Algebra 1 Course Outline

Week of September 29- October 17, 2014

Mr. John R. Wallace, Jr., Senior Administrator

Students:

I am giving you the next three weeks of the course outline. I need to let you know that this will be quite a sprint with five quizzes and two major exams.  I can't stress enough how important it is for us to work together as we finish up Chapter 3 and then prepare for the Chapter 1-3 Exam.   I promise you that if you can successfully complete the review material, you will have a great result on your exams. All these grades will be included in your first quarter grade, so please be sure to really focus the next few weeks. As always, completing your assignments is very important, and you know if this has been a problem area for you in this class.

I also need you to help me understand where you think you are struggling. Usually, I have a general idea. The more input you give me, the better. If you do not communicate in class, I only see a piece of the puzzle that must be solved to gain an excellent outcome- your success! That is my sole goal. If we need online help to “explain things a different way”, then that is what we will do. Your success is the goal.

Sometimes we learn very valuable lessons from our experiences. These lessons can be more important than what we are actually trying to accomplish when we experience them. Such is the case when academics become challenging. Sometimes, the process of “learning” a new concept reveals things that we need to understand about ourselves. (This happens on the teaching end also!).  As we learn these things, we need to pray as we ask God to show us what we need to allow Him to change. This change, when applied, is called “growing.” There are times when this can be hard as assumptions we have made about ourselves, others, and the world around us are challenged. I think one of the true blessings of our Christian faith is that we have a loving, heavenly Father that is there to guide and encourage us as we “grow”, regardless of our age. We must trust and lean on Him.

Thank you for your effort in class. Each of you is a blessing! Let me know what I can do to help you.

Blessings!

Mr. Wallace

 

 

This Week’s Plan:

Monday, September 29- Check problems from Chapter 2 Review that were done in class and for homework yesterday. Complete selected problems from activity sheet review. Exam #2 on Chapter 2. Teach 3.1- Variables and the Language of Algebra.

Tuesday, September 30- Review missed problems on Exam 2.  Check Variables and the Language of Algebra on pages 88-89. Teach 3.2- Word Phrases and Algebraic Expressions. Complete pages 91-92.  All problems not completed in class become homework.

Wednesday, October 1- Check 3.2 on Word Phrases and Algebraic Expressions. Teach 3.3 on Negative Exponents. Complete page 95. All problems not completed in class become homework. Study for Quiz 3.1 on Sections 3.1-3.2 which will be given on Thursday.

Thursday, October 2- Quiz 3.1. Check problems on page 95 on Negative Exponents. Teach: 3.4- Evaluating Algebraic Expressions. Complete page 98.  All problems not completed in class become homework.

Friday, October 3- Check 3.4- Evaluating Algebraic Expressions on page 98.  Teach 3.5- Combining Like Terms. Complete pages 102.  All problems not completed in class become homework. Study for Quiz 3.2 on Sections 3.3 and 3.4 which will be given on Monday...

Monday, October 6- Quiz 3.2 Check 3.5- Combining Like Terms on page 102. Teach 3.6- Removing Parentheses. Complete pages 106 All problems not completed in class become homework.

Tuesday, October 7- Check Removing Parentheses page 106. Teach 3.7 on Using Formulas. Complete pages 109-111 even problems only. Homework: Problems not completed in class on pages 109-111. Study for Quiz 3.3 on Sections 3.5 and 3.6 which will be given on Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, October 8- Quiz 3.3. on Section 3.5 and 3.6. Check Using Formulas. Complete on pages 109-111 (3.7). Teach Properties of Equality in Section 3.8. Complete problems on 116-117. Homework: Problems not completed in class on pages 116-117 will become homework. Study for Quiz 3.4 on Sections 3.7 which will be given on Thursday.

Thursday, October 9- Quiz 3.4 on Section 3.7. Check Properties of Equalities on pages 116-117 (3.7). Teach Word Sentence Equations in Section 3.9. Complete selected problems on 122-23. Homework: Problems not completed in class on pages 122-123. .

Friday, October 10- Check problems on pages 122-123 which were assigned.  Review for Quiz 3.5 (Sections 3.8-3.9) which will be given on Tuesday.  Complete problems 1-21 in the Chapter 3 Review on page 126.  All problems not completed in class become homework. Study for Quiz 3.5 on Section 3.8-3.9 which will be given on Friday.

Monday, October 13- Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 14- Quiz 3.5 on Sections 3.8-3.9. Check and correct problems 1-21 in the Chapter 3 Review. Correct in detail, and address weak areas for the Chapter 3 Exam which will be given on Thursday.  Complete problems 22-41. All problems not completed in class become homework. Study for Exam 3 on Chapter 3 which will be given on Wednesday. 

Wednesday, October 15- Review Chapter 3 for Exam on Tuesday. Correct problems 22-41 on pages 126-127 in detail. Address weak areas. Study for the Exam on Chapter 3 which will be given on Thursday.

Thursday, October 16- Exam on Chapter 3. Begin to Review for 1st Quarter Exam by completing workbook pages 19-20. (Chapter 1 Review) in class and for homework. These pages will be checked on Thursday in class. Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for the Chapter 1-3 Exam which will be given on Wednesday, October 31.

Friday, October 17- Continue review for 1st Quarter Exam Check problems on workbook pages 39-40 (Chapter 2 Review). Address weak areas. Review for Chapter 1-3 Exam by checking workbook pages 59-60 – a cumulative review for Chapter 3. Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for the Chapter 1-3 Exam which will be given on Tuesday, October 21.

Psalm 86:10-12 (NIV)

10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds;
you alone are God.

11 Teach me your way, Lord,
that I may rely on your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.
12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;
I will glorify your name forever.