• CLASS REQUIREMENTS:

    The following must be brought to class every day:

    • Notebook or 3-ring binder
    • Folder
    • Pencils with erasers
    • Graphing Calculator (TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus recommended)
    • Charged laptop

    CLASSROOM RULES:

    • Respect your teacher, your classmates, and your classroom.
    • By the time the bell rings, be in your seat with your notebook and homework out.
    • You are to be on task at all times.
    • Remain in your seats until the bell rings. I dismiss you, not the bell.
    • No eating or drinking in class (except water).
    • No headphones, cell phones, or music devices are to be used at any time. They must be out of sight.  If they are visible or used during class, they will be confiscated.

    GRADING: 

    * Assessments: Will be worth about 85% of your grade

    * Classwork/Homework/IXL:  Will be worth about 15% of your grade.  It will be graded with a specific rubric deemed appropriate for the assignment.  For information specific to an assignment, please see the instructor.

    HW Rubric -

    HW rubric

    CW Rubric -

     

    3

    Exceeds Expectations

    2

    Meets Expectations

    1

    Approaches Expectations

    0

    Does Not Meet Expectations

    Score

    Level of Engagement

    Student proactively contributes to class by offering ideas/ asking questions/ volunteering answers each class.

    Student often contributes to class by offering ideas/ asking questions/ volunteering answers in class.

    Student infrequently offers ideas/ asks questions/  volunteers answers in class.

    Student does not offer ideas/ ask questions/ or volunteer answers.

     

    Quality of Contributions

    A substantial majority of the student's contributions are relevant and reflect understanding of mathematics, provides insight regarding the material, build upon remarks of another student, or demonstrate critical thinking skills.

    Most of the student's contributions are relevant and reflect understanding of mathematics, provide insight regarding the material, build upon remarks of another student, or demonstrate critical thinking skills.

    Some of the student's contributions are relevant and reflect understanding of mathematics, provide insight regarding the material, build upon remarks of another student, or demonstrate critical thinking skills.

    Many of the student's contributions are not relevant or do not reflect understanding of mathematics or critical thinking, or my contributions are so infrequent that there is no basis for judgement of quality.

     

    Listening

    Student actively and respectfully listens to his/her peers and the teacher, maintaining full engagement throughout the class.

    Student listens to his/her peers and the teacher, maintaining engagement throughout the class.

    Student rarely fails to pay attention/ respectfully listens to peers and the teacher.

    Student does not pay attention / respectfully listen to his/her peers or the teacher.

     

    Preparation

    Student is always prepared for class with class materials out and ready to go at the bell.

    Student is nearly always prepared for class with class materials out and ready to go at the bell.

    Student is usually prepared for class; but may not have materials out and ready to go at the bell.

    Student is often unprepared for class without class materials out and not ready at the bell.

     

    Problem Solving

    Student actively seeks and suggests solutions to problems.

    Student improves on solutions suggested by others.

    Does not offer solutions, but is willing to try solutions suggested by other in class.

    Does not try to solve problems or help others solve problems.

     

     

    ATTENDANCE:

    • Absences – It is your responsibility to make up any missing assignment(s) and to be prepared when you return to class. I expect you to check School Wires when you are absent to find out the homework assigned for that night. Contact a classmate who can provide notes when you are absent. Do not come into class the day after you are absent and ask me what you missed. It is your responsibility to see me for extra help to review the material you missed.
      • If you are absent on the day of an assessment, the assessment will be made up the first day back, even if our class does not meet. Again, it is your responsibility to find me to make up the assessment your first day back.
    • Cuts – If your absence becomes a cut, you will receive a zero for the cut class. All points earned that day on any assignment or assessment will be a zero.

    SIGNING OUT:

    • You may not leave the classroom during the first and last ten minutes of class.
    • Do not ask to leave the classroom while I am teaching.
    • Only one person can leave the room at a time.
    • You must use the sign in/out book whenever you are late or leave and return to the classroom.