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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House1 Please sign in. Please sign in. If you would like to schedule a phone or face-to-face conference, please indicate this on the sign-in sheet.

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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House2 Mrs. Mary McConaughy Geometry: Periods 2 & 3 Honors Algebra 2: Periods 5, 6 and 8 WELCOME! Open House 2010 - 2011

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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House3 Course Prerequisites: Honors Algebra II B average or better in Honors Algebra I B average or better in Honors Geometry Teacher recommendation Geometry C average or better in Algebra I Teacher recommendation

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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House4 Materials: Textbooks: Prentice-Hall Algebra II * Textbooks: Prentice-Hall Algebra II * Prentice-Hall Geometry* Prentice-Hall Geometry* Pencils Pencils Erasers Erasers Loose-leaf notebook Loose-leaf notebook Filler paper Filler paper TI Graphing Calculator ** (Algebra classes only) TI Graphing Calculator ** (Algebra classes only) Scientific Calculator Scientific Calculator ALERT! Honors Algebra 2 students will not be required to purchase a graphics calculator during the first nine weeks’ grading period. Students in all classes will have access to our classroom set of calculators.

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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House5 Our textbooks…. Honors Algebra 2 Geometry *E-texts are available online at www.pearsonsuccessnet.com.www.pearsonsuccessnet.com

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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House6 …more about graphics calculators**! **Graphics calculators are provided for classroom use only. Honors Algebra 2 students have been informed that they need not purchase a calculator until directed to do so. Click here to compare calculators.here

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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House7 Grading Nine weeks’ grades will be based upon the following: Exams Announced Quizzes Daily Warm-Up Quizzes Homework Class Work/Board Work Special Projects (Group/Individual) Grades are posted online and updated daily.online Our Grading Scale 92-100% = A 83-91% = B 74-82% = C 65-73% = D Below 65% = F Cumulative mid-term and final exams, each contributing 5% of a student’s final grade, will be administered at the end of the 2nd and 4th nine weeks. All mathematics students will be administered cumulative nine weeks’ exams. Cumulative nine week exam scores will be averaged to determine respective midterm and final semester exam scores.

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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House8 Exams Major tests will be given at the end of each chapter, and occasionally, in the middle of a chapter as well. Major tests will be given at the end of each chapter, and occasionally, in the middle of a chapter as well. ALL exams will be announced a minimum of one week in advance of being administered. Study guides are typically provided. ALL exams will be announced a minimum of one week in advance of being administered. Study guides are typically provided.

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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House9 Homework Homework As this is a challenging course intended for the college-bound student, students are assigned homework on a daily basis. Homework can be checked in the following ways: Completion check Accuracy Daily warm-up quiz*

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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House10 Daily Warm-Up Quiz At the beginning of every class period, students are provided with five (5) minutes to independently answer as many as five (5) questions. Questions will closely resemble previously completed homework problems or sample problems from class notes. Notebooks and completed homework assignments may be used as references. Calculator usage is permitted. Warm-ups, worth 5 possible points each, are collected and graded on a random basis approximately ten times during each grading period.

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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House11 Participation Students are encouraged to attend class daily and to participate regularly. Regular participation is evidenced by the following behaviors: - Completing and submitting assignments on time. - Asking/answering questions in class. - Bringing necessary materials to class daily. - Requesting extra help when necessary. - Participating in class/group work.

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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House12 Extra Help On-site math tutors are available daily during periods 1-8. Tutoring rooms are posted in each mathematics classroom. Students are responsible for requesting a pass to leave their regularly scheduled study hall to attend tutoring. I am available for extra help during pd 1. Students with no study halls are encouraged to attend after-school tutoring in the SVSH. Alert! Tutoring is available every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45- 4:15 p.m. in the intermediate high school library. Alert! Activity bus transportation is provided to students who attend after school tutoring.

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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House13 Additional Resources Additional resources (guided notes, PPT lessons, study guides, etc.) can be found at my teacher website. Additional resources (guided notes, PPT lessons, study guides, etc.) can be found at my teacher website.website

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Mrs. McConaughy2010-2011 Open House14 Thank you for your continued support! Thank you for visiting the Seneca Valley Intermediate High School during our annual open house. I hope that you have enjoyed your visit! Mrs. McConaughy

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