Pre Algebra Syllabus

Course Information

Units of Study for this course include:

Unit 1 – Expressions and the Number System

Unit 2 – Proportional and Non-Proportional Relationships and Functions

Unit 3 – Expressions, Equations, and Relationships in Geometry

Unit 4 – Equations and Inequalities

Unit 5 – Transformational Geometry

Unit 6 – Statistics and Samples

Unit 7- Personal Financial Literacy

 

Tutoring Schedule

Distance Learning tutoring will take place during independent practice time within the allotted time.
In classroom: Tuesday-Friday 7:30- 7:50 AM in Rm 143

                    Tuesday-Thursday 3:50-4:30 PM in Rm 143   

 

Materials

1 – 3 Subject Spiral

1 - Package of colored pens (not black) and pencils as needed

Glue / Glue Sticks

1 - Scissors

1 – Bottle of Hand Sanitizer

1 – Box of Tissue

***Graphing Calculators (TI-nspire) will be used in this class.  They are NOT required; however, graphing calculators are a smart investment for use in several math classes from this grade level on thru college.  If you do not have your own, a graphing calculator will be provided for in class use only!  TI-nspire's are provided to individual students during remote learning.

            

 

Grading Policy - Access to student grades are available for parent and student through Skyward.  To get username and password contact the front office.

Tests:    60% - There will be a minimum of two (2) tests each grading period.  Students will be given up to 3 additional days to redo a FAILING TEST but the grade will be no higher than a 70.  If 50% OR MORE OF STUDENTS IN A CLASS FAIL a MAJOR ASSIGNMENT, the entire class will receive reteaching of the content using a different instructional strategy from the original presentation. All students will be given an alternative major assignment. Students will receive the higher of the two grades earned. The teacher will indicate in the grade book that the assignment was retaught.

Homework, Quizzes and STAAR Review:   40% - There will be a minimum of six (6) assignments each grading period.  Assignments must be done in pencil and turned in at the beginning of class.  Quizzes may include teacher made quizzes, pop quizzes, selected homework problems, worksheets, and other miscellaneous assignments.  Re-quizzing is not allowed. 

 Note:  Most math assignments require showing all work.  This is necessary because the process or strategy is the critical learning task, not just getting the answer.

 Absences - Students who are absent for math class will be responsible for picking up their late work when they return to school.

  • Students with an EXCUSED ABSENCE from school will have the opportunity to make up missed work at the rate of one day for one day missed, with a maximum of five days.  Students will receive a zero for any major or minor assignment not made up within the allotted time.
  • Students with an UNEXCUSED ABSENCE may not make up missed work; however if the unexcused absence is determined to be caused by an extenuating circumstance, makeup work may be allowed.  The grade for the makeup work will be no higher than a 70.

Late Work

  • Late work will be accepted up to 3 days after the due date with a 10 point deduction per day from the original grade.

For example:          original grade                                  92

                                     -deduction                                 -10

                                grade recorded                                82 ; if only one day late

 
Google Meets Etiquette

  • Be on time for the meeting.
  • Be prepared for class.  (laptop/desktop, pencil, homework, colored pens, and spiral).
  • Have your microphone muted when entering the meet.
  • Raise your hand when you have a question or a meaningful comment.
  • Turn your microphone on only when it is your turn to speak.
  • Be respectful to everyone, especially those speaking.
  • Obey all school rules.