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Math B Disclosure 2017-2018

Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement

Course Description: In this class we will be using the Saxon Math Course 2 Curriculum. We will be reinforcing basic math principles along with learning a new topic every day. This course will help them prepare for the Pre-SM1 class.

Calculators: Students may use calculators for their homework. We are working on proficiency with basic math skills in the classroom.

Textbooks: Each student will share a textbook that will be used in class. If the student needs to take it home to finish their homework they can sign it out after school. The book needs to be returned the following morning.

Binders: Each student will be given a binder to use as a portfolio of their math work. The binder will be used as a tool to measure the students’ progress through the year. I will use it during Parent/Teacher conference to show the students work and progress up to that time.

Learning Expectations

The students will be taught two lessons each day based on the following scope and sequence:

Lessons 1 – 10  Number & Operations • Algebra

Distributed Strands:  Number & Operations • Algebra • Geometry • Measurement • Problem Solving

Lessons 11 – 20  Number & Operations • Problem Solving

Distributed Strands: Number & Operations • Algebra • Geometry • Measurement • Problem Solving

Lessons 21 – 30   Number & Operations • Problem Solving

Distributed Strands:  Number & Operations • Geometry • Problem Solving

Lessons 31 – 40   Number & Operations • Data Analysis & Probability

Distributed Strands: Number & Operations • Geometry • Measurement • Data Analysis & Probability

Lessons 41 – 50   Number & Operations

Distributed Strands:  Number & Operations • Measurement • Data Analysis & Probability

Lessons 51 – 60   Number & Operations • Problem Solving

Distributed Strands:  Number & Operations • Algebra • Geometry • Problem Solving

Lessons 61 – 70  Number & Operations • Geometry

Distributed Strands:  Number & Operations • Algebra • Geometry • Measurement

Lessons 71 – 80  Number & Operations • Algebra

Distributed Strands:  Number & Operations • Algebra • Geometry • Measurement

Lessons 81 – 90  Algebra

Distributed Strands:  Number & Operations • Algebra • Geometry • Measurement

Lessons 91- 100   Algebra • Geometry

Distributed Strands:  Number & Operations • Algebra • Geometry • Measurement • Data Analysis & Probability

Lessons 101 – 110  Algebra

Distributed Strands:  Number & Operations • Algebra • Geometry • Measurement • Problem Solving

Lessons 111 – 120  Algebra • Measurement • Problem Solving

Distributed Strands:  Number & Operations • Algebra • Geometry • Measurement • Problem Solving

 

Assessment of Progress

The student will be assessed on homework assignments and unit test. A test will be given after each 10 lessons.

All assignments and test will be completed in pencil only. The students will have between 17 and 25 minutes to work on their assignment in class. What they do not finish in class will be homework. The students will work individually or in small groups (no more than 3) on their assignments. The assignment will consist of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and the new material they have learned. By doing this they keep up on topics they have already learned. The preferred method of turning in their assignment is the next class period. I will not accept any assignment that is over a week old, i.e. an assignment given on Monday will be due by the following Monday. The students need to show all of their work on multi-step problems on their assignments, if not, I will not accept it. This way I will be able to tell where the student is having problems with the material. If the student has an excused absent or sickness they will have the number of days absent or sick to make up the missed assignments.

 

Grading: Because some students have test-taking fears, I grade straight across the boards, one point for one question. Each student can receive up to 10 points for class participation each day. If the student is tardy the participation drops to a seven. Learning math is a step-by-step process; if you miss a day it can put you behind the learning curve. To receive the points they need to ask questions, answer questions, participate in their small group and pay attention to the lesson. The grade is based on how well they acted in class. If the student is not in class, they will receive a zero for participation. They will show up as zeros in Power School. If the reason they were not there is excused the zeros will show up as “EX” (excused) in Power School. They are still responsible for the assignment.

The daily points that a student can earn each day are 10. The homework assignment is between 15 and 20 points; therefore students have the opportunity to earn between 25 and 30 points each day. I will also check their binders at random intervals to check on the organization and completeness for the binder. This inspection will be worth 25 points.

 

The grading scale is as follows:

A   100-93%             C+  79-77%              D-   63-60%

            A-   92-90%              C    76-73%

            B+  89-87%              C-   72-70%

            B    86-83%               D+  69-67%

            B-   82-80%             D   66 64%

The students will be required to take the Scholastic Math Inventory three times during the year to check on progress in math.

Course Materials

Calculators: Students may use calculators for their homework. We are working on proficiency with basic math skills in the classroom.

Textbooks: Each student will share a textbook that will be used in class. If the student needs to take it home to finish their homework they can sign it out after school. The book needs to be returned the following morning.

Binders: Each student will be given a binder to use as a portfolio of their math work. The binder will be used as a tool to measure the students’ progress through the year. I will use it during Parent/Teacher conference to show the students work and progress up to that time.

Classroom Procedures

Classroom Behavior/Atmosphere: I expect each student to act in a respectful manner in class. I will provide a positive and lively learning environment in the classroom. I expect students to participate with questions and answers in the classroom. I like to have fun in the classroom. The class rules are as follows:

  1. Students need to be in their seats when the bell rings or they are tardy.
  2. Come to class prepared (pencil and paper).
  3. Students will show respect to the teacher and fellow students.
  4. Raise hands if you have a question or want to answer a question.

Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments

There will not be any major assignments given in this class.

Progress Reports and Report Cards

Progress Reports will be sent out at the same time as report cards. I will email you during the term if there are issues will grades of behavior issues in the class. This is why I would like a current and legible email address on the disclosure document that is returned to me.

Connecting Home to School

If you would check with your students each day my see if they have homework and to possibly help them. I would advise each parent to check your students Power School at least weekly to check on grades and attendance.

Personal Statement and other items (optional)

I will do everything that I can to help your student to be successful in my class. I just need them to do all that they can do to be successful also. Come to class, pay attention, ask questions when they do not understand the information being taught, complete their homework and do their best on their test (the test are open notes and book).