ALGEBRA II, ALGEBRA 2A, ALGEBRA 2B

CLASS EXPECTATIONS (2019-2020)

Mr. Bullinger

voice mail: 424-6505 ext 7435 email: tbullinger@tps.k12.mi.us

website: www.tps.k12.mi.us/staff/tbullinger

If extra help is needed, check with me in advance to schedule an appropriate meeting time. Anytime you feel the need to get extra help, find a time to come talk to me. Flex is also a great time to get more help.

Attendance- Participation in class discussion is an important part of the learning process. When you enter the classroom, be prepared with your assignments and materials. If due to unforeseen circumstances, a class is missed, check the poster board for your class to see what assignments were missed. You can also check my website. Assignments due on the absence date are to be handed in by the beginning of the next class. It is the students’ responsibility to turn in missing work. Be ‘aware’ of Tecumseh High School’s Attendance Policy and Tardiness to class.

Method of Student Evaluation- The student will be evaluated on the quality of work and a demonstration of understanding of the material. Grading percentages are based on:

45% Tests (There will be a test after each module)

40% Quizzes (There will be a quiz after every two-three lessons)

15% Math Computation (This may be a collected assignment or a quiz

based on a lesson. Notes may not be used if it’s a quiz)

Quizzes/Tests can be made up in 2 different ways:

If the student earned an A, B, or C: Re-do the problems that were wrong on a separate piece of paper and staple it to the quiz. Half credit will be given for the correct work and answer. If a D or F is earned, you must use method #2.

Same as #1, but then Mr. Bullinger will make up a new quiz/test just for you. The make-up quiz will be the score I will enter into the grade-book. You may have to spend time with Mr. Bullinger for extra help. If a D or F is earned, you must use this method.

Math Computational quizzes: made up by retaking the quiz (no half credit)

It is your responsibility to improve your grades by redoing homework, quizzes, and tests. Learn from your mistakes so you don’t make the same error again.

There will be Poll questions from the calculator that will relate to past lessons, future lessons, SAT questions, or questions based on prior knowledge for the upcoming lesson.

Classroom Materials- We will be using a new math curriculum called Reveal Algebra 2 this year. There will be a textbook(1 for each semester). All notes and examples will be done in class. It is the students' responsibility to get the notes and assignments from Mr. Bullinger. This is a book the student will keep because notes can be written in the books. Chromebooks will also be used as well.

A TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator will be provided for classroom use only. I will not assign problems where this calculator will be needed at home. This calculator must remain in the classroom.

It may be a good idea to have a graphing calculator for work done outside of the classroom. Suggested models from Texas Instruments: TI-82, TI-83, TI-83+, TI-84, TI-84+, TI-Nspire CX. All of these calculators are good on the SAT as well. (Not allowed: TI-89 and TI-Nspire CAS). This would be a good investment for a student planning on attending college. These are not necessary to purchase for this school year though.

Please use a pencil in this class. Mistakes will be made, which is good because you will learn from those mistakes. I have a “cup of honesty” with pencils inside that can be borrowed. Please return those pencils by the end of the class.

A one-inch three-ringed binder works best with the dividers labeled in these categories: (1)Notes (2)assignments/worksheets (3)Quizzes (4)Tests and (5)Math Computation. This notebook may be used on quizzes, but not tests (or Math Computation quizzes). A note card may be used for tests. You will always know ahead of time when a quiz or test will be given. I will verbally tell you when a quiz or a test will be given. I will also write this on the poster board and on the website.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call or email me.

Thanks,

Tom Bullinger

Algebra II