Gateway Regional High School
Honors Algebra I / 7th & 8th Grade / Periods 3-4
Google Classroom: pedhdof & Khan Academy: NJENGM
The Honors Algebra I curriculum is comprised of the same major concepts or ‘Big Ideas’ as Algebra I, but on a more rigorous level. 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 and computers. 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 - Assessments will evaluate the students on the the following units of study: Foundations for Algebra and Solving Equations and Inequalities.
- 2nd Marking Period - Assessments will evaluate the students on the the following units of study: Introduction to Functions, Linear Functions and Systems of Equations and Inequalities.
- 3rd Marking Period - Assessments will evaluate the students on the the following units of study: Exponential Functions, Polynomials and Quadratic Functions.
- 4th Marking Period - Assessments will evaluate the students on the the following units of study: Radical Expressions & Equations and Rational Expressions & Functions.
- Attendance Policy – Be On Time!
- Absent Work Policy - Work assigned prior to and due on the day of a one-day absence is due on the day of return. Students will be given the same number of days to complete and turn in work as the number of days missed.
- Homework Policy - Homework will be assigned on a regular basis. All assignments will be listed on PowerSchool. Homework will receive a check mark if it is complete.
- Test Retake Policy - A test can be retaken before the next primary assessment is given. The higher score will be used. A student must complete a Retake Form in order to be eligible for a test retake.
- Cell Phone/Chromebook Policy - Cell phones should be set on “silent” and all electronics should be invisible during class instruction, unless otherwise noted by Mrs. Gailliout.
- 50% - Primary Assessments - Benchmarks, Unit Tests
- 35% - Secondary Assessments - Quizzes, Performance Assessments, Other In-Class Activities
- 15% - Supportive Assessments - Notebook, Quick Checks, Classwork
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 Mrs. Gailliout to arrange a time to meet.
Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences
- Be Prompt - If you are late you will be expected to have a valid pass.
- Be Prepared - Students are to come to class each day with all necessary materials needed to participate in the activities of the day.
- Be Polite - Respect your teacher and fellow classmates. All persons in the classroom are to be treated with common courtesy and no words or actions intended to cause anyone harm will be tolerated.
- Be Positive - Leave all negative attitudes and profanity outside the classroom.
- Participate - Ask questions when you do not understand. Get involved in class discussions and group work
Please remember that you start each marking period with an A - It is up to you to do your very best!