Algebra 1, Jessica Arrieta

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Algebra 1 Syllabus RRHS 2016-2017



ACADEMY:  Rio Rancho High School

Grade  : 9TH                

ROOM:  E & T 208   


COURSE INSTRUCTORS:            Jessica Arrieta

PHONE: 896-5600, ext 53328


Office: E & T 211


PREREQUISITE (S):           Successful Completion of regular 8th – grade mathematics


MODULE (S):           1 thru 4 COMMON CORE MATHEMATICS – 1 copy per student

                                    $20 replacement fee if lost please see bookroom in B & E


SUPPLIES:    Pocket folder or three-ring binder, dividers, pencils, colored pens/markers, ruler, loose leaf and graph paper, scientific calculator                   



The purpose and mantra of this class is to exceed the standard, rather than meet the standard for the Algebra 1 course work.  This program is designed to meet the needs of students who are entering the mathematical field of study, eventually leading to higher capacities within our content area and educational design. As the world changes ever so rapid into the mathematical realm, it is imperative that students in our content area be given additional assessments relating to experiences and academic challenges.  To accomplish the higher standards of education that the math curriculum commands, students will participate in collaborative processes enhancing a more practical approach realistic in real world applications. Students will engage throughout the year with PARRC’s achievement testing in accordance with State Common Core Curriculum for graduation requirements.  The State of New Mexico has adopted these new standards and tests, which are designed to help our students gain the skills and abilities they need to adapt to the rapidly-changing realities of life in the 21st century. Commitment and support to this transition will make it a successful one for our students.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: In Common Core Mathematics, Algebra 1, students encounter a more ambitious version using Modules. These modules 1-4 deepen and extend students understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend.  Students also engage in methods fo4 analyzing, solving and using quadratic functions. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course module and, together with the content standards prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. This course is designed to teach students how to solve problems that involve variables and work with rational numbers. Students learn the basic structure of the real number system and recognize techniques for solving equations and inequalities, graphing, operations with polynomial expressions/equations, techniques of factoring, systems of equations and quadratic equations. The course also includes reinforcement of computational skills with extensions to problem-solving techniques. Evaluation of knowledge will include presentations, projects, lesson(s)/exits-homework, and mid- end of module assessments. Depth of Knowledge (DOK) will cover all 4 levels: recall, skill/concept, strategic thinking and extended thinking to describe, explain, and interpret.



The standards addressed in this course are taken from the CCSS list of Mathematics Content Standards. For more information about which standards are addressed, see below, or visit or

  • Upon completion of this course students will demonstrate proficiency in:
    • 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    • 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    • 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
    • 4. Model with mathematics.
    • 5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
    • 6. Attend to precision.
    • 7. Look for and make use of structure.
    • 8. Look and express regularity in repeated reasoning.



This schedule is TENTATIVE; modifications may be made to suit the needs of the class.

   Scope and Sequence

Algebra 1 Eureka Math

Major Content       Supporting Content                            Additional Content

*R&E-Remediation, Extension, Assessment

Quarter 1

MODULE 1: Relationships Between Quantities and Reasoning with Equations and Their Graphs (21 days)

Please note: Topic A has been distributed throughout the year as conceptual introductions

Linear Equations

Lessons 5, 11-13, 18-20, 23

A-CED.2, A-CED.3, A-CED.4, A-REI.1, A-REI.3, A-REI.10, A-REI.12

A-REI.5, A-REI.6

8-11 days


Mid-Module Assessment

1 day

Linear Inequalities

And Systems

Lessons 14-16, 21, 22, 24

A-CED.1, A-CED.2, A-CED.3, A-CED.4, A-REI.1, A-REI.3, A-REI.10, A-REI.11, A-REI.12

A-REI.5, A-REI.6

6-8 days


End-of-Module Assessment

1 day

MODULE 2: Descriptive Statistics (Part 1) (11 days)

Data and Linear Modeling

Lessons 12-16, 19

A-SSE.1, A-CED.1, A-CED.2, A-REI.3, A-SID.6c, A-SID.7, A-SID.8


6-9 days




1 day

MODULE 3: Linear and Exponential Functions (7 days)

Functions and Function Notation

Lessons 8-12

F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.4, F-IF.5

5-6 days

Piecewise Functions

Module 1 Lesson 1, Module 3 Lessons 15, 24



3-4 days


Quiz (on lessons 8-12)

1 day

Quarter 2

MODULE 3: Linear and Exponential Functions (14 days)

Linear and Exponential Sequences

Lessons 1-3

F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.3, F-IF.6

F-BF.1a, F-LE.1, F-LE.2, F-LE.3

3-6 days


Quiz on lessons 15, 24, 1-3

1 day

Exponential Equations

Module 1 Lesson 3, Module 3 Lessons 4-7, 14, 21, 22


F-LE.1, F-LE.2, F-LE.5, F-IF.7.e, F-IF.8

8-11 days


End-of-Module Assessment

1 day

MODULE 2: Descriptive Statistics (Part ) (15 days)

Data Distributions (Statistics)

Lessons 1-3, 7-11

S-ID.1, S-ID.2, S-ID.3, S-ID.1, S-ID.2, S-ID.3



8-13 days


Quiz (on lessons 1-3, 7-11)

1 day

Semester 1 R&E and EOC

9 days for Remediation and Extension

11 days

Major Content       Supporting Content                            Additional Content

Quarter 3

MODULE 1: Relationships Between Quantities and Reasoning with Equations and Their Graphs (3 days)

Polynomials and Exponents

Lessons 6, 8, 9

A-SSE.2, A-APR.1

3 days

MODULE 4: Polynomial and Quadratic Expressions, Equations and Functions (34 days)

Multiplying and Factoring

Lessons 1-4

A-SSE.1, A-SSE.2, A-APR.1, A-REI.4b, A-REI.11, A-CED.1, A-CED.2, F-IF.4, F-IF.5, F-IF.6

A-SSE.3a, F-IF.7a

4-5 days


Quiz (on Multiplying Polynomials and Factoring Quadratic Expressions)

1 day

Solving Quadratic Equations

Module 1 Lesson 17, Module 4 Lessons 5-7

A-SSE.1, A-SSE.2, A-REI.4, A-CED.1, A-CED.2, F-IF.4, F-IF.6

A-SSE.3b, A-APR.3, F-IF.7a, F-IF.8a

4-6 days


Quiz (on Solving Quadratic Equations)

1 day

Basics of Quadratic Graphs

Module 1 Lesson 2, Module 4 Lessons 8-10

A-APR.3, F-IF.4, F-IF.7

5-7 days


Mid-Module Assessment

1 day

Completing the Square and Quadratic Formula

Lessons 11-15

A-SSE.1, A-SSE.2, A-REI.4, A-CED.1, A-CED.2, F-IF.4, F-IF.6

A-SSE.3b, A-APR.3, F-IF.7a, F-IF.8a

6-8 days


Quiz (on Completing the Square and Quadratic Formula)

1 day

Graphing Quadratics and Transformations of Functions.

Lessons 16-20

A-CED.2, F-IF.5, F-IF.6

F-IF.7b, F-IF.8a, F-IF.9, A-SSE.3, A-APR.3


8 days



Quarter 4

CONTINUATION OF MODULE 4: Polynomial and Quadratic Expressions, Equations and Functions (7 days)

More Transformations of Functions

Lessons 21-24

A-CED.2, F-IF.6

F-IF.7b, F-IF.8a, F-IF.9


7-10 days


End of Module Assessment

1 day


Semester 2 R&E and EOC

Select lessons from Module 5, Review, Remediation, Extension, EOCs

8+ days


CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION: Each quarter grade is based on a total point system.  Percentages will be given for weekly-participation-citizenship, class work, homework, quizzes, tests.

Modules: 1-4

 Assessments will total 70% of a student’s grade (tests@50%,quizzes@20%)

Practices will total 30% of student’s grade (weekly @ 5%-participation@ 15%-classwork @10% homework)

There is No extra credit issued.

Each semester will be graded as followed:

  • Semester grade = 40% (1st 9 wks. grade) + 40% (2nd 9 wks. grade) + 20%  (Final exam grade)
  • A = 90-100 %       B = 80-89 %         C = 70-79 %         D = 60-69 %         F = Performance below 60


    Class Policy - Procedures: Students are to complete all assignments, requirements and meet deadlines set by the instructor. No late work accepted past deadlines. Excused absence: verified, work accepted, student and/or parent responsibility to contact, obtain, complete, turn in work within same number of days excused. Un-excused absences: No late work accepted.  Tardies, If you are late to class, you will be marked as tardy. Your Assistant Principal will assign you 1 day of ASD for each tardy 5-9, and tardies beyond that will receive 1-3 days of ISS. Excessive tardies affect your learning and will have school wide consequences. See your student handbook for more information. Pick up after yourself before you leave the classroom. Take all of your belongings and pick up any scrap papers or trash around you. Students must ask the teacher to be excused to use the restroom. With approval student fills out the pass with instructors signature and signs out on sign-out sheet. Students may ask after the first 10 minutes of class and before the last 10 minutes of class. Restroom breaks are not allowed during instructional/lecture.


  • 1. Respect

  • Show respect to teachers, yourself and others at all times
  • Respect your teacher and classmates by raising your hand and waiting to be called on to speak, so that everyone can hear.
  • Respect others’ property. Do not touch or write on anything that doesn’t belong to you.
  • Respect yourself and others by respecting the dress code and using respectful language.
  • 2. Achieve
  • Put forth your best  effort at all times
  • Ask questions, you may not be the only one that needs clarification.
  • Do your own best work, be engaged in class
  • Be prepared for class each day, be in class daily
  • Bring your workbook/Binder, pencil, calculator, and other supplies daily
  • Be focused and attentive in class, preserve a positive learning environment
  • Actions that interfere with others’ learning or teaching will not be tolerated
  • Use your class time to become fluent in Algebra, not to sleep, groom, or catch up on other classes
  • Maintaining a positive attitude can make the hard problem easier
  • Take responsibility for your actions
  • If you are confronted about a situation, own up to it! Do not blame others,  or deny it.
  • Take ownership of your work, ask for missing work and be proud of what you create.


  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are not only a distraction to others, but to the teacher as well. So, leave them turned off in your backpack or designated area in the classroom, otherwise it will be confiscated.


  • POWERSCHOOL: ( is the site that contains all academic and attendance concerns for all students. For further information visit our website at:
  • School Web Page ( provides all instructional and teacher links.


  • TUTORING: By Appointment.


  • PROGRESS REPORTS: Will be distributed per calendar agenda.


  • MANAGEMENT-CLASSROOM SKILLS: Students will be expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate employable manner. Students will be evaluated on their class attendance, team player cooperation, appropriate dress and behavior, math skills, citizenship and participation.


               >>> SUBSTITUTE POLICY <<<


  1. All classes & students will be informed of expectations during school introduction, management and policies.


  2. Instructor will provide SUB:
    1. Designated Class Leaders lesson plans
    2. Class Lesson Plans
    3. Class roster-seating chart for attendance
    4. Class assignments                                                                                    3. Students will:
  1. Follow Class Leaders and SUB directions at all times.
  2. Behave & conduct themselves in a civilized manner.
  3. Be punctual to class, stay in desks, ask permission
  4. Protect room environment, be extremely quiet!
  5. Perform responsibly and assist SUB at all times
  6. Class operates in “Total Team” effort
  7. In Case of Emergency Class Leaders/Sub Act Immediately




Syllabi subject to change per Instructors discretion.

Hello and Welcome to a new 2016-2017 school year. My name is Jessica Arrieta and I will be co-teaching Algebra 1 in E&T 208 periods 1,4,5,& 6. This is my 3rd year teaching at RRHS and I am very excited to continue working with such wonderful students. 

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