Integrated Math Application Course Syllabus
Mr. Dalton Jackson CHS 602, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Holt McDougal ALGEBRA II by Larson, et. al. There is an online copy of the textbook. Students who wish to use the online copy should request the registration information from the teacher.
• Classzone: This is a website provided by Holt McDougal that provides many resources for our textbook. There are practice worksheets and assessments, power points for each lesson example, games that help reinforce concepts and skills, and more! Go to http://www.classzone.com to explore this site. (You will need to choose Math – High School, Arizona, Go Find Book. The book is Algebra I 2011 – far left, top row)
• Teacher webpage: Here you may find copies of the course syllabus and assignment sheets for each unit as well as any other handouts for that unit. Please be careful to choose the appropriate course materials for Algebra I!
This course will explore: Equations, inequalities, linear and quadratic functions, matrices (not the I know Kung Fu kind sorry!) Radicals and polynomials.
To provide every student the best opportunity for success in this class, all students are expected to:
Bring these supplies each day:
• Paper, pencils, highlighters, dry erase marker.
• Dedicated 3-ring binder (at least 1.5”) of any color with loose leaf paper, graph paper, and a zipper-pocket
• A scientific calculator with trigonometric functions will suffice for use both in-class and in completing homework. Calculator functions on student phones are not permissible calculators for in-class use.
Follow these rules and regulations:
• Demonstrate respect for each other, the instructor, and all school property.
• Abide by all school handbook policies. No hats or hoods are to be worn during class. Appropriate dress MUST be worn. Before entering the classroom, all electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, MP-3 players, gaming devices, headphones, etc.) are to be silenced and the designated area of the classroom. Classroom supplies for this particular class are the only items to be at the student desk.
• Remain seated until the bell sounds at the end of the period.
Demonstrate responsibility for the learning opportunities by:
• Completing all assignments.
• Using any designated time in class to work on the given independent practice.
• Seeking appropriate support for concepts not mastered.
• Knowing and adhering to the school attendance and tardy policy.
• Being punctual and prepared with materials. Be seated and ready to participate in your learning experience when the bell rings.
• Exhibiting student behaviors that contribute to the success of the class as a whole.
• Tests and quizzes must be completed within the class time allotted unless a student has an official plan on file that states the specific disability requiring testing accommodation. The first bell indicates the start of the testing session. When the dismissal bell rings, the testing session is over, and students are required to exit the classroom. There will be no late passes to other classes. Students with official plans have the responsibility of discussing with the instructor their accommodations 2 class days prior to assessment so that arrangements can be made to accommodate those needs. If prior arrangements are not made, the instructor will assume that the student has decided that the accommodations are not necessary for that particular assessment.
• Only teacher-approved aids may be used on a test when deemed necessary by the teacher and/or math department.
• Some tests may not allow the use of a calculator (any type) for all or for a portion of the test.
• On most assessments, work must be provided which sufficiently supports any procedural task and which explicitly supports an answer for any free-response task. In order to be scored for credit, all support must be legible, organized so that a thought process is clearly and completely indicated, and an answer must be indicated on the appropriate line or with a highlighter.
• All tests are the property of the instructor and the math department, and therefore may not be taken from the classroom. Tests will be maintained in student files for the course duration. These files will be available to students for in-classroom review by appointment. Assessments are destroyed at the end of the course following finals.
• Retest/test correction policy will be left to the discretion of the teacher.
• My teacher’s policy: Decided on individual basis.
Recovering credit for assignments and tests in the event of a verified absence:
• It is the student’s responsibility to recover credit for all work missed while absent. If the absence is verified, students have one day for every absence to recover credit. If you are absent on a review day, you must still take the test the following day. Be prepared!
• Tests missed during a verified absence should be taken within one week of returning to school. It is up to students to make arrangements with parents, coaches, teachers, and employers and to plan accordingly. Students will be provided an amount of time to complete the test equal to that given the class on the day of the test. Tests are expected to be completed within one sitting. If sports eligibility depends upon a test grade or grades for missing assignments, students will need to plan accordingly.
• It is unrealistic to expect the test/work to be scored and the grade to be updated for sports participation the same day as work is submitted. Unverified absences (including test days) are, by policy, assigned zero points for anything done that day.
• Work is NOT accepted after the day of any unit assessment. It is very important that assignments are completed daily in order to learn the concepts taught and assessed. Incomplete assignments are best finished as close to the actual lesson as possible.
Maintaining credit in the event of a school-approved absence:
• For any school-approved absence (sports, family trips, band events, field-trip, etc), the student must make certain of the necessary assignment(s) well ahead of time. In order to maintain credit and therefore to remain eligible to participate in activities offering approved absences, the work, even if incomplete, is due on the day the student returns from the activity. Students involved in these activities must take the initiative to understand the lessons missed on their own and attempt the assignments as best they can.
• Absences from math class are not recommended as there will always be additional insights/ instruction from the teacher that you will miss by not being in class. Again, please do not expect the instructor to be able to update your grade the very day you submit your work if you are facing ineligibility. If you are absent on a review day, you must still take the test the following day. Be prepared!
• A student’s course grade is based on his cumulative earned points, which are weighted by category. As the instructor provides numerous point opportunities for students, there are no letter equivalents for percentage intervals for this course:
Measurement- unit tests…………………………………60% 100 - 90%.............A
Performance- performance tasks, projects……….20% 89 - 80%............B
Practice- daily assignments, quizzes…….................20% 79 - 70%............C
69 - 60%............D
Semester Grade: Below 60%...........F
Homework Grading Information:
• Homework grading policy will be left to the discretion of the teacher.
• My teacher’s policy: Homework will be assigned in class.
Support Outside of Class:
• Teachers are available by appointment on limited days after school or before school to answer specific questions. When additional support is needed, consider forming a study group with other students in the class, or getting tutoring.
• Tutoring Options:
o Hiring a professional tutor, use Kahn Academy.
o Securing a student-tutor from the National Honor Society
o Free tutoring is available through the Family Resource Center
In the Christensen Building, (928) 774-1103
Monday -Thursday 3:30-5:30
• Please seek support quickly. Do not get behind.
High School Math Credits Necessary for Graduation
• Beginning with the class of 2013, students in Arizona need 4 credits of high school mathematics in order to graduate. These courses are to include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and one additional course with significant math content. Failure in one of these math classes is likely to result in the student needing to repeat math classes in summer school. Standard level mathematics classes can be taken in summer school for a fee or in online credit retrieval programs like PLATO.
• It is vital that parents and students be aware of the earned mathematics credits and the status of other credits so that a timely graduation is possible. Earned credits and high school course history may be viewed on Student-Vue or Parent-Vue. The student’s assigned counselor is the most appropriate resource regarding any questions you may have about credits and graduation status.
Synergy Parent Vue and Email as Communication Tools Via the Computer:
• Student success is important to teachers, and we realize that convenient and consistent opportunities for communication with all concerned parties are essential to that success. Access to a student’s academic standing in any class is available to students through our online Synergy Student Vue and to parents through our online Synergy Parent Vue. To maintain confidentiality, grades are never posted anywhere in a classroom. Grades are entered as quickly as possible following every unit test and before any progress report.
• If you have a concern regarding your student, please contact the appropriate instructor. Email is the preferred and most efficient method for making contact. We attempt to check and to respond to school email daily between the hours of 7:30am and 3:00pm on days when school is in session. Please do not hesitate to contact your teacher via email. A parent or guardian may also leave a message for us at the appropriate extension. Calls will be returned as soon as possible.
General Statement of Academic Integrity
• Integrity of scholarship is essential for an academic community. It is expected that students will honor this principle and in so doing protect the validity of the school’s intellectual work. For students, this means that all academic work will be done by the individual to whom it is assigned, without unauthorized aid of any kind.
Standard Algebra I
After reading the syllabus, please complete this form and send it with your student by Monday, August 18th.
Your signatures indicate that you and your student have read and understand the contents therein.
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