Welcome to the 7th and 8th Grade Math Page
Daily Supplies: 5 subject notebook with folder (How to set up your notebook slide can be found here), Pencils (mechanical, if possible), colored pen or marker (for checking assignments), math book, calculator, agenda
Class Participation
I expect you to be involved in class at all times. This includes independent work, partner work, group work, whole class discussion, or instruction time. Group work is a major part of this class and I expect you to work cooperatively within your group.
Grading Policy
Your grades will be given in the following categories:
- Assignments (15%)
- Any assignments completed in class (scavenger hunts, task cards, reviews), homework analysis (collected for a grade), FAL (Formative Assessment Lessons), POM (Problem of the Month), station work (1/week), and anything else that is not listed below.
- Homework/Online (10%)
- Assignments completed at home. Homework is used to reinforce concepts taught in class, as well as teach responsibility. Homework in your notebook worth 5 points if completed or attempted, with all work shown.
- NEW: students must have answers checked before class. Daily homework answers (not work) will be posted at 2:45pm to google classroom the day it's assigned. 1 point (out of 5) will be for checking homework.
- If students are not required to check their homework before class they will be notified on google classroom.
- The requirements are:
- assignment is checked in pen;
- clear check is next to each correct answer;
- clear x and correct answer is next to each incorrect answer AND the problem is clearly attempted again (revised) in pen;
- all work is shown, in pencil, to receive full credit. Therefore, any problems with ONLY answers given on google classroom will automatically receive a 0;
- Questions should be ready to be asked (for problems still confused on or got wrong and couldn't revise it to find the correct answer) at the start of class.
- Online (Khan Academy, IXL, etc) is to be completed weekly at home, always due the following Monday at 7:40am.
- IXL - You MUST score above a 80%. 80% is equal to 100%. Anything below will receive a 50%.
- Xtra Math - Log in daily (takes NO LONGER than 5 minutes to complete) for Monday- Sunday. If logged in and completed daily, you will get 100% for the week. Every day skipped will result in 10% off weekly score.
- Tests/Projects (35%)
- Exams will be given at the end of a unit. You will be given plenty of notice, an in-class review and an opportunity for extra help. Please contact me any time to discuss extra help;
- Test corrections are not allowed for Unit tests. The reason being is they are very similar to quizzes, students analyze their quizzes after quizzes and again before a Unit test, and students are given many chances for review (see online calendar).
- unit projects.
- Quizzes (30%)
- Quizzes are given approximately once a week to assess concepts taught in class. You will be given notice and should be studying daily for upcoming quizzes. All quizzes will be posted on the calendar and reviews are available for students to practice.
- Students receiving an A, B or C will no longer be bringing home quizzes to be signed by a parent;
- Students receiving a D or F on a quiz will bring their quizzes home for you to sign. They will have 2 days to complete corrections (see attachment for requirement) and get a parent signature.
- Participation (10%)
- Daily participation is expected of all students. Biweekly grades will be given based on the rubric (see attached). Additionally, exit or entrance slip completion will count toward participation. The expectation is that students turn them in so it can be used for my planning.
Extra Credit: Extra credit is never given on an individual basis to boost scores to the next letter grade on report cards.
Late Work
Math homework is due at the beginning of math class. Students who forgot to complete the work, forgot the homework in their locker or who do not have it with them in class will receive a "missing" score in the grade book which counts as a zero. Students must complete a missing homework log sheet and can earn partial credit for bringing in the homework the following day.
Homework
- Math homework will be assigned DAILY. You will receive 5 points for completion of homework. If is not completed, with all work shown, you will not receive the credit. Partial credit will be given occasionally.
- NEW: students must have answers checked before class. Daily homework answers (not work) will be posted at 2:45pm to google classroom the day it's assigned. 1 point (out of 5) will be for checking homework.
- If students are not required to check their homework before class they will be notified on google classroom.
- The requirements are:
- assignment is checked in pen;
- clear check is next to each correct answer;
- clear x and correct answer is next to each incorrect answer AND the problem is clearly attempted again (revised) in pen;
- all work is shown, in pencil, to receive full credit. Therefore, any problems with ONLY answers given on google classroom will automatically receive a 0.
- Questions should be ready to be asked (for problems still confused on or got wrong and couldn't revise it to find the correct answer) at the start of class.
- In addition to homework, you should be studying DAILY. Study current topics being covered, prepare for upcoming tests or quizzes, or go on the following websites: IXL and Khan Academy.
- Online Homework - changes often. See Grading section (above) to see how each online is scored
Absences
· If you know in advance that you will be absent, please talk to me to get the assignments you will miss while gone.
· With an excused absence, you have as many days as you were gone to make up the work. For example, if you were absent 1 day, you have 1 night to make up the work. If you were absent 3 days, you have 3 days to make up the work.
· All assignments should be handed DIRECTLY to Mrs. Guillaume upon your return.
· Turning in late work (due to an excused absence)– Put all missing assignments in the clear bin next to the door with your name and class number.
MISSING ASSESSMENTS: If you are absent on a quiz or test day, it is your responsibility to find a time to take it. Class time will not be provided, unless otherwise noted. You may schedule a time with me during Study Hall, before school or after school.
Information Regarding Algebra 1 at LaSalle II
Algebra 1 is a high school class that is offered to select 7th and 8th graders at LaSalle II.
The criteria used to determine eligibility includes:
NWEA performance
Strong mathematics performance in middle school
Algebra diagnostic assessment
Teacher recommendations
Maturity
7th Grade Math * All quiz/test days are tentative and may change based on student need. See homework calendar. Module 1&2 Integers Module 3 Rational Numbers
Module 13 Quiz Module 14 Real Numbers (8th Grade Standards)
Module 14 Quiz Unit 1 and Module 14 Test Next Topic Module 4 Ratios and Proportionality
Module 4 Quiz Module 16 Proportional Relationships (8th Grade Standards)
Module 16 Quiz Module 17 Nonproportional Relationships (8th Grade Standards)
Module 17 Quiz Module 4, 16 and 17 Test | 8th Grade Math * All quiz/test days are tentative and may change based on student need. See homework calendar. *Current Topic*
Module 7
Module 7 Quiz Module 8 Solving Systems of Linear Equations
Module 8 Quiz Unit 3 Test
*Next Topic*
Module 2 Exponents and Scientific Notation
Module 2 Quiz Investigation 6B Radicals (Algebra Textbook)
6B Quiz Module 2 and 6B TEST
Pythagorean Theorem and Distance Formula Review Chapter 7 - Polynomials (Algebra Textbook)
Chapter 7 Quiz Pythagorean Theorem, Distance Formula and Chapter 7 TEST
Module 9 Transformations and Congruence
Module 9 Quiz Module 10 Transformations and Similarity
Module 10 Quiz Module 9 and 10 Test |