Algebra 1B Syllabus
- Textbook: Algebra 1, McDougal Littell
- Three-ring binder/folder for handouts and assignment book to record HW and due dates
- Study Book – this notebook will be given to you and should be brought to class every day
- Scientific and Graphing Calculators – The use of a calculator is an integral part of this course and it is highly recommended that you own one and bring it to class every day. Note – Cell phones may not be used as calculators in class to complete assessments but may be used during non-graded practice
II. Class Website
Use the following link to access the class website which has downloadable resources and upcoming events: https://www.cbsd.org/mbwolf
III. Grading Procedures
Formative Assessments (25%) consist of the learning activities in which students engage in order to gain understanding and comprehension of new content.
- Homework Assignments – Approximately six HW problems will be assigned every night of the week requiring around 30 minutes to complete. Each HW assignment will be worth 5 points. Credit will be given based on completion and showing the necessary work – no points are deducted for incorrect solutions. HW Solutions are posted online and it is a student’s responsibility to check their answers each night. Students may receive partial-credit for late HW (must be turned in before completing the Unit Test).
- Study Book – Students are required to keep an up-to-date Study Book which will be collected and graded at various times throughout the semester. Study Book Guidelines will be distributed with more details.
Summative Assessments (75%) consist of the academic achievement activities students complete to show their mastery of subject material after learning/studying has occurred.
- Checkpoints – A total of 18 Checkpoints will be used to assess student progress and improvement throughout the semester on the core concepts of our course. Each Checkpoint provides students with an opportunity to improve their score for each core concept and students will receive a Checkpoint Report Card to keep track of their scores. Students will receive a total score (maximum of 12 points) for each concept composed of their top two individual checkpoint scores (maximum of 6 points each) for that concept over the course of the semester.