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Math Analysis Classroom Guidelines

GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL

COURSE SYLLABUS AND CLASSROOM GUIDLINES

                                                                                 Teacher:  Mr. Woods                                                                          School Year:  2013-2014

                                                                                 Department:  Mathematics                                                               Course: Math Analysis

 A.  KEY CONCEPT OF COURSE

The curriculum in Math Analysis AB includes polar coordinates, conics, functions, and some calculus.  It also includes trigonometry, which is the study of triangle measurements.  The material in this course covers basic trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities, low of sines and cosines, and other material as stated 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), homework check, instruction on a new lesson, guided practice, and a check for understanding of the new material.

 C.  COURSE REQUIRMENTS:

Students are to complete all classwork assignments.  classwork is not collected.  The purpose of classwork is for students to practice the new material in order to complete the homework assignments successfully.  Homework is given every night including weekends.  Homework is not given over major holidays.  Students are to show all their work in a neat and organized way, and all homework is to be completed in pencil.  Students need the following supplies: paper, pencil, book, and a graphing calculator.  Students are expected to ask questions during the lesson.

 D.  TEACHER AVAILABILITY

I am available for extra help during lunch.  I am also available for extra help upon request.  Parents can contact me at (8180 242-3161, extension 4218.  Parents can also contact me via e-mail.  My email address is gwoods@gusd.net.  Parents can contact me anytime during regular school hours.  However my prep period is third period, which starts at 10:25 a.m. and ends at 11:23.

 E.  TEXTBOOKS

Precalculus. Sullivan, Publisher.

Calculus. Steward, Publisher.

F.  SAFTEY STANDARDS: None

G.  ATTENDACE EXPECTATION

Students are expected to attend class daily, and be in their seats when the bell rings.  I will call home if a student has five absences and or tardies.  If the student continues to be absent and or tardy, the studemt will be referd to his/her grade counselor.  Any homework assignments that are missed because of an excused absence may be turned in the following day.  Students will receive full credit.  Any quiz or test that is missed because of an excused absence must be taken the day the student returns.

H. BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

Discipline is imperative to learning.  The purpose of my discipline strategy is for my students to be held accountable and responsible for their behavior, and for my students to see and believe in their potential.  If a student disrespects me in front of class, the student will be expected to apologize in front of class.  students are expected to do their work.  this includes homework assignments, quizzes, and test.  If a student is caught cheating, the student will receive a zero on the assignments, and i will call home, and will be referred to their grade counselor.

 I.  ASSESSMENTS

Students will be given homwork every night, and homework will be collected each day.  Students will be given points for each homework assignment based upon the number of problems completed.  A quiz or test is usualy given once every two weeks. Homework makes up 15% of the grade. Quizzes and test make up 65% of the grade, and the final exam makes up 20% of the grade.

 J. GRADING RUBRIC:

Students earn their grade by receiving points.  Students may earn points through completeing homework, quizzes/test, and through the final exam.  Below is my grading scale.

90 - 100% of the points - A

80 - 89% of the points - B

70 - 79% of the points - C

60 - 69% of the points - D

59% of the points or below - F

GRADES ARE NOT ROUNDED UP AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER!

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

 

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