Math I

Welcome to Math I (formerly known as Algebra).  However, it isn't just a name change!  We used to teach just the Algebra strand of mathematics.  Now, we address all areas of math in this class. 
 
This is a HIGH SCHOOL class.  Therefore, we abide by high school regulations for attendance and exams.  All Math I students will receive a brochure explaining the difference in this high school class vs. a regular middle school math class.  Or, click here on BROCHURE.  
 
Our curriculum is jam packed!  We will be learning the standards listed HERE for Math I, as well as the standards for 8th Grade Math!  

Our assessments are a maximum of eight questions per standard.  Therefore, we utilize the following grading system:

Score

Letter

Grade

Descriptor

8

A

100

You have mastered the skill enough to add your own ideas, perspective, and style. You are confident!

7

A

95

You definitely understand, just made a small mistake.  You are allowed to re-take with no additional practice.

6

A

90

You have a solid understanding, but are making multiple errors.  You must complete a practice activity before retaking.  Ask for help if you need clarity on the standard.

5

B

80

You mostly get it, and can meet the target in familiar tasks and situations, but are still stuck with some parts. You must complete a practice activity before retaking.

4

C

70

You have some understanding, but are still confused and need a little help. You must complete a practice activity before retaking, and probably need some help.

3

D

65

You attempted, but are struggling to gain mastery, and probably a bit frustrated. You must complete a practice activity before retaking, and probably need some help.

2

D

60

You attempted, but are not on the right track and probably super frustrated. You must complete a practice activity before retaking, and need to ask the teacher questions.

1

F

50

You attempted, but do not show any evidence of grade level expectations. REQUIRES a retake after help from a teacher and practice.

0

F

0

The assignment is missing/not attempted.

For 8th grade math or Math I you will need at least a 2 inch binder.  In the binder you will need a pencil pouch where you can keep pencils and your calculator (and a highlighter if you like using one in math).  You will also need 6 dividers in this binder.  One labeled DO IT, the second labeled CLASSWORK, and the third labeled Standard Checks.  Those are for math.  Then label one for Social Studies, one for Science, and one for Discovery.  You should also be able to keep your spiral notebook, loose regular paper, and loose graph paper in this binder. 

 
Visit our Buncombe County Math page for families!  
 
Please email your child's Math I teacher with any questions!  We look forward to working with you this year!

Mrs. Rejzer and Mrs. McIntosh
 
heather.rejzer@bcsemail.org                                samanth.mcintosh@bcsemail.org