information for class (grading practices)

Information for Mrs. Purvis’s   MATH III

Contact info:  (919) 705-6060 ext 8203

                        sandrapurvis@wcps.org

 

Recommended supply list:

*3 ring binder (3 sections:  lesson openers, notes, assignments/returned work/handouts)

*loose leaf paper (notes and practice)  *pencils / pen, *colored pencils (markers),

*calculator (TI-84+ optional because one will be provided for use in class)

 

Semester grade:   40% (Q1) + 40% (Q2) + 20% (E)

Grade scale:  90 to 100 = A, 80 to 89 = B, 70 to 79 = C, 60 to 69 = D, g<60=F

This course will require a NC FINAL EXAM online worth 20% of final grade

9 weeks grading: Tests 50%,   cw/hw 20%,  Los/participation 10%,  mid-term/project 20%

 

Class work/homework

Math 3 consists of 2 subjects:  Geometry and Algebra 2.  For our class, the geometry unit will have a workbook assigned for students to have copies of the practice worksheets and online access to geo book.    The odd numbered problems are assigned on worksheets and turned in on the date due; if it is late the even numbered problems will be required to receive a grade.  Students may also re-do (even) worksheet to improve their grade. 

 

The Algebra unit will have the Algebra 2 book assigned for students to reference for examples and practice work.  If work is not turned in on time, then an alternate assignment will be given to complete for credit.

 

+++Assignments that are not completed in class will be homework.  All work done to arrive at the answer must be shown or recorded. (Use the teacher examples for what work needs to be shown). For example, if you use a calculator, then write on paper what was typed in the calculator, complete with symbols used such as ( ). If the calculator procedure is redundant, then you only need to list the steps one time.  Papers turned in with just a list of answers will not be accepted for full credit. +++

 

 

Tests will consist of a few sections or a whole chapter/unit and will be announced at least 3 days prior.

 

Tutoring is available on Tuesday or Thursday during 4th period or after school.  Please notify the teacher if you are planning to stay.  On-line assistance can be obtain using www.virtualnerd.com or www.khanacademy.com or access to on-line textbook and resources at www.pearsonsuccessnet.com

 

Makeup work and retesting is allowed for all work assigned in my classes.  It should be made up in a timely manner.

                       

Homework passes are earned for perfect attendance with no tardies (it doesn’t matter if it is excused) for a week, for an A on a test, or for extra credit work. Homework passes may be used to cover one assignment on book work or worksheet. Unused passes will convert to extra credit bonus points at the end of the nine weeks.

 

Hall passes are issued at the beginning of each nine weeks and are used for the student to take care of personal business 3 different times during my class time. The student will present the pass to be dated, timed and signed.

Unused “blocks” are worth bonus points on a major test at the end of the nine weeks.  The student is responsible for the pass whether it is used or saved.  Lost passes can not be replaced but damaged passes may be replaced if returned to the teacher. 

 

Think about it:   Begin with the End in mind.

 

Steps for class success:  DO THE WORK.

  1. * No cell phones or electronic devices allowed during class time.
  2. BE IN CLASS.    A student is in jeopardy of not receiving credit for a course if he/she has more than 6 absences for the semester, according to WCPS.  Must be in class 60 min to be counted present.
  3. BE ALERT & READY TO LEARN.  Listen attentively to the teacher or classmates who are discussing the lesson.
  4. CONTRIBUTE TO THE CLASS.  Point out insights you may have on the lesson or helpful hints, do problems on the board, help other students, ask probing questions, do extra problems, etc.
  5. ASK IMMEDIATELY WHEN HELP IS NEEDED:  Your questions will be answered in class, and if further help is needed, after school.
  6. DO ASSIGNMENTS DAILY.  Getting behind in math equals a lower average.  Students have 5 days to turn in makeup work.
  7. DO QUALITY WORK ON EVERY ASSIGNMENT. Do your own work.
  8. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, practice. . .
  9. BE RESPONSIBLE. Take responsibility for your education. Maintain an orderly notebook with notes for reference.
  10. OBEY SCHOOL AND CLASS RULES.  *Respect self and others, *remain in a seat until after the bell rings, *keep the room clean, *promote a positive learning environment
  11. * Practice, practice, practice….

 (The teacher reserves the right to amend this list or the one posted)

 

STUDENT:  Please copy the HONOR CODE word for word in the space provided and then sign it:

 

I, AS A STUDENT OF SWHS, PLEDGE TO DO ALL WITHIN MY POWER TO UPHOLD THE HONOR, INTEGRITY, AND SCHOLASTIC STANDING OF MY SCHOOL; TO ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY OWN ACTIONS; AND NEITHER TO GIVE NOR TO RECEIVE HELP ON ANY HOMEWORK, QUIZ, TEST, EXAM, OR OTHER ASSIGNMENT WHICH I AM EXPECTED TO DO ALONE.

 

Student signature ____________________________

 

Student’s name: _____________________

PARENT:  please sign _________________________________________

Please indicate your preferred method of contact and contact information

 

Ex. Sandra Purvis, by email at sandrapurvis@wcps.org

 

 

 

 

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