“Semester at a Glance”

2017-2018

Purpose: This course is designed for students who need prerequisite skills before entering Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1. Students will learn basic concepts necessary for successful completion of Pre-Algebra/Algebra 1. Concepts include operations with whole numbers, estimating with whole numbers, factors and multiples, fractions, geometry and measurement and data and statistics. As the course progresses the following concepts, which align to the current Pre-Algebra course will be learned: operations with positive rational numbers, converting fractions, decimals, and percents, locate fractions, decimal numbers and percents on a number line, correct placement of the decimal point, word problems with fractions and mixed numbers, properties of integers and operations with integers.

Contact information:

Mr. Jason Hamann 332-7001, ext. 6122 jhamann@bettendorf.k12.ia.us

Best time to make contact: Monday – Friday 7:30-8:15, daily 2:00-3:00 or by appt.

Grades:

Grades will be given out at the end of each quarter. Contact Mr. Hamann if you have any questions about grading.

Grading Scale:

A—90-100% B—80-89% C—70-79% D—60-69% F—59% and

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Students will learn basic concepts necessary for successful completion of Pre-Algebra/Algebra 1. Concepts include:

•operations with whole numbers

•estimating with whole numbers

•factors and multiples, fractions

•geometry and measurement and data and statistics

As the course progresses the following concepts, which align to the current Pre-Algebra course will be learned:

•operations with positive rational numbers

•converting fractions, decimals, and percents

•locate fractions, decimal numbers and percents on a number line

•correct placement of the decimal point,

•word problems with fractions and mixed numbers

•properties of integers

•operations with integers

•data and probability

•geometry and measurement