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Algebra and Pre-Algebra Syllabus


 Algebra & Pre-Algebra Syllabus

Teacher:  Crystal Gilbert


Planning Period:  9:35-10:30 A.M.    371-2322


Text:    Holt McDougal Larson Mathematics Algebra 1        


Course Description:    This course is the foundation for high school mathematics courses.  It is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics.  The student will be simplifying expressions, evaluating and solving equations and inequalities; graphing linear functions and relations; and using real world applications are presented within the course content and a functions approach is emphasized.  The Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS) will be taught for this course.   


Suggested Supplies (Have by Monday August 21, 2017)     


I           College ruled Notebook

II         Pencils (enough for 2 semesters) & 1 red pen

III        Texas Instruments Model: TI-84 graphing calculator


Classroom procedures and rules

  1. Have all supplies daily for class. (pencil, paper, notebook)
  2. Do not interrupt me while I’m teaching.
  3. Raise your hand if you have questions.
  4. Be in your seat when the bell rings; I will dismiss class when the bell rings.
  5. Take care of your personal needs between classes.


    Grading Scale                         A         90% - 100%                            Tests                            50%

                                                    B         89% -   80%                            Quizzes                       30%

                                                    C         79% -   70%                           

                                                    D         69% -   60%                            Homework                  20%

                                                    F          59% -     0%                         Total              100%                                      

    Homework policy :    


                Homework is due at the beginning of class, AFTER the students have had sufficient time to ask questions over the previous night’s work.  If it is not turned in at the beginning of the hour, it is considered a zero. Late papers are 10 points off per day.  All homework should consist of your first and last name and lesson # all written at the top right corner of your paper. Homework is graded on completion.  The grade will be based on the total amount of problems finished (with all work/steps shown) out of the total number of problems assigned.  Any Homework, Tests, or Quizzes need to be done in pencil.  Student will grade with a red pen


    *ALL homework assignments are allowed to be corrected and re-graded.  

    *ALL tests may be given TWICE only!  I will average the two scores.


    Make-up work policy:   All students are allowed to make-up work.  However many days the student is absent will be the number of days they have to make up any missed assignments.  Please let me know if there is a planned absence so that I can give assignments beforehand or you may check Wengage.  Make-up tests or quizzes may differ from the original.  


    Quiz Policy:  Quizzes may be given 1 to 5 times per week.   


    Cheating Policy:  No cheating is allowed.  Cheating, talking, or whatever the student is doing       during a test or quiz that leads the teacher to believe they are cheating will result in a          zero for that particular test or quiz.


    Consequences (in no particular order)

  1. Warning
  2. Notify parent
  3. Principal


    Calculator Policy

    All students in Algebra 1 are allowed to have a TI-84 calculator during the class period and for the ACT.  The calculator will assist the student greatly in his/her ability to quickly and confidently complete the lessons, quizzes, and tests.

    I look forward to having a successful year.

    Thank you,


    Crystal Gilbert


    P.S.   If you will download the REMIND APP  I will be able to notify you much quicker.


    My class code is 2gck76



    Please read and sign the following and return by Monday, August 21, 2017 for a score of “100.”  If not returned by the date then the score is a “0.”

    I have read and understand Mrs. Gilbert’s policies for Algebra & Pre-Algebra within this syllabus.



    Student signature: _________________________________________________  Date: __________



    Parent signature: __________________________________________________  Date: __________