Introduction/Course Description Description: The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop mathematics skills and concepts through remedial instruction and practice. This class will help you prepare for the Algebra 1 EOC in May.
Grading Scale - Regular Your grade will be determined as follows: Tests- 35% Quizzes- 25% HW- 20% CW- 10% Study Island- 10%
Grading Scale - HONORS Your grade will be determined as follows: Tests- 50% Quizzes- 30% HW, CW, & Study Island- 20%
Classroom Behavior and Rules I ask that you be respectful to yourself, to your classmates, and to me. The school discipline plan will be strictly enforced and includes the following progression of consequences: warning (for minor infractions only), parent contact, detention, administrative referral. Rules are on the wall.
Study Island Study Island will be assigned periodically throughout the year. You will be receiving those dates in advance. The score that you receive will be the score put into pinnacle. It is not pass or fail (completion). Every time you start a new assignment you must do AT LEAST 10 problems. You cannot do 1 problem at a time. If you turn in the assignment late you will get 70% of the score that you received. For example, if you earned an 80% and turned it in late, their grade will be the following; 80% x 70% = 56%.
Cheating/Copying There is a ZERO tolerance in my classroom for cheating. Cheating includes: Copying another student’s work Talking during tests or quizzes, whether or not your test or quiz is still on your desk. It will result in an automatic zero that CANNOT be made up and your parents will be called.
Assignment expectations: PENCIL ONLY! If it is not in pencil it is a zero! NO WORK = NO CREDIT
Required Materials: A 3-ring binder (1”-2”) You will be receiving books that are consumable and therefore need a binder to keep each chapters. Dividers Loose leaf paper #2 Pencils calculator
Pinnacle Students (and parents) can check their grades on Pinnacle, the online grade book system. Pinnacle can be accessed via the internet; a short cut is available on my school website. Pinnacle also allows parents to receive an automatic email notification when grades fall below a user- specified level (parents must sign on to Pinnacle and setup this feature).
Classroom Procedures and Expectations There will be daily warm-up activities. Make sure that you begin these immediately after you write your homework down as they will be timed. (These will sometimes be quizzes) Immediately take out your homework and have it on your desk for the teacher to check. Keep in mind that I will not accept homework that is turned in later on during class. Take out your planner and immediately write your homework down.
What to do if you are absent Missed assignments will receive a “Z” (no credit – counts as a “0”) until the assignment is received. For every class you are absent, you will have 2 classes to make up any missed work ONLY if the absence is excused. Please make sure you have a clear understanding of all material covered during your absence(s).