information for class (grading practices)

Math III 

Recommended supply list:

*3 ring binder, *loose leaf paper, *pencils / pen, *colored pencils (markers), *calculator (TI-83+ optional)

 Semester grade:   37.5%*Q1+37.5%*Q2+25%*E

This course will require a NC FINAL EXAM

9 weeks grading: Tests  50%,   cw/hw  50%,


I grade daily work with a point system.  The student receives points for the number correct out of the total number assigned.  A numerical grade can be calculated by dividing the number correct by the total and multiply by 100.    A student’s average is found by taking all of the number correct and dividing by the total possible points. Test grades will be based on 100 points.


Lesson Openers will be on the board at the beginning of class.  Students should copy this down and work out the given problems.  (These problems should be kept in a separate section of your notebook to be turned in on the announced day.)  Students will be graded on participation.  If the student is absent, the date and reason should be recorded in the notebook in place of the lesson opener problem.

Daily work (classwork/homework) will consist of assignments from the text book and worksheets. Assignments that are not completed in class will be homework. If the assignment is from the text book, I usually assign multiples of 3, that way the student can check self with the odd numbered problems.  Textbook assignments will be graded on check system.  If a student turns work in late, he/she will be required to do the alternate assignment.  If the assignment is a worksheet, the odd numbered problems are usually assigned and turned in on the date due; if it is late the even numbered problems will be required to get credit for the worksheet. Students may also re-do worksheet (even) to improve their grade.  All work done to arrive at the answer must be shown or recorded. (use the teacher examples for what and how work needs to be shown). For example, if you use a calculator, then you should write on paper what was typed in the calculator, complete with symbols used such as ( ) and ^. 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.


Quizzes may be given for a section covered or a group of sections. Students will be able to use their note. 

Tests will be at the end of a chapter or unit.  Students will not be allowed to use notes.


Makeup work and retesting is allowed for all work  assigned in my classes.  It should be made up in a timely manner. There will be deadlines posted every 3 weeks.


Tutoring is available afterschool.  The days will be posted.


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 in the given quarter. 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:

What you will be tomorrow

depends on the choices

 you make today.



Steps for class success:

  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.
  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.
  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

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




Math III is a combination class of Geometry concepts and Algebra 2 concepts.  Since most of the concepts involve Algebra, students will be assigned an Algebra 2 book.  And the Geometry concepts/units will come from different resources.  A list of the common core state standards can be found at and follow the link for Math III curriculum. 

Students have access to textbooks at

Math 3  user name is math2student_2016_2017
 and the password is southernwayne2017

Also, students have access to tutorial videos at .


My information for you to contact me with any questions or concerns is:

Sandra Purvis

919-705-6060 extension 8203 or email:



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