• This semester we will be using CANVAS and i-Ready to review Math 1 skills and prepare for Math 2 in the fall. You will be able to log into i-Ready on Home Satellite Days (and even weekends if you want to!). I will not require that you use i-Ready on these days, but the lessons are tailored to your individual needs and will help you be better prepared for Math 2. Some days we will work through the lessons together, and other days will be self-paced and on your own, therefore, the syllabus will not reflect exact pacing. This course was originally developed by North Carolina Virtual Public Schools and has been modified for our needs in this elective course. You can view the modified syllabus for the course below:


    Course Syllabus


    Math Elective SYLLABUS




    Katherine Buck

    Room 4




    A Note from Your Teacher

    Welcome to class!  I am looking forward to working with you!  As your biggest fan and supporter in learning, I will …

    • grade assignments with meaningful feedback that is very specific and directive   
    • post announcements to introduce and/or review the learning for the day and celebrate you and your classmates!  
    • provide individualized learning resources to help you learn the course material.

    To learn more about what you can expect from me as your teacher, please read the  Accommodations and Accessibility Statements below.


    Accommodations Statement

    Our goal at NERSBA is to make sure that we work with students in the ways that they learn best! For students with an IEP or 504, we have developed a process for ensuring that all learning needs are met. I will work with you, your parents, and other teachers at school to devise a plan that provides all modifications and meets the IEP/504 goals as detailed in each student’s IEP/504 document. To review our process for supporting students with an IEP, read our IEP/504 Guidelines.


    Accessibility Statement

    The Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience is continually striving to improve our courses for all students, ensuring the courses are accessible to everyone. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns regarding the accessibility of the course, please contact your teacher and we will work to resolve the issue.


    If you have any questions about accommodations or accessibility, please contact me first. We will work together, to best meet your learning path.



    Academic Integrity

    NERSBA has an expectation that all work submitted by a student is his/her own. Academic integrity of all students must be maintained, and considers it to have a high degree of importance.


    Academic Integrity determines that all assignments and exams submitted by a student is his/her own and the student:

    • Will not plagiarize* any material in written or verbal forms
    • Will not share work with others, unless directed by your instructor, or copy the work of others and represent it as their own
    • Will apply appropriate use of information literacy


    * To plagiarize is to copy or use the ideas and/or words of another and represent them as your own.


    The accuracy in which student work is submitted is of great importance and NERSBA reserves the right to use technology, such as SafeAssign to investigate plagiarism.  The academic integrity for all students must be maintained.  To learn more about our student conduct and academic integrity policies, read the Academic Integrity portion of the NERSBA Student Code of Conduct document.




    Privacy Policy

    NERSBA will abide by the student privacy guidelines set forth by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The following persons have access to student records:

    • NC State Board of Education (SBE) members
    • NERSBA Principal, administrative team, and professional staff of NERSBA (teachers, guidance counselor, and student support services staff)
    • Appropriate administrative support staff members and other professionals who have a legitimate educational or legal interest in student records as designated by the NERSBA Principal.







    Course Standards

    NERSBA courses follow the standards set by the state of North Carolina.  To view the standards for Math I read for Mathematics. These standards were created by the North Carolina Department of Instruction.


    Course Overview

    This course is intended for students who will be working with their face-to-face classroom teacher.  This Introduction to Mathematics Course teaches the Essential Standards for Introductory Math and prepares the students for Math 1 and Math II.  This course blends the best of online and classroom activities.  Students learn introductory algebra and other important life-skills in nine engaging units covering working with numbers, fractions and decimals, rates and ratios, time and measurement, working with algebraic expressions, solving equations and inequalities, working with points and lines, working with data sets, and working with basic geometric figures. Technology skills will be honed throughout the course by working with a graphing calculator and using the computer in a variety of ways.  Pre-Assessments and Check Your Knowledge quizzes will be used as diagnostic tools, lessons present the content, Completion Activities allow the students to practice a skill set, Mastery Assignments and Summative Assessments measure student understanding, and Remediation Assignments allow students to review.  This course is designed to be implemented in a blended learning environment with collaborative instruction delivered by an highly-qualified high school math teacher as well as an EC teacher.  Ideally, the delivery of instruction includes regular computer use as well as time to work on “hands-on” activities.

    Final Exam

    This course culminates with a “pencil/paper, teacher made” final exam. The final exam is unpublished to students Classroom teachers will grade the final exam.


    Course Prerequisite

    8th Grade Math or Equivalent or Math 1


    Course Outline


    Module 1: Working with Numbers

    Lesson 1: Integers

    Lesson 2: Exponents and Exponential Form

    Lesson 3: Order of Operations

    Lesson 4: LCM and GCF


    Module 2: Fractions and Decimals

    Lesson 1: Fractions

                Lesson 2: Decimals


    Module 3: Ratios, Proportions, and Percents

                Lesson 1: Ratios

                Lesson 2: Real-World Ratios

                Lesson 3: Percentages


    Module 4: Time and Measurement

                Lesson 1: Telling Time

                Lesson 2: Calendars

                Lesson 3: Measurement


    Module 5: Working with Expressions

                Lesson 1: Like Terms

                Lesson 2: The Distributive Property


    Module 6: Equations and Inequalities

                Lesson 1: Basic Equations

                Lesson 2: Basic Inequalities


    Module 7: Points and Lines

                Lesson 1: Slope and the Coordinate Plane

                Lesson 2: Writing Equations of Lines


    Module 8: Data Sets

                Lesson 1: Mean, Median, Mode, and Range

                Lesson 2: Graphs of Data

                Lesson 3: Scatter Plots


    Module 9: Geometry

                Lesson 1: Perimeter, Circumference, and Area

                Lesson 2: Volume

                Lesson 3: The Pythagorean Theorem


    Grading Information

    Students will complete activities online and in the classroom.  Grades will be based on the  school’s grading scale and the classroom teacher’s gradebook.


    Communication Policy

    I am available to you at any time during the day unless I am teaching a lesson. I will also be glad to meet with you at lunch or before classes begin in the morning. You are also welcome to email me kbuck@neregionalschool.org. Messages received from students on Monday through Thursday will be answered within 24 hours. Messages sent on Friday through the weekend will be answered by Monday (although if possible, I will answer on weekends as well).