The new Common Core Standards have de-emphasized Geometry and re-emphasized Algebra, so we have made some changes in our curriculum. The first semester of Int. Alg. will be Geometry. We will cover all of the Geometry that the state of Oregon says is important. The second semester will be the basics of Algebra. We will prepare the student to take Algebra 1 next year.
We do math every day. If the student works hard during class, they should be able to finish in class most of the time. That means that if they miss a day, they will have homework to make up. We will also be having a quiz every day over the previous day's homework. If you want to get a quick idea of how your student is doing, ask to see that day's quiz.
Calculators are extremely useful and students are encouraged to use them in class. If you're stuck for an idea for a present for your child, keep a good calculator in mind. A graphing calculator (such as the TI-84) will come in handy.
Click here to see the class syllabus. Click here to see the class rules
Week of May 29 - June 1
Tues: pg 271: 10 - 27, 39 - 48 all
Thurs: chapter 1 review
Fri: chapter 2 review
Week of June 4 - 6
Mon: chapter 3/4 review
semester final covering chapters 1 - 4