Math for College Readiness






    Instructor: Mr. MARIO NATERA


    School web site:



    Course Overview and Objectives:

    This course is a study of algebra and will provide the foundation for applying algebraic skills to other mathematical and scientific fields continuing the study of algebraic skills learned in Mathematics. It will prepare students for success in college level mathematics and help them achieve a good score on the Postsecondary Educational Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.)


    This course incorporates the Florida Standards for Mathematical Practices as well as the following Florida Standards for Mathematical Content: basic algebraic operations, equations and inequalities, graphing functions, systems of equations, polynomial functions, rational expressions and equations, radicals and exponential expressions, and quadratic equations.



    Units of Study:

    The Math for College Readiness course description may be found at:



    The textbook for this course will be Ron Larson College Prep Algebra, Florida Edition 2015


    Grading Scale:

                A = 100 - 90

                B = 89 - 80

                C = 79 - 70

                D = 69 - 60

                F = 59 and below



    Classroom Rules and expectations:


    Students are expected to:

    • Show respect for the teacher, themselves and others at all times.
    • Respect others’ property.
    • Pick-up after themselves.
    • Use appropriate language at all times.
    • Pay attention and engage in the learning process going on in the classroom.


    Student actions that interfere with teaching or learning in the classroom WILL NOT be tolerated.  If students don’t behave as expected and classroom rules are not followed or if there is any discipline problem the student will receive a verbal warning, a teacher-student conference will be necessary if the problem persists, and, in case the problem is not solved, a parent contact and a discipline referral will be administered.


    Cell phones should be turned off and put away during the class period.  If a cell phone is seen or heard it will be taken away and given to an administrator, according to cell phone policy outlined in the WPHS student handbook.  Refusal to turn over the cell phone will be treated as insubordinate behavior.


    Class begins when the bell rings and students must be ready to start. The class does not end until the teacher dismisses the students and everyone will remain in their seats until they are dismissed. Lining up at the door will not be accepted.


    I have high expectations for this class. I know you all can perform to the best of your ability. I believe success is very important; therefore, I expect this from each student. I look forward to helping you learn as much as you can and I hope to learn as much from you as you learn from me.




    Grades will be weighted according to the following categories:

      • 10% Homework
      • 50% Quizes and Classworks
      • 40% Tests

    Students will assume the responsibility to find out what work and notes you missed while absent and that you complete those tasks promptly. After your return to school, you will be allowed one day per day absent to complete all missing material. If you miss a homework check, then expect to turn in the appropriate assignment in its place. If you are absent the class before a test/quiz, expect to take the test/quiz on the regularly schedule day (this means you must review on your own). If you are absent the day of a test/quiz, expect to take the test/quiz on the 1st day you return.  




    In addition to graph paper, pens, and pencils, each student will need the following:

    • Scientific calculator (available in the classroom)
    • Three-ring binder (suggested)





     Mario Natera


    The teacher reserves the right to alter this syllabus at any time during the course.