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Online Algebra I Syllabus
Fairfax County Public Schools-Online Campus
Part 1: Course Information
This course extends students' knowledge and understanding of the real number
system and its properties through the study of variables, expressions, equations,
inequalities, and analysis of data derived from real-world phenomena. Emphasis is
placed on making connections in algebra to geometry and statistics. Calculator and
computer technologies will be used as tools wherever appropriate. Use of a graphing calculator is considered essential to provide a graphical and numerical approach to topics in addition to a symbolic approach. Topics include linear equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations, relations, functions and polynomials. Students are required to take the Standards of Learning End of Course Test.
Middle School Mathematics Prerequisite Textbook & Course Materials Algebra I – Holt ISBN 0030700396 Required Text Online Textbook is a supplemental text: Algebra I McDougall – • Littell ISBN: 0-618-36420-5: Available by clicking on textbook button in Blackboard.
Computer with Internet connection (DSL, LAN, or cable connection Course Requirements desirable), speakers or headphones, and microphone • Word processing program, recommend Microsoft Word Account access to FCPS 24/7 • • This course will be delivered entirely online through the Blackboard Course Structure application named FCPS 24/7 and a virtual classroom called Elluminate. You will use your student account to login to the course from the FCPS 24/7 (http://fcps.blackboard.com).
In your FCPS Online Campus course, you will access online lessons, course materials, and resources. At a designated time during the week, we will participate in a synchronous activity using our virtual classroom, Elluminate.
Page 1 Online Algebra I Syllabus Fairfax County Public Schools-Online Campus Activities will consist of chat, blogs, discussion forums, email, journaling, blogging, wikis, and web posting.
FCPS Online Campus Access To access this course within FCPS 24/7, you will need access to the Internet and a supported Web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox).
To ensure that you have a supported browser and all required plug-ins, you must complete an Online Technology Prerequisite Course before you begin working in your online course (this takes approximately one hour.
If you need technical assistance at any time during the course, call Presidium Technical Assistance 1-866-434-8880. Also email your instructor in regards to the problem.
Important Note: This syllabus, along with course assignments and due dates, are subject to change. It is the student’s responsibility to check FCPS 24/7 for corrections or updates to the syllabus. Any changes will be clearly noted in course announcements and/or delivered by your instructor through email.
This course extends students' knowledge and understanding of the real number Part 2: Course Objectives system and its properties through the study of variables, expressions, equations, inequalities, and analysis of data derived from real-world phenomena. Emphasis is placed on making connections in algebra to geometry and statistics. Calculator and computer technologies will be used as tools wherever appropriate. Use of a graphing calculator is considered essential to provide a graphical and numerical approach to
topics in addition to a symbolic approach. The essential skills are as follows:
Solve multistep linear equations and inequalities in one variable Represent verbal quantitative situations algebraically and evaluate • Justify steps used to simplify and solve equations and inequalities Important Note: Refer to the course calendar for specific meeting dates and times.
Part 3: Topic Outline/Schedule Activity and assignment details will be explained in detail within each week's corresponding learning module. If you have any questions, please contact your instructor.
Unit One: Introduction to Algebra
• Integer Operations
• Pattern Recognition Unit Two: Equations
• Solving One-Step Equations
• Solving Multi-Step Equations
• Applications of Equation Solving Unit Three: Inequalities
• Solving One-Step Inequalities
• Solving Multi-Step Inequalities
• Compound Inequalities Unit Four: Linear Functions
• Graphing Lines
• Solving Equations by Graphing Unit Five: Writing Equations of Lines
• Direct Variation
• Writing Equations of Lines Unit Six: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
• Solving Systems by Graphing
• Solving by other methods
• Applications of Linear Systems Unit Seven: Exponents
• Laws of Exponents
• Scientific Notation
Unit Eight: Polynomials and Factoring
• Polynomial Operations
• Factoring Unit Nine: Quadratics
• Solving Quadratic Equations
• Parabolas Unit Ten: Radical Expressions
• Applications of radicals Unit Eleven: Matrices
• Introduction to matrices
• Operations with matrices
• Applications of matrices Unit Twelve: Data Analysis
• Box and Whisker Plots
• Measures of Central Tendency The time demands for online students are similar to those for students in face-toSchool Year face courses. You are expected to spend approximately 4 to 5 hours per week working in this course. Similar to your face-to-face courses, some weeks may contain projects or assignments that extend beyond the normal hours for instruction.
If you begin this course after September, then your teacher will adjust your course Rolling Enrollment calendar so that you complete all required units by early June. The number of hours that you will need to work each week will increase proportionately based you’re your start date. For example, if you start at the end of the first semester, then you would need to work 8 to 10 hours per week in order to complete the course.
The calendar for summer school changes each year, but in general, students will Summer School work 7.5 hours per day on the course for 4 weeks or 20 weekdays.
Part 4: Grading Policy Visit your FCPS Online Campus course for details about each assignment and Graded Course Activities to access your quizzes and tests. All submitted work is available for review through the student gradebook as well.
Be sure to pay close attention to deadlines—there will be no make up Late Work Policy assignments or quizzes, or late work accepted without a compelling reason and instructor approval.
Points you receive for graded activities will be posted to the course Viewing Grades in FCPS Online Campus
Your instructor will update the online grades each time a grading session has been completed—typically 1-2 days following the completion of an activity.
Grade Reports will be emailed to parents, students and counselors every one or two weeks. Grade Reports will reflect the student’s quality of work by the scores on the assignments, but will also contain missing assignments if the student is behind schedule to finish the class.
Letter Grade Assignment Grades will be reported quarterly to the Student Information System Quarter Grades
You are required to be active in the course each week. A student is considered Participation active in a course when he or she submits work to be graded by the instructor. You are expected to participate in all online activities as listed on the course calendar.
If you find that you have any trouble keeping up with assignments or other Communicate aspects of the course, make sure you let your instructor know as early as possible. Building rapport and an effective relationship with your instructor is a key to success in an online course. Make sure that you are proactive in informing your instructor when difficulties arise so that your instructor can help you find a solution.
Complete Assignments FCPS 24/7 unless otherwise instructed. Assignments must be submitted All assignments for this course will be submitted electronically through by the given deadline or special permission must be requested from instructor. Extensions will not be given beyond the next assignment. Late or missing assignments will negatively affect the student’s grade.
It is state law that students cannot miss 15 days of class. If you are not active Understand When You will be Removed from This Course in our class for 15 school days, then you will be removed from the online course. Your teacher will notify you, your parents and your counselor after 5 and 10 days of no work being submitted. At 15 days, you will be removed from the course and returned to your counselor for a more appropriate placement. The goal for all students is to receive credit towards graduation, and if an online learning environment does not prove to be an appropriate placement for working towards this goal, then returning to face-to-face instruction is necessary.
If you have a documented disability and IEP, and you wish to discuss Inform Your Instructor of Any Accommodations Needed academic accommodations, please contact your instructor as soon as possible. IEP and 504 accommodations must be submitted to the Online Campus before the class starts.
As a student in this course, you are expected to maintain high degrees of Commit to Ethical Conduct professionalism, commitment to active learning and participation in this class and also integrity in your behavior in and out of the classroom.
It is the responsibility of the student to:
FCPS Ethical Conduct for Users (SR&R regulation 2601)
the use of FCPS network and resources to illicitly access, tamper with, or experiment with systems outside FCPS. The information systems and Internet access available through FCPS are available to support learning, enhance instruction, and support school business practices.