Standard Math Class
Course Syllabus 2012 – 2013
Text: Mathematics Course 1 Publisher: Holt McDougal Year: 2011
The purpose of this course is to teach students to select appropriate operations to solve real world problems involving a wide variety of different skills. They will learn to write and evaluate mathematical expressions that correspond to given situations.
In an effort to unify the math department and to have students’ grades reflect academic achievement, the grading system will consist of the following categories: Tests (50%) and Quizzes (50%). Homework although not taken as a grade is essential to the students success. Completion will be entered into esembler so that parents can monitor student’s completion. Bellwork may occasionally be taken as a quiz grade. Grades are determined by taking the number of points you have earned and dividing by the total number of points possible.
A= 90 – 100 B = 80 – 89 C = 70 – 79 D = 60 – 69 F = 59 and below
Late work will be entered as a missing assignment “m” in esembler until the assignment is turned in. Students have until the end of the unit/chapter to turn in all assignments for full credit.
Absent work: Absent work will be entered as “AB” in esembler until the assignment is turned in. Excused absences will receive two days for every day they were out; unexcused absents must turn in work upon arrival back to school.
Academic Honesty: Indian River County School District’s policy concerning academic honesty will be practiced. Please find a complete explanation in the code of student conduct.
Homework Policy: Homework will be given on a nightly basis and graded for completion. If an assignment is missing it will receive an “m” and if an assignment is incomplete it will receive an “I”. Assignments will receive the score of incomplete “I” if work is not shown. Please remember that math builds on the previous assignment so it is imperative that all assignments be completed on time. Homework will be posted weekly in the classroom as well as on esembler and students are to copy this into their agenda’s each Monday.
Communication between home and teacher is highly encouraged. You may reach me at the above email address or phone number. Every attempt will be made to answer all questions within 24 hours. Please do remember that I may only answer the phone before or after school hours or during my planning 1:09 til 1:54.
Tardies: A tardy is defined as arriving to class after the bell. Tardies are accumulated per quarter.
1st Tardy – verbal warning
2nd Tardy – verbal warning
3rd Tardy – call home
4th Tardy - detention assigned by teacher for Tuesday or Thursday
Subsequent Tardies –referral to administration
Attendance: It is the parents/guardians responsibility to call in all absences to the front office. Excused absences will receive two days for every day they were out; unexcused absents must turn in work upon arrival back to school.
Assignments: Assignments will be checked daily during bellwork. Students must have them out and on the corner of their desk when bell rings. All assignments are to be completed in pencil and all work must be shown. Late work may be turned in for full credit until the end of the unit/chapter.
Restroom: Students should use the restroom between classes. If the restroom is needed during class (not the first 10 minutes or the last 10 minutes), students are encouraged to wait until the direct instruction of the lesson is complete. Every student will receive three passes per teacher per nine weeks.
Supplies: Students are required to bring all material to class on an everyday basis. The supplies needed are as follows: 4 composition books
Emergency Plan: Emergency plans will be practiced throughout the year. Emergency exits are posted by the classroom entrance.
In addition all District and School policies will be followed.