Ms. Hobbs

Barret Traditional Middle School

6th and 7th grade Math


Course Syllabus 2018-19

Welcome to BTMS! We have an exciting year of mathematics ahead of us. This syllabus will give you a general idea of what to expect in my math class. Some of the units and their order are subject to change. If this is the case, then the updates will be passed along to you.


     Grading Policy

     Student Engagement       20%

     Student Progression        30%

     Student Mastery               50%




JCPS Grading Scale

90-100 A

80-89 B

70-79 C

60-69 D

59 and below U

Homework and Classwork Grades(Progression): These grades are every day assignments and will be graded for completion, effort and being turned in on time. Homework assignments will be posted on the agenda board each day. Students are responsible for writing everything in their agendas!! Homework will be given 2 to 3 times a week.

Test/quizzes(Mastery): Tests will be given at the end of each unit in order to assess the students’ understanding of the unit. Students will know the date well in advance. It will also be posted for them on the agenda board. Quizzes will be given periodically with at least one day’s notice. These could be over vocabulary terms and various skills and concepts within the unit of study.

Participation(Engagement): These grades will be based on participation in class during discussions, checking homework, Moby Max and in the computer lab activities.

Discipline Policy

Any behavior problems will be dealt with according to these general guidelines:

  1. Verbal reprimand
  2. Seating change
  3. Parent contact (by phone, e-mail and/or agenda note)

After these steps have been taken a referral to counselor or to an administrator will be written. This will, of course, affect the student’s conduct grade!

Student Expectations

  • Students should have all supplies with them when they enter the classroom every day
  • Students should have homework assignments completed before they get to class
  • Students must be in class on time, ready to begin their warm-up and the lesson for the day
  • Students need to have a positive and respectful attitude

Supplies Needed for Math

  • Agenda
  • Pencils
  • Paper
  • Red checking pens
  • Textbook
  • Record & Practice Journal

Late work will NOT be accepted!!

Make-up work

A student will only be allowed to make up work if their absences are excused. They will be given the number of days absent plus one additional day to complete any missing work.


Once again, we have a wonderful year ahead of us. I anticipate a great math experience for your child. I will pass along any updates to you if necessary. My contact information is located below.


Jennifer Hobbs

Room 318