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1 Fall Semester, SY 2009-2010 Mrs. Abejero John Burroughs Middle School Algebra ReadinessFall Semester, SYMrs. AbejeroJohn Burroughs Middle School
2 Course syllabus Unit 1 – Scope and Sequence Number Sense, Integers, Fractions, & Algebraic Thinking.Students work with whole numbers, integers and theiroperations. Next they study the properties of fractions.Recommended Focus Standards7 NS 1.2 Add, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers(integers, fractions, and terminating decimals) and takepositive rational numbers to whole number powers.7 NS 2.1 Understand negative whole-number exponents. Multiply anddivide expressions involving exponents with a common base.7 AF 1.3 Simplify numerical expression by applying properties ofrational numbers (e.g. identity, inverse, distributive,associative and commutative) and justify the process used.7 AF 2.1 Simplify and evaluate expressions that include exponents(including positive whole number powers and negativewhole number powers)Students will be give an addendum to these topics if theteacher deems it necessary to make any modifications.
3 Unit 2 –Scope and Sequence Fractions, Decimals, Ratios and Proportions.Students transition to operations on fractions and mixednumbers and then move to work on decimals andoperations with them then study ratios, rates &proportions.Recommended Focus Standards7 NS 1.2 Add, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers(integers, fractions, and terminating decimals) and takepositive rational numbers to whole number powers.7 NS 1.3 Convert fractions to decimals and percents and use theserepresentations in estimations, computations and applications.7 NS 1.5 Know that every rational number is either a terminating orrepeating decimal and be able to convert terminating decimalsinto reduced fractions.7 AF 4.2 Solve multistep problems involving rate, average speed,distance and time or a direct variation.7 MG 1.3 Use measures expressed as rates (e.g., speed, density) andmeasures expressed as products (e.g., person-days) to solve problems, check the units of the solution; and use dimensionalanalysis to check the reasonableness of the answer.
4 teacher deems it necessary to make any modifications. Algebra Students understand and use such operations as taking theopposite, finding the reciprocal, taking a root. Theyunderstand and use the rules of exponents.Students will be give an addendum to these topics if theteacher deems it necessary to make any modifications.Unit 3 –Scope and SequencePercents and Algebraic Problem Solving.The unit opens with the study of percents, includingpercent increase and decrease. Students make thetransition to algebraic problem solving including wordproblems including those involving average speed,distance and time. They solve simple(one and two step) equations and inequalities.Recommended Focus Standards7 NS 1.3 Convert fractions to decimals and percents and use theserepresentations in estimations, computations and applications.
5 teacher deems it necessary to make any modifications. 7 NS 2.1 Understand negative whole-number exponents. Multiply anddivide expressions involving exponents with a common base.7 AF 1.1 Use variables and appropriate operations to write anexpression, an equation, an inequality, or a system ofequations or inequalities that represents a verbal description(e.g., three less than a number, half as large as area A)7 AF 1.3 Simplify numerical expression by applying properties ofrational numbers (e.g. identity, inverse, distributive,associative and commutative) and justify the process used.7 AF 4.1 Solve two-step linear equations and inequalities in onevariable over the rational numbers, interpret the solution orsolutions in the context from which they arose, and verify thereasonableness of the results.7 AF 4.2 Solve multistep problems involving rate, average speed,distance and time or a direct variation.Algebra Students understand and use such operations as taking theopposite, finding the reciprocal, taking a root, and raisingto fractional power. They understand and use the rules ofexponents (excluding fractional powers).Students will be give an addendum to these topics if theteacher deems it necessary to make any modifications.
6 Unit 4 – Scope and Sequence Linear Functions and their Graphs, Linear Equations, and Pythagorean Theorem.Students use the Cartesian coordinate system to graph points and lines and work with proportional relationships and linear functions using the slope to graph linear functions. Additionally students continue algebraic problem solving including multi-step problems.Note: As students in this course will take the GeneralMathematics CST examination, in Unit 4 they studyadditional topics in Statistics, Data Analysis andProbability, Measurement and Geometry and the RealNumber System.Recommended Focus Standards7 AF 3.3 Graph linear functions, noting that the vertical change(change in y-value) per unit of horizontal change(change in x-value) is always the same and know that the ratio(“rise over run”) is called the slope of a graph.
7 teacher deems it necessary to make any modifications. 7 AF 3.4 Plot the values of quantities whose ratios are always thesame (e.g., cost tot the number of an item, feet to inches,circumference to diameter of a circle). Fit a line to the plotand understand that the slope of the line equals the quantities.7 MG 3.3 Know and understand the Pythagorean Theorem and itsconverse and use it to find the length of the missing side of aright triangle and the lengths of other line segments and, insome situations, empirically verify the Pythagorean theoremby direct measurement.Algebra Students understand and use such operations as takingthe opposite, finding the reciprocal, taking a root.They understand and use the rules of exponents.Algebra Students simplify expressions before solving linearequations in one variable, such as3(2x – 5) + (4(x – 2) = 12.Algebra Students solve multi-step problems, including wordproblems, involving linear equations in one variable andprovide justification for each step.Students will be give an addendum to these topics if theteacher deems it necessary to make any modifications.
8 Grading Policy(Academic) Grade = Assignments Average + Quizzes Average2or (Grade = 50% Assignments Ave + 50% Quizzes Ave) (Assignments include Class Work, Homework, Dispatch)Grade Scale: Note: Poor Grades will be due to the90% - 100% A following reasons:80% - 89% B Missing assignments70% - 79% C Poor test grade60% - 69% D Lack of effortbelow 60% Failed Not paying attention Not taking notes in class Not studying at home & at school Not bringing the required materialsin everyday
9 Grading Policy(Work Habits) Excellent (E) Satisfactory (S)Complete assignments 85% of assignments completed[accomplished with honesty and integrity] Active participation in Satisfactory participation in[class discussions and activities] 95%Attendance/No tardy marks 90% Attendance/Twoexcused tardy marksUnsatisfactory(U) 50% of assignments accomplished. Little participation in class discussions and activities. Irregular attendance Not bringing the required materials in class in everyday
10 Grading Policy (Cooperation) Excellent Citizenship (E) Follows the Student Behavior Code of Conduct, Student Uniform Policyand Classroom Rules at all times.Satisfactory Citizenship (S) Follows the Student Behavior Code of Conduct, Student UniformPolicy and Classroom Rules but needs to be reminded. Two teacher warnings and two warning marks.Poor Citizenship (U) Disregards School’s Code of Conduct,Student Uniform Policy and Classroom Rules. More than two teacher warnings and warning marksConsequencesIf you choose to break a rule.Maintains school’s program of “Progressive Discipline”.Severe Disruption: Student sent immediately to office.
11 Bring the following materials in class each day. Requirements:Bring the following materials in class each day.a blue or black pen, a red pen, pencil, pencil eraserloose leaf notebook papera foldera notebook and/or binderStudent WorkbookTextbook when asked to bringGrades will be lowered for the following reasons.Breaks a classroom rule or Student Behavior Code of ConductExcessive Unexcused absences and tardinessExcessive TalkingDisruptive BehaviorBeing unprepared. (including not bringing materials/workbook/textbook in class)
12 Classroom Rules Classroom Rules Eyes Watching (I will raise my hand to ask permission to speak.) Ears Listening (I will listen and follow directions the first time they are given.) Hands Still (I will keep hands, feet, and other objects to myself.) Brain Thinking (I will pay attention at all times.)Heart Caring (I will use appropriate language. I will follow the StudentBehavior Code of Conduct and Student Appearance.)Basic Student ResponsibilitiesKeep track of your own assignments.(Homework/Classwork/Tests/Warm-up/Projects).Start work on time and turn-in assignments on time.Do you own work and ask for help when you need it.Bring all materials/workbooks/textbook in class everyday.Accept responsibilities for grades and other assignments.