2018-2019 7th Grade Math Syllabus
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Hello and welcome. My name is Mrs. Marsha Sorce and I will be your child's’ math teacher this new school year. As we embark on this year, I want to introduce myself as the partner in your child’s math education. At the end of this letter, you will find information about my math classroom policies regarding materials,
textbook, grading, homework, information on progress reports, and teacher e-mails. Please read and review the school rules, policies, and information that can be found in the student code of conduct. To facilitate our communication, please check your child’s orange math folder and planner regularly. Also, students’ grades can be found on plus portal at any time throughout the school year. Make sure to contact Mrs. Henry for Home-access username and password. Progress report will be sent home every Thursday. Please make sure you review it with your child, sign it, and make sure it is returned to me the next day (Friday).
My goal is to monitor the maturation process of your child over the course of the school year. Please feel free to e-mail me or write me a note whenever you feel like expressing your concerns about the progress of your child. I am very excited to be given the opportunity to work with your child this year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or by email.
Marsha M. Sorce (7th- 8th grade Math)
Available hours: 7:00 – 3:30
Telephone: 813- 533-2999
Mrs. Sorce’s Website: msorce.com (This site contains general course information about my math classes)
Tutoring Website: www.khanacademy.com
- Rational Numbers
- Linear Equations
- Proportions and Similarity
- Linear Functions
- Data Analysis and Probability
- Surface Area and Volume
- Measurement and Proportional Reasoning
- Geometry and Spatial Reasoning
- Inequalities, Functions, and Monomials
This course is built around the Florida state standards for Mathematics, which can be found at the following web site:
Textbook: On-line textbook access will be given when new codes are available.
Math Connects: Concepts, Skills and Problem Solving - Course 2
1. Online Textbook Access is available at, here are the directions.
- Go to: connectED.mcgraw-hill.com
- Login: __________________
- Password: _______________
- You also have a space for this in your planner. Write it there as well!
- If you already have an account at “ConnectED” click “add” and enter the
redemption code: _______________________
1 Pencil Pack )
1 Package color pencils
2 Packages pencils
1 Package eraser caps and big pink erasers
Classroom Supplies -(Optional)
1 Packages Wide rule notebook paper
1 Box Kleenex
1 Container Clorox Wipes
1 roll paper towels
1 Hand Sanitizer
A = 90 -- 100
B = 80 -- 89
C = 70 -- 79
D = 60 -- 69
F = 0 -- 59
Daily Classroom Procedures:
BEFORE THE BELL RINGS:
Be seated in your assigned seat.
Have all daily supplies out
Begin working on Bell-work.
AS THE BELL RINGS:
Continue working on Bell-work.
DURING THE CLASS PERIOD
Raise hand if you would like the teacher’s attention.
Be productive and participate.
Remain in your seat unless told otherwise.
END OF CLASS
Please remain seated until you are dismissed by the teacher.
Raising your hand:
Raising your hand indicates that you would like my attention. Students are expected and encouraged to ask questions and participate during lessons. Once you are working independently or within groups, please feel free to raise your hand at any time as long as questions and/or comments are related directly to the task at hand. Otherwise, please hold your thoughts and speak to me after class, at the end of the day, or the very next morning.
Sharpening your pencil:
If your pencil point should break, you should sharpen your pencil with the least amount of disruption possible. Please wait to sharpen your pencil until I have completed teaching my lesson and/or talking to the class as a whole. It would be beneficial to have a pencil sharpener of your own that you can access at any time.
I ask that you wait until all instruction has been given before leaving the room to use the bathroom. When leaving the room to use the bathroom, please raise your hand to ask permission, bring your Planner to me to have it signed. Take the required pass. Only 1 person may leave the classroom at a time, so if someone else is out of the classroom, please wait until they have returned to ask for permission.
During some lessons there will be opportunities to work in pairs/groups. Sometimes I will allow students to select their partners; however, while most of the time I will be assigning students to pairs/groups. I ask that everyone respect one another when working together. Please do not express disappointment or disapproval of other students within the class. In addition, all students are expected to contribute to the activity with no one person taking charge of the entire group, and no students relying on other students to do all the work.
Completing math homework and spending a minimum of 45 minutes a week on I-Ready is essential to success in math. Expect homework in math every day. Homework is not a punishment, but a valuable tool to help your student succeed in math. Homework will make up 5% of your student’s math grade. All assignments should be labeled with the student’s first and last name, date, period, and assignment title. Students need to use pencil only and must show work.
Parents, your child will always receive written and oral directions for all class work, homework, and tests. Time will be given in class to write down their daily assignments in their planner.
Students are expected to come to class prepared every day with their homework, workbook, and several sharpened pencils. Bringing the above list of materials, completing all assignments, having a willingness to learn and participation is crucial for success.
The math curriculum this year is an on line curriculum. The students will receive their own workbook which they will need to keep track of throughout the year. There is just one available per student; therefore, it will be kept in class so it does not get lost.
Excessive absences should be avoided. In the event of an absence, the student is required to make up class and homework assignments. Any student that is absent should check with me immediately upon their return to school. Please see the Student Code of Conduct for the policy on completing work after an absence.
If any student feels he/she needs extra help, has questions, or needs to stay after school to make up work from an absence, they are encouraged to see me and set up a time.
Detachable Portion: Please complete and return to the teacher.
Please read the attached syllabus and then sign below to indicate your understanding and support of the classroom system.
Parent/Guardian Signature: ___________________________________________________
Student Signature: __________________________________________________________
Questions, comments or concerns: Please indicate below any information you would like me to note such as a medical concern about your child.