College Prep Algebra 2A Mrs. Manor
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Expectations Be Ready Be Respectful Be Responsible
Be on time and prepared for class. Expect to work bell to bell.
Math class must be utilized doing math.
Bring your textbook (covered); notebook, folder, or binder; scientific or graphing calculator; and a pencil
to class EVERY day. NOTE: Other devices cannot be used in lien of an approved graphing calculator.
Homework will be assigned almost daily and is due at the beginning of the next class period. Homework
will be checked and recorded periodically. To receive full credit, you must make a reasonable attempt to
complete each problem AND you must check to see if your answers are correct. Answers to homework
are either provided or in the back of the textbook. Incomplete, illegible, unchecked, and answers-only
homework will receive no credit.
Homework plays a critical role in understanding the concepts of this course. Each homework builds on
previous homework – so it is important to do your homework daily and not get behind.
If you don’t get it – get help – quickly.
You will be assigned sections from the book to read periodically. You should read the other sections
covered as well to better prepare for class and for deeper understanding.
You will occasionally work on in-class assignments. They must be turned in by the end of the period for
full credit. You will periodically work in small groups in and out of class. Some projects require
independent thinking by the groups. The entire group must participate to get credit.
Homework/Class Work/Group Work Format
Copy the original problem from the text onto your paper (not necessary if a worksheet). Beneath the
problem – show ALL steps necessary to solve the problem (or provide a detailed written explanation).
Don’t say, “I did it in my head.” I cannot read your mind. I need to see your thinking process on your paper.
Clearly identify the answer by circling/boxing. Skip a line and go on to the next problem.
All work must be shown AND the work shown must support the answer given. Your final answer should
be circled if possible and checked if answers are available. All work must be neat, organized, readable,
and in pencil. All answers must include labels/units if appropriate.
Name, date, unit, and day are required on all assignments.
A review assignment is given prior to most tests for preparation and practice. Answers are provided.
Reviews are not collected. In-class review time must be used to work on the review.
Quizzes and Tests
Quizzes and tests will be given periodically. They must be done in pencil. Non-pencil assessments will
lose one letter grade. There are no retakes. Make-ups are scheduled in accordance with days missed. If
absent one day – you have one day to make up. If absent two days – you have two days to make up. Etc.
You will lose one letter grade off your score for every day late on make-ups. If you are absent on a
review day – you are expected to take the test upon return – so be prepared. All quizzes and tests will be
collected and kept in student folders.
Attendance is expected. Reference student handbook for attendance policies.
If absent – YOU are responsible for:
getting all missed notes and work
handing in any work due during your absence
scheduling any make-ups for missed tests, quizzes or competencies
I will not pursue you about your missed work or make-ups.
Unexcused tardiness will not be tolerated. You are allowed one warning for an unexcused tardiness. All
subsequent tardies will result in time AFTER school.
Class Rules and Regulations
Be respectful of self and others. Disrepsect will not be tolerated.
Be responsible for your actions.
Cheating (as defined in the student handbook) will not be tolerated.
Bathroom/locker passes will not be issued while I am teaching unless it is an emergency. Please ask for a
pass before class starts or after the lesson.
Whenever you leave the room for any reason, you must sign out in the log book and have a pass. Upon
returning, sign back into the log book and return the pass.
Passes to the café are not allowed. Please do not ask for one.
Math Lab: The math lab is a resource that can be utilized by all students during lunch and/or study. It is
located next to the Main Office (room 146). There is always a math teacher on duty.
Extra Help: I am available for extra help on a daily basis with the exception of Tuesdays and an
occasional personal appointment. Make sure to let me know what time to expect you.
Peer Tutoring: After school every Tuesday in room 157 by Math Honor Society.
If you don’t get it – GET HELP. Your success depends on your understanding.