Algebra I is the first course in a series of math classes that you will take in high school. It will be followed by Geometry (usually the second course), Algebra II and possibly higher level classes after that depending on your career goals.

**Algebra I: ** We will concentrate on using algebraic ideas to solve problems that involve unknown quantities, as well as the skills necessary to accomplish this. These concepts represent a move for students from the concrete, operations-based math that we all use, toward the more abstract math that is taught at the high school level.

**Expectations: **

* Since the material that we will be learning is rigorous, I do have expectations of my students. Students should come to class on time and prepared, with all materials in hand for the day’s lesson.

* As part of the courses, students should maintain an organized, up-to-date portfolio.

* Completing homework in a careful, diligent manner will be another key to success. Not completing homework, or completing it hurriedly, will leave you at a disadvantage in class.

**Extra Help:**

I am available during homeroom or lunch for any extra help (until softball season has ended) and encourage you to take advantage of this even if it is only for a few minutes. . It is important not to fall behind in this class because each class builds on previous classes. This is especially true if you have been recently absent from school.

If you are absent from school or class, any information, notes, and/or assignments can be obtained from this website. Just select the link of your specific class to find out what you missed. Be sure to collect work from the absent bin when you return to class.

**My Information:**

e-mail: clour@salemnj.org (I check regularly and is the best way to reach me)

phone: (856)935-3900 ext. 3145