# Syllabus

Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.”

Francis of Assisi

# Text Book: Holt McDougal Mathematics Worktext & Textbook – Course 1

Scope:   Each lesson targets one or more benchmarks using a 5-step process that leads the student from

discovery to mastery.

Course Concepts

 Whole Numbers and Patterns Proportional Relationships Introduction to Algebra Measurement and Geometry Decimals Measurement: Area and Volume Number Theory and Fractions Functions, Equations, and Inequalities Fraction Operations Integers Collecting and Displaying Data

A = Excellent                                             90 - 100%

B = Good                                            80 - 89

C = Satisfactory                                  70 - 79%

D = Improvement Needed                 60 - 69%

#### F = Unsatisfactory                                0 - 59%

1. Class Participation
2. Computer Assignments
3. Warm-ups/Completed daily assignments
4. Quizzes (announced and unannounced)
5. Home Learning
6. Tests/Assessments, Mid-Term and Final Exam

Required Items

1. 3 Ring Binder/Dividers
2. Pencils/Pencil Sharpener/Eraser
3. Notebook Paper/graph paper

##### Procedures
1. Students are to wear appropriate uniforms daily.
2. Students are to be in class, seated and ready to commence work on the warm-up exercise by the time the late bell rings.
3. Procedures in the handbook will be followed regarding absences, tardies, and skipping/cutting class.   (Good attendance is important in the success of a student.)
4. Students must keep all vocabulary and class notes in order, with most recent work appearing first or on top.
5. The majority of the class time is spent working in groups to solve problems by answering questions, and using multiple representations to analyze and solve problems. Students in groups may at times present their solutions to the class. The teacher is a facilitator and guide in support of your learning.
6. Students are not dismissed by the bell, but by the teacher.
7. Students must learn and adhere to THE SEVEN HABITS OF Highly Effective Teens
8. Students are expected to EXCEL and SUCCEED.

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