# Required Course Materials: For this course, you will need to purchase:

• Notebook
• 2 pencils
• Folder with looseleaf
• Scientific calculator (available for under \$15 in most stores.)
• Graph paper
Students are expected to have all their materials everyday!

Attendance Policy: Students must attend class to become proficient in Algebra.  Tardies and unexcused absences, including cuts, are unacceptable. Consequences aligned with Clemente attendance policy will be given for attendance irregularities.  Students with unexcused absences will not be allowed to make up homework, class work, and quizzes.

### Assessment and Grading: The following weighted scale will be used to determine student grades:

Homework:

HOMEWORK: 15%

CLASSWORK: 25%

TESTS: 20%

QUIZZES: 10%

PARTICIPATION / ATTD: 15%

PROJECTS: 15%

### Tutoring: Tutoring is offered to all students that are having difficulty. Students can seek help in room 601 during one of my free periods, by an appointment before or after school hours. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of tutoring to achieve their goal of success.

Course scope and sequence

First Quarter                              Second Quarter                                  Third Quarter                                 Fourth Quarter

 Main focus of each Quarter ILS:  6.A, 6.B, 6.C, 7.A, 7.B, 8.A, 8.B, 8.C, 8.D Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations, and patterns. Demonstrate use and knowledge of numbers. Select and use appropriate operations in practical situations. Compute and estimate using mental math, calculators, and other tools. Measure and compare quantities. Describe numerical relationships using variables and patterns. Read with understanding and fluency. Inquire and research to analyze and communicate information.  Write to communicate. ILS: 6.A, 6.B, 6.C, 7.A, 7.B, 8.A, 8.B, 8.C, 8.D, 10.A, 10.B Use algebraic and analytical methods to identify and describe patterns and relationships in data, solve problems, and predict results. Demonstrate use and knowledge of numbers. Select and use appropriate operations in practical situations. Solve problems using appropriate algebraic methods. Use algebraic and analytical methods to identify and describe patterns and relationships in data, solve problems and predict results. Collect, organize and analyze data. Read with understanding and fluency. Inquire and research to analyze and communicate information. Write to communicate. ILS: 6.A, 6.B, 6.C, 7.A, 7.B, 8.A, 8.B, 8.C, 8.D, 10.A, 10.B Use algebraic and analytical methods to identify and describe patterns and relationships in data, solve problems, and predict results. Demonstrate use and knowledge of numbers. Select and use appropriate operations in practical situations.Use algebraic concepts and procedures to represent and solve problems.  Collect, organize and analyze data. Analyze and report the effects of changing coefficients and exponents. Read with understanding and fluency. Inquire and research to analyze and communicate information. Write to communicate. ILS: 6.A, 6.B, 6.C, 7.A, 7.B, 8.A, 8.B, 8.C, 8.D, 10.A, 10.B Use algebraic and analytical methods to identify and describe patterns and relationships in data, solve problems, and predict results. Demonstrate use and knowledge of numbers. Select and use appropriate operations in practical situations. Solve problems using systems of numbers and their properties.Use algebraic concepts and procedures to represent and solve problems. Read with understanding and fluency. Inquire and research to analyze and communicate information. Write to communicate.

STUDY HINTS/SUGGESTIONS FOR THE STUDENTS:

Am I:

1.  attentive in class when the teacher or any of my fellow-students is explaining part of the lesson?  That is being an active listener.

2.  doing all I can to create a class atmosphere that is both positive and encouraging.

3.  coming to class with a good  ATTITUDE – it’s my CHOICE.  Do I choose to do the work.  Do I choose to learn.  Do I RESPECT my peers’ right to learn, respect my teacher and his efforts to provide opportunities for all of the students in the classroom.  Raising my hand and waiting to be called on before speaking.

4.  taking notes in class and reviewing these notes in an attempt to understand the material better?

5.  following good study procedures when I do my classwork/homework?  For example, each night do I briefly review the previous day's lesson in an attempt to see some continuity in what I am doing?

6.  asking for extra help on those topics which I do not understand? Do I ask questions in class, do I see the teacher for help, do I work with friends on problems which I cannot get?

7.  voluntarily taken part in class discussions, and volunteering to put problems on the board when I could?

8.  giving this particular mathematics class a chance or have I concluded that it is too hard for me, I do not like it, and I will never understand it, so what is the use of trying very hard?

9.  really been spending as much time as I should in studying my Algebra? That is, Have I been STUDYING 10-15 minutes on math almost every night or have I just been putting in time with my books?

10. regular in my attendance to class and is it been as good as it could be?

SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S):

This school year the school wants of the members of the Clemente learning community, student, parent/guardian, and teacher to work together. It is important for home and school to join hands. By fostering a positive attitude about math at home we can help our children learn math at school. Please try to talk to you child about the math s/he is learning and try to check their progress by looking at parent portal.

I look forward to a successful year working with you and your child. I hope that s/he will develop:

a.  a positive attitude toward math,

b.  critical thinking skills,

c. enhanced computation skills and

d.  good study habits

This plan has been designed to provide the most favorable conditions possible in which to learn. Your child has read and understands it as evidenced by his/her signature on the form below, and we have discussed this in class. Please sign the form below and have your child return tomorrow.

I appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,

Mr. Iqbal

We have read the course outline for Mr. Iqbal’s class.

I ________________________ DIV9__    agree to follow the outline.