Algebra II 2009-2010
It is your responsibility to bring the following supplies to class EVERY DAY. You will not be allowed to return to your locker or call home to get supplies or homework that you should have brought to class.
Assignments that are due!
#2 pencils and a pen—red, blue, pink, green…..no black ink, please.
3 ring notebook —for MATH ONLY!
Loose-leaf notebook paper
Textbook—covered at all times!
Your notebook will become a valuable resource for the class. You must keep it organized! You should keep all math handouts, notes, and assignments in your notebook, along with extra notebook paper and graph paper. I expect you to keep all of your papers organized by date. I also expect you to write down your assignments every day. You must keep an assignment sheet in the front of your notebook. It is my intention that you learn valuable organization skills, and that you learn to use your math materials to study for quizzes and tests. To keep you on your toes and make sure you keep up with your notebook on a daily basis, a “pop” notebook quiz is possible at any time. Bring it with you to class EVERY day.
All assignments must be done in pencil. (No ink—not even erasable pens!)
Write a heading in the upper right corner—name, class/period, and date.
Write the assignment on the top line of the paper.
Be proud of your work and turn in neat and legible papers.
You must follow all written and oral directions carefully and SHOW ALL WORK, including diagrams that must be drawn and labeled correctly or sentences that justify your answer (when required). No work (or incomplete work) means no credit for the answer! I will not accept answers without appropriate work!
All grading must be done with a pen. (No black ink—I want to be able to see it well!)
All assignments are due the next class period unless otherwise stated. Late work is NOT accepted. An assignment that is not turned in on time will receive a grade of ZERO. If your homework is not with you in the classroom before the tardy bell on the day it is due, then it is not on time! You will NOT be able to go to your locker, call home and ask your mom to bring it, etc.
Calculators may be used when the teacher states they are allowed.
All calculator memories may be cleared before quizzes and/or tests.
Absences Due to Illness, Doctor Appointments, Etc.
It is YOUR responsibility to get notes from a classmate and find out the assignment that you missed when you were absent from school. ONE day for each day absent is allowed to complete make-up work, unless other arrangements have been made with the teacher. Work that is not turned in to the teacher with respect to this timeline will be recorded as a ZERO.
If you are absent from class for any reason that has not been pre-arranged, then you must come to my room before the end of the FIRST day you return to school to turn in homework that was due, get your make-up assignments, and find out what you will be responsible for the next time the class meets. Example: You are absent on B-day and miss this class. You return to school on A-day. You must stop by my room to turn in work and get the work you missed, even though this class does not meet again until B-day. Only by doing this can we make certain that you do not fall too far behind in your work.
If you are present for any portion of the school day, then you are responsible for turning in assignments that are due, as well as getting new assignments for that day. Example: You miss B5 because of a doctor’s appointment, but then come to school. If you missed this class, you must come see me that day! Again, the purpose of this policy is to keep you from getting too far behind in your work.
If you are absent on the day of a quiz or test, you will be expected to take that quiz or test on the FIRST day you return to class, unless you have been absent for two or more consecutive class periods. If you have been absent for two or more consecutive class periods, the teacher will arrange a time/date with you.
Absences for Fieldtrips, Sports, Organizations, Etc.
It is YOUR responsibility to inform the teacher if you know that you will miss class for a fieldtrip, a sporting event, a student council function, or any other pre-arranged school activity. You must talk to the teacher in person and make arrangements for your work BEFORE that day arrives.
Unless other arrangements are made with the teacher, you must turn in any assignment that is due that day BEFORE you leave for the school activity.
Unless other arrangements are made with the teacher, you must take any quiz or test that is scheduled for that day BEFORE you leave for the school activity.
Failure to make arrangements with the teacher before a school-related absence may result in a grade of ZERO for any work that is missed or not turned in on time, including homework, quizzes, tests, and projects.
While in class, you are expected to follow all school rules as outlined in the Student-Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct.
You are expected to arrive in class on time with all necessary supplies and assignments. You should be IN YOUR SEAT AND READY TO WORK BEFORE THE TARDY BELL RINGS. Also, remain in your seat until the teacher dismisses you (not the bell).
Be prepared, pay attention, and participate in class activities.
Be positive and cooperative in class.
Treat everyone with the same fairness and respect with which you expect to be treated.
Every effort should be made to take care of personal needs between classes.
Due to allergy/asthma issues, do NOT apply cosmetic items such as perfume, cologne, body spray, lotion, hair spray, nail polish, etc., in the classroom. Do not bring these items to class. Use these things at home before you get here!
Food, drinks, and gum should be reserved for lunch time. Do not bring them to class.
The technology available in the classroom (laptops, calculators, Navigator system, etc.) should be treated with care at all times. Students who do not use equipment properly will be referred to the administration.
Math class is for math work only! If you work on assignments for another class while you are supposed to be working on math, the assignment will be collected and will not be returned to you. This means you risk earning a zero in that other class.
Personal Data Assistants (PDAs) and laptops may not be used in class without permission from the teacher. As a general rule, you will take notes in class on handouts from the teacher or on your own notebook paper. Also, remember that your textbook must be with you every day; you will not use your laptop for a textbook in class.
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. This includes “sharing” work or answers, copying another student’s work, and plagiarism. Anyone who is academically dishonest will receive a grade of ZERO for that homework, quiz, test, or project, including the person who “shares” his or her work with another person. In addition, incidents of academic dishonesty will be referred to the administration.