• The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, called units, deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.


    There are a few materials required for this class:

    • Pencils
    • Graph paper
    • Lined paper
    • 3-ring Binder (minimum of 1-inch wide)
    • Highlighters
    • Ream of copy paper
    • Calculator: TI 30Xa (this is the state approved calculator) – Please have bring your own daily, as class sets will not be available due to COVID-19
    • Optional (but greatly appreciated) Kleenex and disinfecting wipes


    Students should have these items ready to use by:  Monday, August 31, 2020.


     Your son/daughter will be evaluated with the following assessments:

    • Mini-Tests/Tests -60%
    • Classwork-40%
    • End of Course Exam (EOC)-30% of the final grade (Figured into final grade by the County)


    Please sign-up for county’s Skyward Parent Access to monitor how well your son/daughter is doing.  This will also allow grade reports to be sent directly to your email every Monday.   The teacher website will also have student assignments and resources posted to keep you up to date with your son/daughter’s schoolwork.  



    • Students are expected to follow the Marion County Code of Student Conduct.
    • Students are expected to follow the Forest High School “Way of the Wildcat”.
    • Students are expected to be responsible to make-up any classwork/homework the next class period. All work is posted on the teachers’ websites and/or Google Classrooms.  All assignments will be due at the end of each unit, and dates will be posted online.
    • Students are expected to be in communication with the teachers.
    • Students are expected to monitor grades through Skyward.
    • Students are expected to monitor their school e-mail in order to stay informed with classroom information.
    • Students are expected to take any test/quiz the day assigned unless any prior absences are excused. (ISS, PASS and OSS are not excused absences.)
    • Students are expected to make-up any missed quizzes/tests (before/after school or during CAT period within 10 school days of the quiz/test is given.


    Units of Study (dates are subject to change):

    • Unit 1 Expressions:  August 24 - September 25
    • Unit 2 Equations and Inequalities: September 28 - October 16
    • Unit 3 Introduction to Functions: October 19 – November 10
    • Unit 4 Linear Equations, Functions and Inequalities: November 11 – December 11
    • Unit 5 Quadratic Equations and Functions Part 1: December 14 – January 14
    • Unit 6 Quadratic Equations and Functions Part 2: January 19 – February 12
    • Unit 7 Exponential Functions:  February 16 – March 5
    • Unit 8 Revisiting Functions: March 8 – March 25
    • Unit 9 One Variable Statistics: March 29 – April 16
    • Unit 10 Two Variable Statistics: April 19 – April 30
    • FSA EOC Review and Testing Window: May 3 – May 26



    Maria Grace Torres

    Email:  Maria.Torres@marion.k12.fl.us

    Forest High School – Algebra 1, 1A/1B

    Math Lead

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    352-671-4700   extension 58662