PRE AP Algebra I
Grading Scale
The
students will be given points for all assignments, but grades will be weighted
with the following percentages:
Assignments: 30%
Notebook/Journal: 10%
Projects/Labs: 20%
Test: 40%

Supplies
 Composition Notebook
 Lined paper (college ruled)
 Pencil and eraser
 1 box Kleenex
 Scotch Tape
 Markers
 Hand Sanitizer
Calculators
Each
student will be assigned a calculator for the whole year. The student
is responsible for any damage on that particular calculator. If the
calculator is lost and or damaged, the student will have to replace it.

Course Description
Part 1:
Students will gain a basic understanding of the properties and
attributes of functions. This will be accomplished through the use of
manipulatives and symbols in order to simplify expressions solve
equations and inequalities in problem situations. Students will
translate among the various representations of functions and gain an
understanding of slope and intercepts of linear functions (including the
effects of change in parameters) in realworld and mathematical
situations. Numerous handson experiences will be provided throughout
the course. Graphing calculator technology will be integrated throughout
the course.
Part 2: Students will
formulate, solve and analyze solutions for equations and inequalities
based on linear functions and systems of linear equations. Students
will understand that the graphs of quadratic functions are affected by
the parameters of the functions, describe those affects, and solve the
quadratic functions using appropriate methods. Students will also model
function situations that are neither linear nor quadratic. Numerous
handson experiences will be provided throughout this course. Graphing
calculator technology will be integrated throughout the course.