Algebra 1 2020-2021
Mondays, 1:00 – 3:00
Instructor: Ruthie Taft firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Tuition: $550 per year or 10 equal installments of $55
Supply fee: $45 per year, due with registration
*NOTE: There is a minimum of 5 students required for this class to progress; maximum is 15.
*****Before registering for this class, students will need to complete a required placement test without parental help found here: https://www.hmhco.com/~/media/sites/home/education/global/pdf/placement/mathematics/k-12/saxon-math-homeschool/shs_a1_placement.pdf?la=en (please, no calculators). Upon completion, please email the test to the teacher for review. This will help to determine if students are ready for this class. If your student completed Algebra 1/2 last year at CPC successfully, he is exempt from taking this placement test.*****
Course Description: Students will develop the understanding they need to solve more complex problems and functions with this step-by-step course. Covered topics include signed numbers, exponents, and roots; absolute value; equations and inequalities; scientific notation; unit conversions; polynomials; graphs; factoring; quadratic equations; direct and inverse variations; exponential growth; statistics; and probability.
Since students are in high school, responsibility will be put on them to complete daily assignments at home, as well as checking and correcting missed problems. They will also take at-home quizzes and tests twice each quarter. Parents will be responsible for proctoring those quizzes and tests twice each quarter, as well as ensuring students have checked and corrected their weekly homework assignments. In order to be most successful, students should be expected to work on assignments at home at least 4 days each week.
Required Materials: graph paper AND notebook paper, pencils, binder or folder with brads
Saxon Algebra 1 text book – 3rd edition, test booklet, and answer key