Class Syllabus

PRE-ALGEBRA SYLLABUS

 

Instructors: Jordanne Dempster Ms. D

cell 760.547.4999 ( between 5pm -7pm for homework help)

jdempster@wsst.school

Website: http://western.teamcfa.school/posts/?teacher-name=Dempster&teacher-id=301

 

Pre-Algebra COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Pre-Algebra is a middle school level class designed with three major parts. The first part serves as a review of fifth and sixth grade. The second part is comprised of the development of the skills necessary for students to succeed in Algebra. The final part of the course is a basic introduction to topics such as Geometry and graphing. This course will help students build basic foundations of algebra to be successful in high school and beyond!

 

Materials To Bring Every Day

 

Binder/ 2 (100 page) Notebook
Chromebook
Pencil
Colored writing utensils
Headphones
Whiteboard marker

Technology Policy

 

Calculators, Smart Phones, and Laptops are all allowed in the classroom provided that they are not distracting to you or other students in the classroom. Cell phones should NOT be visible unless asked to use for an activity.
Classroom Expectations

 

Be on time to class. You must be in your seat when the bell rings. (remember tardies can lead to saturday school)
Please take care of all personal matters (such as going to the bathroom, getting a drink, sharpening pencils, etc.) before the start of class.
Come to class prepared to learn and work. Have your completed homework, binder, chromebook, and writing utensil with you every day!
Respect everyone and everything in this classroom! We will respect you as young adults as long as you behave maturely and responsibly.
Due to working with chromebooks food/candy/gum are not allowed (unless given by Ms.D)
Cell phones are to be SILENCED during class. If your cell phone rings, or if you are seen text-messaging, you will be asked to surrender your phone to one of the instructors for the remainder of the class period, your parents will be notified, and you will receive a step. Other consequences may also occur, as deemed necessary by the instructors. However, your teachers do support technologically enhanced learning environments and mobile learning. As a result, please be aware that you may be asked during class to access educational information or resources using the texting and/or Internet capabilities on your cell phone, when appropriate. Please let the instructors know ahead of time if this creates a conflict for you.
Be a WARRIOR at all times, failing to do so can lead to steps on Deans List
Grading Policy

Grades consist of:

Tests / Quiz – 40% of grade

Classwork/binder check- 40%

Meeting growth goals-10% extra credit

Homework (assigned daily) – 10% of grade
Classwork/Note books
Students are expected to keep their notebooks in their AVID binder at all times.

Students will turn in notebooks twice a month as a particpation grade
Homework
As you might expect, homework is the essential ingredient in a good math grade. Homework will be given everyday. We have some rules about homework which we expect to be followed.

 

* Each homework assignment is worth 5 points – all work must be shown.

* In order to get the full 5 points, all problems must be attempted, not necessarily correct. (We can tell if you made an effort or not)

* Homework that is incomplete will given at tutoring

* Homework is due thursday

* Homework must be completed before coming to class, if we see you working on it while we are checking, you get a zero and phone call home

 

Tips for Success

Attend class every day.

Make sure you are taking good notes everyday!

Do the homework everyday! Attempt all problems.

Study for test and quizzes by reviewing previous notes and homework assignments.

Always show your work (helps me help you!) on homework, quizzes, and tests!

Complete any make-up assignments and be sure to turn them in!

Don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Make-Up Work

If you miss a day of class, it is your responsibility to make sure the work is made up quickly. Class notes and assignments will be posted on the absent work (GOOGLE CLASSROOM)
Positive rewards:
Students can receive homework passes, and extra credit for being a WARRIOR. 1 positive point = 1 point extra credit.
Homework passes can be used for extra credit as well (5 points)

 

 

Grading Scale

 

98-100 A+ 92-97 A 90-91 A-

88-89 B+ 82-87 B 80-81 B-

78-79 C+ 72-77 C 70-71 C

60-0 INC/F

 

 

Class Goals:

 

Receive 80%+ on all quizzes/test
Create problem solving strategies
Relate math to real world application
BATHROOM/ NURSE

-PLEASE USE BATHROOM DURING PASSING PERIODS (4 MINS)

– YOU MAY LEAVE THE CLASSROOM ONE TIME DURING OUR 50 MINS TOGETHER .

-MAKE SURE YOU SIGN BATHROOM PASS BY THE DOOR

-USE THE NURSE FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY ! (BLOOD, BROKEN ARMS, BODILY FLUIDS)

-I HAVE COUGH DROPS, BANDAIDS ETC.