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Welcome to Algebra I

Course Description:  

Algebra I is the first course in a sequence of three required high school courses designed to ensure career and college readiness.  The fundamental purpose of Algebra I is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in middle grades math. The critical areas, organized in units, deepen and extend understanding of functions by comparing and contrasting linear, quadratic, and exponential phenomena. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.  

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of 8th grade mathematics and/or Algebra Support



Course Outline:  The following topics will be covered in this course.  The order of the units is determined by the Georgia Department of Education; however, the teacher reserves the right to adjust the order to meet the needs of the students

  • Unit One: Relationships Between Quantities and Expressions
  • Unit Two: Reasoning with Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Unit Three: Modeling and Analyzing Quadratic Functions
  • Unit Four: Modeling and Analyzing Exponential Functions
  • Unit Five: Comparing and Contrasting Functions
  • Unit Six: Describing Data
  • A 3 ring binder (1” or a dedicated space in a larger binder)
  • Loose leaf notebook paper
  • Marbled composition book
  • Graph Paper
  • Inexpensive Headphones
  • Pencils and Pens
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Scientific Calculator (preferred Casio 115-fx ES Plus)
  • Optional:  Colored Pencils


1st Semester Time
Algebra 1 (1st Block) 7:50 am - 9:30 am
Planning 9:35 am - 11:10 am
Lunch 11:10 am - 11:35 am
Algebra 1 (3rd Block) 11:40 am - 1:10 pm
Algebra 1 (4th Block) 1:15 pm - 2:50 pm

2nd Semester


Algebra 1 (1st Block)

7:50 am - 9:30 am

Algebra 1 (2nd Block)

9:35 am - 11:10 am


11:10 am - 11:35 am

Algebra 1 (3rd Block) 

11:40 am - 1:10 pm

Algebra 1 (4th Block)

 1:15 pm - 2:50 pm
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Tammy Flakes
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I am Tammy Flakes.  I have been teaching for 24 years.  I began my teaching career at Hephzibah High School's Freshman Academy and then moved to Burke County Middle School.  This will be my second year at Burke County High School.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics and a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction.  
My planning period is from 9:30 am - 11:00am and I am located in room 201.You may contact me by email or texting (949)459-4029 between 7:15 am - 3:45 pm.  Additionally, you may call the school at (706)554-6691 and leave a message and I will return your call.  Feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.