SYLLABUS-UPDATED

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I have attached the SYLLABUS for the  6th, 7th, and 8th grades Mathematics programs. I will discuss this in more detail during the back to school night.

Dr. Segvich

St. Linus

6th, 7thand 8thGrade Junior High Mathematics Requirements

08.28.18

During the course of each of the trimesters, students will complete the following assignments. 

Quizzes: Spot Quizes will be given unannounced.  They are designed for evaluating the student’ s content knowledge. 

Short questions: For Math topics, a short question related to the Math topics will be posted for a response. Usually, less than 5 sentences are expected to address each question.

Assignments: Assignments in this class will involve 1) GATHERING DATA, 2) ANALYZING DATA, 3) VISULALIZING DATA, AND 4) EXPLAINING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DATA. Students will be graded on their ability to demonstrate competence in these four areas.

Late work is not acceptable unless prior arrangements have been made with the teacher. Late assignments will automatically be worth only half of their original point value. **No extra credits/work will be given to make up points that are taken off. 

Trimester final exams will survey the material covered for the trimester.

Participation: Class participation includes but is not limited to, attending class and submitting assignments on time, actively participating in class activities and discussions, asking and answering questions, listening to and respecting the views, thoughts, and opinions of your classmates. 

Grades 

Grades will be based on points accumulated on assignments, quizzes, exams, and participation. There will be 100 total possible points, distributed as follows during the trimester:

Quizzes               20% 

Assignments       30%

Short Questions  10%

Exams                 20%

Participation        20%

 

 

 

 

Class Participation Rubric 

Criterion: 

20Pts

10Pts

ZERO Pts.

Positive attributes 

1. Finds ways to connect own comments to the comments made by other students in class and responds to at least two other students. 

Frequently 

Occasionally 

Almost never 

2. Answers questions posed by the teacher, professor/ teaching assistant/ students OR offers helpful explanations when another student is confused 

Frequently 

Occasionally 

Almost never 

3. Meets with the teacher, professor, teaching assistant, and/or peers to clarify ideas 

Frequently 

Occasionally 

Almost never 

4. Uses language that is appropriate for the classroom and is respectful of self, of other students, and of the teacher, professor/teaching assistant 

Frequently 

Occasionally 

Almost never 

5. Offers comments that compare and contrast ideas, synthesizes several ideas, or breaks a complex idea into multiple parts 

Frequently 

Occasionally 

Almost never 

6. Demonstrates comprehension of the reading through questions, answers and comments in class, and assignments 

Frequently 

Occasionally 

Almost never 

Negative attributes 

7. Shows up late to class. 

Almost never 

Occasionally 

Frequently 

8. Does not connect professional or personal experiences to ideas in reading in class

Almost never 

Occasionally 

Frequently 

9. Does not bring notes on readings to class or use direct quotes homework assignemts.

Almost never 

Occasionally 

Frequently 

10. Exhibits disruptive behavior (i.e. interrupts others, falls asleep, texts, emails) 

Almost never 

Occasionally 

Frequently