SYLLABUS: Course Title_Algebra I_________ Grade level: 8th______
Instructor Information:
Instructor: Nate Clevenger 
Email: nclevenger@girard248.org 
School Phone: (620) 7244114 
Planning Period Time available for phone call: 9:4510:34 


Course Outline: (you can delete this section if you choose to use the next section "Course Standards")
McGraw HillGlencoe: Algebra I 
Chapter 
Subject 
Expressions, Equations, and Functions (Ch 1) 
 Represent relationships among quantities using tables, graphs, verbal descriptions, and inequalities
 Use symbols to represent unknowns and variables
 Find specific function values and solve equations in problem situations
 Use the Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Properties to simplify algebraic expressions
 Interpret and mike critical predictions from functional relationships
 Describe independent and dependent quantities in functional relationships
 Identify mathematical domains and ranges and determine reasonable domain and range values for given situations, both continuous and discrete
 Connect equation notation with function notation

Linear Equations (Ch 2) 
 Describe functional relationships for given problem situations and write equations to answer questions arising from the situations
 Represent relationships among quantities using diagrams, verbal descriptions, and equations
 Find specific function values, and transform and solve equations in problem situations
 Solve problems involving proportional change
 Use the Commutative, Associative and Distributive Properties to simplify expressions

Linear functions (Ch 3) 
 Create, use, translate, and make connections among algebraic, tabular, graphical, or verbal descriptions of linear functions
 Interpret the meaning of intercepts in situations using data, symbolic representation, or graphs
 Determine the intercepts of the graphs of linear functions and zeros of linear functions from graphs, tables, and algebraic representations
 Look for patterns and represent generalizations algebraically
 Develop the concept of slope as rate of change and determine the slope from graphs, tables, and algebraic representations
 Interpret the meaning of slope in situations using data, symbolic representations, or graphs
 Relate direct variation to linear functions and solve problems involving proportional change

Equations of Linear Functions (Ch 4) 
 Write equations of lines given specific characteristics
 Interpret and predict the effects of changing the slope and yintercept in applied situations
 Interpret and make decisions, predictions, and critical judgements from functional relationships
 Collect and organize data, make and interpret scatter plots, and model, predict, and make decisions and critical judgements in problem situations
 Solve an equation of the form f(x) = c for a simple function f that has an inverse and write an expression for the inverse

Linear Inequalities (Ch 5) 
 Formulate linear inequalities to solve problems
 Investigate methods for solving linear inequalities using the Properties of Inequality
 Solve linear inequalities
 Interpret and determine the reasonableness of solutions to linear inequalities

Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities (Ch 6) 
 Analyze situations and formulate systems of linear equations in two unknowns to solve problems
 Solve systems of linear equations and linear inequalities using graphs and algebraic methods
 Interpret and determine the reasonableness of solutions to systems of linear equations and linear inequalities

Exponents and Exponential Functions (Ch7) 
 Simplify polynomial expressions and apply the laws of exponents in problemsolving situations
 Graph and analyze exponential functions
 analyze and represent situations involving exponential growth and decay using tables, graphs, or algebraic methods
 relate geometric sequences to exponential functions, and write recursive formulas to represent sequences

Quadratic Expressions and Equations (Ch 8) 
 Add, Subtract, and multiply polynomials
 Factor as necessary in problem situations
 Solve quadratic equations using concrete models, tables, graphs, and algebraic methods

Quadratic Functions and Equations (Ch 9) 
 Identify and sketch the general forms of quadratic parent functions
 Analyze graphs of quadratic functions and draw conclusions
 Make connections among the solutions of quadratic equations, the zeros of their related functions, and the horizontal intercepts of the graph of the function
 Solve quadratic equations using concrete models, tables, graphs, and algebraic methods
 Use characteristics of the quadratic parent function to sketch the related graphs
 Analyze functions with successive differences and ratios
 Identify and graph special functions

Radical Functions and Geometry (Ch 10) 
 Add, subtract, multiply, and simplify radical expressions
 Solve radical equations
 Use the Pythagorean Theorem and trigonometric ratios to solve problems

Rational Functions and Equations (Ch 11) 
 Analyze data and represent situations involving inverse variation
 Graph and analyze rational functions
 Identify excluded values from rational expressions and simplify rational expressions
 Multiply and divide rational expressions and use dimensional analysis
 Divide a polynomial by a monomial or binomial
 Add and subtract rational expressions with like and unlike denominators
 Solve rational equations and eliminate extraneous roots

Click to see Expectations and Procedures for Algebra
Materials: It is the expectation that you will bring the following to class everyday.
1) Textbook
2) iPad that is charged
3) Pencil, ink pen, paper
Grading Policy: Calculation of Final Trimester Grade:
A =90100% Simple Average based on Total Points possible
B =8089% OR
C =7079% Weighted Categories:
D =6069% 60% Tests
F =059% 40% Daily Assignments
Absences: If you are absent, when you return to school it is your responsibility to check with each teacher to see what you missed during your absence. Based on the number of days you missed, you will have that same number of days to submit makeup assignments.
Late Work: One extra attempt to be grade at 80% partial credit
iPad Policy in this class: You are NOT allowed to use your iPad for personal pleasure (gaming, internet surfing, ...) in this class unless the teacher has verbally given permission for students to do so.