• Algebra I

    Algebra I


    Email – rfrancin@ridgefieldschools.com


    Classroom Rules and Regulations:

    • All students should be behaved and respectful to the teacher and to each other.
    • All phones will be put away at the beginning of class.  The only time a phone will be allowed during class is when it is used during an activity, such as Kahoot.  If a phone is used for any other reason, it will be taken away for the remainder of the day and can be picked up at 2:45.
    • Also, all earbuds must be taken out at the beginning of class. 
    • Food and Drinks are not allowed in the classroom and will be taken away.
    • Each student should be seated and ready to work when the bell rings.  This means that homework should be out on his/her desk and a pencil should be out.  In addition, there will be an opening assignment that must be completed at the beginning of the period.
    • Students should only talk during class when they are called upon to answer a question. 
    • There should be no calling out, foul language, bullying or fooling around. 
    • There is to be no writing on desks, walls, etc.
    • Homework is to be completed for the next class.
    • Each student is responsible for making up any missed work/assignments when they are absent whether the absence is excused or not.
    • Please be careful with absences and lates.  The attendance policy is that any student who is absent for 6 or more classes will automatically receive a grade of 50.  Two lates equal an absence.
    • If a student is not performing well in class, he/she must attend extra help either before or after school.  (The student should let me know when he/she wants to come in for extra help)
    • I can always be reached at the email address above.  Parents can email me with any concerns about progress.


    Course Outline:

    Chapter 1:       Expressions, Equations and Functions


    Chapter 2:       Linear Equations


    Chapter 3:       Linear Functions


    Chapter 4:       Equations of Linear Functions


    Chapter 5:       Linear Inequalities


    Chapter 6:       Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities


    Chapter 7:       Exponents and Exponential Functions


    Chapter 8:       Quadratic Expressions and Equations


    Chapter 9:       Quadratic Functions and Equations


    Chapter 10:     Radical Functions and Geometry


    Chapter 11:     Radical Functions and Equations


    Chapter 12:     Statistics and Probability



    Grading Criteria:


    There will be 5 types of Grading.


    1)         Tests (40%)

    2)         Quizzes (30%)

    3)         Short Quizzes

    3)         Class Participation (10%)

    4)         Homework (10%)


    Tests count as 40 percent of your grade.  Quizzes count for 30 percent of your grade.  Short Quizzes will be 10 percent of your grade.  During the year, there will also be

    Journal Entries, Notebook checks and Homework quizzes.


    Each student is required to have a regular notebook (3 subject spiral or looseleaf binder section)


    There will also be two other grades.  The first will be a Homework grade. Homework will be assigned every class and should be completed before the next class.  Failure to complete assignments will result in a zero for the assignment which will affect your Homework Grade.  Doing Homework does not mean that you write down only the answers to problems.  In your notebook should be the problems, work and answers.  If you do not have this in your notebooks Homework will not count.  Homework may not be made up if missed. The second will be a grade that measures your class participation.  This is based on the number of times you actively participate in class. 


    The Homework grade and the Class Participation grade will each count for 10 percent of your grade.


    Attendance is also a big factor in class success.  Although you will not lose points for being absent, absence does affect your overall performance, because you will miss important details discussed during class.


    As stated above, there will be frequent notebook checks.  Notebook checks will take place on days when you have a quiz or a test.  Notebook checks will count as a quiz.  If your notebook is not in class on days when notebooks are checked you will receive a zero. 


    If you are absent, it is your responsibility to make up any missed work.  The day you return to school you should see me to find out what you missed.  Any tests or quizzes must be made up within a week or a grade of zero will be given on the missed assignment.


    There will be no extra credit given at the end of the marking period.  Students should not think that if they were doing poorly during the marking period that they can do an assignment that will bring up their grades dramatically.  Help should be asked for when a problem arises.


    Extra Help will be available any day after school.  Students should let me know so that I can be sure to be available for them.