Guidelines for a successful learning experience:
Attend each class prepared to participate. This means you should:
Complete the previous nights homework assignment BEFORE class. Work cooperatively with others on in-class group assignments. Take detailed notes on material presented in class. Come to class with the necessary materials: homework, notebook, pen/pencil, and graphing calculator.
Do not fall behind in class. This means you should:
Ask questions during class to help make clear any areas you find difficult or confusing. See me when you begin to find yourself struggling with new material. Arrive for extra-help with the materials necessary to make the meeting productive. Have your notebook, recent homework assignments, assessments and a list of questions regarding the material with which you are having difficulty. Ask a classmate for assistance.
Utilize the math lab.
A copy of the schedule is on your classes’ canvas page.
Prepare in advance for all assessments.
Homework will be assigned nightly. Homework assignments can be found posted on CANVAS. Homework assignments will be discussed in class each day. Open-note homework quizzes will be given periodically. You should do your part in understanding the homework. Identify problem areas by marking them with specific questions. This will help you to be efficient and effective during class discussions.
You should do your homework on a consistent and thorough basis. Use class time wisely by actively engaging in class activities/assignments, note taking, class discussions. Assemble a small study group. Come in for help or to check your understanding of the material to be assessed.
It is expected you will be in class, ON TIME, each time our class meets. Please see the Student Handbook for a complete description of the tardiness and class cut policies. If absent, please access the SmartBoard slides for the day. These will be posted on my website at the end of each course day. You will use the daily SmartBoard slides to update your notebook with the warm-ups for the day as well as any class notes and practice problems. It is your responsibility to make up any missed assignments. Please see the Student Handbook for School policies and procedures regarding student absences. If you are absent the day an assessment is given you are expected to see me immediately upon your return to school, even if your class does not meet the day you return, to schedule a time to make-up the assessment.
Technology provides us with some extremely powerful resources, but it can also lead to great distractions. The Student Handbook states “the use of handheld electronic devices is prohibited during class time without express teacher approval.”
Please read the Student Handbook regarding the School’s policy on academic integrity.
Any incident of cheating will result in a grade of zero and a phone call home. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, copying assignments, lending assignments to be copied by others, programming graphing calculators with information you are supposed to know without assistance, use of “cheat sheets” during assessments, etc. Repeated incidents of cheating could result in a zero for the course. Don’t jeopardize your integrity. Cheating, in any form, is NEVER worth it.
Extra-Help: Ask or email me, I am available during most block 1’s.
4 Assessments (15% each – 60% total)
1 Cumulative Assessment (30%)
Unannounced Open Note Quizzes And Homework (10%)
I look forward to a challenging, successful and enjoyable school year!
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