UPDATED 7 February 2020

Act 8 Parent Guide Snips (copy and paste to your document) ==> CLICK HERE

Act 5 & 6 Vocabulary ===> CLICK HERE (AFTER OPENING, SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM FOR DEFINITIONS)

Block 1 Quiz Act 2 link ==> CLICK HERE

Block 2 Quiz Act 2 link ==> CLICK HERE

After EOC Snip Assignment ==> CLICK HERE (link disabled til later)

EOC Review Flashcards 1 - 50 and 8 Example cards ==> CLICK HERE (link disabled also)

Find links to videos for EOC Review pages ==> CLICK HERE

Khan Academy login with email address and network password

SB Algebra 1 Khan Correlations

Welcome to Algebra I & Math Essentials

Show Me Videos Algebra I ==> CLICK HERE **When a student is absent they can catch up on the material by watching a video of the lesson****.** From here choose Show Me Video Links Algebra I, this downloads the page listing all of the lessons on video. Click on the download at the bottom of your screen. Use the following to decide which video your student needs to watch. Students should have the corresponding Springboard pages from the textbook. Students should work with the video in order to learn the material. These videos can also serve as a review for students who need to see the work again.

**REMIND ** Text @h3ff6e to phone number 81010

**Grading**

Grades will be posted on Powerschool and will be awarded from the following:

1) **Major Assessments (40%)** – Major assessments include tests and quizzes. Study guides are always given in order to prepare for major assessments.

2) **Accuracy (35%)** – Project grades, group grades, notebook checks, EOC notecards are put in this category

3) **Classwork/Participation (10%)** – Daily assignments and study guide grades are put in this category. Please be warned that points are awarded for work shown. Answers for these assignments are provided in order for students to work, check, and correct everything.

4) **Final Exam (15%)** –The Algebra I Leap 2025 (End of Course) covers units 1 – 6.

**Powerschool will average your grade using the above percentages. **

- Notes – Students are given notes in 3 forms: 1) handouts that students complete during class, 2) written in Springboard Alg I Textbook, and 3) written on lined paper from the Smartboard.

**Homework**** **Math is a course of instruction that is dependent on prior knowledge and accentuated by practice and application until mastery is obtained. Due to this unique venue, it is inherent that ample practice be obtained by all students. Assignments are given to provide opportunities to build thought processes and skills. Homework assignments are given at the end of each day in class and sent out on REMIND.

Work all problems neatly. Highlight any problems for which you have questions and be ready to address these in class. Students are always provided answers to assignments. Don't wait until the night before a quiz or test to cram in study time; this should be accomplished on a continual, on-going basis. Establish a good routine and quiet place in order to study and complete your home assignments.

**When absent**** – ****Students should ask for materials upon returning from any amount of absences. Keys for notes as well as student copies are always available. Student uses the key to fill out student copy and then returns key to teacher. If absent just 1 day then student should be fine. If a student is absent for more than 1 day then videos for all lessons are available online. A link is available on my website. Student will need the activity number to watch the correct one. **Students should have the corresponding Springboard pages from the textbook. Students should work with the video in order to learn the material. These videos can also serve as a review for students who need to see the work again.

**ZAP (zeros aren’t permitted)** is assigned when students miss an assessment. If student is absent on review day, then ZAP is assigned the day after the test day. If student is absent on the day of the test, then ZAP is assigned the next day. If student has an extended absence, then I will work with the student in assigning ZAP.

**Teacher's daily schedule**:

Block 1 Algebra I 7:28 - 9:02

Block 2 Algebra I 9:06 - 10:40

Block 3 Math Essentials 10:44 - 12:19

Block 4 Preparation 12:53 - 2:27

**FAQ's -**

1) **What do students do during class?** Bellringers (math work at the beginning of class; this serves as valuable review time)

Textbook activities / notes - The Springboard textbook has 6 units that are covered using 40 activities that teach Algebra through investigations, explorations, and guided learning. Springboard introduces new material with concrete or real-world situations and then takes these to more abstract learning.

Quizzes and tests

My goal is for each student to pass the course, the LEAP 2025 Algebra I test, and be prepared for future math classes.

2) **Where can I see my student's grades?** Student grades are available on

**Powerschool**. A link can be found on the LPPS home page. Students' login and password information are the same from last year.

3)

**What should my student be doing at home?**

A) I highly suggest that students use key words or phrases used in class to watch online tutoring videos at Kahn Academy. Khan Academy is aligned with the Louisiana Student Standards.

B) Students can watch SHOW ME videos. Directions and link are given above.

C) Reviews for major assessments will be given/worked the day before the assessment.**Contact information -** e-mail address jamie.williams@lpsb.org or school phone number 664-0243

All Algebra I students will take the LEAP 2025 Algebra I test in May. This is an online cumulative test written by the Louisiana State Department of Education. This assessment is timed except for those with accommodations that state otherwise.