Alg1 3rd & 5th Period SY18-19-RS1 1-B3 (Period 3)

Mr. Brian McMahon
Lori Raffanti
2018-2019 School Year

Course Description

In the Algebra I course, students begin to study number properties more generally and become fluent at manipulating symbols with multiple step methods with the guidance of two highly qualified teachers. All students should regularly be engaged in the Standards for Mathematical Practice as defined by the Common Core. Mathematical content should be addressed through the study of big ideas allowing students to see the connections between multiple concepts. The mathematical content of Algebra I includes Properties of Rational and Irrational Numbers, Creating and Interpreting Expressions and Equations, Linear Equations and Inequalities, including Linear Systems, Solving Quadratic Equations using Multiple Methods, Interpreting and Building Functions using Proper Function Notation, and Summarizing, Representing, and Interpreting Data.  

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones or any other electronic device is brought to school at the student’s own risk. Amundsen High School will not be responsible for any lost or stolen technology device

  1. Students will be allowed to use their electronic devices in common areas during passing periods.
  2. Electronic devices are allowed in the passing period and the cafeteria during a student’s lunch period.
  3. Use of electronic devices in the classroom is prohibited, unless otherwise authorized by a teacher. (A. Authorization will likely occur when a device is used as technological support that will enhance student learning and overall growth. B. Such authorization will be revoked should the freedom of use be abused.)
  4. Charging electronic devices in the classroom is prohibited and NOT to be done at any time.

 Cell Phones are not to be used as calculators or to check the time.

Daily Class materials

  • Two (2) notebooks (Graphing notebooks if possible-these have graph paper rather than just lines)
  • One (1) large cube of Sticky Notes
  • Many Pencils & erasers (I DO NOT SUPPLY Spares)
  • Two (2) Highlighters different colors
  • One (1) manual Pencil Sharpener
  • Two (2)Folders any color (Heavy Plastic folders if possible)
  • One (1) Calculator TI30XIIS (available at Target for $9.99)

Grading Policies

Type of Assignment


Approaches to Learning Skills & Notebook






Exams & Midterms


Final Exam



Grading Scale: The following grading scale will be issued:

90-100 = A

80-89   = B

70-70   = C

60-69   = D

59 or Lower = F