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Advanced Algebra/ Trigonometry Pre-IB Mr. Armistead 2 nd, 4 th, 6 th, and 7 th periods

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Fire Drills One per week for the first month. One per month for the rest of the year. If there is one during this class, exit the room, turn left, leave the building through exit 24, cross the parking lot onto the grass, and form a line; I will take attendance. The alternate exit is exit 25.

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Grade Determinants Total points system is used to compute grading period averages. Each time a graded assignment is returned, record the grade in your agenda. Calculate your grade at any time by summing your scores on all assignments and dividing by the sum of the possible points.

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Tests One cumulative test at the end of each six weeks. Approximately 20 multiple-choice questions. Contain built-in extra credit.

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Quizzes Two to four each six weeks. Approximately 10 free-response questions. Contain built-in extra credit.

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Homework Assigned daily. You may work with others to complete your homework, but directly copying another person’s work is not acceptable. Homework assigned between consecutive quizzes and tests should be completed and brought to class on the day of the next quiz or test.

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The Math Lab Free math tutoring. Make up quizzes and tests. The morning Math Lab is staffed from 7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. by Mr. May in room 258. The afternoon Math Lab is staffed from 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. by Miss Moody in room 259.

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Getting help See me sooner rather than later. I’m usually available from 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Go to the Math Lab. May be able to refer a tutor.

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Class Website Updated daily with in-class activities and homework assignments Handouts are available in.pdf format (need Adobe Acrobat Reader) Can view PowerPoint presentations shown in class using PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer. http://salem.k12.va.us/staff/larmistead

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Progress Reports Issued to every student at or near the end of the third week of the grading period. Have your parent sign it and return it to me within two school days.

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Materials needed for this class: A three ring binder Pencils Straightedge Graph Paper Each student should bring contribute one pack of 4 AAA batteries to be used for replacing batteries in the classroom set of calculators.

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Calculators A scientific calculator with trigonometric functions (sin, cos, tan buttons) and logarithm and natural logarithm functions (log and ln buttons) will be necessary for some homework assignments. A TI-84 Plus graphing calculator is highly recommended.

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Absences and Make-up Work 1.Check the website to find out what you missed. Check the “absent students’ assignments” folder for returned work or handouts. Copy a classmate’s notes. Attend Math Lab. See me before or after class.

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Absences and Make-up Work 2.When absent on a day that a quiz or test was scheduled, make up the quiz/test in the Math Lab by the afternoon of the second day you return to school. Example: You were present on Wednesday when it was announced that there would be a quiz on Thursday, but you were out sick on Thursday. Assuming Thursday is the only day you missed, by when must the quiz be made up?

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Absences and Make-up Work 3.When absent on a day that an assignment is given or a quiz/test is announced, you have two days per each day of class missed to make up the assignment.

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Absences and Make-up Work 4.The student is responsible for inquiring about work missed due to an absence. 5.When absent due to a school-related event, you are responsible for missed work. Request assignments in advance.

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Classroom Rules 1. Be in your seat with all your materials completing the “do now” activity; remain seated during class. 2. Pay attention and participate in class, copy notes and example problems, and work practice problems. 3. Raise your hand and wait to be called on to talk in class.

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School Rules Strictly Enforced! 1. Unexcused tardiness will result in d-hall. 2. Food and drinks brought into class will be taken and thrown away. 3. Electronic devices will be taken away and turned into the office. 4. Students will not be permitted to go lockers during class. You must complete your agenda hall pass and have it initialed by me to leave class.

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Academic Honor Policy Violation: Giving or receiving unauthorized aid on a quiz or test: Looking on someone else’s paper or allowing them to look on yours Discussing the content of a quiz/test before they have been returned Using a book, notes, or a calculator when not allowed

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Academic Honor Policy Violation: submitting someone else’s work as your own. Copying homework or allowing someone to copy yours. Forging a signature on a progress report or having someone do so for you.

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