Mr. Velazquez PreAlgebra

Syllabus for Math 7 Teacher: Mr. Jose Velazquez, Email address: JVelazquez@wccusd.net
All students are required to bring the following materials to class every day: 2 Pencils 1 Pen Journal (Composition Book where students keep all their work) Math Textbook Glasses (if prescribed)
Class Textbook: PrenticeHall Mathematics—CaliforniaPreAlgebra (2001) ISBN10:0130504866 / 0130504866
Contents of the Class Textbook: Chapter 1: Algebraic Expressions and Integers Chapter 2: Solving OneStep Equations and Inequalities Chapter 3: Decimals and Equations Chapter 4: Factors, Fractions, and Exponents Chapter 5: Operations with Fractions Chapter 6: Ratios, Proportions, and Percent Chapter 7:Solving Equations and Inequalities Chapter 8: Linear Functions and Graphing Chapter 9: Spatial Thinking Chapter10: Area and Volume Chapter11: Right Triangles in Algebra Chapter12: Data Analysis and Probability Chapter13: NonLinear Functions and Polynomials Homework Policy: At the start of each week, the students receive a homework packet. The homework is due by Friday at the latest. Students are encouraged to turnin their homework early. Grade Distribution:
Grading Scale: 90%to 100% = A 80%to 89.9% = B 70%to 79.9% = C 60%to 69.9% = D The Error Analysis is a vital part of understanding the lesson content. The error analysis requires that each error on the Quiz have a detailed correct solution, showing all the math steps, with written explanations to each step (show your work). This is a way to make sure that the student understands how to solve this type of problem. Because, this type of problem will comeup again as part of future math questions. This is called scaffolding(students need to learn the fundamental skills before they can understand the higher level math). Note: All quizzes require an Error Analysis. Students are given plenty of time in class to complete the error analysis of the Quizzes, and the students are shown in class a complete solution to all of the questions on each quiz. For the questions where the student got the right answer, the student writes "My answer is correct." For the questions where the student made a mistake, the student needs to write in the math journal: 1. The original question 2. A sentence explaining what kind of error the student made. 3. A detailed solution to the question, explaining each step. For example did the student add, subtract, multiply, or divide? Quarterly Journal Project: At the end of each quarter the students turnin their math journals. The items graded include: 1. Quizzes + the corresponding Error Analysis 2. Homework (showing the original question and the steps to reach the solution) Last Modified on August 20, 2014 