Algebra I
Contact:
Tracey Reagan
ctreagan@bellsouth.net
Course Time:
Algebra I A: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Algebra I B: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Please note, Algebra I A & B are identical classes offered in two different periods.
Both A & B sections meet twice per week.
Course Prerequisites:

Students need to have completed PreAlgebra.

Students scoring a B or better in a prerequisite class taken at WHCT
are not required to take a placement test for the next level class. 
All other students must pass a short placement test prior to registration.
Course Text and Calculator:

Prentice Hall Algebra I 2011 Edition
Please note: 2011 Edition Only
ISBN 0133500403

Prentice Hall Algebra 1 Student Companion
ISBN 0133688925

any graphing calculator approved for use on the ACT
(TI84 Plus preferred)
Course Description:
Algebra I includes the study of algebraic expressions, properties, equations and inequalities, integers and rational numbers, proportional reasoning, graphing functions, slope, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, and radicals.
A variety of geometry topics are also introduced.
MathXL will provide students the opportunity to get online example problems worked for every section in the text.
Course Class Time:

Students are expected to bring all materials to class and arrive on time, ready to participate.

Class time will include review problems, student questions, introduction to new concepts, and opportunities to work on new problems.

Students will have opportunities to work in groups.

There will be occasional inclass quizzes, sometimes unannounced.
Course Homework Requirements:

All homework assignments are to be completed in pencil, legiible,
and in the format the tutor provides. 
Homework will consist of reviewing the lesson, completing problems from the book
or handouts, and/or working problems online in MathXL. 
Weekly assignments will be emailed to the students and parent at the beginning of
each week and will also be available on Schoology. 
Assignments will be due the following Tuesday with the assignment sheet stapled to
the top and initialed by the parent.

Students/parents should be diligent to get assistance as needed during the week on assignments. You are welcome to email or call me for help!

Students can expect to spend 45 hours per week on homework.
Tests:

Chapter tests will be given upon the completion of each chapter and may
be a combination of handwritten tests and MathXL tests. 
Tests will need to be proctored by a parent and will come home in a
signed, sealed envelope. They are to be returned in the provided envelope,
sealed, with a parent signature on the seal. 
Occasionally, tests will be given inclass.

Tests will be announced as closed book/closed note OR open book/open note
at the discretion of the tutor.
Grading:

40% homework

50% tests

10% midterm / final
Specific Requirements:

Internet access is required for MathXL.
Course Supplies:

textbook

student companion book

ACTapproved graphing calculator (TI84+ preferred)

binder w. 3 dividers labeled Notes, Homework, Quizzes/Exams

pencils / colored pencils / highlighters

looseleaf lined paper

looseleaf graph paper