My name is Ms. Meeker and I will be your
instructor for Math I.
Math I is a relatively new course for
Georgia High Schools which covers a
variety of mathematical subjects.
“I hear, I forget. I see, I remember. I do, I
understand” –Old Chinese Proverb
It is by personal experience and
discovery which we learn the most, and
thus this course will require participation
from all students.
There exists more than a single, correct
method for any mathematical. This
course will challenge you as a student to
visualize concepts in your own
terms, and how you understand it.
Attendance is required.
Tardiness will not be tolerated. Class begins
with the bell, so you must be in your
assigned seat and ready to participate
once the bell rings.
If you miss a day in class, it is your
responsibility to acquire missed assignments.
All homework assignments will be posted on
the classroom website.
I will call roll the first day of class and assign
seats which will be filled as assigned for the
remainder of the year.
All homework assignments will be
collected on the announced dates.
Missed classes will not excuse late
homework as the assignments are
posted on the classroom website.
Homework will be accepted up to 3
days after due date at a penalty of 10%
of the homework grade per day after
Make sure you put your name on your
Number all of your problems correctly.
Do all work in pencil! You should not use
pen, nor should you turn in typed or photo-
copied homework assignments.
When assigned problems from the
textbook, the problem should be written out
on your paper to turn in as well as your
answer, showing all of your work.
Circle your final answer to each problem.
Courtesy to your fellow students and
instructor are expected at all times.
Speaking out of turn and over others
earns disciplinary action.
Understanding is a blessing, not a
trophy. Mockery and ridicule of others
will be reprimanded as deemed fit by
Do not interfere with another’s
opportunity to learn.
Collaboration is encouraged
unless specified otherwise.
Students will refer to and
observe the rules and
guidelines as presented in the student
handbook while in the classroom.
Although we may not Any use of cell
use textbooks in the phones, pagers,
classroom everyday, PDA’s, mp3 players, or
students are still other communication
responsible for devices in class is
bringing all materials forbidden. I will collect
to class everyday. any device being
Homework that isn’t used in class and
ready to turn in when return it at the end of
collected will be the school year. No
considered late. (refer exceptions.
to late homework
Students will be instructed to calmly stand
from their desks, and exit the classroom in
a calm manner. Our class will head
directly for the flagpole where I will perform
a roll call. Any misbehavior will be
reported to the school principal.
Although we will be using a textbook in this
class, many concepts will be taught
through a carefully selected problem set to
further the class’s understanding of
For more information about discovery
based learning, refer to the following:
Students will be responsible for providing
their own notebooks, pencils, erasers,
calculators, and paper.
Students must use a scientific calculator
for this course. Your instructor will provide
you with a list of acceptable models.
Other materials such as compasses,
protractors, and rulers will be provided
for in class use by the instructor.
This class is divided into
4 grading periods. (2 per
Each grading period will
include 1 test worth 40 points, 2 quizzes
worth 10 points each, and 8 graded
homework assignments worth 5 points
each, for a potential total of 100 points
per grading period.
Extra credit will be available for steady
classroom participation and on occasion
for additional assignments. (When
announced by instructor.)
If the student is absent for a test, quiz, or
homework assignment, the student is
expected to make up/turn in the missed
assignment upon return to school.
Cheating, plagiarism, and copying the
work of other students is forbidden. Any
infractions will result in disciplinary action.
Portions of Total Grade
For Complete Breakdown per grading period, refer to the Grading Policy.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Classroom participation is an easy way to earn
Extra Credit! (see extra credit policy)
Functions, Radicals, Polynomials, Quadra
Properties, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polyh
Free Online Graph paper:
Fun Math Activities:
Online Math Dictionary:
Free Online Graphing Calculator:
I have passed out index cards for you to
fill out. Please do so now.
Include your Name, Birthday, Favorite
Subject, Hobbies/Interests, School
Clubs/Sports Teams (if any), and 1 fun
fact you would like for me to know about
Please be as honest as possible while
remaining appropriate for the classroom
with your responses.
Please raise your hand if you have any questions or concerns about any
information in this presentation.