WELCOME TO MATH 7CP MICHAEL WILLIAMS ROOM 6 CONFERENCE PERIOD: 8:00 – 8:55 or 3:15 – 4:00 SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER: 497 – 7264 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Put CVUSD in the Subject Line, otherwise your email will end up in the junk folder WEBSITE: http://conejo.k12.ca.us/redwood
COURSE OBJECTIVES : Operations with Numbers Operations in Algebra Operations with Integers Algebra and Equation Solving Rational Numbers and Percents Operations with Rational Numbers Proportional Reasoning Geometry Solving Inequalities Geometry and Measurement Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities Polynomials
GRADING PROCEDURE: Based on points from homework, tests, and quizzes. Homework: 15% Tests: 50% Quizzes: 30% Parent signature on tests: 5% A 90% - 100% B 80% - 89% C 70% - 79% D 60% - 69% F 0% - 59%
TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN MATH A student should: Complete homework everyday. This means: –copy down the problem –show all the work –check the answers of odd numbered problems in back of book and correct if necessary –Check answers in class and correct Ask questions in class Review the concepts every day for 5 minutes Review for tests by doing extra problems On tests, follow the directions carefully.
HOMEWORK POLICY: Homework is given every day, rain or shine, even on Fridays. No late work is accepted unless the students was absent. If turned in late will get credit for effort grade The student is responsible for making up any work assigned during an absence from class. It is important that the student keeps up with the homework since math knowledge is cumulative
CLASS ROUTINE Students bring to class several pencils, spiral notebook, and workbook Homework is checked and students check answers for correctness. No credit is given if don’t write down problem, show work Go over a number of homework problems Teacher goes over the next assignment. Students try a number of practice problems for understanding.
STUDYING FOR TESTS There are usually two tests per chapter; mid-chapter and final There are also several smaller quizzes during the chapter to check on progress Doing just the homework will not guarantee success on tests. Before a test the students should review by looking in the book and reviewing each section and know how to do the sample problems There are no test corrections for extra points, except for the smaller quizzes.
RESOURCES Redwood website address: http://www.conejo.k12.ca.us/redwood http://www.conejo.k12.ca.us/redwood Homework: assignments for the chapter Power Points Grades: use student ID No. to access grades Available to students before school and during lunch
PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Students are well fed and well rested. Encourage your child to study and do all assignments. Persuade your child to follow all class rules and to use appropriate discipline if your child misbehaves. Keep all lines of communication open with your child. Know what’s going on your child’s life. Don’t Panic. This phase of your child’s life shall soon pass. (We hope)
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Attend class daily in an attitude of learning Respect others’ right to learn by observing the class rules. Should not talk or get out of seat without permission, throw things, exhibit a defiant attitude, or ridicule or bother other students. Come prepared with notebook, materials, and assignments every day. Copy all assignments into student Assignment Notebook. If absent, must make up missing assignments. Achieve the best possible grade - seek help when difficulty arises.
TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Show respect to all students. Develop self-discipline and love of learning within the students. Challenge students to reach beyond what they believe they can achieve. Somehow get the students through the difficult years of adolescence without too much suffering (on my part, as well)