Mr. Roy AGO Math Grades 7 & 8

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    AGO Math

    • Course Curriculum
    • Objectives
      • To master the fundamentals of mathematics as outlined in the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics.
    • Class Overview
      • Classwork will utilize the Glencoe curriculum mentioned above. A typical class will look like the description below.
        • Warm-up; a shot math exercise to get started.
        • Homework review; we will review the homework that is due that day.
        • Demonstration/ modeling; a brief (5 – 10 minutes) modeling or demonstration of a new topic or a continuation of the current topic.
        • Classwork; students will work primarily in groups. This class utilizes tables rather than individual desks to facilitate collaborative learning. Mrs. Pascuito and I will be working with groups or one-on-one throughout this segment of class.
        • Recap /exit slip. The day’s lesson will be reviewed or an exit slip will administered, homework will be discussed. The exit slip is used to gauge student understanding of the current topic.
    • Expectations
      • Be on TIME and PREPARED.
      • To be considered prepared, you are expected to bring the following to each and every class:
        • 1 one inch, three ring binder
        • 1 eraser
        • 2 pencils
        • Calculator
        • One of the following;
          • Dedicated math notebook
          • Loose-leaf paper in the math binder
        • Any assignments from previous day that need completion and/ or any assignments due that day.
      • During class time, listen and follow direction.
      • Ask questions, it’s OK, but be sure to be polite. Don’t interrupt someone if they are speaking.
      • Give your best effort for the entire class period.
      • Don’t be afraid to use your eraser. Often math doesn’t work right the first time, but we learn from that.
      • This AGO Math class will focus on solutions to math problems. Solutions differ from answers in that solution are made up of answers and the process used to achieve the answer.  If your ANSWER does not accompany a SOLUTION credit will not be earned.
      • You must receive permission to leave the classroom during class time.
      • Be respectful of classmates, the school building and property, and most importantly, yourself.
    • Grading Policy
      • Classroom; you will earn between 0 and 20 points per class. Points will be awarded for: conduct, effort and participation.
      • Notebook;
        • Notebooks will be checked at the end of each chapter. A complete notebook will earn a quiz grade of 50 (100%).
        • At the end of each chapter a notebook quiz will be given and it will be worth 0 to 50 points.
      • Homework; Three home works per chapter will be graded for the opportunity to earn up to 30 points. The non-graded home works will earn 5 points for completion.  Completion will consist of all necessary answers and the work required for all problems involving calculation. If your ANSWER does not accompany a SOLUTION credit will not be earned.
      • Assessments;
        • There will be between 1 and 3 intra-chapter assessments, with each earning a maximum of 50 points.
        • Each chapter will have one cumulative assessment worth up to 100 points.
      • Missed work
        • If you miss class due to an excused absence, upon your return you will have the same number of days you were absent to make up the work.
        • Unexcused missed work will be accepted up until the Friday of the week following the due date of the assignment for full credit. You not receive credit for any work received after this.
        • There will be no “extra credit” or extra work in place of missed work.
    • Classroom Policy;
      • You are expected to contribute to a classroom environment that fosters learning. This is accomplished by respecting fellow students, school property and the school building, as well as yourself.  Following simple standards such as listening when someone else is speaking, raising your hand before volunteering an answer or asking a question, and working to the best of your ability for the entire class period will bring you success in this class.
      • Inappropriate conduct encompasses all conduct that impedes a classroom environment conducive to learning. The consequences for inappropriate behavior are;
        • First incident your name will be placed on the white board in red.
        • Second incident will earn you a teacher detention.
        • An unexcused absence from detention will result in two additional teacher detentions. The consequence for a second unexcused absence from detention will be an office referral.
        • The conduct tracking period will be by calendar week. The first school day of the week starts with a clean slate.
      • Grade posting on the Aspen system;
        • Classwork and homework grades will be posted and available for viewing by Tuesday of the following week.
        • Notebook check and quiz grades will be posted within three days of us concluding the chapter.
        • Assessment grades will be posted one day after the students receive the results.
      • Extra Help
        • Extra help will be available during period 5 study every day except B day.
        • I am available after school from 2:15 to 3:00, Tuesday through Friday.
        • Please let me know you will be staying after school for extra help the day before in case I am unable to be present.
        • I strongly recommend that you create an account with Khan Academy. The web address is https://www.khanacademy.org/. Make sure to get you parent’s permission before establishing any online accounts, including this one.  You will be to get lesson explanations and skills practice on this website.
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