Algebra 1 Course Outline

Week of October 20-November 14, 2014

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

 

Students:

As we wrap up the first quarter, we are about to finish many of the basic foundations of math and algebra that will allow us to move forward with actually applying algebraic principles to “real world” situations. We will begin by finishing a four day review of Chapters 1-3. We will then be given an examination on those chapters as your final first quarter grade.  We will then move into Chapter 4 which will allow you to begin to actually work algebra problems using the tools learned in the first quarter. At the end of Chapter 4, you will begin to set up your own algebra problems using given information, and then you will solve those problems. Hang in there with this chapter. You will notice that I slow us down just a bit, allowing time for sections that previous classes have needed extra help to successfully understand.

Have you ever felt weak and overwhelmed in the face of circumstances?  I think the Lord allows us to sometimes reach that point so that we look more to Him.  The scripture listed above calls God our Rock I know of a lot of strong things, but a boulder is one of the strongest! What a comfort to know that our Lord is strong, solid, and unmovable.  The Word also says that he is our Refuge Perhaps we sometimes try to do too much ourselves and get ahead of God.  In this case, the Lord is still there as our sanctuary. What a comfort to know that our Lord is willing to allow us to rest in the cleft of His hand.  Finally, God is our Strong Tower This causes me to think about a defensible fort- a place from which battle can be done to defeat the enemy and retake what God promised. Yes, our Lord is unchangeable. He is our rest and protection.  From Him, all strength comes to do battle. What more do we need?  He is our everything!

 

Have a great week!

Blessings!

Mr. Wallace   

This Week’s Plan:

Monday, October 20- Review all missed questions on the Chapter 3 Exam. Do a detailed review of selected types of problems from Chapter 1 on the board. Complete selected problems from Student Activity Book on pages 13-18. Homework: Study for your Chapter 1-3 Exam that will be given on Thursday. Complete problems not yet done at board or in class from Student Activity Book on pages 13-18.

Tuesday, October 21- Check selected problems on pages 13-18 in the Student Activity Book. Do a detailed review of selected types of problems from Chapter 2 on the board. Complete selected problems from Student Activity Book on pages 31-40. Homework: Study for your Chapter 1-3 Exam that will be given on Thursday. Complete problems not yet done at board or in class from Student Activity Book on pages 31-40.

Wednesday, October 22- Check selected problems on pages 31-40 in the Student Activity Book. Do a detailed review of selected types of problems from Chapter 3 on the board. Homework: Study for your Chapter 1-3 Exam that will be given on Thursday. Complete any problems that I assign for homework based on my assessment of where you are at in the understanding of each concept.

Thursday, October 23- Last Day of First Quarter. Review any problems assigned for homework last night. First Quarter Exam on Chapters 1-3.

Friday, October 24- No School. Teacher Work Day.

Monday, October 27- Teach: Using the Properties of Inequality (Section 4.1) Complete all problems on pages 132-133. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework.  

Tuesday, October 28- Check problems in section 4.1 on pages 132-133. Teach: How to Attack Word Problems (Section 4.2) Complete all even problems on pages 138-139. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework.  

Wednesday, October 29- Check even problems in section 4.2 on pages 138-139. Review: How to Attack Word Problems (Section 4.2) Complete all odd problems on pages 138-139. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework.  

Thursday, October 30- Check odd problems in section 4.2 on pages 138-139. Teach:  Equations of the ax+b=c Form (Section 4.3) Complete all problems on pages 141-142. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz 4.1 on Sections 4.1 and 4.2 which will be given on Friday.

Friday, October 31- Quiz #4.1 on Section 4.1 and 4.2. Check problems in section 4.3 on pages 141-142. Teach: More Work with Equations (Section 4.4) Complete all odd problems on pages 145-146. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework.

Monday, November 3- Check odd problems in section 4.4 on pages 145-146. Review: More Work With Equations (Section 4.4).  Complete all even problems on pages 145-146. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz 4.2 on Sections 4.3 and 4.4 which will be given on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 4- Quiz 4.2 on Sections 4.3 and 4.4. Teach: Equations of the Form ax+b=cx+d.  (Section 4.5)  Complete all problems on pages 149-150. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework.

Wednesday, November 5- Check problems in section 4.5 on pages 149-150. Teach: Absolute Value Equations (Section 4.6) Complete all problems on pages 152-153. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework.  

Thursday, November 6- - Check problems in section 4.5 on pages 149-150. Teach: Absolute Value Equations (Section 4.6).  Complete all problems on pages 152-153. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework.  

Friday, November 7- Check problems in section 4.6 on pages 152-153. Teach: Clearing Fractions from Equations (Section 4.7) Complete all even problem on pages 156. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework.  Study for Quiz 4.3 on Sections 4.5 and 4.6 which will be given on Monday.

Monday, November 10- Quiz 4.3 on Sections 4.5 and 4.6. Check problems in section 4.6 on pages 152-153. Teach: Clearing Fractions from Equations (Section 4.7)   Complete all even problem on pages 156. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework.  

Tuesday, November 11- Veteran’s Day- No School

Wednesday, November 12- Check even problems in section 4.7 on page 156. Review: Clearing Fractions from Equations (Section 4.7) Complete all odd problem on pages 156. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz #4.4 on Section 4.7 which will be given on Friday.

Thursday, November 13 - Check odd problems in section 4.7 on page 156. Teach: Coin and Interest Problems (Section 4.8) Complete all odd problem on pages 161-162. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz #4.4 on Section 4.7 which will be given on Friday.

Friday, November 14- Quiz #4.4 on Section 4.7. Check odd problems in section 4.8 on page 161-162. Review: Coin and Interest Problems (Section 4.8) Complete all even problem on pages 161-162. Work on pages that is not completed in class will become homework.

From the ends of the earth I call you. I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe."

Psalm 61:2-3 NIV