You will solve equations, graph, use formulas, etc. If you are somewhat nervous about this course, that is normal. But don't worry, we will get through this together. I will do my part to help you achieve your goals by teaching you, encouraging you, and getting you on the right course. My goal is for all of my students to pass this course but you must also do your part. These are the things you need to do:
1.Come to class everyday (except in case of an emergency, of course).
2.Come prepared. (Bring notebook, pencil, etc.)
3.Write the bell ringers down (mathstarter/warmup) and try to solve the problems. This is especially important for the 9th and 10th graders. The bell ringers help prepare you for the iLeap and GEE test.
4.Take notes and Ask Questions!!! This is where a lot of students mess up. I know it requires work - paying attention, using your hands to write, ... but I have confidence that you can do it. Anything I write on the board, you need to write down. If you don't have notes, what will you use to study or help you do your homework? Do not be afraid to ask questions. I will be more than happy to answer any question you have pertaining to the lesson.
5.Do your homework. Doing your homework lets you know if you understand a concept. It also prepares you for your test.
6.If you need more help, go to the websites on my resource page and come to tutoring.
If you do All of the Above, I truly believe that you can pass this course. It's your choice, so make the right one.
The following materials are needed and should be brought to class everyday.
1 to 1 1/2 in binder
pack of dividers
red pen or color pen, excluding black or blue
two(2) dry erase marker(preferably expo black)
calculator ( Scientific)
Things to know:
Each student is expected to maintain a binder that will be graded regularly.
There will be a home assignment daily. If problems are assigned; all work must be shown.
Students will have 1 to 2 test or quizzes per week.
Unit assessments will be standardized and created by the Parish. It will follow the High School Comprehensive Curriculum.
Grades will be determined based on total points that your child earns during the grading period. The school grading scale is then used to determine the letter grade.
1st period Duty
2nd period Algebra I
3rd period Algebra I
4th period Algebra I
5th period Algebra I
6th period Planning Period
7th period Algebra I
Algebra I Attendance:
To achieve success in Mathematics, it is important for students to attend class regularly. Many students have great difficulty trying to learn Algebra work on their own after an absence. Class work tends to build on prior learning. If a student misses just one day, they have difficulty following new assignments. Attendance is taken at every class period. Students must bring a note from a parent for each day missed which explains the reason for the absence. Students have two days following an absence to make arrangements with a teacher to make up work. Most often, test make-ups are given after school and at the teacher's convenience.
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