Algebra II Daily Activities:
have class work nearly every day.
All class work, unless otherwise instructed, is due at the end of
class period and will be graded (completed or not). When students enter
classroom, they are to:
board work (do not wait for bell).
due that class period out on their desk. Graded homework, quizzes and
tests will be distributed.
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
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
student-centered. The instructor
will present a problem and guidance, but the students are expected to
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?”)!
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
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
explain the correct method or answer, and I will add 5 points to the
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
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.
put up material and get ready to leave class until instructed by the
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
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
quizzes may be corrected and turned in by the next class period in order
half of the deducted points back, if all steps needed to solve the
written down. Corrections must be
done on a separate sheet of paper from the initial assignment and the
assignment must be attached. Tests
may not be corrected. What you
make on the test initially is what you get.
(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,
directly from published material (either in books or on the internet,
plagiarism), or intentionally allowing another student to copy your work
pass it off as his or her own.
must be made up within one class day of your return, or you will receive
zero. You are responsible for
scheduling the makeup and showing up.
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.