Algebra 1A

2015-2016

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a college preparatory course that will help students view algebra not only as a theoretical tool for analyzing and describing mathematical relationships, but they will also experience the power of algebraic thinking in the context of application by studying the mathematical modeling of the real world problems. This course emphasizes the learning of mathematics through problem solving, discovery, communication, and reasoning.


CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:

  • Arrive to class before the bell rings
  • Do your best work, using the whole class period to complete your work
  • Connect with the material
  • Use considerate language and communicate appropriately
  • Bring necessary materials
  • Allow for differences and respect others

Helpful website with tips on how to study mathematics

How to Study Mathematics

Math is Not a Spectator Sport

You cannot learn mathematics by just going to class and watching the instructor lecture and work problems. In order to learn mathematics you must be actively involved in the learning process. You’ve got to attend class and pay attention while in class. You’ve got to take a good set of notes. You’ve got to work homework problems, even if the instructor doesn’t assign any. You’ve got to study on a regular schedule, not just the night before exams. In other words you need to be involved in the learning process.

The reality is that most people really need to work to pass a math class, and in general they need to work harder at math classes than they do with their other classes. If all that you’re willing to do is spend a couple of hours studying before each exam then you will find that passing most math classes will be very difficult.

If you aren’t willing to be actively involved in the process of learning mathematics, both inside and outside of the class room, then you will have trouble passing any math class.

Textbook: Holt Algebra 1, 2007 Edition

Helpful Links to Math Tutorials

Daily Assignments:

November 25

Final Exam

November 19-24

November 19

Open-book Open-note test: Inequalities

November 17

Pg 197

A: 20-58e

B: 22-58e, 66

C: 26-60e, 67, 69

November 16

Extra Credit Opportunity

Inequalities Packet I

November 16

Pg 191

A: 16-48e, 51-58, 63

B: 18-48e, 51-58, 63, 68

C: 22-48e, 52-60, 63, 68-71

November 13

Test Mastery

Airline Pilots

November 12

Pg 183

A: 18-54e, 55, 57-60, 64

B: 22-54e, 55-60, 63, 64, 71

C: 24-54e, 55-60, 63, 64, 72, 75

November 11

Pg 177

A: 7-15, 16-24e, 26-32, 34

B: 7, 9, 11-15, 16-24e, 26-31, 33, 34, 40

C: 7-15 odd, 16-24e, 26-34, 43-46

November 10

Pg. 171

A: 18-41, 42-48e, 50-56

B: 18-40e, 41-58, 62, 65

C:18-44e, 45-58, 62, 63, 65, 66

November 9

Equations Chapter Test

November 4

Pg 134

A: 9-23, 25

B: 10-25, 30

C: 11-25, 32-34

November 3

Pg 130

A: 15-37, 38-48e, 49, 50, 52, 54, 58

B: 15-27, 28-48e, 49-54, 58, 65

C: 16-27, 28-48e, 49-54, 58, 65, 66

October 27

Pg 123

A: 6-17, 22, 23

B: 6-13, 19, 21-23, 27

C: 7-19, 21-23, 27, 28

October 26

Pg 117

A: 20-41, 45-57 odd

B: 20-25, 26-38e, 39-48, 49-57 odd, 63

C: 20-38e, 39-57, 63, 64

October 21

Pg 109

A: 8-29, 32

B: 9-13 odd, 14-33, 38

C: 9-17 odd, 14-33, 38-40

October 20

Why did the Banana go out with the prune? worksheet

October 19

Work day - use today to get caught up on missing work

October 16

October 14

Foundations for Algebra Test Mastery

Why did the chicken cross the road? worksheet

October 13

Pg 103

A: 15-28, 29-57odd
B: 15-37 odd, 38-57, 63
C: 15-45 odd, 46-57, 63-65

October 12

Pg 96

A: 24-47, 50-62e

B: 24-45, 48-64e, 74
C: 24-52e, 53-65, 74, 75

October 8

Pg 87

A: 21-36, 37-57 odd, 58

B: 21-47 odd, 48-59

C: 23-53 odd, 54-64

October 7

Pg 80

A: 21-35, 36-48e, 49, 50, 51-59odd, 66

B: 23-35 odd, 36-60, 66, 67, 71

C: 23-49 odd, 50-61, 71, 72

October 6

Foundations for Algebra test

Missing work due

Project due

October 1

Pg 57

A: 17-34, 38, 39, 47, 48

B: 21-36, 38-41, 46-48, 54

C: 22-36, 38-41, 46-48, 54, 56

September 30

Pg 49

A: 26-36, 38-56e

B: 26-44e, 45-56, 61

C: 26-50e, 51-56, 61-63

September 29

Project Work Day

September 28

Pg 43

A: 24-32, 33-49 odd, 50-55, 61, 67

B: 24-32 even, 33-61 odd, 62, 67, 71

C: 26-32 even, 35-61 odd, 62, 67, 71, 72

September 25

What did zero say to Eight? Extra Credit Opportunity

September 24

Project Work Day

September 22

Pg 35:

A: 11-19, 24-28, 31-34, 42

B: 11-19 odd, 20-28, 31-34, 41, 42

C: 11-19 odd, 20-28 even, 31-34, 41, 42, 48, 49

September 21

Pg 29

A: 16-28, 30, 32-64e, 65

B: 16-38e, 39-65 odd, 71

C: 16-38e, 39-65 odd, 71, 72, 74

September 18

September 17

Pg. 23

A: 14-38e, 39-46, 48-54e, 71

B: 16-36e, 40-46, 48-54e, 71, 76

C: 14-54e, 63, 71, 78-81

September 16

September 15

Pg 17

A: 13-35, 36-42e, 43, 47

B: 14-35, 36-42e, 43, 44, 47

C: 13-35 odd, 36-42 e, 44-47, 53

September 14

Pg 9

A: 17-31, 33, 34, 38, 40, 41

B: 17-35, 36-44e, 51

C: 19-35, 36-44e, 51-53

September 10

Math About Me

September 9

"3 Million Jobs" video notes

Mathography