Welcome to geometry or algebra I!
If you are looking for information on upcoming assignments including due dates, printable materials, or practice tests, please look at the online gradebook. Assignments will have small icons on the right linked to the materials.My values as a teacher are:
Mutual respect – We respect each other, our class, our time, and the room.
Meaningful effort – We put our best effort into work and activities that are purposeful.
Accurate assessments – Our tests and other assessments reflect our success in understanding.
Be in class when bell rings and immediately go to your seat with materials at hand.
Have assigned work done before class starts.
Cell phones/tablets/etc. must be put away* (school cell phone policy will be enforced).
No eating, drinking (water only), or gum in class.
No talking or other distracting behavior during lesson.
Talk on-topic during group/partner work.
Prepare yourself for assessments.
Communicate any issues immediately.
Materials (State Law requires that we provide these for any student who needs it, but you may want to have your own.) You will have a textbook to refer to at home. We have a class set so you don't need to bring it.binder or binder section for math (keep all work)3- hole graph paper3- hole binder paperpencils ready to write with erasersscientific calculator if desired. We have a class set of Dollar Tree calculators that work fine.For geometry (Again, we have class sets, but you may want your own.)ruler with metric measurecompass (not the kind that points north. If you are buying your own, I suggest the kind with the thumb wheel. Otherwise, our class set works fine.)*Cell phone policyDue to the recurring problem of cell phone use during class, I will be having the students place their phones in a secure place during class. At various times we may practice with various math apps or cell phones as calculators.
Grading: Assessments: 80%, homework/classwork: 20% of quarter grades
Final exams make up 20% of the semester grade.
Missing tests and absent work will count as 0 scores until made up even if absences are excused, otherwise students tend to ignore these until it is too late.
Test retakes will only occur after you turn in any missing homework and possible extra practice work as assigned to you by me. When you do the work, come in for help, and re-take the test, you will be guaranteed a score of at least 50%. You will receive the higher of your two scores.
You score 45% on test 3, do the work I assign and score 78% on the retest. You get 78%.
You score 30% on test 4, do the assigned work, come in for help, and again score 30% on the retest. You get 50%.
You score 75% on test 5, do the work and score 67% on the retest. You keep your 75%.
You score 25% on test 6 and don't do the work and/or come for help so you don't take the retest. You get 25%
You don't take the test. You get 0% until you do.
You score 98% on the test and want a retest to get 100%. Ok, but really?
Grade changes: Report card grades may need to be changed for compelling reasons. Not all reasons are compelling. School, district, and education-code guidelines will be adhered to.Name: Todd WeinertClassroom Number:Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject(s): Algebra II, geometry