**Linda Shannon**

Algebra I Block, Algebra II, Honors Algebra II

Northeast High School

E-mail: linda.shannon@cmcss.net

Phone: (931) 648-5640

**About Me
**

Before moving to Clarksville, I taught in public and private schools in Georgia and Texas. I have a Master's Degree in Secondary Math Education from Georgia State University. I enjoy teaching because I like seeing my students succeed with the math skills they will need in everyday life and in their future academic pursuits. I love to see the 'light bulbs' when students 'get it'. I hope to make a difference by helping students learn to think creatively and independently as they learn a variety of problem solving processes, including the TN Math Standards, STEM Initiative's Engineering Design Process and Math Practice Standards. I especially love it when my students say, 'Oh, no! She's going to make us think again!' I hope that all my students will learn to appreciate the math in the world around them. I am thrilled to share my love of problem solving to Northeast High School.

2017-2018

Academic standards, chosen by the Tennessee State Board of Education, provide a common set of expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of a specific grade or course. Local school districts determine the order in which these state-mandated standards are addressed in their schools. For a breakdown of standard pacing and course objectives for Algebra 2 students in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System, please visit the Curriculum Navigator on the CMCSS homepage found at: http://curriculum.cmcss.net/public/index.aspx

It is the policy of the Clarksville Montgomery County School System to follow the dictates of state statutes in the selection and use of all instructional materials. Parents or legal guardians may request to review any instructional materials used in the classroom of the parent or legal guardian’s child following the guideline set forth in Instructional Policy INS-A073 found at: http://www.cmcss.net/departments/instruction/departmentforms.aspx

The chart below outlines the units of study for Algebra 2 and possible major assignments or field trips that could be used to enhance student learning or solidify mastery of standards in each unit. This chart is not inclusive of every assignment for Algebra 2, as additional or different assignments may be created based on the needs of students. Specific details for major assignments will be shared with students and parents or legal guardians as the standards related to the assignments are addressed in class.

Unit. Topic

1 Systems & Intro to Inverse Functions

2 Quadratics

3 Polynomials

4 Rational Expressions & Equations

5 Radicals & Rational Exponents

Mid-term Exam

6 Exponential & Logarithmic Functions

7 Sequences & Series

8 Trigonometry

9 Statistics

10 Probability

TNReady Review & Assessment

11 Fourth-Year Math Skills Preview

Final Exam

Possible Major Assignments

Algebra 2 Classes -

There will be Unit Tests with each unit and open-ended Math Tasks throughout the year.

Possible Field Trips

There are no field trips planned at this time.

2017-2018

Academic standards, chosen by the Tennessee State Board of Education, provide a common set of expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of a specific grade or course. Local school districts determine the order in which these state-mandated standards are addressed in their schools. For a breakdown of standard pacing and course objectives for Algebra I students in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System, please visit the Curriculum Navigator on the CMCSS homepage found at: http://curriculum.cmcss.net/public/index.aspx

It is the policy of the Clarksville Montgomery County School System to follow the dictates of state statutes in the selection and use of all instructional materials. Parents or legal guardians may request to review any instructional materials used in the classroom of the parent or legal guardian’s child following the guideline set forth in Instructional Policy INS-A073 found at: http://www.cmcss.net/departments/instruction/departmentforms.aspx

The chart below outlines the units of study for Algebra I and possible major assignments or field trips that could be used to enhance student learning or solidify mastery of standards in each unit. This chart is not inclusive of every assignment for Algebra I, as additional or different assignments may be created based on the needs of students. Specific details for major assignments will be shared with students and parents or legal guardians as the standards related to the assignments are addressed in class.

Unit. Topic

1 Numbers and Expressions

2 Solving One-Variable Equations and Inequalities

3 Function Concepts

4 Extending Linear Functions

5 Systems of Equations and Inequalities

6 Exploring Graphs of Parent Functions

Midterm Exam

7 Exponential Functions, Graphs and Contexts

8 Operations with Polynomials

9 Quadratic Functions, Graphs, and Contexts

10 Data and Statistics

TNReady Review and Assessment

11 Geometry Skills Preview

Final Exam

Possible Major Assignments

All Algebra Classes -

There will be Unit Tests with each unit and open-ended Math Tasks throughout the year.

There will be STEM Challenges done in collaboration with Physical Science classes.

Possible Field Trips

There are no field trips planned at this time.

Earphones (to use on computer)

Binder (1 inch single subject or section in 3 inch multiple subject binder, or folder with brads, your choice!)

TI-84 Plus Silver Edition or TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator recommended for home use

Pencils (mechanical preferred or wood pencils with personal pencil sharpener)

Pens (black or blue, and red)

Erasers

Notebook Paper

Graph Paper

Tissue, ie: Kleenex

Hand Sanitizer, ie: GermX

Tutorial is for extra help. Bring your questions and be prepared to work.

Days and times will be posted in the classroom.

Mrs. Shannon offers a Wednesday afternoon tutorial from 2:30 to 3:30. Please sign up in advance because tutorial class size is limited. Other teacher tutorials are available on Monday and Tuesday. Sign up in the room of the teacher. There is no tutorial on Thursday afternoon due to Faculty Meetings.

Retake Opportunities

During Homeroom, failed Tests may be made up for 100% credit for the first retest attempt. After the first retest, tests may be taken for 70% credit. Students will take a different version of the test to prove that they have now mastered the material. Effort to learn the material must be shown before taking a retest. Based on student performance, the teacher decides what needs to be done and will mark this on the Retest form. (ie: corrected test, reworked review sheet for unit, and/or attend tutorial one time before retesting) Turn in Retest form (needs parent signature)

NEHS Math Department late policy:

•Late work will not be accepted and could result in a non-refundable zero.

•Failure to turn in assignments will result in a zero and not a grade of 70.

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Algebra I and Algebra II

60% Assessments (Tests, Projects)

40% Other (Daily work, Classwork, Homework)

The Final Exam will count 20% of the 1st Semester Grade. There is no exemption for this test.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that students work hard on their assignments for every test, practicing problems until they can do them on their own. This will ensure that each student has the best strategy in place to pass. The goal of every student should be to learn the material in Algebra I in order to prepare not only for the Final Exam but also in order to be prepared for future math classes and careers.

1st and 2nd Nine Weeks will each count 40% of the 1st Semester Grade.

Important Reminder for Second Semester Algebra I and Algebra II 2017-2018

The Final Exam will count 15% of the 2nd Semester Grade. Students who earn an A (93 and above) for BOTH 3rd and 4th Nine Weeks will exempt the Final Exam for 2nd Semester.

The TNReady Test will count 25% of the 2nd Semester Grade. There is no exemption for this test.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that students work hard on their assignments to prepare for every test, practicing problems until they can do them on their own. This will ensure that each student has the best strategy in place to pass. The goal of every student should be to learn the material in Algebra I in order to prepare not only for the TNReady Test and the Final Exam but also in order to be prepared for future math classes and careers.

3rd and 4th Nine Weeks will each count 30% of the 2nd Semester Grade.

2. Be Prepared and On Time. (Store your bookbag and be in your assigned seat and ready to work with computer, homework in your math notebook, and pencils or pens by the time the bell rings.)

3. Actively Participate. (Work as instructed and stay on task until the teacher dismisses you.)

4. Take care of personal business before class. (No personal grooming/hygiene, restroom, eating/drinking, water allowed in class)

5. Follow all NEHS Rules.

KhanAcademy

Algebra 2 ClassZone

Algebra I Text Resource

Algebra I ClassZone

Algebra Flashcards

Virtual Math Tools

Graphing Calculator

The Futures Channel

Math in the Movies

NEHS Library

Power School

Algebra Tiles Activity