GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL COURSE SYLLABUS AND CLASSROOM GUIDELINES

TEACHER: MR. WOODS

SCHOOL YEAR: 2013 - 2014

DEPARTMENT: MATHEMATICS

COURSE: ALGEBRA 1AB

A. KEY CONCEPT OF COURSE:

Algebra 1 is a branch of mathematics that uses letter and symbols. The porpose of this course is to train students to splve differtn types of equations and word problems using variables. The main concepts are polynomials, relashions , linear equations, quadratics, probibility, and statistics, and right triangle trigonometry. Thes conepts., as well as others, are defined in the California State Standards.

B. GENERAL PLAN FOR COURSE

Daily objectives , standards, and homework are always posted on the White Board Configuration in the classroom. The daily lessons follow this structure: a review problem( known as the Do Now), instructions a new lesson,and then guided practice.

C. COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Students are to complete all classroom assingments. The purpose of classwork is for students to practice the new material from the lesson and to prepare them to successfully complete the assinged homework. Students are to show all work in a neat and organized way, and all classwork/homework is to be completed in pencil. Students need the following supplies: paper, pencil, and their book. Students are expected to ask questions during the lesson, and work cooperatively in the classroom.

D. TEACHER AVAILABILITY

I am available for extra help during lunch. Iam also available for extra help upon request. Parents can contact me at 818-242-3161, extension 4218. Parents can contact me via e-mail. My e-mail adress is gwoods@gusd.net. Parents can contact me any time during regular school hours.

G. ATTENDENCE AND EXPECTATIONS

Students are expected to attend class daily, and to be in their seat when the bell rings. I will call home when a student has five absenses/or tardies. If the students continues to be absent and/or tardy, the student will be referred to his/her grade counsler. Any classwork/homework that are missed because of an absence may be turned in within a day. Students will recieve full credit. Any quiz that is missed because of the absence must be taken the day the student returns.

H. BEHAVIOR AND EXPECTATIONS

Discipline is imperative to learning. The purpose of my discipline strategy is for my students to be held accountable and responsibly for their behavior, and for my students to see and believe in their potencial. I expect my students to respect me and each other. If a student disrespects me in front of class, the student will be expected to apologize to me in front of class. Students are expected to do their own work. This includes homework assignments, quizzes, and tests. If a student is caught cheating, the student will receive a zero on the assignment, and I will call home, and the student will be referred to his/her grade counselor.

I. ASSESSMENTS

Students will be given homework every night, and this will be checked each day. Students will be given points for each assignment based upon how many problems the student completed. A quiz or test is usually given atleast once every two weeks. Classwork/homework makes up 30% of the grade. Quizzes/test makes up 50% of the grade, and the final exam makes up 20% of the grade.

J. GRADING RUBRIC

Students can earn their grades by receving points. Students may earn points through completing homework, quizzes/test, and through the final exam. Below is my grading scale.

90 - 100% of total points - A

80 - 89% of total points - B

70 - 79% of total points - C

60 - 69% of total points - D

59% of total points or below - F

I DO NOT ROUND UP GRADES AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER!

Cell phone/tardy policies follow the same procedures as outlined in the parent/student packet.