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Mrs. Romberger 7 th Grade Pre-Algebra 8 th Grade Algebra I Part I 8 th Grade Algebra I 8 th Grade Honors Algebra I sromberger@neshaminy.k12.pa.us. A Little About Me…. Neshaminy Graduate Graduated from Temple University Began teaching in Neshaminy 1992

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Mrs. Romberger7th Grade Pre-Algebra8th Grade Algebra I Part I8th Grade Algebra I8th Grade Honors Algebra Isromberger@neshaminy.k12.pa.us

a little about me
A Little About Me…..
  • Neshaminy Graduate
  • Graduated from Temple University
  • Began teaching in Neshaminy 1992
  • Married with three daughters ages 20, 19 and 14
  • Live in the Neshaminy School District
tonight s essential question
Tonight’s Essential Question

What do you need to know to help your child have a successful school year???

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Pre- Algebra

  • Basic Algebra Skills
  • Integers and Exponents
  • Rational and Real Numbers
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data
  • Plane Geometry
  • Perimeter, Area, and Volume
  • Ratios and Similarity
  • Percents
  • Probability
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Graphing Lines
  • Sequences and Functions
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Algebra 1 Part 1

  • PSSA Review
  • Connections to Algebra
  • Properties of Real Numbers
  • Solving Linear Equations
  • Graphing Linear Equations and Functions
  • Writing Linear Equations
  • Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities
  • Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
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Honors Algebra 1

  • PSSA Review
  • Expressions, Equations, and Functions
  • Properties of Real Numbers
  • Solving Linear Equations
  • Graphing Linear Equations and Functions
  • Writing Linear Equations
  • Solving and Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Exponents and Exponential Functions
  • Polynomials and Factoring
  • Quadratic Equations and Functions
  • Radicals and Connections to Geometry
  • Rational Equations and Functions
  • Probability and Data Analysis
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Algebra 1

  • PSSA Review
  • Connections to Algebra
  • Properties of Real Numbers
  • Solving Linear Equations
  • Graphing Linear Equations and Functions
  • Writing Linear Equations
  • Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities
  • Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Exponents and Exponential Functions
  • Quadratic Equations and Functions
  • Polynomials and Factoring
  • Rational Expressions and Equations
  • Radicals and More Connections to Geometry
class must haves
Class Must Haves…..
  • 2-inch ring binder
  • 5 dividers
  • Agenda Book
  • *Covered Textbook
  • Pencils, Pencils, Pencils
  • Calculator
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Calculators

You may use your own calculator (as listed below) for all quizzes and tests (except basic skills quizzes) provided you come to class prepared. Leaving it in your locker does not count as being prepared!

Pre-Algebra – At the end of Chapter 3

Algebra 1 Part 1 – After Chapter 2

Honors Alg. 1 & Alg. 1 – After Chapter 2

*Recommended Calculator: TI32 or TI34

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Notebooks

You may use your own notebook for all quizzes provided you come to class prepared. Leaving it in your locker does not count as being prepared! You may not use your notebook on Tests or Basic Skills Review Quizzes.

daily procedures
Daily Procedures….
  • Place homework on their desk
  • Begin warm-up
  • Go over homework
  • Notes and Classwork
  • Homework assigned
what s for homework
What’s for Homework????
  • Posted on the board each period to be copied into student’s agenda book
  • Posted each day on my website

neshaminy.k12.pa.us

Carl Sandburg

Staff - Mrs. S. Romberger

  • Encouraged to bring notebook home EVERY night
  • *Please feel free to use online textbook

Website www.go.hrw.com

( Students have passwords)

grading
Grading
  • Homework checked daily 2 pts each
  • 3 – 4 quizzes 25-50 points
  • Chapter Tests 100 points
  • * Bonus Points
  • * District Unit Exam
  • Classwork points
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Progress Reports

  • Grades will be available online through the Home Access Center and will usually be updated daily.
  • I will also tell each student their grade periodically to be recorded on their grade sheet in their binder and signed by you
  • Interim Progress Reports will be posted online in Home Access at the halfway point of each marking period.
how to get help
How to Get Help
  • *If your child is struggling encourage them

to arrange for extra help, otherwise send

an email or write a note so arrangements

can be made

(Lunch, before or afterschool)

  • After school homework club with a teacher
  • Online tutorials available with textbook
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Keystone Exams

  • Keystone Exams are given to any student who is taking a Full Year Algebra 1 Course. (Algebra 1 Part 1 does not take it)
  • Keystone Exam scores in 8th Grade count towards the High School AYP numbers.
  • Failure to pass the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam in 8th Grade will result in a remediation class requirement in next year’s schedule at NHS.
  • Given the fast pace of the Algebra 1 Course and the ramifications of the Keystone Exam, if you see your child is struggling, do not hesitate to contact me to discuss possible options.
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7th Grade Placement Tests

  • All 7th Graders will take 2 placement tests this year to help determine which Algebra course they will be placed in for 8th grade.
  • (Honors Algebra 1, Algebra 1, or Algebra 1 Part 1)
  • The IAAT (Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test) will be given toward the end of February and the Pre-Algebra Indicator will be given toward the end of April.
  • There is no way to really “study” for either test; students are encouraged to try their best on both tests so that their placementcan be as accurate as possible.
  • Along with these two 100 point placement tests, there is also a 100 point 7th Grade Performance piece based in equal parts on the students first 3 Marking Period grades along with their teacher’s observation.
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PSSA

Thank you for an outstanding effort on last years PSSA. Sandburg was 86% Proficient, and of that 86%, 60% were advanced!

We must continue to work even harder and get that number over 90%!

opportunity period
Opportunity Period

Rules & Expectations

  • plan in advance and arrive to class with ALL materials needed
  • bring enough work to do to keep yourself occupied for the ENTIRE period
  • if you need to see another teacher (for any reason) ask that teacher to sign a pass for you in advance……before OP begins
  • work quietly
  • work independently
  • always bring a book to read
effective ways to use your time
Effective Ways to Use Your Time
  • Work on any work that the math or reading specialist assigned
  • read a book
  • organize notebook
  • review notes
  • create flashcards
  • re-read what was read in class
  • write a brief summary of what you read
  • complete homework
  • complete late work
  • study for tests/quizzes
  • create quiz questions with answers
  • write spelling words 5x each