Week 1: August 13-17
Welcome to Coordinate Algebra and Coordinate Algebra with Support. 1st and 4th period are year long classes that will meet every day, and will have a state end of course test in May that will count as 20% of each student's grade for the course. 3rd period is a semester long class that will meet every day for 1 semester and take the state end of course test in December, it will also count for 20% of those student's grades. This year we are teaching a brand new curriculum that is aligned with the national Common Core standards. We will start of this week right away. I would highly suggest getting signed up for the Cornerstones for Success tutoring program. That way at if any point in the year the student needs help, they will have the appropriate paperwork filled out to participate.
I would recommend that each student gets their own Texas instruments, TI-30xs calculator to use throughout the semester or year. The school has calculators that can be issued to students like a text book, but it is better if the student has their own. Students will also need to have some sort of notebook/folder/binder to take notes in and keep their work organized. They will also need to be prepared with a pencil every day in class.