Math 7 Mrs. Cavalier Jcavalier@nburlington.com 298-3900 ext. 2836 Math 7 FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions What are the teacher’s expectations and rules? They are very simple! First and foremost, please show RESPECT at all times – this means respect your teacher, classmates and their belongings/property. Next expectation is that you come to class prepared everyday– this means with your binder, book, pencil, calculator and completed assignments. Lastly, I ask that you please listen and follow directions so that we can make the best possible use of our class time. How will I be graded? Grades will be determined according to the following: a. Tests/Projects 50% b. Quizzes 30% c. Homework (see note below!) 10% d. Class 10% (Open Binder Checks, Prepared, Do-Now, Exit Tickets, etc) How often will I have homework? You can expect to have a homework assignment every night. Homework will be checked or collected at the beginning of each class period. Each assignment will be worth 5 points, based on completion/attempt of all problems, (not accuracy), with work shown and explanations given. Deductions will be taken for incomplete assignments or if work is not shown or explanations not given when required. No credit will be given for late homework!! No credit will be given for HW that is copied!! The agendas provided will help you to keep track of all the homework that is assigned. What should I do if I forget to copy my homework down in my agenda book? You can also go to the school’s website, www.nburlington.com, select NBC Middle School, Team Pages, Wizards, and then Homework. All of the team’s assignments will be listed here!! How can I check my grade? Your math grades will be accessible online through a link, Power School, on the school’s web page. Your parents have been given a username and password and will be able to check to see if you are doing your homework and what your test and quiz grades are. You will also be able to access your grades using your school’s username and password from tech connect class. Grades will be updated on a weekly basis. What do I do if I am absent? It is your responsibility to ask me for the work that you missed if you are absent. You will need to complete the do-now problem, journal, and homework that were assigned. Field trips, guidance appointments, chorus/band activities, etc. do not excuse you from the work that you missed. In the event that you are absent on the day a test or quiz is given, you will need to make it up during your lunch period or in the Greyhound Learning Center (GLC) after school. GLC is open on _________________________________. Long term absences will be handled on an individual basis. Is there extra credit? No, but there will be opportunities to earn Bonus Bucks throughout the marking period. Bonus Bucks are coupons that will be given at random for good efforts and accomplishments. They can also be earned by completing the Work Out Worksheets (W.O.W.’s), which are posted on the front bulletin board and include some of the more challenging problems from each investigation. The coupons will be worth one point each and may be used on tests and quizzes, or in exchange for other privileges. It is your responsibility to keep track of your coupons, as replacements will not be given. What should I do if I don’t understand something? First, you should look in your Journal section of your binder for a similar problem. You can also look in your Toolkit section, which will include new definitions and examples. For additional help you can also visit my website where I will have HW Help and other useful links for each unit. Finally, you can stay after school for extra help. I will be available one day a week after school. Please check the board to see what day I am available because it will vary each week. What is Math Counts? Math Counts is an after school extra-curricular activity for students looking for further math enrichment. Students who attend will be given the opportunity to compete against other schools in math competitions. Even if you don’t choose to compete, you can still participate and enhance your problem solving skills! HOMEWORK #1 Bring this home and have your parents/guardians read through the Frequently Asked Questions, as well as the attached information about our first unit. Keep that information at home and just return this page with the following information completed. This is due by Tuesday, Sept. 10th and will count as your first homework grade!! Student’s Name: ____________________________________ Parent/Guardian Name(s): (please print) Parent/Guardian Signature(s): _______________________________ ____________________________ _______________________________ ____________________________ If there is any information you would like to share with me that might help me better meet your child’s need, please describe below: ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Questions/Comments: ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Thank You!!
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