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- 1. Pre-Algebra Course Syllabus 3. Quizzes and Tests (50-100 points each) – Assessments will Spring 2011 Mrs. Oates be given once the appropriate material is covered. Expect a quiz or test approximately every 2 weeks. stTime: 1 Period (8:00 – 8:57) 4. Participation Grade (25 points per 9 weeks) – Students will ndTextbook: Pre-Algebra: Basic Mathematics II, 2 Edition lose points for refusing to participate in activities, games or computer lab work. Parent notification will be given throughCourse Description: Students begin to develop arithmetic a phone call/letter sent home.skills that will lead them to more challenging mathematics 5. Book Check (5 points) – Periodically, textbook checks willcourses. Students are also introduced to other branches of be conducted to ensure that students are being responsiblemathematics. Topics in this course include the following: for their textbook. The textbook number from the textbook assignment list must match the textbook on the student’s Basic Skills desk for the student to receive credit. Students having a Measurement textbook that is not theirs will receive no credit. Algebra 6. Notebook Quiz (25 points each) – There will be 4 notebook Graphs, Statistics and Probability quizzes each 9 weeks to total one test grade. Organization is Business Mathematics a skill that is vital to becoming a successful member of Geometry society. Keeping an organized notebook is essential to the Pythagorean Rule and Trigonometry learning process. You can’t study for a test that you don’t Scientific Notation have notes for, right? These points should be considered “gimme points.” There is no reason that everyone should not Metric System make a 100!Materials: 1 in. 3 ring binder, Tab dividers: Class Info.,Bellringers, Notes, Homework, Tests/Quizzes; Notebook Make Up Policy: Math can be a very challenging subject topaper, Graph paper, pencils, pens, basic $1 calculator learn. It is very easy to fall behind and never be able to catch up. Attendance is vital to be successful in my class. OnlyThings We Can Use: tissues, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, expo students with an excused absence are allowed to make upmarkers any work missed. Missed quizzes and tests can only be made up before or after school. All make up tests are differentGrading Procedure: Grades are determined by dividing the from the one given in class. It is the student’s responsibilitynumber of points earned by the total number of points to make up any missed assignments or tests.possible. Classroom Expectations: 100 – 90 A Come to class prepared and ready to participate. 89 – 80 B Be respectful of the teacher, your fellow classmates, and 79 – 70 C yourself. 69 – 60 D No food, drinks or gum in class. A bottle of water WITH A LID Below 60 F is allowed per school policy. Conduct yourself in a way that is consistent with the “REBELEdline will be updated weekly with any graded work. WAY.”However, work that is turned in late for any reason, includingexcused absences, may not be entered the day it is turned in. Teacher Availability: Homework help/tutoring is available before school or after school until 4:00, unless otherWhat Makes Up Your Grade: arrangements have been made. Please do not hesitate to1. Bellringer Activities (10 points each week) – Before class contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Phonebegins, you will have a bellringer activity to complete. Upon calls will be returned and emails will be replied to within 24entering the classroom, turn in your homework, be seated hours.and begin working on the activity. th Planning Period: 7 period (2:18 – 3:09)2. Homework Checks (10 points each) – You will have Email: moates@bessemeracademy.comhomework at least twice a week. Homework assignments are Cell: 205.441.6384 (call or text)due the following class meeting. Answers only will not be Class Website: www.bloust.com/moatesaccepted. Only students with an excused absence can makeup a homework check.

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