business algebra 1
This integrated Business Algebra I course will provide an engaging, contextualized learning environment for students to master the fundamental concepts of Algebra I through business applications. Students will develop an understanding of business, finance, and marketing while applying the mathematical knowledge necessary for success in those fields. This course provides a meaningful context for mastering the writing, solving, and graphing of linear, quadratic, and systems of two equations with multiple unknowns. This integrated approach provides an introduction to entrepreneurial ventures and basic business applications, such as break even and profitability analyses and revenue and cost functions.
Interactive Notebook (INB)
Over the course of the year, you will be creating your own Business Algebra 1 textbook in the form of an Interactive Notebook (INB). Each day, you will see new math concepts, learn them through lots of practice, and interact with the material and make it your own through your INB.
Our INB’s will be set up based on left and right pages. For each new lesson, you will complete at least two pages in your INB (1 left side page and 1 right side page).
Teacher Provides New Information
Students Process New Ideas
Late Work is discouraged, but accepted. The most important thing is that you do the work so you can learn the math. Remember, math is learned by doing. One cannot build a skill and improve without practice and effort.
Some assignments, especially projects, will be graded partly on promptness. While you may turn in the project late, you will not be able to earn full points.
Quizzes, Tests, and Retests
For quizzes, you will be allowed to use your Interactive Notebooks (NB).
Tests must be taken without the use of your INB.
However, if you feel that you were not ready for a test or are not happy with your grade, you will have the opportunity to review the concepts on your own time and retest to improve your grade. Your test grades should be representative of what you know about a certain concept now, not what you knew about it on the original test date.
Students are encouraged to retest, but in order to do so a request to retest form must be completed. Remember, algebra concepts continually build on top of one another.