3570 Timpview Dr. Provo, Utah 84604 Phone: (801)221-9720 Fax: (801)224-4210

Mr. Grow’s Syllabus

Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement

Welcome

Welcome to a new school year! I am excited to work with you and your child this year.

Class Overview

Our classroom will be a positive hard-working environment.  These factors coupled together will help your child feel comfortable taking academic risks and grow!  We will be supportive and encouraging of one another while we work hard to meet our academic goals.  Content will be based on your child’s IEP goals and the Utah Core Standards (www.uen.org/core).

Mr. Grow teaches a variety of math classes in the special education department.

Learning Expectations

Expectations

Citizenship towards teachers

  1. Eye contact when they are teaching
  2. Quiet mouth when they are teaching
  3. Participate and ask questions
  4. Electronic devices are put away

Citizenship towards students

  1. Eye contact when they are commenting or asking questions
  2. Quiet mouth when they are commenting
  3. Ask and answer questions appropriately

Electronic Devices and Toys

A student’s primary responsibility is to learn the content of the course.  If electronic devices and toys become a distraction, the student will be asked to put them away.  If they’re continually becoming an issue, I will work with a parent or guardian to fix the problem.  If this doesn’t work, we’ll invite the school administration to help resolve the issue.

Assessment of Progress

The student’s academic assessments will be done through a variety of assessments.

Scholastic Math Inventory
Big Ideas Math Assessments
Khan Academy

Test and quizzes will be the only thing that will count towards their grades.  It’s important for parents and educators to understand the students level of competency with the course materials.

The student may retake any test or quiz, as they progress through the material, without a grade penalty.

Course Materials

We will be using a variety of materials for the multiple math courses being taught by Mr. Grow.  The appropriate materials will be listed for the math course below.

Secondary Math 1:

Big Ideas Math – https://www.bigideasmath.com
Kahn Academy – https://www.khanacademy.org

Math B 1:

Consumer Mathematics published by AGS Publishing
Kahn Academy – https://www.khanacademy.org

Math B 4:

Math Curriculum – TBD
Kahn Academy – https://www.khanacademy.org

Classroom Procedures

Student’s have the ability to use the facilities when using the appropriate hall pass.  Student’s are expected to follow the Timpview High School attendance policy posted to the Timpview website.  All students are expected to be in class and ready to learn.  If a student is not following directions, they will be removed from class and referred to the Timpview administration for corrective action.

Student Absences

Students are responsible to check with the teacher to see what they missed. I am ALWAYS happy to re-teach what they missed.  It is the student’s responsibility to be proactive and ask for help.

Late Work

There is no such thing as late work in my class. The purpose of school is to learn.  It’s my expectation that your student will be in class and engaged in the learning experience.  If they miss an assignment, they will have plenty of time to make it up.  All assignments are geared to help your student be successful in the content they are learning this year.

Redoing Work

I encourage students to keep working until they can master the task.  Redoing work is a great way to practice the material.  If your student wishes to redo any work, I’m here to help.  They can come to me during class, during consultation period or after school most days.

Electronic Devices and Toys

A student’s primary responsibility is to learn the content of the course.  If electronic devices and toys become a distraction, the student will be asked to put them away.  If they’re continually becoming an issue, I will work with a parent or guardian to fix the problem.  If this doesn’t work, we’ll invite the school administration to help resolve the issue.

Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments

Progress Reports and Report Cards

Progress reports for all students are mailed home on a quarterly basis.  Occasionally, parents will receive informal updated on their student’s progress.  All students with Individual Education Plans (IEP) will be able to meet with the IEP team on an annual basis.

Connecting Home to School

A syllabus parent acknowledge form will be sent home with each student.  It is expected that each student will review the syllabus with their parent or guardian and return the signed acknowledgment form back to the teacher.

Personal Statement and other items (optional)