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IB Math HL Fact Sheet RHS 2009 - 2010


									                            IB Mathematics Higher Level
                         Mrs. Amy Leonard      Room 5 - 345
                                    2009 - 2010

Welcome to IB Math HL! You are now enrolled in a higher level International
Baccalaureate course designed for you to earn college credit and fulfill your IB Diploma
requirements. This is a rigorous class and attendance is extremely important if you
want to pass the IB exam.

             You are expected to be in the classroom when the bell rings. If you are
             late, it will affect your employability skills grade.

             We will be using the textbook Mathematics HL & SL by Peter Smythe. We
             will be covering 24 chapters plus additional material that appears on the
             IB exam. In addition to the core requirements, you will each need to
             choose a higher level option for paper 3 – either Statistics or Analysis.

             Homework will be assigned daily whether the topic is covered in class or
             not. It will be due during the following class.

             If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what work you have
             missed and to make it up. You will have one day for every day you were
             absent to make up the homework. You will be able to access assignments
             on my teacher web page at:

             Any test missed must be taken after school within 5 days following your
             return to school. It will be done AFTER school from 2:20 P.M. to 3:30
             P.M. by appointment.

             Grades will be weighted 80% for tests and quizzes and 20% for
             employability skills. Employability points consist of 15% toward homework
             and 5% toward attendance and the code of conduct. An unexcused
             absence, tardy, dress code violation, or misconduct will result in a loss of 5
             points. Semester one will include a midterm exam worth 20% of the first
             semester grade, and semester two will include a "mock" exam worth 20%
             of the second semester grade.
             Cheating in any way will not be tolerated. Cheating on a test will result in a
             grade of zero. If you are caught copying another student's paper, both
             will be confiscated. Working together is encouraged - copying another's
             work is not.

             A graphing calculator (TI-83 or TI-84) is required for this class. If this
             is a problem, see me immediately. The TI-89 is NOT permitted by the

             There will be NO food or drinks allowed in the classroom. Cell phone and
             laptop usage during class is also not permitted.

             Two papers of the mock IB Math HL exam will be administered on
             Saturday April 17, 2008 from 7:30A.M. until approximately noon. The
             third paper will be given during a regular school day to be announced at a
             later date. This test is mandatory. Please do not schedule any other
             activities for this Saturday morning.

Please don't hesitate to ask questions as needed. I will be available after school most
days to help with any concepts you don't understand. This course is fast passed and
rigorous. I am always willing to help. I am looking forward to an enjoyable and
rewarding year together!

                                             Mrs. Amy Leonard
                                             Riverview High School
                                             One Ram Way
                                             Sarasota, FL 34231
                                             (941) 923-1484 Ext. 64149
                                     IB Math HL

      Your first homework assignment is to complete this page, signifying that you have
read and understand the expectations for this class. You must also have a parent or
guardian read and sign this form. Keep the first two pages of this letter for your
information throughout the year and return this page tomorrow.


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