Algebra I Syllabus

Algebra I Syllabus
Mrs. Evans


Course Description: As defined in the Alabama Course of Study, Algebra I builds on foundational mathematics content learned by students in Grades K-8 by expanding mathematics understanding to provide students with a strong mathematical education. Content is designed to engage students in a variety of mathematical experiences that include the use of reasoning and problem-solving skills, which may be applied to life situations beyond the classroom setting. This course serves as the cornerstone for all high school mathematics courses; therefore, all subsequent mathematics courses require student mastery of the Algebra I content standards. 

  Materials Needed:

  • An organized math notebook for notes, assignments, and graded work
  • Pencils, colored pencils, highlighters
  • Calculator (Any scientific calculator is sufficient, but the TI-30XIIS is recommended)
  • Graph paper

 Classroom Policies:

  • Be on time and prepared to learn. Your timeliness affects you and your classmates. You are expected to be in class and ready to learn when the bell rings. You should have a sharpened pencil, an organized notebook, and your text book every day.
  • Seek help when needed. If you are having trouble with material, please seek help. Ask your classmates, set up an appointment before or after school with me and/or utilize resources on the internet. Khan academy is a great resource and it’s free ( and don’t forgot to look at You-Tube videos.   
  • Always show your work. The process of working through a problem is just as important as the final result. All work must be shown to receive full credit.
  • Make-up and turn in missed assignments.  You are responsible for all notes and assignments missed when absent. Assignments are posted daily on the calendar in my room. For each day missed, you have 3 days to make-up and turn in the work.  Any work missed due to an unexcused absence will result in a grade of 0.
  • Late work. Late work is accepted, but only for half-credit, and as long as it is turned while working on the same unit. Once we've moved on to the next unit, late work will not be accepted. 
  • Cell phone useCell phone use is prohibited in class unless its use is relevant to the curriculum and content. Until given permission, you are to keep devices put away out of my sight and yours. Cell phones brought into the classroom must be silenced and placed in the cell phone holder hanging on the classroom wall until the end of period. If you are caught using a cell phone without permission, the following disciplinary actions will be taken. First Offense: The cell phone will be taken up and kept until the end of the period. Second Offense: The cell phone will be taken up and kept until the end of the day. Third Offense: The cell phone will be taken up and turned in to an administrator.  
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the classroom, with the exception of water.
  • We do not have free days.   Our class time is valuable and we have a lot to learn.  So please don’t ask if we are doing something, the answer will always be yes.
  • Respect yourself, others, and classroom property.

Grading Procedures:

A student’s grade in the course is determined by four individual nine weeks grades and the final exam
Course Average =
 (1st Nine weeks + 2nd Nine weeks +3rd Nine weeks+ 4th Nine weeks) X .90 + (final exam) X .10 

The course average for a student exempt from the final exam will be determined by
 averaging the four Nine week grades. 

Each Nine week grade will be a combination of the following:

Warm ups/Class work activities/Pop quizzes (10-25 points, randomly collected)
Chapter Quizzes (50 points)
Chapter Tests (100 points)
Assignment/Notebook Test (100 points per Notebook check)

Course Topics to be studied:       

  • Expression, Equations, and Functions
  • Linear Equations and Linear Inequalities
  • Linear Functions
  • Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Exponents and Exponential Functions
  • Quadratic Expression and Equations
  • Quadratic Functions and Equations
  • Radical Functions and Geometry
  • Rational Functions and Equations
  • Statistics and Probability



To view the Algebra 1 Course Standards click on the link attached for the Curriculum Guide to the Alabama Course of Study



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