Disclosure Document
Welcome! I am so excited to teach math this school year, and I hope you are excited to learn it. This is some of the greatest math in the world! My goal is for each and every student to succeed in this course. I plan to work hard on my part to make that happen, and I expect that you will work hard on your part to make that happen as well. It is going to be a great year.
Required Materials
Bring these materials to class every day! We will use them every day!
× Pencils
× School-issued textbook
× Binder or notebook with lined paper for notes, quizzes, and bell ringers
× Calculator (Your phone does not count. Calculators can be checked out through the library for $20.)
Grading
Your grade will include:
× Homework – 25%. Homework is your opportunity to practice what you’ve learned and discover any questions you might have about each day’s math. I will give you a homework assignment every class period and allow you time in class to get started. Each homework assignment will be due at the beginning of the next class period, unless stated otherwise. Late homework will only be worth up to 50% of its original value unless accompanied by a Facer Freebie. Late homework turned in after the unit test will only be worth up to 10%.
× Quizzes – 25%. Quizzes are your opportunity to check in on how well you understand the latest math. We will have regular in-class quizzes, and you should do fine on these if you consistently do your homework. They will also give you an idea of what to expect for test questions.
× Tests – 50%. A test is your opportunity to demonstrate all of the neat mathematics you have learned! You should always try your best to ace every test, but (just in case J) I will offer test retakes as follows: Students who score 80% or higher on their first try will rework the problems they missed on a worksheet to earn half credit back. Students who score 60-79% will retake the problems they missed on a similar test to earn half credit back. Students who score 59% or lower will retake the entire test to earn half credit back. To discourage abuse of test retakes, students who score 30% or lower on their first try will be allowed a maximum score of 60% on their retake. All test retakes must be completed within one week of the original test date. In addition, two cumulative tests will be given during the year: a semester test will cover material from first and second terms, and a final will cover material from the entire year. Retakes are not available for these two semester tests.
× Extra credit. Unused Facer Freebies will be worth extra credit at the end of each term, and additional opportunities for extra credit will arise during each term. Please take advantage of them when they happen rather than waiting until the end of the term to request extra credit assignments.
The grade distribution is as follows:
A 93-100% |
B 83-86% |
C 73-76% |
D 63-66% |
A- 90-92% |
B- 80-82% |
C- 70-72% |
D- 60-62% |
B+ 87-89% |
C+ 77-79% |
D+ 67-69% |
F 0-59% |
Absent?
I expect you to be present and participating every day. Checking out physically or mentally for even one day hurts your ability to succeed on the upcoming material, so be here! If you must be absent, it is your responsibility to get notes from a friend or from my website. You should also check the calendar on the wall or on my website for any in-class assignments you may have missed.
Make-up work is due one class period after you return to class. For example, if you miss class on a Monday and return on a Wednesday, your assignments from Monday are due on Friday. After that time, absent work will be considered late work. If you miss a quiz or test, you must take it within this same time span or risk forfeiting those points entirely.
I will be adhering to the MMHS citizenship credit guidelines. These can be found in your student handbook.