# Course Description

*The fundamental purpose of Mathematics I is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in 8th grade. Students will focus on linear expressions, equations, and functions but also be introduced to exponential functions. They will solve systems of equations and inequalities. They will review learn the basic terms of geometry and solve problems involving angles, triangles, parallel lines, perimeter and area. In addition, they will use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems and find the distance and midpoint between two points. They will review transformations and use this knowledge to understand triangle congruence. Finally, they will study the statitistical concepts of spread, frequency tables, histograms, box plots. scatter plots, correlation and causation, and standard deviation. Students should experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.*

## Class Overview

This integrated **Secondary Mathematics I** course is based on the **New Utah State Standards Initiative**.

### Credit

This course is worth .25 credits, or nine weeks of Mathematics I. There are four Mathematics II quarter classes available. Taking all four will add up to one credit or one year of Mathematics I. In order to earn credit for each quarter, you must commit to following the **EHS Honor Code: "As a student of the Electronic High School, I agree to turn in my assignments in a timely manner, do my own work, not share my work with others, and treat all students, teachers, and staff with respect."**

*This course is for*

**ninth**grade students. After completing the work for the class, students must pass a proctored final exam to earn credit. There is not a paper-based textbook assigned for this course. If you find that having a textbook is useful, you can check out a textbook from most local libraries. You can also search for topics on the Internet to find many useful resources.

## Prerequisites

You should have successfully completed 8th grade math.

## Supplies needed

- Graph paper (this can also be downloaded)
- Scientific or Graphing Calculator (You can download scientific and graphing calculator simulators or find online versions, but as you will need a graphing calculator for the rest of your high school career, you may consider buying one now.)
- Access to a printer to print the daily assignments is vital. Most assignments are NOT interactive and must be printed out to complete.
- Ability to scan or photograph a completed assignment to submit electronically.

## Organization of Secondary Math Level 1

**Units:** There are 10 units for the full credit of Secondary Math 2.

Quarter 1 has two units.

Quarter 2 has two unit.

Quarter 3 has three units.

Quarter 4 has three units.

**Schedule:** When you enroll in a quarter class, you are given **10 weeks** to finish all the requirements needed to earn the credit for a quarter. There are no "required" due dates for the assignments in this course. However, there is a **pacing guide** provided for you that will help you stay on track to being successful and finishing the course within the 10 week time frame. The pacing guide is located in the **Syllabus** in Module 1. Before you begin, go over the pacing guide to help you set up your own due dates for the assignments. Give your parents permission to nag you about it. You don't want to be one of those students who does a whole lot of work, but never finishes the course.

## This Quarter Class

The units in this class have lessons, assignments, quizzes and a unit test.

**Lessons:** Each lesson provides instruction on a given topic. Many include instructional videos (hosted on YouTube) and one or more assignments for independent practice.

**Assignments:** Print, then complete the practice worksheet, showing how you arrived at your answer. In order to earn full points on each problem, you are** required to show step by step the process **needed to arrive at your answer. Then **circle your answer** so it is easily seen. I do give partial credit for showing your work--so **ALWAYS show your work** even if you think it is obvious. Assignments are submitted by uploading the digital assignment through the course website by following the instructions within each assignment. Under some circumstances, you may snail-mail a hard copy of the assignment to the instructor. If you choose this option, be sure to make a copy for yourself, as the instructor will NOT return your assignment. Also, please send the instructor an e-mail if you must mail an assignment.

**Quizzes:** Some quizzes are taken online. Others are more like the assignments. Print, then complete the quiz, showing all of your work as to how you arrived at your answer. In order to earn full points on each problem, you are required to show step by step the process needed to arrive at your answer. Then circle your answer so it is easily seen. I do give partial credit for showing your work--so **ALWAYS show your work** even if you think it is obvious. Quizzes are submitted by uploading the digital assignment through the course website by following the instructions within each quiz.

**Proctored Final**

Each quarter class has a proctored final exam and is worth 25% of the final grade.

### Information about the Final Exam

- You must get approval from your teacher before you are allowed to take the final exam.
- You must complete every assignment and have an overall grade of C in the course to be approved to take the final exam.
- The final exam is a comprehensive exam that must be taken with an approved proctor.
- You are allowed to have a page of notes. You also will need a calculator and scratch paper.
**You must pass the final exam with a 60% in order to pass the class**.- The final exam is worth 25% of your final grade.
- The exam is timed. You will have 2.0 hours to complete the exam. You must finish it in one attempt.

## Final Grade

Assignments and quizzes are worth 75% of the final grade. The proctored final test is worth 25% of the final grade.

## Grading Scale

You earn a grade based on a modified total points percentage method. This means that the total number of points you earned is divided by the total number of points possible, times 100%. That will make up 75% of your final grade. The final exam is the remaining 25%. These scores are combined for a total percentage of the class. This percentage is translated into a grade based on this standard scale:

94-100% A

90-93% A-

87-89% B+

83-86% B

80-82% B-

77-79% C+

73-76% C

70-72% C-

67-69% D+

63-66% D

60-62% D-

0-59% no credit