• Algebra Foundations Syllabus

    Algebra Foundations  2020-2021                                                                    Teacher Information

    Course Syllabus                                                                                                Mr. Mike Jenkins

                                                                                                                                     Phone 773-8100

                                                                                                               e-mail mjenkins@fusd1.org

    Course Description

    This is a course to prepare students for Algebra 1 or to get ready for Consumer Math. Students participating in this class require remediation on their Algebra skills before moving ahead. This class will help students to build a strong foundation by re-teaching and reinforcing the skills and concepts they may not have mastered in earlier grades.


    Textbook and workbook


    At this time, no text book is needed.


    Calculators are welcomed in the class for some sections. It is up to the student to have their own calculator  as there is no class set. 


    Materials to be brought to class daily

    Pencils  (no work will be accepted in pen)

    One or two inch binder for all handouts

    Notebook paper

    Assignment due that day


    Be a Responsible Student

    Responsible students:

    • Demonstrate respect for each other, the teacher and the property of Flagstaff High School.
    • Are prepared to work when the bell rings with all materials.
    • Complete all assignments and ask for help when they do not understand something.
    • Follow all the policies of Flagstaff High School.

    Students who choose not to respect the rights of others will be asked to leave the classroom and report to the responsible thinking classroom (RTC).



    Assignments are given in class and students are given time to finish in class.  Students are expected to complete all assignments.  If a student does not complete the assignment during class time it is their responsibility to complete as homework. Each day we will review the previous night’s assignment and have time for questions.

    Extra Help:

    I am available most days after school. Exceptions to this will be when I have after school meetings, and during winter sports season. I coach the varsity men’s soccer team.


    Grades are  by category:

    assignments- 10 pts

    quizzes- 25-50 points



    Please use the District wide program Synergy to keep up on your students progress

    All quizzes are available for retesting. Students will need to work on remediation questions in order to requiz. You have ONE WEEK from receiving the quiz to make it up. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE FINAL EXAM!


    Excused Absences and Make-up work

    Students have one day for each day they have an excused absence to make-up missed work.  Quizzes must be made up after-school or during lunch.  Notes for each day are available for students to review and copy if they choose.  If a student is absent from class for only the one day before a test and in class the day of the test, then they are expected to take the test. No new information is presented on a review day and at least one week’s notice is given before each test. 


    Unexcused Absences

    Students may not receive points for work missed or collected during an unexcused absence.


    Late Work

    Late work will be accepted for points!!!


    Progress reports

    Progress reports are sent home through the office every 3 weeks for all students. 


    Parents/Guardians please review this syllabus with your student.  Complete this section and have your student return it as soon as possible. 


    Student name _________________________________________


    Parent name  __________________________________________


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    You may tear this piece off for your reference. 

    The easiest way to contact me is through e-mail.  Please feel free to contact me at anytime.

    I am looking forward to a great semester with all the students


    Algebra Foundations 2013-2014                                          Teacher Information

                                                                                                    Mr. Mike Jenkins

                                                                                                    Phone 773-8100

                                                                                                    e-mail mjenkins@fusd1.org

    Dear parents/guardians,


    Please read and review the course syllabus with your student.  E-mail is the quickest and easiest way to keep in contact.  If you have access to e-mail and fill in your address, I will be able to keep contact with you.

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    Please check your preferred way for me to contact you.



    If you have any questions, comment or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail: mjenkins@fusd1.org or via the school phone in the main office: 773-8100.


    Thank you,



    Mr. Mike Jenkins


    FHS Mathematics Teacher




    Please Have Your Student Return This Form!



    Algebra Foundations Course Outline



    Chapter 1  Expressions, Unit Analysis, and Problem Solving

    ·         Write and Evaluate Powers

    ·         Order of Operations

    ·         Using Formulas

    ·         Using Unit Analysis

    ·         Write and Evaluate Algebraic Expressions

    ·         Using Problem Solving Plan


    Chapter 2          Fractions

    • Simplify Fractions
    • Write Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
    • Add and Subtract Fractions with Same Denominator
    • Add and Subtract Fractions with Different Denominators
    • Multiplying Fractions
    • Find Reciprocals
    • Dividing Fractions


    Chapter 3          Decimals and Percents

    • Add and Subtract Decimals
    • Multiply Decimals
    • Divide Decimals
    • Convert between Fractions and Decimals
    • Write Decimals and Fractions as Percents
    • Find the Percent of a Number


    Chapter 4          Integers

    • Compare and Order Integers
    • Add Integers
    • Subtract Integers
    • Multiply Integers
    • Divide Integers


    Chapter 5          Rational Numbers  and their         Properties

    ·         Compare and Order Rational Numbers

    • Add and Subtract Rational Numbers
    • Use the Properties of Addition
    • Multiply and Divide Rational Numbers
    • Use the Properties of Multiplication
    • Use the Distributive Property


    Chapter 6          Exponents

    • Multiply Powers with the Same Base
    • Divide Powers with the same Base
    • Use Zero and Negative Exponents
    • Simplify Expressions Involving Exponents




    Chapter 7           Square Roots and Pythagorean Theorem

    ·         Find Square Roots of Perfect Squares

    • Approximate Square Roots
    • Use the Pythagorean Theorem
    • Use the Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem


    Chapter 8          Equations in One Variable

    • Solve Equations Involving Addition or Subtraction
    • Solve Equations Involving Multiplication or Division
    • Solving Two Step Equations
    • Solve equations with Fractions and Decimals
    • Solve Equations Using Distributive Property
    • Solve Rate Problems



    Chapter 9  Inequalities in One Variable

    • Write and Graph Simple Inequalities
    • Solve Inequalities Involving Addition or Subtraction
    • Solve Inequalities Involving Multiplication or Division

    ·         Solving Two Step Inequalities



    Chapter 10 Linear Equations in Two Variables

    ·         Graph in the Coordinate Plane

    ·         Graph Linear Equations in Standard Form

    ·         Graph Horizontal and Vertical Lines

    ·         Graph Using Intercepts

    ·         Find Slope

    ·         Graph from Slope Intercept Form











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