 MatawanAberdeen Middle School
 Algebra Syllabus

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 realworld 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.
Projects
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 miniprojects 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 multistep 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 multistep 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