Jan. 10, 2014


to:All Students

Course Syllabus

Teacher: Rene Lopez      Curriculum Area: Math
Course Title: Pre-Algebra (CG101)     Grade: 9th - 12th Grade

Course Description: Skill development with order of operations, signed numbers, equations, exponents, polynomials, algebraic expressions, and problem solving.

Prerequisite: MATH 0920 - Basic Math II or appropriate test score

Course Objectives:
Order of Operations
Signed Numbers
Algebraic Expressions
Problem Solving

Text & Materials:
Pearson - PRE-ALGEBRA 4th Edition (Lial Hestwood)

Grading Policy: Grades are determined by tests and daily grades. Each test and assignment is given a worth number of points. Try to get as many points possible. To find your percent grade, divide total number of points earned by total possible points, then multiply by 100.

Example: A test grade is worth 50 points and a student scores 40 points.
     The percent grade is 80%.

   40 / 50 = 0.80
             .80 x 100 = 80%

Attendance Policy: Student can only miss two consecutive absences per semester. Attendance is required and graded in each class the students registers for the semester.

Course Outline

Spring 2014
Intro to Algebra: Integers
Understanding Variables & Solving Equations
Solving Application Problems
Rational Numbers: Positive & Negative Fractions
Rational Numbers: Positive & Negative Decimals
Ratios & Proportions

Jan. 02, 2014

Spring Semester 2014

to:All Students

Hello my name is Rene Lopez. I will be teaching the Pre-Algebra course this semester.

I hope to see each and one of you on Monday, January 13th starting at 2:00pm in room 22A on the Northwest High School campus.

My classroom is located on the fourth floor of the main building. Any questions or concerns contact me at

Have a blessed New Years!!