**STUDENT ___________________________________________ COURSE 30050:
ALGEBRA P1**

**I. Student Learning Outcomes**

All Tamiscal courses share the purpose of helping the student read, write, speak,
and solve problems effectively. All courses within the Mathematics department
work toward developing the student’s ability to formulate and answer questions
about mathematical concepts, to apply these concepts to problem-solving situations,
to use technology including the Graphics Calculator for investigations and to
illustrate findings, to develop algebraic and geometric skills, and to expand
logical and abstract thinking.

For this course, students will demonstrate proficiencies in the following activities.

**II. Activities**

Upon the completion of this course, the students will have expanded their understanding
of

1) the language of Algebra

2) decimals, percents, fractions, estimates, exponents, scientific notation

3) using metric and customary units to find linear, area, and volume measurements

4) finding angular measurements with a protractor

5) basic geometric concepts including parallel lines, quadrilaterals, angles
of a triangle, and the Pythagorean theorem

6) problem solving with and without algebraic techniques

7) patterns of numeration

8) integrating problem solving and applications with the graphing calculator

9) basic transformations and graphing .

With successful completion of the two semesters of Algebra P1 and Algebra P2 with a C- or higher, the student will have completed one year of the District’s mathematics graduation requirement and the District’s prerequisite for Algebra P3 or Algebra 1.

**III. Resources**

In addition to the textbook, students are expected to utilize Tamiscal
Homepage links, the internet, Electric Library, District and County libraries,
CDs, Videos, and relevant media. Students will need to have access to a
scientific calculator or a graphing calculator.

**IV. Assessments**

Assignments for this course will include preparation for meeting District Outcome
Assessments. For the purposes of evaluation and grading during the course, the
following methods may be used: weekly assignments; projects; laboratory work;
written reports; presentations; participation; quizzes and exams. Students will
be informed of the grading criteria at the beginning of each semester.

Students enrolled in this course will participate in all required District Assessments. For graduation from the Tamalpais Union High School District, students will demonstrate proficiencies in the STAR test (in Mathematics) and the Mathematics Performance Assessment.

**V. Duration**

The agreement is effective until the end of the current semester.

**VI. Progress Monitoring**

Progress will be monitored at weekly meetings; therefore, attendance is required.
Missed appointments, tests, and assignments will result in partial course credits
and may result in required attendance to Supervised Independent Study (SIS).

Grades and credits will be reported at the quarter and at the end of the semester.

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**I accept the terms of this agreement**

Student __________________________________________ Date Started _________________

Supervising Teacher ________________________________ Date Completed _______________

Other Staff _______________________________________

Parent __________________________________________**Credits Attempted _____________ Credits Earned _______________ Final Grade_____________**