Grading, Supplies and Expectations

**Class Room Expectations**

I expect all students to come to class prepared to work and learn and to be a positive active participant in their learning.

**Materials Needed**

- Something to write with (preferably pencil). All tests and quizzes must be done in pencil.

- Math book or computer. All students have an e-book which is an electronic version of the

hard cover book.

- Graph paper. We do a lot of graphing in class and for homework. Students can do all of

their work on graph paper.

- A binder and loose leaf paper. These are optional but students will need to be organized and

be able to find their notes and homework when needed.

**Grading**

Scale:

95 -100 A 87 - 89 B+ 77 - 79 C+ 67 - 69 D+ 0 - 59 F

90 - 94 A- 83 - 86 B 73 - 76 C 63 - 66 D

80 - 82 B- 70 - 72 C - 60 - 65 D-

Students will be graded on homework quizzes, team tests, checkpoints, and individual

assessments.

- **homework quizzes** are assessments that involve students writing down their work and

answers for a few select problems and are worth **15% **of a students grade. They are

problems that have been assigned and corrected. Students have homework just about

every night (see calendar for assignments). It students are struggling with homework,

homework help is available on the CPM website. All students also have an answer key. If

a student is absent or would like to retake a homework quiz - they have one week to do

so.

- **team tests** are assessments of how the students are working as a team. They are

worth **15% **of the students grades. I do not allow retakes on team tests as they are an

assessment of how the team is working together.

- **individual assessments** are worth **70%** of the students grade. One form of individual

assessment is *chapter tests*. Corrections can be made on chapter tests for up to one

week after the tests have been handed back. In order for a student to do corrections they

must come see me and arrange a time. Another form of individual assessments is a

*checkpoint*. These are benchmarks of skills that students are expected to master. If they

are not passed the first time, extra practice will be given and the students will be asked to

retake the assessments until they have shown mastery of 80% or better.