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Mrs. Sweat's Honors Algebra I Syllabus for Germantown High School

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  1. 1. Honors Algebra I<br />Mrs. Sweat<br />
  2. 2. Course Description<br />The setting up of equations in a wide range of situations<br />The use of :<br /><ul><li>a variety of methods to solve equations
  3. 3. problem solving
  4. 4. representation
  5. 5. reasoning and proof
  6. 6. language and communication
  7. 7. connections both within and outside mathematics</li></ul>This course includes: <br />The use of symbolic reasoning to:<br />represent mathematical situations<br />express generalizations<br />study relationships among quantities<br />he use of functions to:<br />represent and model problem situations<br />analyze and interpret relationships<br />
  8. 8. <ul><li>A 1-inch 3 ring notebook
  9. 9. Loose leaf notebook paper
  10. 10. At least 4 notebook dividers
  11. 11. A pad of graph paper
  12. 12. Mechanical pencils (with lead)
  13. 13. A red pen (for checking their own work)
  14. 14. A highlighter
  15. 15. A dry-erase marker
  16. 16. A scientific calulater</li></ul>Materials Needed<br />
  17. 17. Grading Procedure<br />Assessments<br />Grading<br />Recording Student Progress<br />
  18. 18. Tests—given at the end of each chapter<br />Quizzes—given as they fit the curriculum<br />Class Work/Presentations/Computer Lab—given as they fit the curriculum<br />Homework/Assignments/Warm-up—given DAILY (even on weekends!); checked for completeness and effort, students check their own work for accuracy.  (Any problems with homework/assignments are addressed in class when we go over it.)<br />A. Assessments<br />
  19. 19. B. Grading<br />
  20. 20.  Letter grades are assigned at the end of each quarter based on the District grading scale, as follows:<br />B. Grading<br />
  21. 21. Extra Credit:<br />There will be additional HW and test questions available with each assessment for extra credit.<br />HW extra credit will be turned in separately from the the homework, and will be graded for accuracy.<br /> No additional extra credit will be offered to any students. There are NO exceptions.<br />
  22. 22. All of my grades are recorded both in my grade book, and on the computer grade book program: PowerSchool.  Students may know their averages upon request. Parents and students may also access their grades at any time using the PowerSchool Portal.<br />A folder will be maintained in the classroom for each student.  Disciplinary actions (e.g. referrals), and parent contact information will be kept in those folders.<br />Other means of recording and reporting student grades and progress include interim progress reports, quarterly report cards, teacher’s discipline log, periodic student and teacher conferences, teacher and parent conferences, notes home, and telephone calls to parents (positive and negative).<br />C. Recording Student Progress<br />
  23. 23. Make-Up Policies<br />It is the student’s responsibility to gather all make-up work and complete it in a timely manner (within 5 days of his/her return to school). <br />Students are allowed to make up work from excused absences only. <br />Generally tests and quizzes that need to be made up will not be done during class time.  Please arrange to make up tests or quizzes after 2:00 pm or during 2nd period if at all possible.<br />
  24. 24. Extra Assistance<br />Available by appointment, daily—2nd period or after school.<br /> It is the student’s responsibility to let me know if he/she needs to come for extra help. <br />It is very important that a student does not fall behind, because it is often very difficult to catch up.  Please ask for help before you get behind.<br />
  25. 25. Attendance and Tardy Policies:<br />Each student is expected to be in class every day on time! <br />Attendance and tardy policies are listed and explained in the student agenda book.  (“ON TIME” means in your seat, ready to start when the bell rings.  It does NOT mean running into the room as the bell is ringing!)<br />If a student is not in his/her seat when the bell rings, they will be required to pick-up and fill out their own tardy slip and return to me immediately. <br />Tardy slips are turned in to administrators daily, and punishment will be followed through according to school procedure.<br />Refusal to fill out and sign a tardy slip results in immediate disciplinary action.<br />
  26. 26. Communication with Parents<br />Parents can contact me at any time via:<br />Email: msweat@scsk12.org<br />Phone Call: 756-2350<br />Parents are informed via:<br />Interim Progress Reports<br />Report Cards<br />Parent Conferenced, as needed<br />