•  Teacher: Beth Powers Haynes                                                                        Room: A7


    FDHS phone: 245-5050


    This course is designed to give each student a firm foundation in the beginning Algebra 1. Topics taught will include simplifying expressions, polynomials, radicals, inequalities, systems of equations and linear functions.

    Nine week grades will be determined by tests, quizzes, class grades, class work and homework.

    Tests are given at the end of each chapter and at the end of the semester as SOL practice.

    Class Grades are given daily and cover material on the previous nights homework.

    Quizzes are given in the middle and at the end of each chapter.

    Homework is assigned daily.  Homework is checked for completion and not graded unless annouced as a grade.

     An Exam will given at the end of the semester and will count as 20% of the final grade.


    Grade calculation:  Major Grades 50%

                                Minor Grades 40%

                                Homework/Classwork 10%


    Supplies needed: pencil, notebook and a simple scientific calculator to use at home

    A graphing calculator will be assigned to each student for use in the classroom.  


    Extra help is available in class and before and after school.