**Course Syllabus for Mrs. Winn****Mathematics 1: Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics**

**COURSE DESCRIPTION, GOALS,**

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**OBJECTIVES**

- Explore the characteristics of basic functions using tables, graphs, and simple algebraic techniques
- Operate with radical, polynomial, and rational expressions
- Solve a variety of equations, including quadratic equations with a leading coefficient of one, radical equations, and rational equations
- Investigate properties of geometric figures in the coordinate plane
- Use the language of mathematical argument and justification
- Discover, prove, and apply properties of polygons
- Utilize counting techniques and determine probability
- Use summary statistics to compare samples to populations
- Explore the variability of data.

**COURSE UNITS**

- Unit 1 – Function Families
- Unit 2 – Algebra Investigations
- Unit 3 – Geometry Gallery
- Unit 4 – The Chance of Winning
- Unit 5 – Algebraic Investigations
- Unit 6 – Coordinate Geometry

**METHODS OF INSTRUCTION/LEARNING**Students will be given an opportunity daily to participate in class activities to learn algebra, geometry, and statistics concepts by practice. It is the student’s responsibility to come to class prepared to learn and to be a positive addition to the classroom each day.

- Class lecture/discussion/demonstration
- Guided practice
- Question/answer
- Performance/learning tasks

**MAKE UP ****WORK**

It is the student’s responsibility to request make-up work after an absence. The student must make this request within three days of the absence. The student should also copy missed notes from a classmate and find out what other activities were missed. For each absence beyond five days, the school administration must approve any make up work. ** **

**EXTRA HELP**

**Extra help will be available every afternoon from 3:30-4:30 pm, except when faculty meetings or conferences require Mrs. Winn’s presence elsewhere. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it! **

**TEXTBOOK ****AND**** MATERIALS:**

- Book –
__Georgia____High School____Mathematics 1__, 2008. It is available online at www.classzone.com. The activation code is 3130126-30 - Materials you need to have –
*Pencil**Paper**Scientific Calculator (strongly recommended)*

**EVALUATION:**

A = 90-100

B = 80-89

C = 71-79

D = 70

F = 69 and Below

Tests/Performance Tasks 45%

9 Week Exam 20%

HW/Classwork/Warm-ups/NB Quizzes 15%

Quizzes 20%

The Math 1 End Of Course Test (EOCT) will represent 15% of the final course grade, as required by the state.