Math 1 Information


    MATH 1 



    Dear Parents & Guardians,

    Welcome to the 2018-19 school year. Learning mathematics is a challenge.  Meeting this challenge requires concentration, perseverance, and active participation inside, as well as outside the classroom.  It is also important to have a positive and respectful attitude towards oneself, classmates, and teachers. There will be times throughout the year you will need extra help outside of the regular class time.  Let me know when this applies to you and we can make arrangements for extra assistance. If you have any questions concerning your child’s progress or anything at all, please give me a call at school or email me.  Below, you will find information about the class and the classroom expectations.  


    Topics in Math 1


    • Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents.
    • Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems


    • Create equations that describe numbers or relationships.
    • Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems
    • Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials.
    • Create equations that describe numbers or relationships.
    • Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning
    • Solve equations and inequalities in one variable
    • Solve systems of equations
    • Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically


    • Understand the concept of a function and use function notation.
    • Interpret functions that arise in an application in terms of the context
    • Analyze functions using different representations.
    • Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities
    • Build new functions from existing functions.
    • Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems.
    • Interpret expressions for functions in terms of the situation they model.


    • Experiment with transformations in the plane
    • Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically.
    • Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems

    Statistics and Probability

    • Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable.
    • Summarize, represent, and interpret data on two categorical and quantitative variables.
    • Interpret linear models




    Students have five days to complete missed assignments. Each day, after the initial due date, a student will receive a 10% deduction from the grade for each day the work is late. In cases of absences, students will be allotted the same amount of time that they were absent to complete the assignments.  It is the student’s responsibility to check the labeled folder in the classroom for any missed papers on the day they were absent.


    Example for a 10 point assignment:

    Day 1 late assignment the overall grade cannot be higher than a 9

    Day 2 late assignment overall grade cannot be higher than an  8


    Students will be given two opportunities to turn in an assignment. The first opportunity will always be the original due date of the assignment. The second opportunity will be determined based off of communication between the teacher and parents/legal guardians as well as the needs and availability of the student. This includes but is not limited to Office Hours, Working Lunches, and other opportunities that will be made available to students. If the assignment is not completed after the second attempt- the student will be referred to the office for an academic referral. Note that any and all requests for additional help must be arranged in advance via phone call or email.

     This does not pertain to students who are absent or who have special accommodations.



    Tests/Projects 20%

    Assignments/Projects  50%

    Quizzes  30%








    Group work



    Letter Grade Score Range

    A 100 - 90

    B 89 - 80

    C 79 - 70

    D 69 - 60

    F Below 60



    Homework will be assigned almost every class period.  The student is expected to complete the homework before they enter the school on the due date. It is the student’s responsibility to complete his/her homework each night!  



    5 Classroom Rules

    1. Follow Directions Quickly.  
    2. Raise Hand for Permission to Speak.
    3. Raise Hand for Permission to Leave Seat.
    4. Make Smart Choices. 
    5. Keep Your Teacher Happy! (We are happy when our students are learning!)