Integrated Math 105

INTEGRATED MATH 105 Course Overview

Instructor: Suzanne Hickey Room 149             Extra Help: Tuesday  3:05-4:15 or

Contact:                               by appointment

This course will work to strengthen and expand topics from Algebra I and Geometry. The units of study are: Number Sense, Patterns, Relations and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, and Statistics and Probability.  The units are aligned with the Common Core standards. In May the students will be taking the 10th grade Massachusetts math exam.  One goal of this course is to have each student proficient or advanced at the 10th grade level and well prepared for this exam.  Another goal is to provide the students with the knowledge and confidence they will need to continue their success next year in Integrated Math 205 or  210.

Assessment Strands:

Accuracy (30%): Mathematics is a language that allows people to give exact answers. When calculations are not made correctly, computers don’t operate,bridges collapse, and checks bounce. Students are assessed in this strand primarily through their performance on quizzes and tests.

Logic (30%): Just like accuracy, how one arrives at a solution is also important. When reviewing student work, teachers look to see how problems are set up before they are solved. As math concepts become increasingly complex, making sure the logic is clearly communicated takes on greater significance. Students are assessed in this strand primarily through their performance on quizzes and tests.

Application (20%): Students complete unit projects each semester where the apply

their knowledge and explore solutions to in depth problems. These projects are graded on a variety of content and presentation standards.

Work Habits (20%): Students are assessed in this strand primarily through class participation and timely completion of assignments. Strong work habits are key to successfully learning the content of this course.

Course Schedule:

September Expressions, Equations and Functions

October     Properties of real numbers

     Solving equations, and using algebraic formulas

November Solving linear equations

     Graphing linear equations and functions

       Writing linear equations

December Solving systems of equations


     Exponents, multiplying, factoring and solving polynomials using zero product rule         

January     Introduction to Geometry

                 Angles, properties of triangles

March      Midpoint, distance formula

                 Congruent figures, ratios, similar figures

April      Measurement in 2-D and 3-D

            Statistics and probability

                 Ratios, proportions, percent

May           Review topics to be determined by class need

                10th grade Massachusetts math exam

June      Wrap up


Course Policies & Expectations:

Academics – Your effort and willingness to wrestle with the material of this class is a key element to your success. You are responsible to yourself and to your classmates to produce your best work and to come prepared to class each day with all the needed materials and ready to work.

Materials – all items should be brought to every class.

Scientific Calculator: preferably Texas Instruments model TI-30 XS Multiview

Binder with dividers and loose-leaf paper

Homework and sharpened pencils with erasers

Attendance – You are responsible for getting notes and assignments upon return to school and missing work is due within three days of your return. Assignments due on the day of absence are expected upon return to school. Assignments should be left in the math mailbox if class does not meet that day.

Quizzes and Tests – Quizzes will usually be given in class once a week and will assess the understanding of the week’s lesson. Tests will be scheduled at the conclusion of a topic.

Homework – You can expect to spend approximately 30-60 minutes of quality homework time per class meeting. It is your responsibility to make a reasonable effort to complete the homework and try each problem. Most homework will be reviewed in class and therefore is not eligible for late credit. Homework is graded for effort and completion.

Late Work Policy -

All students are expected to complete work in a timely manner.   Developing the mindset and skills to complete work on time will benefit students throughout high school, college, and in future careers.

  • If a student is not able to turn in a major assignment on time, he or she must make arrangements with the teacher at least 24 hours before due date. (Example:  If an assignment is due at the beginning of class on a Tuesday, arrangements must be made by that time Monday, regardless if the class meets that day.)  An extension is not guaranteed -- it is at the discretion of the teacher.

  • If a student does not have an extension, at the discretion of individual teachers, students may be provided extra time to receive partial credit on major assignments.  Late assignments must be submitted within 7 calendar days (1 week) from the original due date.

  • Major assignments submitted within the 7 day window will receive a lower grade in the Work Habits strand, but will be fully assessed in all other strands.

Homework is due on a regular basis. Late homework must be turned in by the next class. Some homework will be reviewed in class and therefore is not eligible for late credit.

Honors –Any student is eligible to pursue honors credit for any semester of a math course.  The following outlines the program and requirements:

1) Students complete an additional homework assignment approximately once every two weeks.  This assignment may be revised.  It is graded for correct answers and work shown to explain approach to the problems.  This is entered as a work habits grade and included in the strand with all course assignments.

2) Students take an additional honors level test at the end of each unit.  It is designed to push understanding further and consists of problems that apply both the material learned in the unit and general math principles and logic.  This test is graded using the same logic and accuracy strands used on the regular test.

3) During project work, an additional component of the project will be required.  It is also designed to extend understanding and application of the concepts covered.  This grade will be included in the application strand.

If a student drops honors by the drop deadline, all assignments to that point will remain in the student’s grades.  The student will be exempt from honors assignments after the drop point.  

Revisions Policy - Revising your work and revisiting mistakes is a critical part of the learning process, developing skills and addressing areas of confusion.  Any work done in the Application, Logic and Accuracy strands is eligible for revisions (where half the credit lost is able to be earned back).  It is strongly recommended to do so.  Assessments and projects should be kept as evidence of student progress, for inclusion in a digital portfolios and Exhibition Night.  

In order to complete revisions on an assessment or project, students may use their own notes but must work during class or after school help with their teacher to work on their revisions.  Students must turn in their original piece of work and a corrected solution on separate paper. Revisions are due 7 calendar days from the date graded tests or projects are returned.  


Frequent participation in class is expected and a formal part of your work habits grade.  Participation can mean a variety of things, contributing to class discussions, posting problems on the board, asking questions, and involving yourself in group work.

Bathroom policy

Students may use the restrooms as needed, there is no need to disrupt class to ask permission.  Only one student should be out of the room at a time. Simply sign out and  leave the room quietly and return as quickly as possible.  It is your responsibility to get any missed material and to choose an appropriate time to do use the restrooms (i.e. NOT during instruction time or in the first 30 minutes of class). Students that are negligent with this privilege will lose this freedom.

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