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Algebra 1

1st Period 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS:  The first period of every school day a 50 minute class in Algebra 1 is offered by Mr. Leavitt. The course is experiential and project-based, providing students with an environment to discover the major concepts of Algebra through activities.  Topics covered will be the usefulness of variables, creating functions, finding solutions using tables and graphs, and following patterns.

Students in Algebra 1 will maintain a journal with daily entrance and exit ticket questions, along with documenting the daily activity.  Projects will be on-going and linked to daily activity concepts. Students will be responsible for their journal entries, participation in activities, and completion of projects.

At the end of this course, you will

  • know… how to use algebra concepts to answer questions in the real world
  • be able to…  use tables and graphs to find best fit 
  • understand…  how functions and patterns are used everyday


Unit 1:  August - October Quantities and Relations variables, properties, exponents, solving equations and inequalities

Unit 2:  November- January Tables and Graphs 2 variable equations, slope, change over time, tables, coordinate graphing

Unit 3:  January-March Functions and Formula functions, mixtures, formula, quadratics, parametrics

Unit 4:  March-June Patterns arithmetic sequence, geometric sequence, matrices, fractals



General Rules:

  • Students must use art supplies and math manipulatives correctly and with respect
  • Respectful and kind behavior and language is expected at all times; students will be asked to leave the class if unable to follow this rule
  • Students are permitted to miss no more than 5 absences for the semester.  Five points will be deducted from the final grade for exceeding 13 absences.
  • 3 periods tardy will initiate an after-school detention for the student and parent contact by the teacher.  2 absences or 5 tardies will cause parent contact by the teacher
  • If students miss class, they must talk with the teacher about making up all assignments

Grading Policies:

When students are absent, they are expected to make up all work they missed within 5 class days of their return to school.  After 5 days, acceptance of late work is at the discretion of the teacher.


Grading Scale: 


97 - 100


87 - 89.9


77 – 79.9


67 – 69.9


0 – 59.9


93 - 96.9


83 – 86.9


73 – 76.9


63 – 66.9




90 - 92.9


80 – 82.9


70 – 72.9


60 – 62.9



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