Algebra I (Ryan)

Course:       Algebra I

Teacher:      Vincent Ryan

Text:           Holt McDougal’s Algebra I

                   Copyright 2012;  ISBN: 978-0-547-47672-8


This course will cover topics including but not limited to real numbers and operations and properties, variables, expressions, equation solving, formulas, basic statistics, inequalities, graphing, absolute value, compound inequalities, proportions, functions, basic probability and odds, slope, exponents an exponential functions, polynomials and operations, factoring, quadratics, radicals, distance, and basic trigonometry.


Materials needed:


          3 Ring binder (1 inch minimum) NOT to be shared with another class.

Protractor, pencils, erasers, liquid paper, 4+ dry erase markers, loose leaf paper,.

All these things, along with your textbook AND AGENDA book, should be brought to class everyday.

A Graphing Calculator (TI-84+ preferred, TI-83 series okay, TI-NSpire  may also be required TBD




          Your grade is calculated as follows:


                        Homework:                 10%

                        Tests:                           50%

                        Quizzes:                      15%

                        Final Exam:                25%


Occasionally you will have projects or outside assignments, which will be scored in the Homework category but may be weighted more.  Tests and quizzes may be retaken, as a general rule

If you are falling behind in homework or any category, you will be expected to come to remediation/lunch or stay after school as often as necessary you catch up.  Unexcused late homework will only count as half credit.




When the tardy bell rings, you should be in your seat and your homework should be out and ready to check.  Only drinks in plastic containers with lids will be allowed in class.  Remain seated unless you have permission or implied permission from the teacher.  During MATH class, you are to work on MATH.  “I’d rather do it at home,” is not an acceptable response.  Do not interrupt a lesson to ask to use a hall pass, rather please ask at the beginning or wait till the last 15 minutes of class to use a hall pass so as not to miss important material.  Students will sign in and out of the classroom when using a hall pass.  Use them wisely as you will only be allowed 3 per 9 weeks.  If you are out of hall passes and have to use one, you will have to get tardy slip from the office.  All Maury County School policies and Hampshire School policies will be followed.  Phones and electronic devices shall remain off and put away and out of sight at ALL TIMES UNLESS instructed to use them. Failure to comply could result in a defiance of authority offense which can be very serious.  Respect yourself, each other and your school.  Above all, treat people around you the same way you want them to treat you and we will have a great year.


Calendar (tentative):


           1st Nine Weeks:

                           Text Chapters 1 – 4: Properties of real numbers, polynomials,

                           solving equations and inequalities involving absolute value,


            2nd Nine Weeks:

                           Midpoint and distance formulas, linear equations and

               functions, rates of change, direct and inverse variation,

   scatterplots and trend lines, systems of linear equations and


            3rd Nine Weeks:

                           Operations on polynomials, exponents, factoring and

               simplifying polynomials and quadratics, quadratic equations

               and solving strategies, exponential and square root functions

   4th Nine Weeks:

               Major PBL project counting as a test grade (5 - 6

               week time frame), Rational expressions, solving rational

   equations, graphing rational functions, imaginary numbers, probability

   and statistics.
















Parents:                                                       Algebra I, 2018 – 2019


If you have any questions, concerns or problems feel free to call me at school or email me   (best way reach me.)



Vincent Ryan

school phone … 931-285-2300

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