The Pre-Algebra course is designed to prepare students for Foundations of Algebra I. It requires students to use algebraic concepts in multiple ways and pushes them to expand on their mathematical thinking.
The course is broken up into two components. The first is the traditional classroom. Here the students are introduce to the algebraic concepts needed to ensure their success. Students work with expressions, equations, and variables. They work to see how these concepts relate to the real world and how they can be applied. The classroom helps to create the foundation that is needed to foster mathematical growth. The students learn the concepts and start to see how these concepts are related and how they are used in the real world.
The second part of the course is the technology component. Periodically throughout the course, the students will be required to complete various practice assignments, guided lessons, and quizzes. The students will be given a list of online assignments that must be completed for certain chapters that we cover. The assignments must be completed by the chapter test in order to receive credit. These assignments will be included in the final nine weeks grade. Students will have the opportunity to complete these assignments during study hall, at home via the internet, and occasionally during class.
Grades are based on total points earned. Take the total points earned and divide it by the total number of available points. Then multiply that result by 100 to obtain your final percentage.
Homework assignments are normally worth 2 points each. A student receives full credit for turning in a complete assignment on time. Students may turn in complete late homework for half credit up until the test for that chapter. After a chapter test has been taken, no further make up work will be accepted for that chapter.