Learning Recommendations: CC Algebra 1 is the first of the series of high school Math courses, which some students begin in middle school.
General Description: This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Content: Critical areas include, but are not limited to:
- Relationships between Quantities and Reasoning with Equations
- Linear Relationships
- Exponential Relationships
- Descriptive Statistics
- Expressions and Equations
- Quadratic Functions and Modeling
Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of :
- Collaborative instructional approach
- Direct Instruction
- Technology enhanced instruction
Homework: Homework for this class is almost every night. The homework can vary between 10 minutes-35 minutes depending on the student (math knowledge, if they use their time wisely in class, etc.). Studies suggest that daily small doses of practice is better for learning math. Practice problems revisit concepts learned in math class in order to solidify the learning. The intent of homework is for practice and feedback, not necessarily for assessing skill. Students typically go over the homework in class the next day. Completing and correcting homework is a portion of a student’s grade.
Course Fee / Materials: Scientific Calculator. If you need to purchase one, the TI-30XIIS is recommended. A graphing calculator (recommended TI-84) is NOT required until CC Algebra 2 and above.