Show respect for teacher, classmates, and self
Come to class prepared and ready to learn.
Complete all assigned work to the BEST of YOUR ability.
Study and prepare for tests and quizzes.
Ask questions when you do not understand and participate in an appropriate manner.
Communicate with me ways that I can better help you be successful in class and out of class.
Follow all school and classroom rules.
Do your own work: copying and plagiarizing are cheating.
The following items will be needed for class everyday:
Binder with paper - wide or college rule or 5 subject Notebook with perforated pages.
Chromebook (virtual students only)
Calculator (I recommend the TI 30XII Multiview) or Graphing Calculator TI-84 Plus
Please let me know if you have any needs related to the supplies listed above. My goal is to make sure your student is successful and has everything that he/she needs to succeed.
I will check attendance every day. All students must have an excused absence slip in order to make up a quiz or test. All assignments will be posted in the classroom and on the class website. It is the student’s responsibility to get any missed assignments and make sure they are turned in on time. Students will have one day for each day they missed to make up work. Make-ups must be scheduled during another class period or during lunch.
Homework is a necessity. Homework will be given almost daily and on some weekends. Homework is a necessary tool for mastering the skills. For the convenience of everyone, homework assignments are posted weekly on my teacher page as well as on the classroom whiteboard. Homework will be checked at the beginning of each class to see if it is complete and to check for understanding. Work must be shown to receive credit. Class time is often given to begin homework and to ask questions. Students are responsible for making up homework missed due to absence.
Students are expected to take care of personal matters between classes. On occasion, it may be necessary to request a pass during class. Students will be allowed 2 hall passes per nine weeks.
Students will use a calculator throughout the course of the year. It is important that this be brought to class every day. There will be occasions when calculators are not permitted, but these will be announced ahead of time.
Food and Drink
There should be no food, candy or gum brought to class. Water is permitted as long as it is in a container with no straw. No other beverages are allowed.
Cell Phone Policy
Cell Phones should be kept on silent and put away during class, unless being used for an activity. Unauthorized use will result in a cell phone being collected and returned at the end of class.
Academic Integrity in the Math Classroom
Academic integrity is of the utmost importance in this class. It is essential in order for a teacher to have the ability to develop a clear and accurate picture of a student’s learning at a given point in time. When students conduct themselves with academic integrity, they are expressing a commitment to honesty and truthfulness. When students fail to conduct themselves with academic integrity (commonly referred to as “cheating” or “academic dishonesty”), they abandon their sense of “right” and “wrong” and choose to intentionally deceive others of their true abilities. This will often lead to a lack of trust between students and their teachers, damaging the relationship that is important to success in the classroom
Examples of Academic Dishonesty
In the Math classroom, a student is considered to be academically dishonest (ie, cheating) when he or she:
Copies the work of another student or allows others to copy his/her own work.
Copies information directly from any online or written source without reference.
Looks at or attempts to look at another student’s work during an exam.
Communicates with another person, other than the teacher, in any manner during an exam.
Uses an unauthorized “cheat sheet”, notes sheet, or formula sheet during an exam.
Uses an unauthorized electronic device during an exam.
Asks another student which questions were on a test.
Acquires or views a copy of a test prior to taking the test.
Note: This list does not necessarily cover all academically dishonest behaviours. If you are ever in doubt about whether an action is academically dishonest, make sure to ask your teacher.
Grading will be broken into four categories: Tests/Quizzes/Projects, Homework, Participation, and Notebook/Bellwork. Students will complete a variety of types of formative and summative assessments throughout the year. Gifted Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus students will be awarded a 4 point difficulty factor to their average. Calculus students will be given a 5 point difficulty factor.