l Algebra 1 | Smart Jr. High School
  • Smart Jr. High School
    Principal: Chad Jones
    Associate Principal: Nicole Talbot
    1934 West 5th Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52802
    Phone: (563) 445-5100
    Fax: (563) 445-5957

  • Algebra 1


    Name of Course: Algebra 1
    Course #: M20841
    Course Length: Yearlong


    Course Description:

    This course is for students who successfully passed Accelerated Math 7 previously.  This course extends students’ knowledge and understanding of expressions, equations, inequalities, linear & exponential relationships, systems of equations, and quadratic functions. This course satisfies the first of three Math credits for graduation in high school. A Texas Instruments TI-83+, TI-84, or TI Nspire graphing calculator is recommended.  



    • A.REI.B.3: Solve linear equations and inequalities
    • A.CED.A.2 (Linear only): Create equations (linear)
    • A.REI.C.6: Solve systems of equations
    • A.CED.A.2 (Exponential only): Create equations (Exponential)
    • A.REI.B.4: Solve quadratic equations
    • F.IF.C.8: Write functions in different but equivalent forms
    • F.IF.C.7 (non on report card: embedded within other standards): Graph functions and show key features



    Title: Glencoe Math Course 3

    Author: Glencoe   

    Publisher:  McGraw Hill 

    Title: Big Ideas Math Algebra 1

    Author:   Ron Larson & Laurie Boswell

    Publisher:  Big Ideas Math


    Instructional Practices & Support

    Instructional practices will be aligned to the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Framework.  Teachers will maximize classroom time to provide instructional opportunities that are targeted and tailored to student needs. Students will experience high-quality instruction which includes: 

    • A classroom culture that adheres to productive classroom norms and relationships
    • High quality tasks that lend to authentic engagement
    • Productive discussions where students make sense, justify and generalize


    Classroom Management Procedures

    Classroom management procedures will be aligned to the multi-tiered system of support framework, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) to build an emotionally safe, positive and engaging environment. Teachers will understand, support and implement orchestration of the elements in the classroom:

    • Establish positive ongoing teacher-student relationships
    • Establish, post, and teach rules and procedures regularly
    • Implement proactive strategies and interventions
    • Use of acknowledgment system with specific immediate praise, and feedback 
    • Manage student behavior with a continuum of corrective strategies 


    Assessment Plan

    • Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate proficiency following additional instruction and ongoing assessment, 
    • Multiple data points will be used to determine the reported grade (formative and/or summative)
    • Ongoing assessments may be given in a format different than the original and re-assessment will be given when students demonstrate new learning 
    • The time frame of ongoing assessments will be determined by the team and individual teachers based on student progress.
    • Late work will be accepted without penalty within the unit of study.
    • Extra credit will not be factored into grading.