Math 1 Syllabus

Buchanan High School

Math 1 Syllabus


BHS Phone Number: (559) 327–3000

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Welcome to the new 2022-2023 school year. I believe that the education process is a combined effort between the school, student and home. If at any time you see your child struggling please contact me. My web page and the math department’s web page can be accessed through Buchanan High School’s website. The best way to stay in contact is through e-mail.

Textbook: Core Connect Integrated I, CPM Educational Program

Course Description:

Math 1 is the foundation course for all higher mathematic courses. It is a rigorous course involving solving problems and learning the reasoning that lies behind the solutions. Also, students will use key mathematical practices and learn the Common Core State standards.

Semester 1

  • Unit 1 – Functions

  • Unit 2 – Linear Functions

  • Unit 3 – Transformations and Solving

  • Unit 4 – Modeling Two-Variable Data

  • Unit 5 – Sequence

Semester 2

  • Unit 6 – Systems of Equations

  • Unit 7 – Congruence and Coordinate Geometry

  • Unit 8 – Exponential Functions

  • Unit 9 – Inequalities

  • Unit 10 – Functions and Data

  • Unit 11 – Construction and Closure

  • Unit 11 – Proving Theorems about Lines & Angles

Suggested Supplies:

    • Pencils (mechanical preferred), extra lead

    • Erasers

    • Highlighters to use for notes

    • Red Ballpoint pen for correcting work (NOT felt tip pen or sharpie, bleeds through paper)

    • Pens with different colors for annotation

    • Binder paper for homework (college rule preferred). We prefer that you not use paper from a spiral notebook!

    • 3 ring binder with paper for note taking

    • Calculator (TI-30X or Casio FX-115ES Plus preferred) (Students will benefit from if they practice on and use their own calculator on quizzes and tests.)

    • Ruler


It is imperative that students attend class regularly. Unexcused absences, tardies and/or early departure from class will result in a loss of Attendance/Participation points. Absences must be cleared by calling Buchanan’s Attendance Hotline at (559) 327-3037.


It is imperative that you practice and make it a habit to show all your work completely. Do homework promptly. Don’t get in a cycle of falling behind and catching up. Actively correct your homework.


Homework is assigned in each class period. Late assignments may be accepted, but is not encouraged, for a maximum of 80% credit and will not be accepted after the day of each unit test.


Quizzes will be given each unit to give feedback to students regarding the standards that will be on the test and the student's level of mastery for each standard.


A test will be given after every unit, with a cumulative semester final given in both the Fall and Spring Semesters. If a student misses a test due to an absence they will be required to make up the test the following class period or schedule a time outside of class to take the test within one week of the original test date.


Students must complete all homework assignments in a given unit in order to be allowed to retake the test for that unit. Retakes are only allowed if the original score for the test is below 75%. Whatever score the student earns on the retake test will replace the original test score whether it is higher or lower. All test retakes must be completed prior to the next Unit Test. Retakes will not be available for Semester Finals.


Grades will be calculated by student achievement in the following weighted categories. Grades will be updated and are available online through Parent Connect or Student Connect.


70% Assessment

30% Assignments

Grading Scale:

89.5-100% A

79.5-89.4% B

69.5-79.4% C

59.5-69.4% D

59.4% and below F


All work (homework, classwork, quizzes, assessments,…) is expected to be done by the student. My expectation is that you will do your own work and will neither give nor receive unauthorized assistance on any and all work for this class. Failure to do so is considered cheating. (Refer to the Parent/Student Handbook pg. 49)


In addition to school and district conduct policies described in the BHS Parent Student Handbook, the below online protocols are expected of all students.

  • Follow CUSD dress code requirements

  • Access all digital platforms utilized by the teacher. Examples include Zoom, Google Classroom, Edulastic, Pear Deck, Turn It In, Teacher Website, Q Student Connect

  • Engage in lesson activities as directed by the teacher

  • Submit assignments and assessments prior to the due date

  • Communicate questions and concerns to the classroom teacher


Electronic devices (i.e. iPods, cameras and cellular phones) are wonderful tools, but sometimes they may be considered to be disruptive to the educational process. Electronic devices should ONLY be used for academic activities as directed by the teacher. Hiding behind a laptop, answering e-mail, playing games, surfing the web, etc. will not be tolerated. Parents should not expect their students to read/send text messages or receive calls during online class time. Electronic devices are to be turned off and put away (not visible) during online class time. Electronic devices are to be turned off and put away (not visible) during class time, unless permission is given by the teacher. Visibility of unauthorized electronic devices will loss of participation points and a referral to student service office.


Although every effort has been made to be complete and accurate, unforeseen circumstances arising during the semester could require the adjustment of any material given here. Therefore, teachers reserve the right to change any information on this syllabus, when unforeseen circumstances occur. These changes will be announced as early as possible so that students can adjust accordingly.