COURSE OBJECTIVE:
The purpose of this high school course is to give you a better understanding of algebra and problem solving skills. You will be exposed to and have the opportunity to master the Indiana Algebra I Standards. This background will help prepare you for the required ECA Exam in December and May.
Classroom Rules: Be Present
Be Prompt
Be Prepared
Be Polite
These rules are the rules of Austin High School. The students in my classroom are expected to follow all four rules to the best of their ability. Students are expected to bring with them to class each day: a writing utensil, paper, binder. Tardiness is unacceptable.
Classwork: There will be classwork assigned daily. Students are expected to complete and bring the assignment to class the very next day.
Tests: These assessments will be given weekly to test students knowledge of the material covered to determine the final mastery of concepts.
Semester 1 Curriculum Map Math Lab
Norrington 201415 Math Lab Curriculum Map 
Weeks  Concept  Benchmarks  Activities/ Instructional Strategy  Assessments 
Week 14

Standard 1: Operations with Real Numbers
Standard 2: Solving Linear Equations
Standard 3: Relations and Functions
Standard 7: Algebraic Fractions  Students will be able to: add, subtract, multiply, and divide positive and negative integers, fractions, and decimals. apply the distributive property in an area sense. combine like terms to simplify expressions. solve onestep, twostep, and multistep equations involving integers, decimals, proportions, and fractions. distinguish whether a relation is or is not a function by plotting points and interpreting graphs. identify the domain and range of a given relation.

Lecture Direct Instruction Binder/Notes Practice Problems Peer Collaboration Video Lessons  PreTest Class work Homework Weekly Tests to determine mastery of concepts 
Week 59

Standard 2: Solving Linear Inequalities
Standard 3: Graphing Linear Equations Standard 5: Solving Systems of Equations  Students will be able to: solve onestep, twostep, and multistep equations and inequalities. graph a line in standard, slopeintercept and point slope form. calculate slope, xintercept and yintercept of a linear equation. write linear equations in slope intercept form. solve linear word problems. solve a system of equations using substitution or elimination. 
Lecture Direct Instruction Binder/Notes Practice Problems Peer Collaboration Video Lessons  PreTest Class work Homework Weekly Tests to determine mastery of concepts 1st Semester Final 
Week 1013  Standard 5:
Pairs of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Standard 2: Graphing Linear Inequalities
Standard 6: Polynomials
 Students will be able to: graph linear inequalities and pairs of linear inequalities. evaluate linear systems word problems. select and explain laws of exponents to simplify algebraic expressions. interpret, summarize and verify polynomial expressions by adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and factoring. 
Lecture Direct Instruction Binder/Notes Practice Problems Peer Collaboration Video Lessons  PreTest Class work Homework Weekly Tests to determine mastery of concepts 
Week 1418

Standard 8: Quadratic, Cubic, and radical Equations
Review for ECA  Students will be able to: simplify or decode rational expressions. solve quadratic equations by graphing, factoring, and using the quadratic formula. graph quadratic functions and understand the relationship between its zeros and the xintercepts of the graph. 
Lecture Direct Instruction Binder/Notes Practice Problems Peer Collaboration Video Lessons Practice Final and ECA Tests  PreTest Class work Homework Weekly Tests to determine mastery of concepts 2nd Semester Final 