Math 3 Syllabus

Buchanan High School

Math 3 Syllabus


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Welcome to the new school year. I believe that the education process is a combined effort between school, student and home. If at any time you see your child struggling, please contact me as soon as possible. My web page and the math department’s web page can be accessed through Buchanan High School’s website. Students can access the pacing calendar, assignments and the worksheets through Google classroom and the website. If you have any questions, please contact me by e-mail at

Suggested Supplies

3 ring binder or Notebook, paper (including graph paper), pencils (including colored), highlighters, scientific calculator and whiteboard markers.


CPM Core Connections Integrated III

Online:; Patrick JMT; Khan Academy

Description of Math 3

Math 3 is part of the foundation to prepare students for higher-level courses such as Advanced Math and AP Calculus. This course will focus on the extension of elementary functions using multiple representations (graphical, numerical, algebraic and verbal) including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. This course also covers elements of trigonometry, the study of statistics will be introduced, and geometric modeling.

How to succeed in this course

The following is a list of things that you can do to get the most out of this course.

  • Come to class prepared and participate actively in class discussions.

  • Learn by doing, interact with the material.

  • Expect that there will be things you don’t get immediately. Learn to be persistent in your thinking and your problem solving.

  • Before coming to class, think about what your questions are. Ask questions during class discussions, in your group, and outside class.

  • Seek help from your teacher, classmates, and other sources such as the Math Lab.

  • Complete assignment each day. Don’t get in a cycle of falling behind and catching up.

  • Pay attention to what work is expected. Don’t skip anything. When absent, catch up promptly.

  • Students will be expected to use class time to discuss the new information, to clarify common errors and put those concepts into practice.

Behavior expectations

A productive and respectful classroom atmosphere is essential for learning. Individual behavior can support or undermine the learning environment. To make our classroom work well, here is what is expected of you:

  • Be ready to begin class when the period starts.

  • Listen silently when it is someone else’s turn to talk. (This is especially important in a large class.)

  • Bring your notebook, supplies and homework to class daily.

  • Follow all school rules.


35% Unit Tests and Final

35% Quizzes and Homework

10% Attendance

20% Participation


89.5%-100% A

79.5%-89.4% B

69.5%-79.4% C

59.1%-69.4% D

59.0% and below F


It is the student’s responsibility to make up work resulting from excused absences. Students will be given the time to make up work that is equivalent to the number of days missed. Late work will be accepted for partial credit but is due no later than the day of each unit test. Homework is assigned nearly every class period and due the following class period. Homework is expected to be done by the student. My expectation is that you will do your own work and will neither give nor receive unauthorized assistance on assignments for this class. Failure to do so is considered cheating.


Tests will be given at the end of each unit. With comprehensive final exams at the end of each semester. If a student misses a test due to an absence, they will be required to make up the test the following class period or schedule a time outside of class to take the test WITHIN ONE WEEK of the original test date.


All assignments will be posted on Google classroom for those students out on independent study or quarantined. Please notify your teacher when going out on quarantine.

Students who are going on independent study or quarantined are expected to complete all the assigned work during the independent study or quarantine allotted time and be ready to turn all work completed to the teacher upon return to school. Please notify your teacher as soon as possible. Students may use the assistance of video lessons or virtual office hours in order to learn the concepts assigned during independent study or quarantine.


The use of electronic devices (i.e. iPods, cameras and cellular phones) is considered to be disruptive to the educational process. Parents should not expect their students to read/send text messages or receive calls during online class time. Electronic devices are to be turned off and put in the designated area during class time, unless permission is given by the teacher. Visibility of unauthorized electronic devices will result in confiscation of the device and assigned detention. Upon continued offenses, a parent/guardian will be required to retrieve the electronic device from Student Services. (Refer to the Parent/Student Handbook pgs. 51-52 Ed. Code 51512)


All work (homework, classwork, quizzes, assessments,…) is expected to be done by the student. My expectation is that you will do your own work and will neither give nor receive unauthorized assistance on any and all work for this class. Failure to do so is considered cheating. (Refer to the Parent/Student Handbook pg. 51)


Although every effort has been made to be complete and accurate, unforeseen circumstances arising during the semester could require the adjustment of any material given here. Therefore, teachers reserve the right to change any information on this syllabus, when unforeseen circumstances occur. These changes will be announced as early as possible so that students can adjust accordingly.