I hope you enjoyed your summer and welcome to my math class!
I will be available for extra help in room 313
- After school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Your grade in this class will be determined by dividing the number of points you have earned on each assessment by the total number of possible points that could have been earned in each marking period.
There are 4 types of assessments:
1) Tests – generally between 80 and 120 points each. Tests will be announced in class, giving you plenty of time to prepare. There are generally 2 or more tests per marking period to serve as a culmination of a large idea or chapter.
2) Benchmarks - there will be three cumulative benchmark exams given during the school year worth between approximately 100-120. They will be announced in class well in advanced to provide time to prepare. They will be cumulative, covering multiple topics covered since the beginning of the school year.
3) Quizzes – generally between 30 and 80 points each. Quizzes will be announced and will be cover less material than a test. The number of quizzes will vary each quarter depending on the number of small ideas per chapter.
4) Classwork/Homework – this will be assigned at the end of each quarter and will represent 5-10% of the marking period grade. You are expected to participate in class, have all of your class materials each day and go to the board on a regular basis. Your classwork grade will drop if you are unprepared, not participating in or missing parts of a lesson. Some, but not all, examples of being unprepared are: no binder, not taking notes, not making corrections on homework assignments, quizzes or tests we are going over in class. You may lose points for other actions as well, however I will clearly outline my expectations before any deductions take place.
If you have any questions regarding the grading policy or your specific grades, see me as soon as possible. I will try to assist you the best I can.
supplies: a 3-ring binder of at least 1 inch
REMEMBER....MATH IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT...
Classwork Grading Rubric
Does Not Meet Expectations
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.
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.
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.
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.
Homework Grading Rubric
Homework is done in a fairly neat and organized fashion.
Work is shown for all problems.
All diagrams / graphs are drawn well.
Homework does not meet criteria for neatness / organization.
A number of problems are missing.
There are answers, but not a lot of work shown.
There is room for improvement.
Work is sloppy and/or disorganized.
More than half of the problems are not done.
A list of answers with no work.
Significant improvement is needed.
Homework is missing or not shown when it is checked.