# Integrated Math 130/140

### Course Overview

This course will work to strengthen and expand topics from Algebra I and Geometry. The units of study are: Number Sense, Patterns, Relations and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, and Statistics and Probability. The units are aligned with the Massachusetts Common Core standards. In May the students will be taking the 10th grade Massachusetts math exam. One goal of this course is to have each student proficient or advanced at the 10th grade level and well prepared for this exam. Another goal is to provide the students with the knowledge and confidence they will need to continue their success next year in Intermediate Algebra.

**Assessment Strands:**

**Accuracy (30%): **Mathematics is a language that allows people to give exact answers. When calculations are not made correctly, computers don’t operate,bridges collapse, and checks bounce. Students are assessed in this strand primarily through their performance on quizzes and tests.

**Logic (30%): **Just like accuracy, how one arrives at a solution is also
important. When reviewing student work, teachers look to see how
problems are set up before they are solved. As math concepts become
increasingly complex, making sure the logic is clearly communicated
takes on greater significance. Students are assessed in this strand
primarily through their performance on quizzes and tests.

**Application (20%): **Students complete unit projects each semester where the apply

**Work ****Habits (20%): **Students are assessed in this strand primarily through class participation and timely completion of assignments. Strong work habits are key to successfully learning the content of this course.

**Course Schedule:**

__September__ Number Sense; Algebra review

__October__ Solving equations, and using algebraic formulas

Patterns, properties of arithmetic

__November__ Ratios, proportions, percent

Project: Percent matters

__December__ Exponents, multiplying, factoring and solving polynomials using zero product rule

Inverse variation, weighted averages

__January__ Angles,
properties of triangles

__February__ Polygons
interior, exterior sum thereom

__March__ Midpoint,
distance, congruent figures, ratios, similar figures

__April__ Measurement
in 2-D and 3-D

Statistics and probability

__May__ Review topics to be determined by class need

10^{th}
grade Massachusetts math exam

__June__ Project:
Remodeling and design

**Course
Policies & Expectations:**

**Academics**
– Your effort and willingness to wrestle with the material of this
class is a key element to your success. You are responsible to
yourself and to your classmates to produce your best work and to come
prepared to class each day with all the needed materials and ready to
work. The culture of this class encourages learning through sharing
our mistakes and group solutions to difficult problems. Frequent
participation in class is expected and an informal part of your
overall grade. Participation can mean a variety of things including
contributing to class discussions, posting solutions on the board,
asking questions, and contributing to group work.

**Materials**
– all items should be brought to *every
class*.

Scientific Calculator: Texas Instruments, any version of model TI-30

Binder with dividers and loose-leaf paper

Homework and sharpened pencils with erasers

**Honors**
–Any student is eligible
to pursue honors credit for any semester of a math course. The
following outlines the program and requirements.

1) Students complete an additional homework assignment approximately once every two weeks. This assignment may be revised. It is graded for correct answers and work shown to explain approach to the problems. This is entered as a work habits grade and included in the strand with all course assignments.

2) Students take an additional honors level test at the end of each unit. It is designed to push understanding further and consists of problems that apply both the material learned in the unit and general math principles and logic. This test is graded using the same logic and accuracy strands used on the regular test.

3) During project work, an additional component of the project will be required. It is also designed to extend understanding and application of the concepts covered. This grade will be included in the application strand.

It is important to note that because honors grades are entered into the regular course strands, the student’s grade may be affected in either a positive or negative way. Math is the only subject where taking honors can lower your grade in each strand and overall. Sometimes a student will receive an honors B instead of the A they would have received without taking honors.

Students must receive a C or higher in every strand to earn honors status. Also any student who is missing significant work in the regular course, will not be allowed to complete the honors program.

Honors
assignments are available to all students in the class. It is
the __only form of extra
credit__ that a
non-honors student can earn. Some students get exposure to the
honors in this way and then choose to take honors second semester.

**Attendance**
– You are responsible for getting notes and assignments upon return
to school and missing work is due within three days of your return.
Assignments due on the day of absence are expected upon return to
school. Assignments should be left in my mailbox if class does not
meet that day.

**Quizzes
and Tests **– Quizzes
will be given in class once a week and will assess the understanding
of the week’s lesson. Tests will be scheduled at the conclusion of
a topic.

**Homework**
– You can expect to spend approximately 30-60 minutes a night of
quality homework time per class. It is your responsibility to make a
reasonable effort to complete the homework and try each problem.
Homework will be collected randomly but any homework problem is fair
game for inclusion on a quiz so it is your responsibility to make
sure you understand each problem.

**Late
Work Policy - **All
students are expected to complete work in a timely manner.
Developing the mindset and skills to complete work on time will
benefit students throughout high school, college, and in future
careers.

If
a student is not able to turn in a major assignment on time, __he
or she must make arrangements with the teacher within 24 hours of the
due date__.
(Example: If an assignment is due at the beginning of class on a
Monday, arrangements must be made by that time Tuesday, regardless if
the class meets that day.)

At
the discretion of individual teachers, students __may__
be provided extra time to receive partial credit on major
assignments. Make-up assignments must be submitted within 7 cal__e__ndar
days (1 week) from the original due date.

Assignments submitted before the 7 day window will receive a lower grade in the Work Habits strand (5 points lost for every day late) but fully assessed in all other strands.

Assignments turned in after the 7 day window will be graded as a zero in all strands.

Homework
is due on a regular basis. __Late
homework must be turned in by the next class__.
Some homework will be reviewed in class and therefore is not
eligible for late credit.