Mrs. Bollinger’s Classroom Supplies and Procedures
1. 3 ring 1.5 in./2 in. binder
2. reinforced loose-leaf paper
3. pencils (at least 2 brought to class each day)
4. highlighters (at least 2 different colors)
5. scientific calculator (example: TI-30XIIS)
6. dry erase markers (at least 2 brought to class each day)
7. ear buds/headphones
- Your Math binder is expected to be organized and up-to-date.
- Each student is responsible to be a cooperative/contributing group member. Every student must write down all the group work. Characteristics of a good group member includes: sharing ideas, communicating, listening, dividing responsibilities, and supporting each other.
- Homework is expected every night. Homework will be checked for completion. When we go over the homework answers in class, it is the student’s responsibility to make sure he/she writes down the correct answers.
- Extra Credit is not offered in 8th Grade Math. It is your responsibility to work to the best of your ability throughout each marking period.
- When you are absent, you MUST make sure to get notes from a classmate. You are responsible for ALL classwork and homework that you miss. You can get the homework assignments from my Schoolwires website.
- School rules are in effect at all times. My Discipline Policy outlines the appropriate consequences for failing to abide by these rules.
- IXL assignments are given throughout the year to aid in the understanding of the course. The task is to be done online, at home.
Grades are calculated using a "total point" system. Homework is checked for completeness using a 3 point scale. All work must be shown to be considered complete. Assessments will be given periodically and will be worth 10 - 150 points each. At the end of each unit, there will be a unit test.
A "Preparation Grade" of 10 points will be given at the end of each marking period. Students will have to sign an "unprepared" list when they come to class without the required materials. Each time a student's name appears on that list, he/she will lose 1 point from his/her Preparation Grade.
To calculate your average, you find the sum of earned points and the sum of possible points. You would then divide your total earned points by total possible points.