Notecards, Class Expectations, Handshakes and Job Interview Questions, Cubes WS
Worked in Welcome to Trig Packets
Order of Operations, Fractions, Radicals
Quiz on Order of Operations, Fractions, Radicals
Equations, Trig Books Out, 1st Book Assignment Pg. 420 #7-20
Green Book Assignment on Fraction Equations Pg. 22#43-51
Radical Notes, WS on Radicals
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Method
Green Book Assignment Pg. 270 #19,22-33, 38,40
Trig Book Assignment Pg. 420 #43-48
Review for Test 1
Fundamental Counting Principle - License Plate WS
Factoring WS's and Book Work Green Book Pg. 255 #3-38, 41 Pg. 263 #13-21, 32-36
Room: 221 Phone: 673-7600 x4698 (before 8:20am or after 3:10pm)
Help Times: 7:40am – 8:25am, 3:00pm – 3:30pm, Lunch
e-mail: email@example.com (best way to reach me)
- Come to class on time prepared (book, pencil, and calculator) ready to learn.
- Do your best (WORK HARD and SHOW YOUR WORK!) and take pride in everything you do.
- All assignments MUST BE COMPLETED IN PENCIL unless stated otherwise.
- Be a positive leader in the classroom.
- Be respectful of others, others’ property, and yourself. Think before you speak and choose your words carefully. Students are expected to work hard in class and to work from bell to bell.
- No cell phones or headphones are to be heard or seen without teacher permission unless it’s an emergency (see Mr. Schramm in this case). Students with phones out will lose ½ their points on those assignment(s) the day the phone was out as well as losing out on bonus opportunities.
- Tardy Policy
-You are TARDY if you are not in the room when the tone sounds for the start of class. Warm-up problems start at the beginning of class. Students will lose out on learning/review as well as HW points for not doing this work. Make up opportunities will be given if tardies are excused. Students with 3 or more tardies will lose opportunities for bonus points.
- Leaving Class / Bathroom – Locker Trips
-If for some reason you need to leave class it is imperative that you inform me of where you are going. I am responsible for your whereabouts and need this information. Students leaving the room must choose an appropriate time and document their trip in the bathroom trip notebook. Leaving the room without permission (or leaving for more than 5 minutes) will result in detention(s) and/or consequences from the WHS administration. Students are expected to be back in 5 minutes or less. The 1st and last 5 minutes of class are off limits to pass use (these times are reserved for warm-ups and exit tasks). Students who take advantage of these policies will lose out on bonus opportunities.
ASSESSMENT AND GRADING POLICIES
- Daily work, homework, and computer work (30%):
Daily work is to be completed with appropriate steps shown (showing work) and turned in at the end of class, the beginning of class the next day, or at the end of a unit. 10 points are possible on each assignment unless otherwise noted. Students who do not understand the assignment are expected to get some help from me or other students. A “10” on a daily work assignment means it is on time, class work is done with appropriate work shown, and they have been engaged on their homework the entire time. Students are expected to communicate with other students so this will count as part of their grade, too. Daily work will be graded on accuracy on many occasions.
Organization and taking notes are important so your notebook may be graded from time to time in this class.
Extra credit/recovery points may be offered in this class. It will be recorded in this category.
Make-up points can be recovered before or after school. See Mr. Schramm for details.
Homework assignments will be given every week and will be graded a number of ways (accuracy, effort, or both). Partial credit will be given for late or incomplete assignments. We may be doing computer work and it will be graded on accuracy and effort.
Homework quizzes will be used frequently to check on how students are showing their mathematical process. These will be daily or weekly depending on time and will be part of students’ HW grade.
- Quizzes (25%)
Normally you will have one quiz per week to make sure you are keeping on top of the material. If you miss a quiz with a verified absence you need to take it right away when you get back so I can hand papers back to the class. Your quiz score turns into a score based on your test score (when you take the unit test) if I have already passed the quizzes back to the class. Students will get to drop their lowest quiz per semester.
- Tests / Projects (45%)
Tests occur about every three-four weeks. If you miss a test with a verified absence you need to make it up within two week. The final exam will be worth between 1-2 regular unit tests and students will be either supplied with formulas or will be allowed to use a notecard.
- Grades: A = 90% and up, B = 80%-89%, C = 70%-79%, D = 60% to 69%, F = below 60%
- Excused Absences
- Class progresses when you are absent. It is your responsibility to collect the missing assignments and any notes. Find someone who can assist you if you miss class. You have two days to make up an assignment before it is considered late. Coming in early is the best way to catch up with missed class. Be proactive about this so you can learn to manage your absences and the work load.
- Late assignments are worth half credit and will only be accepted on or before the day of the unit test. Late projects will be worth some points up to a certain date.
- If you are absent the day before a test and return the day of the test, you will be expected to take the test. (Tests are posted well in advance and review day does not include any new information).
- If you miss a test you will need to make it up within an appropriate amount of time. See me to make
arrangements for test make-up.
- Unexcused Absences
- Unexcused absences are not valid reasons for missing work. For an unexcused absence you will not be
allowed to turn in late work. A test or quiz missed with an unexcused absence is entered as a 0.
- Materials required for this class
- Graphing calculator or another scientific calculator (TI-83 Plus or TI 84 or TI-84 Plus are the best)
- Pencils, wired notebooks and folder OR 3 ring-notebook with sleeves for handouts
- Correcting pen in a fancy color
- Students should take responsibility for communication with their teachers.
- Assignments are accessed through my web-page from the school web-site.
- Check your grade/attendance every week.