Accelerated Coordinate Algebra

Topics: Analytic geometry, Geometry, Euclidean geometry Pages: 6 (1494 words) Published: October 1, 2013
Accelerated Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry Part A Dr. Khan, Ph.D., Fall 2012
ekhan@marietta-city.k12.ga.us

WHY ARE YOU TAKING THIS COURSE?
All Georgia high school students are required to take four years of mathematics. Taking Accelerated Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry Part A is comparable to taking the typical ninth grade course, Coordinate Algebra AND the first half of the tenth grade course, Analytic Geometry. The reason for acceleration of the first three courses is to provide ample room in a student’s schedule to incorporate higher level mathematics classes in future years.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Accelerated Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry Part A covers topics in algebra, geometry, and statistics.
Unit 1: Relationships Between Quantities
Unit 2: Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
Unit 3: Linear and Exponential Functions
Unit 4: Describing Data
Unit 5: Transformations in the Coordinate Plane
Unit 6: Connecting Algebra and Geometry Through Coordinates
Unit 7: Similarity, Congruence, and Proofs
Unit 8: Right Triangle Trigonometry
Unit 9: Circles and Volume

The first semester of Accelerated Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry Part A will cover the first five units. Second semester will include the last four units. During the second semester students will take the End of Course Test in Coordinate Algebra, which will count as the final exam grade.

WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR THIS COURSE?
There is not a textbook for Accelerated Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry Part A. Students will be given unit packets and supplementary materials throughout the semester. It is important that all students keep a notebook for this course. Students are also asked to keep a spiral bound set of index cards to use for important facts, examples, definitions, etc. This can be a resource used to study and review mathematics across multiple courses. Students will be required to have the following each day in class: notebook with unit packets, pencils, and notebook paper.

Graphing calculators will be used throughout Accelerated Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry Part A, as well as future mathematics courses. There is a classroom set of TI-84 graphing calculators that students may use in the classroom. It is strongly suggested that students have access to a graphing calculator at home for assignments. This is an investment in technology that will last for many future mathematics courses.

WHAT DO I EXPECT FROM YOU?

RESPECT
>Respect yourself and others.
>Respect the teacher.
>Respect your property, others’ property, the classroom property, and my property.
LISTEN
>Listen to fellow classmates and teacher; wait for your turn to speak. > Actively listen.
LEARN
>Participate in class activities and discussions.
>Approach each class with a clear head and an open mind.
PREPARE
>Bring required materials to class every day; including your student I.D. and agenda. >Be on time and in classroom before the bell rings.

* Follow the Behavior Code and Discipline Policy of the Marietta City Schools and of Marietta Middle School as found in your student handbook.

Consequences
If a student chooses to break a rule, the following will result: 1st – Warning (the student is notified before moving to step 2) 2nd – Detention and/or Parent Notification form filled out 3rd – Parent notified by phone or form

4th – Removal from class with administrative intervention SEVERE CLAUSE: Removal from class with administrative intervention Students get a fresh start daily.

ELECTRONIC USE POLICY
Use of cell phones and other electronics is NOT permitted in my classroom without permission. This includes texting, listening to music, taking photos, recording video, etc. Cell phones and electronics should NEVER be visible during tests or quizzes—even if you finish early. It is the student’s responsibility to have any electronic devices charged...
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