Hutchinson Central Technical High School

Course Syllabus

 


Course Name: Algebra II

Instructor: Mrs. Gerwitz-Dunn            Contact Time: 9:42-10:23 or 12:27-1:08         Phone Ext: 422

 

Grading Policy
General class information and Syllabus for Algebra II

For Algebra II, for the 2013-2014 school year, students are required to have the following materials:

*a 1 inch 3-ring binder for math only
*5 subject dividers - labeled, NOTES, PRACTICE, HOMEWORK, TESTS/QUIZZES, STANDARDS
*loose-leaf paper - NOT paper from a spiral notebook
*loose-leaf graph paper
*pencils
*pens - black or blue
- NO neon colored pens
- work handed in using neon pens or red pens will not be given any credit

Every evening: organize every notebook/binder you have, do your hw, read!!!


Grading for Algebra II:

Homework 10%
Behavior/Participation 5%
Tests 45%
Quizzes 35%
Binder Checks (at least 2x/month) 5%




BEHAVIOR/PARTICIPATION:
Yes, if you have your head down or fall asleep you are not disrupting class, nor are you learning a thing!!! Behavior and participation means asking/answering questions, copying notes and activities off board, participating in class discussion or review, volunteering to show process of completed work....

TESTS/QUIZZES:
Tests will be given once a week. They will usually be between 10 and 20 questions.
Quizzes will be given at least once a week. They will usually be 5 questions.

BINDER CHECKS:
Through out each class day I do what I call "walk-arounds" where I check what students are doing. During this time I am also checking to see who has binders that are organized. I may even stop and ask a student where their binders are and direct them to bring them in tomorrow and I will make a note of it and check the next day. I do not collect binders.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR ON A DAILY BASIS!!!
We have 42 little minutes to complete a mountain of work.

*Come to class on time, no food, water is permitted.
*Sit in your assigned seat and begin the warm up every day.
*Be able to turn to the homework section of your binder when I do a walk around to check off home work
*Follow the simple directions I give.
*Participate in the review system we use of "I Do, We Do, You Do"
*Raise your hand to ask and answer questions.
*Raise your hand and wait until you are given permission to walk around the room for things such as tissues, hand sanitizer, .....
*Do your work, do your own work, don't copy someone else's work.
*Be respectful. To your classmates and to me and all other staff. Remember the golder rule "treat others the way you want to be treated."
*If you make a mistake, say you are sorry. Words are powerful in their positive use!!!

HOW DO YOU STUDY FOR MATH???
*Take your binder home every evening and straighten out your papers.
*Copy notes over, even if they are neat already.
*Copy over the problems we did in class!
*Copy over the Problems we did in Class!!
*COPY OVER THE PROBLEMS WE DID IN CLASS!!!

 

 

Homework Policy
HOMEWORK:
I give homework usually 4x a week - sometimes 5x. If homework is given on Friday then students technically have 2 1/2 days to get it done - not just 1/2 day as when it is given Mon - Thurs!
Each homework assignment receives a grade of 2, 1 or 0:
2 - homework is done completely, all work is shown, problems are done in an organized way.
1 - homework is half completed (reasonably), work is shown for the half of problems done,
problems are done in an organized way.
0 - homework is not done, or answers are presented on the page but no work is shown. You will
also get a zero for homework if you copied off someone else OR if you let someone copy your homework.

I AM ALL ABOUT THREE THINGS!!! - READING/FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS, SHOWING WORK AND BEING ORGANIZED!!! (Well, that's 4 things!)
SO MANY TESTS YOU WILL TAKE IN ANY AND ALL SUBJECTS IN BOTH HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ARE NOT CORRECTED BY A COMPUTER, INSTEAD ARE CORRECTED BY A PERSON - WHICH MEANS CORRECTIONS MADE ARE VERY SUBJECTIVE - GIVE NO ONE REASON TO TAKE POINTS OFF OF ANY OF YOUR WORK!!!


 

 

 

 

Projects
Students will have projects to complete for test grades.

The following are projects assigned during the year:

1. writing assignment on equations based on chapter 4

2. computer based assignment - power point - on an assigned mathematical topic

 

 

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