Welcome to Algebra 1

Developing Mastery...


Hello, Algebra 1 Parents: My name is Jennifer Banks, and I am your child's Algebra 1 teacher. I have been teaching for 15 years, working at University High School Academy for the past six years. I am excited to be working with you and your child this school year.

My goal is to help your child to develop an in-depth understanding of Algebra 1 concepts. Students are regularly assessed throughout the course, to help me better meet their individual needs. Students should continuously review previously learned concepts, as they will continue to be evaluated throughout the year.

Please note quiz scores will be available within one week of the assessment. I also use Google Classroom, as a means to post assignments and send reminders.

Taking Stock Project

We are currently working on Patterns & Writing Expressions and Equations in Algebra 1. Students have been assigned their first project "Taking Stock," and it is due Friday, September 23 in class. I do not accept late work; please ensure that you child has started this project. Students selected the company that they are investigating this past Friday in class. I should not have any students completing the same company within one hour.

Take Stock Project Overview

Taking Stock Rubric

MAP Testing

The math portion of the NWEA MAP Testing begins on Wednesday, September 21 for my Algebra 1 classes. Please encourage your child to be on time to class and to get enough rest the night before. I want to see their best work, so that I can better serve them.


Please feel free to email me regarding any questions or concerns that you may have about your child's performance in the course.

Email: jennifer.banks@southfieldk12.org