STANDARDS FOR THE WEEK: REFER TO THE NEWSLETTER COURSE DESCRIPTION: Within this course students will be learning the Common Core Content while providing a positive Islamic learning environment. Student will be experiencing math through handson activities, note taking, lectures, and presentations. The following are math topics that Inshallah we will be covering throughout the year. o Number and Quantity § Rational Exponents, Rational/Irrational Numbers, Polynomials o Algebra § Expressions, Creating Equations, Linear/Quadratic Equations, Inequalities o Functions § Relations, Function o Geometry § Pythagorean Theorem o Statistics and Probability § Data Sets, Interpret and Represent Data
TEXTBOOK: Students are assigned a hard copy Saxon Math Algebra 1 textbook. There are CD’s available for students who request them. Students are responsible for the textbook throughout the school year. Any lost or damaged textbooks will be charged a fine.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: CLASSROOM RULES & EXPECTATIONS Be Prompt Arrive to class ontime everyday and be in your seat working on the warmup activity when the bell rings. Be Prepared Come prepared for class everyday with all of the necessary materials (i.e. pencil, school supplies, worksheets, homework, and proper uniform). Be Productive Remain on task in class at all times, follow directions, and stay seated unless you have been given permission to do otherwise. Be Patient Quietly raise your hand if you have a question or comment and wait calmly for the teacher to respond. Do not whine or complain if the teacher does not respond right away. Be Polite Respect yourself, your classmates, and your teachers with your words and actions. Do not vandalize, destroy, or steal other people’s personal belongings. Respect your classroom environment. If a student CHOOSES to ignore one of the above expectations:
*We promise to apply ALL consequences FAIRLY and CONSISTENTLY, because we believe your child deserves no less. In addition, we reserve the right to use the above consequences as we believe is most appropriate in any individual circumstance. If a student CHOOSES to behave appropriately, he/she will receive one or more of the following positive consequences:
GRADES: Student’s grades will reflect on three categories throughout the year: formative assessment, summative assessment and a final quarter exam. The summative assessment includes tests, quizzes, and projects. The formative assessment includes daily homework, math practice drills, and classwork. The following explains how students’ grades are calculated. Formative 60% Summative 35% Participation 5%
HOMEWORK: Students will receive daily homework with the exception of Fridays. I do not assign any homework on Friday, unless otherwise told to the students. The weekend will be a time for students to makeup work and complete the work they didn’t complete throughout the week. They will receive daily math homework along with daily math skill building drills. The daily math skill building drill will be working on an assigned module on IXL. Students will receive a username and password the first week of school. They will also be taught how to log on and learn the expectations of how to complete the module. Along with the skill building they will receive daily math problems. This will include the practice problems in the textbook after each lesson. The students are expected to do their homework without the use of a calculator. They are also expected to complete their assignments on their own without any assistance. If for any reason your child seems to be struggling with the assignments please do not hesitate to contact me.

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