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					                                                Algebra 1
                                                 2011-2012
General Information:
     Teacher:                                              Mrs. Tricia Brautigam
     School Phone Number:                                  (937)335-7070
     Email Address/Website:                                metbrautigam@mdeca.org & www.miamieast.k12.oh.us
     Free Extra Help Sessions:                    Help!    Before School: 7:10-7:30 AM
                                                           Lunch: 12:15-12:46
                                                           7th Period: 12:49-1:33 PM
                                                           After School: 2:25-3:05 PM
Course Overview:
     Algebra 1 is designed to further develop skills introduced in Pre-Algebra or Transition Math, as well as
     introduce some basic concepts from Geometry. Topics covered will include: solving equations and
     inequalities, graphing linear and non-linear functions, data analysis, and problem solving.

     The following topics will be covered throughout the year.

     Foundations of Algebra                                The Real Number System & Properties

     Solving Equations & Inequalities                      Graphing Relations & Functions

     Analyzing Linear Functions                            Solving Systems of Linear Equations &
                                                           Inequalities

     Exponents & Polynomials                               Factoring Polynomials

     Statistics & Probability                              Explore Non-Linear Functions

Class Rules:
     1.   Be seated and ready when the bell rings.
     2.   Show respect to classmates, teacher, and yourself at all times.
     3.   Bring math binder, math book, calculator, and pencils everyday.
     4.   Please keep all food and drink (including water) outside of the classroom.
     5.   Follow all school rules listed in your student handbook.

Consequences:
     1.   Warning.
     2.   Parent notified (Phone or Email) /or Detention.
     3.   An additional morning detention will be assigned.
     4.   Sent to office.

Attendance:
     Attendance is taken daily. Your attendance is important so come everyday. You are responsible for
     turning in any assignment that was due the day you were absent. You are also responsible for getting,
     completing, and turning in any assignment that was given during your absence.

Hall Passes:
     Due to the limited amount time that we have together in class, you are limited to 1 hall pass per month.
     I encourage you to only use the pass in emergency type situations so that you do not miss any critical
     material that is presented in class.
Grading:
     1. Opportunities To Learn (OTL) a.k.a. Practice or Homework:                      3-50 Points Each
           You will be given Opportunities to Learn daily. This Opportunity could be a book assignment, a
           worksheet, an extended question, a short answer question, or a challenging application problem.
                  Sometimes notes related to the assignment must be included to receive full credit.
           Due to time constraints, we will go over some (not all) of your questions in class. I encourage
           you to work together, with a family member, or with me outside of class to get all your questions
           answered. I will collect or check almost every assignment and grade them based on completion.

            Late Practice: Any assignment not turned in on the day that it is collected is considered late.
                            (Except for school approved absences.)
                           Late assignments will be accepted on most assignments but will only receive
                          ½ of the credit and will only be accepted up through the following Friday from
                          the day it was collected.

     2. Quizzes, OGT & ACT Worksheets, Study Island Sessions &                         5-30 Points Each
        Miscellaneous Activities
           Quizzes will be given frequently, so anticipate one almost every section or two. Pop quizzes will
           be given when I believe that you are not taking the assignments seriously.

            OGT & ACT Worksheets will be given often throughout the course of the school year as practice
            for the OGT & ACT and to determine what benchmarks you have mastered.

            Study Island is a web-based interactive computer program that students can use at school and
            from home. This program will be used to help review, reinforce, and extend content needed for
            success in this course and on the OGT. You will work through a timed-session established by the
            teacher to earn points. Study Island web site is www.studyisland.com . Enter your username &
            password.

     3. Book Cover and Calculator Checks:                                                10 Points Each
           You must have a book cover on your book at all times especially since the books are brand new.
           You are also required to have a scientific or graphing calculator. I will do 1 check each semester.

     4. Notebook:                                                                       50 Points Each
           Each person is required to have a 3-ring binder, preferably hard-bound. This notebook will be
           used to hold all math assignments, notes, worksheets, etc. (1st and 3rd Quarter Only)

     5. Tests:                                                                           100 Points Each
            These are designed to test concept understanding as well as problem solving. If you miss the day
            before a test then you are expected to take the test on the day given. If you miss the day of the
            test (excused absences only) then you must make up the test within 2 school days upon your
            return.

     6. Question/Answer Session:                                                      15 Points Each
           You will need to come in before school, 2nd Lunch, during my 7th period prep, after school, or
           use my email and ask a question that relates to the mathematics material that we are currently
           covering or has been covered. You are required to do this a minimum of 2 times each quarter.
           Obviously, you are more than welcome to come in as many times as necessary to understand the
           material.
Things You Need To Have & Do…
       1.   ALL ASSIGNMENTS are to be done in PENCIL. Definitions and notes may be done in pen.
       2.   New Textbook Website: my.hrw.com
       3.   Bring your Math binder, calculator, pencil, and paper to class everyday.
       4.   Notes must be included with the assignment for a grade. Notes are worth 2 points of the assignment.
       5.   Make sure that you put your name and the assignment on each Opportunity to Learn.

                Your Name:                Mrs. Brautigam
                Chapter & Section Number: 1.1
                Page & Numbers Assigned: p 2 #1-100 every 4th

 You can and will be successful, so start believing in yourself. Focus on your own abilities and do not worry about
      how everyone else is doing. You are responsible for your own learning. The teacher is the facilitator.
               “The Student Must Be An Active Participant In Order To Be Successful.” T.R.
Class Supplies:
1. 3-Ring Binder: 1-inch and hard-bound                                               2. 6 or 12-inch Ruler
3. Paper: Preferably Notebook Form w/ Perforated Sheets                               4. Pencils & Erasers
5. Scientific (TI-30 X II S) or Graphing Calculator

Please note that a scientific calculator is one that contains the trigonometry functions: sine, cosine, and tangent.
A graphing calculator is not required but could be used in Geometry and in higher-level math classes. If you
would like to purchase a graphing calculator, then I would like to suggest Texas Instruments TI-84 Silver or TI-
Inspire Edition because of their geometry applications, study cards, and other school-related applications that
are user friendly and helpful.

Things You Need To Have & Do…
       1.   ALL ASSIGNMENTS are to be done in PENCIL. Definitions and notes may be done in pen.
       2.   New Textbook Website: my.hrw.com
       3.   Bring your Math binder, calculator, pencil, and paper to class everyday.
       4.   Notes must be included with the assignment for a grade. Notes are worth 2 points of the assignment.
       5.   Make sure that you put your name and the assignment on each Opportunity to Learn.

                Your Name:                Mrs. Brautigam
                Chapter & Section Number: 1.1
                Page & Numbers Assigned: p 2 #1-100 every 4th

 You can and will be successful, so start believing in yourself. Focus on your own abilities and do not worry about
      how everyone else is doing. You are responsible for your own learning. The teacher is the facilitator.
               “The Student Must Be An Active Participant In Order To Be Successful.” T.R.
Class Supplies:
1. 3-Ring Binder: 1-inch and hard-bound                                               2. 6 or 12-inch Ruler
3. Paper: Preferably Notebook Form w/ Perforated Sheets                               4. Pencils & Erasers
5. Scientific (TI-30 X II S) or Graphing Calculator

Please note that a scientific calculator is one that contains the trigonometry functions: sine, cosine, and tangent.
A graphing calculator is not required but could be used in Geometry and in higher-level math classes. If you
would like to purchase a graphing calculator, then I would like to suggest Texas Instruments TI-84 Silver or TI-
Inspire Edition because of their geometry applications, study cards, and other school-related applications that
are user friendly and helpful.
                              Parent Contact Information
               Please Print the Following and Return to school with your son or daughter.

_________________________________________                    ______________________________
Student’s Name                                               Student’s Email Address

_______________________________________                      ______________________________
Street Address                                               City        State       Zip

_________________________________________                    ______________________________
Mother’s Name                                                Father’s Name

_______________________________________                      ______________________________
Mother’s Email Address                                       Father’s Email Address

_______________________________________                      ______________________________
Daytime Phone (Work/Home)                                    Daytime Phone (Work/Home)

_______________________________________                      ______________________________
Evening Phone (Home/Work)                                    Evening Phone (Home/Work)


Medical: (Is there any medical condition that I should be aware of? i.e. diabetic, hearing impaired in left ear)



Educational:

What is something that a teacher did to help you learn a new concept or better understand an old one?




What is something that has interfered with your ability to learn?




Please read and sign below.
I have read and understand all of the classroom policies. I understand that my student has opportunities to come
in at various times of the day to get questions answered. I am aware of my student’s expectations for the school
year, and I will contact Mrs. Brautigam if I have any further questions.


X_____________________________________                   ___________________
   Parent Signature                                         Date


X_____________________________________                   ___________________
   Student Signature                                        Date

				
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