• Algebra


    Mrs. Goldstone

    Algebra Syllabus

    Welcome to our Classroom!

    Email: cgoldstone@marsd.org


    Math Class Schedule


    ➢ Block ½: 

    ➢ Block ¾: 

    ➢ Block 9/10: 




    💬 Course Overview



    ➢ In this course students will explore the foundations of math and how the material being taught is applicable in real world scenarios. Students will investigate the skills being taught by practicing problem solving and using critical thinking to analyze various scenarios set forth while enhancing their fundamental knowledge on number sense.



    💬 Course Objectives

    By the end of this class, you will be able to:

    • Confidently sole expressions and equations involving rational numbers - develop number sense ability.
    • Analyze word problems and utilize their prior knowledge to solve correctly.
    • Evaluate the probability of an event to determine the possibility of an outcome
    • Understand how to appropriately reference the Math Reference Sheet and apply the formulas correctly for the polygons and polyhedrons.
    • Evaluate equations and inequalities correctly using various strategies and methods.
    • Create a multitude of projects to develop student ability within their learning.
    • Define, evaluate, and compare functions.
    • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving algebra
    • Anayze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous equations
    • Interpreting functions





    💬 Participation Policy

    Students are expected to take an active role during their class block and be actively engaged during the class discussion and activities. Active engagement includes but is not limited to:

    ● Verbal participation 

    ● Written participation

    ● Engagement in all activities

    ● Participation in small group breakout sessions


    💬 Homework/Assignment Policy

    ● Students are expected to complete 100% of any homework/assignments given on or before the due date of that specific assignment. If students have any questions, comments, or concerns about any particular assignment, they are to ask the teacher before the assignment is due.

    ● Homework will be given each night and is where the students have the opportunity to practice and eventually master what is being taught in the classroom. I will check homework everyday.

    ● Classwork assignments will be assigned and are expected to be completed by the end of the scheduled block time, unless otherwise specified by the teacher.


    💬Tests & Quizzes

    Students will be given quizzes roughly once a week throughout a unit. Tests and quizzes will be given in a various formats using the Big Ideas Online Platform, Quizziz platform, on Google Forms, or standard written exam.  Please check regularly on parent portal and google classroom for any scheduled tests or quizzes.



    Students may be assigned a project for a particular lesson or unit. The primary focus will be Project Based Learning where students may complete multiple mini-projects throughout a unit followed by a culminating unit project.

    Projects are expected to be 100% complete by the assigned due date. 10 points will be taken off for every day late on the project:

    ● 1 day late - max grade 90

    ● 2 days late - max grade 80

    ● 3 days late - max grade 70

    ● 4 days late - max grade 60

    If a student is struggling with a project or something occurs that affects the completion of the project by the due date, it is your responsibility to contact the teacher immediately to discuss.


    💬 Grading Policy

    Students will be graded based on percentages as per follows:

    Tests - 50%

    Quizzes - 35%

    Class Participation & Homework - 15%

    ** IXL and Projects will count in any of the above categories based upon the level of rigor of the particular assignment and teacher discretion**


    📚 Required Texts, Materials, and Online Accounts

    You will need the following for this course:

    ● Knowledge on using the Big Ideas Math online platform

    ● Access to Google Classroom: Google Classroom Invite

    ● Link your Google Classroom to your Google Calendar. This will help organize your assignments and due dates.

    ● Access to Google Meet



    📚 Key Mathematical Concepts for Math Alegbra 


    Chapter 1 Equations

    • solving equations
    • solving multi-step equations
    • solving equations with variables on both sides
    • rewriting equations and formulas


    Chapter 2 Graphing and Writing Linear Equations

    • graphing linear equations
    • slope of a line
    • slope intercept form
    • standard form
    • writing equations in slope intecept, standard, and point intercept form 

    Chapter 3 Solving Linear Inequalities

    • writing and graphing inequalities
    • solving one step inequalities
    • solving multi-step inequalities
    • graphing linear inequalites in two variables


    Chapter 4 Systems of Linear Equations

    • solving systems of linear equations by graphing
    • solving systems of linear equations by substitution
    • solving systems of linear equations by elimination
    • solving special systems of linear equations


    Chapter 5 Functions

    • realtions and functions
    • representations of functions
    • linear functions
    • comparing linear and non linear functions
    • arithmetic sequence

    Chapter 6 Exponential Equations and Functions

    • properties of square roots and exponents
    • radicals and rational exponents
    • exponentials functions and growth and decay
    • geometric sequence

    Chapter 7 Polynomial Equations and Factoring

    • understanding polynomials
    • adding and subtracting and multiplying polynomials
    • solving polynomial equations in factored form
    • factoring polynomials and special products

    Chapter 8 Graphing Quadratics

    • graphing all types of quadratics
    • comparing linear, exponential functions, and quadratic functions 



    Chapter 9 Solving Quadratic Equations

    • solving quadratics by graphing and using square roots
    • solving quadratics by completing the square
    • solving quadratics by using the quadratic formula
    • solving systems of linear and quadratic equations


    Chapter 10 Square Root Functions and Geometry

    • graphing square root functions
    • solving square root functions
    • The Pythagorean Theorem
    • using the Pythagorean Theorem


    Chapter 11 Rational Equations and Functions

    • Direct and Inverse Variations
    • graphing and simplifying rational expressions
    • multiplying and dividing rational expressions
    • adding and subtracting rational expressions
    • solving rational equations


      Chapter 12 Data Analysis and Displays

    • scatter plots
    • lines of fit
    • two way tables
    • choosing a data display



Last Modified on August 24, 2021