Please read the syllabus as it outlines much of what takes place daily in the classroom. Vocabulary is a huge part of Pre-Algebra and Algebra. We do foldables and the examples are always provided along with the definitions. If you are not completing them this will have a negative effect on your performance.
Absences: You are still responsible for the days work. Look at the website to see what problems/videos were due/done in class that day, and what was assigned as homework. Show this to me when you return.
Videos: Watch them to learn from them...don't watch them just to complete them. Remember it is your responsibility to show the work to me, especially if it's late or completed during academic lunch.