• Mr. Levine   levineed@orange.k12.nj.us

    Ms. Noel      noelwend@orange.k12.nj.us

     

    Intensified Algebra 1 Syllabus

    Course Description

    Students will focus on linear functions and equations, which provide the mathematical tools necessary for consolidating and representing what they learned in elementary and middle school about ratios and proportional reasoning.  Students also study exponential and quadratic functions and equations.  Throughout the course, students learn to use the basic algebra tools to represent problem situations and to solve important classical problems.  The instructional model of this course fosters interactive learning through student writing, reading, speaking, and collaborative activities so students can learn  to work effectively with peers; communicate about mathematics both orally and in writing; promote students’ abilities to reason, justify, and generalize; and advance students’ positive work habits and learning dispositions.

     

    Course Outline/Concept Map

               

     

     

    Course Material

    • Agile Mind Textbook – Volume 1 and Volume 2
    • Online Student Account : agilemind.com

                                                          Username : student id number

                                                          Password: student id number

    Required Materials/Supplies

    • Notebook(s) – Size and style are not important, however each student should have enough pages for the whole year. If single subject notebooks are preferred, at least 4 or 1 per marking period will be needed.
    • A 1-inch binder to hold handouts, returned work and study materials
    • Pencils – at least 40 so they will have 1 per week of school
    • Optional: box of tissue and/or a bottle of hand sanitizer

     

    Academic Requirements and Expectations

    • Each student will be expected to know and demonstrate mastery of the areas of study itemized in the Course Description.
    • Each student will be expected to demonstrate the level of their mastery in several ways:
    1. Daily Course Work: Quizzes, Tests, Exit and Entrance Slips, Authentic Assessment, class Work and Homework
    2. PARRC On-Line Assessments and any other state mandated assessments
    3. OPA Mathematics Department Assessments
    4. Annual Student Portfolios

     

    Behavioral Expectations

    • Every student is expected to report to class with the appropriate materials: textbooks, notebook, binder, pencil, and completed assignments.
    • Every student is expected to report to class prepared with the appropriate attitude that supports their full engagement and participation in the learning experience.
    • Each student is expected to comport themselves in accordance with all of the specific classroom procedures established in their course section.
    • In general, each student is expected to follow all of the rules and regulations outlined in the Orange Preparatory Handbook and student enrollment documentation.

     

     

    Office Hours:

    Room #124 Tuesday 2:45-3:15

    Room #124 Wednesday 2:45-3:15

    Room #124 Thursday 2:45-3:15

     

     

    Grading Policy

    Category

    Minimum #

    per Marking Period

    Percentage of Grade

    Tests

    3

    25

    Quizzes

    6

    20

    Class Work

    15

    20

    Authentic Assessment

    4

    25

    Homework

    9

    10

    Students will be assessed according to the following Orange Board of Education approved policy.  The marking period grade will be based on the following:

    I have read the Intensified Algebra 1 Course Syllabus and its guidelines. I understand that I am responsible for meeting all of the listed requirements and guidelines in order to succeed in this course.

     

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    Student Name (Printed)                                     Student Signature                                                    Date ____________________________________________________________________________________            ______           

    Parent Name  (Printed)                                  Parent Signature                                                         Date

     

     

     

     

     

     

     CONTENT RUBRIC

     

    Level 5: Distinguished Command

    Level 4: Strong Command

    Level 3: Moderate Command

    Level 2: Partial Command

    Level 1: No Command

    Clearly constructs and

    communicates a complete

    response based on concrete referents provided in the prompt or constructed by the student such as

    diagrams that are

    connected to a written

    (symbolic) method, number

    line diagrams or coordinate

    plane diagrams, including:

    ·         a logical approach

     based on a conjecture and/or stated assumptions

    ·         a logical and complete progression of steps

    ·         complete justification of a conclusion  minor computationl error 

     

    Clearly constructs and

    communicates a complete

    response based on concrete referents provided in the

    prompt or constructed by

    the student such as

    diagrams that are

    connected to a written

    (symbolic) method, number line diagrams or coordinate plane diagrams, including:

    ·         a logical approach

     based on a conjecture and/or stated assumptions

    ·         a logical and complete progression of steps

    ·         complete justification of a conclusion with minor conceptual error OR  partial justification of a  conclusion

    Clearly constructs and

    communicates a complete

    response based on concrete referents provided in the

    prompt or constructed by the student such as

    diagrams that are

    connected to a written

    (symbolic) method, number line diagrams or coordinate plane diagrams, including:

    ·         a logical, but incomplete, progression of steps

    ·         minor calculation errors

    ·         partial justification of a

             conclusion

    Constructs and

    communicates an

    incomplete response based

    on concrete referents

    provided in the prompt

    such as: diagrams, number

    line diagrams or coordinate

    plane diagrams, which may

    include:

    ·         a faulty approach based on a conjecture and/or stated assumptions, however approach follows a logical progression

    ·         An illogical and

    Incomplete progression of steps

    ·         major calculation errors

    ·         partial justification of a conclusion

    OR

    ·         a logical, but incomplete, progression of steps that lacks major components of the conclusion

    The student attempts problem but provides very little or irrelevant work

     

     

     

    PLD

    Conversion

    Rubric Scoring

    PLD 5

    100

    PLD 4

    89

    PLD 3

    79

    PLD 2

    69

    PLD 1

    59

     Note: Students who provide no work receive zero for the assignment