Gateway Regional High School
Algebra 1- 10th and 11th grade
Cynthia J. Valeski
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math 8, teacher recommendation and scores on the Algebra Readiness Test and PARCC.
This course is a fast-paced course that allows students opportunities to take responsibility for learning.
The Algebra I curriculum is comprised of the following major concepts or ‘Big Ideas’: (1) tools of algebra; (2) equations and inequalities; (3) rational and irrational numbers; (4) polynomials; (5) functional and relations; and (6) linear systems. While knowledge of content is being developed students are engaged in hands-on and cooperative activities that encourage mathematical reasoning, problem solving, communicating and making connections. Through these activities students utilize technology such as graphing calculators, computers, and calculator-based lab equipment. In addition they are encouraged to think more critically through activities that involve investigations, explorations, and discovery. Finally, evaluation appears in several formats: tests, performance tasks, and long- and short-term projects.
Course Expectations and Assessments
· 1st Marking Period
Required and Recommended Materials
· One-inch 3-ring binder (for math only!)
· Pencil with an eraser
· Ear buds with an audio jack to be used in the chrome book
Extra help will be provided on an as-needed basis. Please see or email Mrs. Valeski to arrange a time to meet.
Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences