Mrs. Tanner – email@example.com or 585-243-1730 x2305
Mrs. Tanner will be on maternity leave until October 1 .
Ms. Voytovich - firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-243-1730 X2305
Long-term substitute while Mrs. Tanner is on maternity leave.
Notebook – Binder or spiral that is ONLY for math
Package of 4 AAA batteries – Bring at your convenience for your assigned calculator.
Graphing Calculator – Not required see below.
Box of Tissues - Please
You will be assigned a graphing calculator in class. This calculator is only to be used in the classroom. You are
responsible to return it at the end of the period. Should your calculator go missing, you and the other students
assigned to this calculator are responsible for splitting the cost of replacing it. I will check that all calculators are
returned before I dismiss each class.
YCS uses Texas Instruments brand graphing calculators and recommend that you purchase a calculator if possible. I
recommend TI84+ family of graphing calculators. If you plan to take Calculus, Mrs. Boyd feels the TI-89 titanium is a
great purchase and worth the extra money.
On most days we will have a "WARM UP" problem at the beginning of class. As soon as you arrive in class, copy the
problem into your notebook and then begin working on it.
All problems and notes done in class should be copied into your notebook.
Without a consistent and thorough effort you cannot expect to do well!
It is expected that you do every assignment, attempt every problem and bring it to class. Use your notes and textbook
examples if you are having difficulty. If you are still unable to solve the problem, call a classmate, ask a friend or
relative. If you are still baffled, email me at email@example.com. Show all work and answer all questions if you want
full credit. Always copy down the problem! Be neat and organized.
All Homework should have the following heading:
Page and Problem numbers ( For example: P 53 #1-23) Date: mm/dd/yy
If you are out, please check the homework agenda and the handout folder to find what you missed. All absent work is
due within the number of days you were absent (example you miss two days, the work is due two school days after
you return). If you are absent on a test day, you must take the test the day you return. For extended absentness
special arrangements will be necessary, please see me to discuss a timely completion of all missing work.
Quarterly grades are composed of the following:
Homework and class work 25%
Tests and Quizzes 75%
Cheating or talking during a test will result in a zero for that test.
Homework and Class Work Grade
Everyday class work and homework is worth 10 points. This grade can be reduced by any of the following:
5 points for a missing homework - all problems must be attempted. “I don’t know” will not be accepted. If you
have trouble with homework stay after 10 period when you can get help.
5 points for a missing homework that is not turned in within a week of the assigned date.
2 point for coming to class unprepared (no notebook, writing utensil, calculator, and book).
3 points for every late or failure to begin the warm up immediately upon entering the classroom. You will be
given two warnings before this goes into effect.
Extra help is usually available 10 period everyday except when there is a teacher meeting. If I am not available, Mrs.
Rhodes is always happy to help. Math is cumulative, so seek help early. Do not wait until you are totally lost in class. I
will always hold a special review class during 10 period the day or two before a test.
Rules and Consequences (From Class Management Contract):
1. Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of a positive learning environment by not engaging in any
activity that might distract from or disrupt the learning process for you or others.
2. Bring necessary materials (text, notebook, paper, pencils, calculator, etc.) to class each day.
3. All assignments are to be completed by the due date. Assignments written with pencil are preferred. Late
homework will be accepted for half credit within one week. The student is responsible for completing the
missing work outside of class and handing the work in. After one week, no credit will be granted.
4. At the top of each assignment write the date and assignment (page and problem numbers). Correction of all
problems missed is expected.
5. One hall pass will be allowed at a time. Only ask for a hall pass when nobody is addressing the entire class.
Do not interrupt my teaching to ask for a pass.
6. Be in your assigned seat working on the warm up when the bell rings. Remain seated throughout the period
unless you have permission to move.
7. You must have permission to speak and must not interrupt any person already speaking. Loud or continuous
talking or use of profane language will not be tolerated.
8. Food or beverages of any kind are not allowed in the classroom.
9. I do not want to see any type of audio, video, communication, or other electronic device in the classroom
(except calculators). These items will be confiscated and must be picked up by a parent.
10. Before the late bell rings, homework should be out and you will be working on the daily warm up. Failure to
start this immediately upon entering the classroom will result in loss of daily homework and class work points.
11. If you are out, please check the homework agenda and the handout folder to find what you missed. All absent
work is due within the number of days you were absent (example you miss two days, the work is due two
school days after you return). If you are absent on a test day, you must take the test the day you return. For
extended absentness special arrangements will be necessary, please see me to discuss a timely completion
of this work.
12. Grades are based on individual achievement. Therefore, cheating or false representation of any kind will not
be tolerated. Any assignment on which such activity is observed or evident will be recorded as an assignment
for which no credit is given. Parents will be notified immediately.
13. After school detention will be assigned for disruptive or irresponsible conduct. If this behavior continues, an
office referral will be written and parents will be notified.
Failure to comply with classroom policies or YCS code of conduct will result in appropriate corrective actions to include
parent contact, detention, or office referral.
Note: Once you have taken 4/5 you cannot go
into consumer math. You must pass 5/6 or 4/5
for your third year of math.
New Mathematics Regents
Implementation / Transition Timeline
Math Math Algebra Geometry Algebra 2 and
A B Trigonometry
2007- X X X
School curricular and
instructional alignment and SED
School curricular and instructional
alignment and SED item writing and
08 First admin. in
item writing and pretesting pretesting
2008- X X X X
School curricular and instructional
alignment and SED item writing and
09 in January First admin. in June
2009 2009, Post-equate
2009- X X X X
10 admin. in First admin. in June 2010,
June 2010 Post-equate
2010- X X X
2011- X X X