Algebra 1.5 will review Algebra 1 content for mastery to prepare for new 1.5 content. This class is a standards based class, so grades will be given differently than you are accustomed to. A letter with specific details on grading will come home with the contract for this class. This class is a very rigorous class with many things happening daily, such as journaling, error analysis, fast math, discussions, small group activities as well as instruction. Students will be expected to complete all activities daily in class or as homework if they do not finish. Homework will be given every night, except Friday. Homework is crucial to success in this class with standards based grading. Students will be responsible for keeping up with individual data folders that will be sent home at the end of each unit. This will help to keep up with standards based grading for the students as well as parents.