. If you are absent from class it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and complete any assignments that were given. As outlined in the Wabasha Handbook, you will be marked tardy if you come late to class without a pass. If you are tardy 3 times in a quarter, it will equal 1 unexcused absence for the class and result in a detention. If you have 6 or more tardies you will be referred to the office. If you are tardy 10 minutes or more it will be recorded as an unexcused absence. Note: An unexcused absence will result in one increment grade reduction (i.e. grade changes from C to C-) and office consequences.
Keys to succeeding in Algebra 1.5