**Algebraic Connections Syllabus **

**Mrs. Noah**

**Course Description**

Algebraic Connections is a course designed for students who wish to increase their mathematical knowledge and skills prior to enrollment in the Algebra II with Trigonometry course. Algebraic Connections expands upon the concepts of Algebra I and Geometry, with emphasis on application-based problems. This course provides opportunities to incorporate the use of technology through its emphasis on applying functions to make predictions and to calculate outcomes. The prerequisites for Algebraic Connections are Algebra I and Geometry.

** **

**Classroom Expectations/ClassRules**

- Be on time, on task, and prepared to learn EVERY DAY!
**#NoFreeDays** - Respect the teacher, the classroom, other students, and yourself!
**#BeNice** - Be responsible for your own learning!
**#NoCheating****#WorkHard** - Clean up after yourself and your peers.
**#BeTidy** - Keep all personal electronics PUT AWAY!
**#OnlyWithPermission**

**Topics to be studied: #WhatWeWillDo**

- Equations and Inequalities
- Graphs, Functions, and Linear Systems
- How To Do Your Banking
- Consumer Mathematics and Financial Management
- Measurement/Geometry
- Probability Theory/Statistics
- Nonlinear Equations, Inequalities, and Functions
- Additional Topics

**Steps to More Effective Assignments**

**(HowToGetAGoodGrade)**

When completing an assignment:

- Place name, date, class, and period in the upper right hand corner.
- Clearly identify the assignment (section, page number, assigned problems.)
- In a calculation problem, copy the original problem.
- In a word problem, list all necessary information.
- Sketch and label diagrams.
- Show all work to justify your answer.
**DO NOT GIVE JUST A CALCULATOR ANSWER!** *DO NOT CHANGE FRACTIONS TO DECIMALS!*- Place an asterisk beside a problem requiring assistance.
- Circle final answers
- Leave lots of space between problems.

When checking assignments:

- Mark out incorrect answers. Do not erase.
- Go back and rework the problem (on your own) to try to find your mistake.
- Ask questions. Seek additional assistance.

See "Course Requirements" page for additional information.