Algebra1 (B)

  • Class:  Algebra 1 (B)                                                                                    

    Teacher: Mr. Ben Scaffidi                                      

    Email: BScaffidi@starpointcsd.org

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This class will be the second half of a two year program designed to prepare the student for the Algebra I Regents Exam.  The primary focus is on continuing to develop the students’ algebra skills.  Topics to be covered this year include linear, exponential, polynomial, and quadratic equations and functions, along with the modeling of those equations and functions.  A review of statistics, sequences, and regression curves is also included.

     

    REQUIRED MATERIALS

    The following materials should be brought to class everyday:

    -three ring binder                     -pen and pencil

    -pocket folder                          -calculator

    -loose leaf paper                      -red pen

    -graph paper                           

    Students should place notes in a three ring binder.  A pack of loose leaf paper and a pack of graph paper should be purchased at the beginning of the year to use as needed throughout the class.  It is preferred that you use pencil in math class so that mistakes can be easily corrected.  It would be best to bring your own graphing calculator: TI-83 or TI-84 models.

     

    GRADING POLICY

    Grades will be based on total points for each graded assignment.  Grade percentage = (Earned Points/Total Points) x 100.

     

    HOMEWORK POLICY

    Homework will be assigned three to five times during a typical school week.  The purpose of homework is to review and practice those items necessary for success in the course and on the Algebra I Regents Exam.  Students are expected to attempt to complete every problem in the assignment.  Two points will be awarded for class preparation, participation and completion of the assignment.  Answers will be reviewed and corrected in class.  Daily homework assignments will not be accepted late.

     

    CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

    1. Respect and courtesy are always essential in both words and actions. Students are expected to act in a mature manner.
    2. Be on time for class. Daily homework assignments will not be checked if a student is late for class, and a zero homework/participation grade for that day will be given.
    3. Be prepared for class with all needed materials and assignments. Participate!
    4. Be organized. Maintain accurate notes and use your agenda to record assignments.  All assignments should be completed neatly and carefully or they will not be graded.
    5. No cell phones or iPods should be used in the classroom.
    6. Do your best!

     

    ABSENCES

    Students missing class for any reason are required to make up that work upon their return to school.  Notes given that day should be obtained from a classmate.  Tests will be announced a few days in advance.  Students who miss a test should be prepared to take it on the day they return.  Quiz make-ups will be determined on an individual basis. 

    **        Each individual student is responsible for being up to date with all their work.

     

    ADDITIONAL ITEMS

    **        Students not following acceptable classroom policies and procedures, or violating any other school rules will be required to stay after school.     

    **        Students will take the Algebra I Regents Exam in June.

    **        For extra help: come in after school and use your study halls wisely.

    **        Office hours are Monday and Tuesday.