Math 7 Course Expectations



Books

Students will be using EnVisionmath2.0 this year. Students will be given two math workbooks.  It is a workbook because the students will be working problems out inside the book. 

  • Students are responsible for their assigned books.  If they are damaged or lost, the school district will charge a nominal fee.

Online Resources

  • Online resources are available to students through pearsonrealize.com.  Each student will have a username and password (braves18) to access this site.  All examples found in the book are found here. Each lesson contains one or more  videos/animations that will help to walk the students through the lesson objectives.  

  • We will also be using Google Classroom. Students will complete Bellringers, check homework, and be taking their tests and quizzes through Google Classroom. Google Classroom may be used for classwork assignments as well.

Supplies

  • Folder, notebook, pencil, calculator, and earbuds/headphones are needed for math class.  Folder, notebooks, and a calculator will be provided. Students can borrow my class set of headphones.  These are not used everyday in math class.

Homework

Homework will be assigned on a regular basis.  Students are required to do their homework or risk consultation if it does not get completed.

  • Homework in the workbooks is found under the title Practice and Problem Solving. 

  • Homework will be checked on a daily basis.  

  • If you fail to have the homework done on the day it is due, you should still complete the homework. Partial credit will be given. After a week of homework still incomplete a 0 will be given.

  • Consultations will be given weekly for students who fail to complete assignments.

Absence

  • If a student misses a day when an assignment is due, they are required to turn in/show me this assignment upon their return. If a student was absent when an assignment is given, they will be given an extra day to complete this assignment.. 

  • If a student misses a test/quiz, they have 1 week from their return to make up the test, on their time, before a zero is added to the grade book.

  • When a student returns from being absent, they should collect all work that needs completed.

  • Making up missed work is to be done during free time, study halls, or before/after school. 

Assessment

  1. Mid-Topic Assessment (Quiz) occur somewhere near middle of Topic.

  2. Topic Assessment (Test)- Tests will cover information taught throughout each topic and school year. 

  3. Bellringers-this will be completed daily and turned in at the end of each week. These are graded on completion.

  4. Weekly Practice Sheets- a worksheet made up of mostly multiple choice and open ended. These are graded for accuracy.

  5. Homework- homework is graded based on completion.

  6. Classwork worksheets- any other practice given outside of the workbook such as Reteach/Vocab classwork, Building Math Literacy/Vocab, Enrichment/Vocab, and/or Additional Practice.

  7. Budget Project - End of the year project done once PSSA’s are completed.

Grades

Student grades will be calculated based on the total number of points earned divided by the total number of points available.  For example: a student earns 449 points, and there is a total of 500 points for the quarter. You would take 449 points earned divided by 500 total points to get 89.8%. The following grade breakdown is followed for all classes:

A (92-100%)     B (83-91%) C (74-82%)    D (73-65%) F (64% and below)


Discipline

In our class, there are four very simple rules to be followed:   

1. Respect one another 

2. Be responsible with completing school work

3. Be safe 

4. No food or drink allowed

However, if these rules are not followed, the following consequences will occur, in the order that they are listed unless the severity of the action requires direct involvement of the principal.

1. Verbal Warning and a brief consultation immediately after/during class.

2. After school consultation from 2:50 to 3:15.

4. Phone call home plus consultation and/or conference with parent/guardian and student

5. Referral to administration.

Hallway Passes

  • Each quarter a student receives a new pass.  Students must use the pass to leave math class for any reason.  Over use of the hall pass will result in consultation time after school.  This is to ensure the student has all work necessary for the amount of time lost in class.  

Parent/Student Homework Reminder

  • I am using a program called Remind. You can download the app on your phone. Follow the instructions given on separate paper to set up an account.  Upon setting up the account, students and parents will be able to receive text messages from me reminding them of homework assignments that are due.