Welcome to 7th grade math! I am looking forward to a fantastic year and hope that students wil lnot only learn to really enjoy math but will also be prepared for later math classes. To do this, we will be using the California state standards as a guideline for our math class. Students will keep a copy of the standards in their binder so they can check on their progress towards mastering these standards.
Each student will be responsible for bringing the following to class every day: Cabrillo timetracker for writing down the agenda and homework (provided by the school), spiral notebook for daily warm-ups and journal writing (provided by the teacher), pen/pencil, 1" binder, and binder paper.
Additionally, the school will be assigning a math textbook to each student. Students do not need tob ring their books to school because we will be working from a class set of books.
Grades will be broken down as follows: 10% performance, 55% homework/classwork, and 35% quizzes/tests.
Performance. To place responsibility for completing work on the students, they will be required to write down the agenda and homework in their Cabrillo timetracker every day. Students will also keep all homework, classwork, notes, labs, quizzes, tests, etc in ab inder which will be checked every few weeks for completeness.
Homework/Classwork. Homework and classwork are graded together because they are both ways for students to practice and reinforce concepts that are presented in class. While homework and classwork will be checked and reviewed during class, it will only be collected for grading at the end of each unit. It is the student's responsibility to keep their work organized in their binder.
Quizzes/Tests. Quizzes will be given once or twice each unit as a way for students to check their own understanding. As a result, they will not be worth as many points as the tests, which will be given at the end of each unit.
Late work will be accepted, but there will be a 20% deduction in the grade for each day that it is late. If a student is absent, s/he has the same number of days that s/he was absent to make up any work. It is the student's responsibility to get the agenda and any missing work from the sample binder, or to see the teacher outside of class.
To ensure that all students have a safe and effective learning environment, students will be expected to behave in a respectful manner towards everyone else in the class. Failure to abide by the classroom or school policies will result in the following consequences: warning, sent outside, detention, call home, referral to the office.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.