• Welcome to Algebra and Intro to Algebra!
    Mrs. Nancy Allesi room 207


    This information is to help you have a successful year in math.  Please feel free to ask questions, I am here to support and help you.  I can be reached at school at 716-926-2274 or via email at nallesi@lakeshorecsd.org  Have a great year!!


    Tools for Success:
    You must arrive to class prepared each day with your designated math binder, paper, pen or pencil, graphing calculator and agenda.  The binder that you bring to class each day will have green labels and will be clearly labeled Algebra.  This notebook is to keep current notes, handouts, homework assignments, practice problems, quizzes and tests.  Also, you will need many index cards for vocabulary.  I recommend the TI-84 Plus C graphing calculator because it has increased memory, comes preprogrammed, and has color coded graphs, tables and equations.  If you prefer you may purchase a TI-83 Plus or 84 plus, but the color is a big advantage for matching graphs and equations.  Any graphing calculator is an excellent investment in your math career, as it will be required for all New York State Regnts math courses.  We will record the internal memory identification number of each calculator and label the calculator, so it can be tracked back to the owner if misplaced.

    Course Outline:
    We are preparing you to take the New York State Regents Examination called Common Core Algebra I at the end of the school year in June (Intro students will take it next year in June.)  Your goal should be to earn an 85%, which is considered Mastery by the Board of Regents.  The entire New York State Algebra I curriculum can be found at:  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/math/standards/algebra.html
    Also, regentsprep.org  is an excellent resource for information about this Algebra course as well as for sample lessons and practice problems.


    Extra Help:
    Students in need of extra help should see me to stay after school (2:25- 3:00) in my room, 207, Monday – Thursday.   Peers can also be helpful resources and I encourage peer collaboration.  My website has helpful resources and links that can be found at the Lake Shore Central school District website's high school page under teachers. A link to our online textbook is also available on this page. You can set up your own account with the access code:  (CA24198A1CCE7644B805 ) or simply use the generic account I set up for user: Astudent with password: Iluvmath2.  Please visit the district website frequently to check your grades by logging into PowerSchool for Parents.



    Types of Assessments:

    Daily Homework assessment 
        A homework assignment is given each class.  You are expected to complete the assignment and turn it in next class prior to the bell.  Generally, homework will be collected and graded on a 4 point scale and frequently extra credit questions will be offered.

    Classwork
        Classwork will sometimes be graded, and it will be a similar value to homework assignments.

    Tests/quizzes
    Quizzes worth 5 - 20 points each will be given regularly.  Expect at least a small quiz every class.  At the end of each unit/chapter, there will be a test of the skills using Integrated Algebra Regents type questions.  Tests are generally worth 40 – 80 points.  A chapter/unit review, similar to each test, will be assigned before the test is given.  Expect about 3 tests per quarter.

    Projects   
    Projects encouraging individual creativity, higher level thinking skills, curriculum integration, and alternate presentation of mathematical understanding will be assigned each quarter.

    Final Thoughts:   
    I'm looking forward to working with you this year and helping you succeed in Algebra.  Please let me know what I can do to help you!  Thank you for taking the time to read about our class.  Please review this with your parents and sign below that you have read and discussed this information.