INTEGRATED MATH 1
Integrated Math 1 Syllabus
TEACHER: Mr. Paul Ruggles
CONTACT INFORMATION: E-mail is the preferred method of communication should you have questions regarding your daughter's/son's performance in class.
Work room phone: 440.779.8799
TEXTBOOK: Integrated Mathematics 1, Kanold, Burger, et al., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES: The fundamental purpose of Integrated Math 1 is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Integrated Math 1 uses properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. The final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied. Aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards in Mathematics for the integrated pathway, the Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course 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 replaces Algebra 1 in the traditional pathway.
6. Protractor (required) / Compass (Optional)
7. Index cards (3 x 5)
GRADE BREAKDOWN: Online grades at: https://nolmsted.ps.nwoca.org/public/home.html
Extra Credit Extra Credit is rarely offered in this course.
GRADING SCALE: The grading scale will follow that of North Olmsted High School. Please refer to Student Handbook for questions regarding the calculation of grades.
MODULAR ASSESSMENTS: Assessments will be given at the end of each Module. The point value of the assessment will vary depending on the content. Students must discuss with me a possible time to make up a missed assessment. An unexcused absence on the day of the assessment will result in a score of 0. Any assessment not made up within 1 week will result in a score of 0.
HOMEWORK: Assignments will be given daily and are due the next school
day after being assigned. These assignments are checked for completeness, not
correctness. It is the student's responsibility to understand the material.
Homework missed due to excused absences can be turned in without penalty within
the number of days missed. Please refer to the Student Handbook regarding make
EXTRA HELP: Students seeking extra help should come to room 458 during SOAR period.
DISCLAIMER: This is not meant to be all encompassing. As the year progresses, there may be a need for additional assignments or modifications to expectations.