FORSYTH COUNTY COURSE SYLLABUS
Course Title: CCGPS Coordinate Algebra Teacher(s) Name: Mark DeFoor and
Room Number: 1606 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 770-781-2264 Ext. 101606
Course Description: CCGPS Coordinate Algebra
Prerequisite: Successful completion of 8th Grade Mathematics
The fundamental purpose of Coordinate Algebra is to formalize and extend the mathematics that
students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend
understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in
part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Coordinate Algebra uses algebra to
deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. The final unit in the course
ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply
throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience
mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of
problem situations. This course includes the following units:
Unit 1: Relationship Between Quantities (4 weeks)
Unit 2: Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities (7 weeks)
Unit 3a: Characteristics of Linear and Exponential Functions (5 weeks)
Unit 3b: Applications of Linear and Exponential Functions (3 weeks)
Unit 4: Describing Data (4 weeks)
Unit 5: Transformations in the Coordinate Plane (4 weeks)
Unit 6: Connecting Algebra and Geometry Through Coordinates (5 weeks)
Information on Common Core can be found on the following link:
CCGPS Coordinate Algebra Course Standards:
With the emergence of technology as a tool for learning, South Forsyth High School will be utilizing
various resources to assist with instruction, including ANGEL, online textbooks, and interactive websites.
In addition to these web based instructional tools, this course will also have a classroom set of textbooks.
Should you feel that your child would benefit from having a textbook at home in addition to the
classroom textbook, please contact your child’s teacher.
I am available for extra help most mornings during 1st semester from 7:45 am - 8:15 am. However, please
schedule a specific day for tutoring to ensure there are no other school conflicts during that time. The
Coordinate Algebra team will have a teacher on campus to help ANY STUDENT each morning (from 7:45
am – 8:15 am) and every afternoon except for Thursday and Friday afternoons (from 3:45 pm – 4:15).
Since this is a high school classroom, I expect that all students will present themselves in a mature and
respectful manner. Here are some specific expectations:
Be in your seat and ready with all necessary materials when the bell rings.
No food or drink is allowed in the classroom.
There will be no electronic device in use unless it is connected to the lesson plan for BYOT (not for
personal use). This will be strictly enforced.
Passes to lockers, restroom, etc. will only be given in emergency situations.
Respect your self, other students, the teacher, and any other adult visitors to the classroom.
Students are expected to check ANGEL (https://forsyth.angellearning.com/) daily and check
homework answers before class the following day.
Profanity will not be tolerated!
In cases of inappropriate behavior, this is the discipline procedure that I will follow.
2. Before/After School Detention and phone call home.
** In cases of severe disrespect or inappropriate behavior, students will be referred to an
Required Assignments: Homework, Tasks (Real-life Applications), Quizzes, Tests, and Projects
Makeup Work: All missed work and assessments are the responsibility of the student when they are
absent from school. A student who is absent on the class day before a regularly scheduled assessment
will be responsible for completing the assignment on the regularly scheduled day and time. Students
who have been absent more than two consecutive days (including the assessment day) will be given five
(5) school days to make up the assessment and/or other assignments. This does not include major
projects, research papers, etc., where the deadline has been posted in advance. The teacher has the
discretion to grant a longer period of time to make up work if there are extenuating circumstances. Class
work and assignments can be found on ANGEL when absent.
EOCT Course Average =
40% (1st Sem. Course Work) + 40% (2nd Sem. Course Work) + 20% EOCT
1st & 2nd Semester Course Work = 75% Summative + 25% Formative
Concept of formative assessment: http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=8&n=9
A = 90 – 100
B = 80 – 89
C = 70 – 79
Failing = Below 70
*Formative Assessments include, but are not limited to homework, class work, practice tests, and sections of
*Summative Assessments include, but are not limited to unit tests, projects/presentations.
*Student work habits will be evaluated on progress reports.
2-Inch Three-Ring Binder with Dividers NO FRONT OR BACK POCKETS!!!
Set up with Tabs for
*Class Notes (students may want set up different tabs for each unit, there will be 7
units **This is recommended but not required**)
Loose Leaf Notebook Paper, Graph Paper, Ruler, Compass
Pencils, colored pencils, colored pens
TI30XS Multiview Scientific Calculator
TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator or TI-nSpire non-CAS Graphing Calculator
My student and I have read the entire syllabus and understand the expectations of the class. In
addition, it is clear that the above supply list is mandatory for all students. Should you need
assistance obtaining any of these supplies, please contact me. Otherwise, it is assumed that each
student will come to class daily with all of the aforementioned supplies. Materials will not be loaned
to students; they MUST bring their own to class.
**It is further understood that failure to complete assignments and independent practice will result
in poor performance and lack of success in this class and further study in mathematics.
PLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION BELOW CLEARLY. EMAIL IS THE MAIN METHOD OF
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL FOR THIS CLASS SO IT IS IMPORTANT
THAT A CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS IS OBTAINED.
Student Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________
Parent Name(s): ___________________________________________________________________________________
**Parent Email (please print CLEARLY below)
Parent Phone (H): _____________________________________ (Cell): ____________________________________