Math Models Syllabus


Syllabus – Math Models

Memorial High School



Instructor: Mr. Sanchez                                              Email Address:


Room: 213                                                                  Phone Number: 444-8300 Ext. 3745


Conference Hour:  6th Period from 2:19 PM-3:12 PM


Tutoring Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM and anytime my door is open.



Course Description:

The main goal of Algebra 1 is to develop fluency in working with linear equations. Students will extend their experiences with tables, graphs, and equations and solve linear equations and inequalities and systems of linear equations and inequalities. Students will extend their knowledge of the number system to include irrational numbers. Students will generate equivalent expressions and use formulas. Students will simplify polynomials and begin to study quadratic relationships. Students will use technology and models to investigate and explore mathematical ideas and relationships and develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations. Students will analyze situations verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically. Students will apply mathematical skills and make meaningful connections to life's experiences.


Course Timeline:

1st 9-Weeks       Unit 1: The Study of Functions, Unit 2: Algebraic Expressions and Equations

                             Unit 3: Linear Equations and Inequalities”

2nd 9-Weeks              Unit 4: Investigating Linear Functions, Unit 5: Linear Functions and Applications

                             Unit 6: Systems of Linear Equations

3rd 9-Weeks        Unit 7: Systems of Linear Equations and Applications, Unit 8: Exponents and Polynomial                                         Operations, Unit 9: Quadratic Functions

4th  9-Weeks     Unit 10: Quadratic Equations and Applications, Unit 11: Tying It All Together-Overview

                             Unit 12 Cost Comparison Analysis


Supplies Needed: 

      -     Pencils/Mechanical Pencils                                               

      -     3-Ring Binder with Math Section                                      

      -     Notebook Paper (wide or college-ruled)                                                               

      -     Graphing Calculator for homework (TI-84 will be provided for use in class and for testing)


Grading Policy:          Grade Scale:      90% – 100%  …………  A

                                                                                80% – 89%    …………  B

                                                                                75% – 79%    …………  C

                                                                                70% – 74%    …………  D

                                                                                Below 70%    …………  F


                        Tests/Projects/Presentations ............……………………..…………….……...          50%

                        Quizzes/Engagement/Homework/Assignments/Notebook……………………….         50%


Semester Grade: Semester 1:  100% - (1st 9-Weeks + 2nd 9-Weeks)/2     


                            Semester 2:  100% - (3rd 9-Weeks + 4th 9-Weeks)/2        







You will have at least one unit test after each unit. Unit tests will cover any concepts that have been taught in this math class.  Retesting is available for test scores that are below a 70%.  Retesting will only be allowed during the timeframe before the next unit test.  An additional option to retesting is making corrections to a test grade that is below a 70. The corrections will add points to the test grade, however, every incorrect problem must be corrected on the "correction sheet(s)" provided by the teacher and corrections must be done step-by-step. The highest possible grade you may obtain is a 70.  Several projects will be assigned throughout the school year.  Projects that are assigned will be given ample time to complete.  Projects will lose 10 points for each school day that the project is late.



Students need to be involved and occupied with mastering the concept of this course. 5 question quizzes will help student focus on key concepts of the unit.  Engagement grades come from participating in activities, warm-ups, decisions, class work, demonstrations, games, etc…



Homework/Assignments is an essential part of mathematics.  You will be required to demonstrate your knowledge of middle school math and algebra concepts during this course.  In turn, you must show all necessary work step-by-step to receive credit for Assignments.  In addition, all problems must be attempted. If not, I have the discretion to refuse to accept the assignment. Any Assignments turned in after the due day will result in a loss of 10 points per day, up to three day. 



If you are absent it is your responsibility to collect missing assignment(s) and notes. Class notes should be obtained from a fellow classmate.  Note and assignments will be updated on teacher webpage once a week.  For each day of an approved (excused) absence, one additional day will be given to complete any missing assignment(s).  If you are absence on the day of a quiz or test, it is your responsibility to arrange with the teacher a time and date to make-up the missed quiz or test. 


Scholastic Integrity:

Scholastic dishonesty shall include, but not be limited to: cheating on quizzes/tests, copying of homework, and the discussion of quizzes/tests to other classes.  The consequence of scholastic dishonesty will come in the form of a zero (0) for that classwork assignment, homework assignment, quiz, or test.  In addition, a phone call home will be made to your parents/guardians.

Last Modified on August 26, 2013