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Mrs. Romberger & Mrs. Michaud 8th Grade Algebra I Part I 8th Grade Algebra I 8th Grade Honors Algebra I

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**A Little About Me….. Neshaminy Graduate**

Graduated from Temple University Began teaching in Neshaminy 1992 Married with three daughters ages 21, 20 and 15 Live in the Neshaminy School District

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**Tonight’s Essential Question**

What do you need to know to help your child have a successful school year???

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**Algebra 1 Part 1 PSSA Review Connections to Algebra**

Properties of Real Numbers Solving Linear Equations Graphing Linear Equations and Functions Writing Linear Equations Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

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**Honors Algebra 1 PSSA Review Expressions, Equations, and Functions**

Properties of Real Numbers Solving Linear Equations Graphing Linear Equations and Functions Writing Linear Equations Solving and Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities Exponents and Exponential Functions Polynomials and Factoring Quadratic Equations and Functions Radicals and Connections to Geometry Rational Equations and Functions Probability and Data Analysis

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**Algebra 1 PSSA Review Connections to Algebra**

Properties of Real Numbers Solving Linear Equations Graphing Linear Equations and Functions Writing Linear Equations Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities Exponents and Exponential Functions Quadratic Equations and Functions Polynomials and Factoring Rational Expressions and Equations Radicals and More Connections to Geometry

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**Class Must Haves….. 2-inch ring binder 6 dividers Agenda Book**

Textbook AT HOME Pencils, Pencils, Pencils Calculator

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Calculators You may use your own calculator (as listed below) for all quizzes and tests (except basic skills quizzes) provided you come to class prepared. Leaving it in your locker does not count as being prepared! Algebra 1 Part 1 – After Chapter 2 Honors Alg. 1 & Alg. 1 – After Chapter 2 *Recommended Calculator: TI32 or TI34

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Notebooks You may use your own notebook for all quizzes provided you come to class prepared. Leaving it in your locker does not count as being prepared! You may not use your notebook on Tests or Basic Skills Review Quizzes.

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**Daily Procedures…. Place homework on their desk Begin warm-up**

Go over homework Notes and Classwork Homework assigned

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**What’s for Homework???? ( Students create their own login)**

Posted on the board each period to be copied into student’s agenda book Posted each day on my website neshaminy.k12.pa.us Carl Sandburg Staff - Mrs. S. Romberger Encouraged to bring notebook home EVERY night *Please feel free to use online textbook Website ( Students create their own login)

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**Grading Homework checked daily 2 pts each 3 – 4 quizzes 25-50 points**

Chapter Tests 100 points * Bonus Points * District Unit Exam/Performance Indicator Algebra based & Vocabulary based Classwork points

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Progress Reports Grades will be available online through the Home Access Center and will usually be updated daily. I will also tell each student their grade periodically to be recorded on their grade sheet in their binder and signed by you. Interim Progress Reports will be posted online in Home Access at the halfway point of each marking period.

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**How to Get Help *If your child is struggling encourage them**

to arrange for extra help, otherwise send an or write a note so arrangements can be made (Lunch, before or afterschool) After school homework club with a teacher Online tutorials available with textbook

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Keystone Exams Keystone Exams are given to any student who is taking a Full Year Algebra 1 Course. (Algebra 1 Part 1 does not take it) Keystone Exam scores in 8th Grade count towards the High School AYP numbers. Failure to pass the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam in 8th Grade will result in a remediation class requirement in next year’s schedule at NHS. Given the fast pace of the Algebra 1 Course and the ramifications of the Keystone Exam, if you see your child is struggling, do not hesitate to contact me to discuss possible options. Last year Sandburg had 96% of the Algebra I students pass the Keystone Exam.

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**We must continue to work even harder and get that number over 90%!**

PSSA Thank you for an outstanding effort on last years PSSA. Sandburg was 85% Proficient/Advanced. We must continue to work even harder and get that number over 90%!

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**Math Flow Chart Grades 8-12**

8th grade Honors Algebra 1 Accelerated Algebra 1 Algebra 1 Part 1 9th grade Honors Geometry [3160] Accelerated Geometry [3150] Geometry [3155] Algebra I [3000] Algebra I Part 2 [3005] Algebra/Geometry 1 [3115] 10th grade Honors Math 1* [3170] Honors Algebra II [3010] Algebra II [3020] Algebra/Geometry 2 [3120] 11th grade Honors Math 2* [3190] Honors Precalculus [3260] Precalculus [3250] Algebra III [3025] AP Statistics [3180] Statistics [3270] Algebra/Geometry 3 [3125] 12th grade AP Calculus AB [3200] Honors Calculus [3210] Calculus [3215]

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**I’m looking forward to a great year with your child. Thanks for coming**

I’m looking forward to a great year with your child! Thanks for coming. Mrs. Romberger

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**Opportunity Period Rules & Expectations**

plan in advance and arrive to class with ALL materials needed bring enough work to do to keep yourself occupied for the ENTIRE period if you need to see another teacher (for any reason) ask that teacher to sign a pass for you in advance……before OP begins work quietly work independently always bring a book to read

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**Effective Ways to Use Your Time**

Work on any work that the math or reading specialist assigned read a book organize notebook review notes create flashcards re-read what was read in class write a brief summary of what you read complete homework complete late work study for tests/quizzes create quiz questions with answers write spelling words 5x each

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