Brian Reece Room 387 (for now), Central Academy Fall 2008
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
Pencils (NOT pens)
Notebook (or notebook paper placed in the binder)
Refer to calculator letter.
A: 90 – 100% B: 80 – 89% C: 70 – 79% D: 60 – 69% F: 0 – 59%
CENTRAL ACADEMY MISSION:
To foster academic excellence through the challenge of an accelerated curriculum and the
stimulation of intensive college-level work with students’ intellectual peers.
With the mission statement in mind, be prepared to be asked to think, to be challenged, and to be
asked to persevere.
To have ALL materials EVERDAY and be an active participant in class
To respect your classmates, your teacher and your classroom
To be responsible for your academics and behavior
To be in your seat at the start of class
To obtain missed assignments, notes, etc. due to absence
Nobody is to line up at the door prior to dismissal
Class ends when the teacher dismisses students.
When doing work, unless it is specified otherwise in the directions, all approximations must be
rounded to three (3) decimal places. Also, unless specified, exact answers will be acceptable. This is
consistent with the requirements by the College Board which oversees the Advanced Placement program.
Some examples are:
Not Acceptable Acceptable
EVALUATION: All points are created equal. All points earned will count the same toward the
final grade. At any time during the grading period, a student will know his/her grade by figuring his/her
percentage. Students will have a point sheet that will be in their binder. Points will be earned in the
1. In-class activities
From time to time, students will be working in groups on problem solving activities. These
activities are to help foster mathematical thinking within students. Students will be expected to
communicate ideas and solutions. During an in-class activity, I will be acting more as a
“facilitator” than as a “teacher”. During these activities I will often not answer questions directly,
but redirect the question for the student to think about. These activities may be followed up with a
You are expected to keep up with all all assigned homework problems. These may be collected
Quizzes may be announced or unannounced. They may occur as a summation of several topics or
cover a single topic.
An occasional project or presentation may be assigned. Most if not all work will be done outside
Tests will be given upon the completion of each chapter.
Students will keep a 3-ring binder with 3 sections. This is to help with organization. The sections
of the binder are as follows.
Notes – These can be student taken notes or handouts.
Homework – All completed assigned work.
Vocabulary – For all math and non-math related terminology used in class that is new to the given
student. All words are to be defined by the student.
First offense: A conference with the student.
Second offense: The above plus a call home.
Third offense: The above plus a conference with the counselor/ vice principal
Fourth offense: The above plus a parent conference.