will have class work nearly every day.All class work, unless otherwise instructed, is due at the end of the
class period and will be graded (completed or not). When students enter the
classroom, they are to:
on board work (do not wait for bell).
homework due that class period out on their desk. Graded homework, quizzes and
tests will be distributed.
beginning of each class will be devoted to homework questions and selected
students will be asked to work selected homework problems on the board.
Homework will be due two class periods after it was assigned.Late work will receive a 30 point
homework questions are answered, instruction on new material will be given and
examples worked in class.Students
will be expected to take notes in their loose-leaf notebook.Instruction this year will be
will present a problem and guidance, but the students are expected to work
toward the proper solution.
4)Please, do not be afraid to stop the
teacher at any time and ask a question if the material is not clear.Almost certainly, you are not the only
student who does not understand.There
are no stupid questions (except “ Is this a stupid question?”)!
and errors are an essential part of the learning process.When you make a mistake, first identify
the error, then find the proper method, and finally figure out how to avoid
making the same mistake again (these must be shown to receive credit for
corrected work).Everyone makes
mistakes, including your teacher.If you discover me making a mistake, stop me, identify the mistake,
explain the correct method or answer, and I will add 5 points to the next test.
will be open note, tests will be closed note (NO formula charts).Unless otherwise instructed, students
are expected to have all pertinent material in memory for tests.It is in your best interest to
initially attempt all quizzes without notes, and then use your notes to check
completed work and to work other problems.Make notes of what you were unable to work without help, and
devote more time to studying those topics.
not put up material and get ready to leave class until instructed by the
not ask to go to the restroom unless it is an emergency.Go before or after class.No one will be permitted to go to the
restroom during instruction.
give partial credit, but you must show your work to receive any credit
for a problem.With very few
exceptions, all problems in this course will have intermediate steps.If you do not show your problem setup
and intermediate steps, I will give you NO partial credit for the problem.
quizzes may be corrected and turned in by the next class period in order to get
half of the deducted points back, if all steps needed to solve the problem are
written down.Corrections must be
done on a separate sheet of paper from the initial assignment and the initial
assignment must be attached.Tests
may not be corrected.What you
make on the test initially is what you get.
dishonesty (cheating) will earn you a zero on an assignment or test.Academic dishonesty involves copying
somebody else’s work and passing it off as your work.This is theft of somebody else’s knowledge and ability.Academic dishonesty includes (but is
not limited to) copying off another student’s quiz, test, or homework, copying
directly from published material (either in books or on the internet, known as
plagiarism), or intentionally allowing another student to copy your work and
pass it off as his or her own.
12)Quizzes and tests
must be made up within one class day of your return, or you will receive a
zero.You are responsible for scheduling the makeup and showing up.
You are responsible for learning the material
that was presented during your absence.DO NOT use the excuse “But I wasn’t here and I didn’t get it.”Get help from me (before or after
school, not during class) or from a fellow student.I will NOT track you down to teach you the material.
How Parents Can Help
Please download or print the attached Fall schedule. This has all the classwork and homework for the entire semester. Please ensure that your student is doing work every night.
(Bring to class every day unless otherwise instructed)
notebook and notebook paper
pencils and erasers
calculators will be available for use in the classroom.
calculators are allowed unless prohibited by teacher.
90% of each six-weeks grade will be based on the following
The remaining 10% will be from the comprehensive six-weeks
Homework is due the next class day after it was assigned. Late work not pre-approved will have 30 points deducted.
Expectations and Rules:
are expected to come to class every period prepared.
are expected to be attentive and to not disrupt the class.
are expected to show respect for anyone in the classroom.This includes other students, the
teacher, substitutes, and visitors.
are expected to treat all property in the classroom (whether school-owned or
owned by the teacher or other students) with respect and ensure that all
borrowed material is returned in the original condition.