Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Mathematical Decision Making for Life (Senior Math) is a four-quarter course for seniors. The course includes mathematical decision making in finance, modeling, probability and statistics, and making choices. Students will make sense of authentic problems and persevere in solving them. They will reason abstractly and quantitatively while communicating mathematics to others. Students will use appropriate tools, including technology, to model mathematics. Students will use structure and regularity of reasoning to describe mathematical situations and solve problems.
|A||93% – 100%||A-||90% – 92%|
|B+||87% – 89%||B||83% – 86%||B-||80% – 82%|
|C+||77% – 79%||C||73 % – 76%||C-||70% – 72%|
|D+||67% – 69%||D||63% – 66%||D-||60% – 62%|
|F||0% – 59%|
|Category||Items||% of Grade|
|Assessments||Tests & Quizzes||40%|
|Assignments||Class work / Homework / Study Guides / Notes||30%|
|Citizenship||Attendance, Behavior, Preparation and Participation, Workbook Checks||30%|
Assessment of Progress
We will have a daily quiz on the work we did the previous day. At the end of each unit there will be a test. There will be a Cumulative Review for the information taught during the Semester at the end of each Semester. All of these scores will be added to Power School. Grades will be entered on Thursdays.
- Math Workbook which is given to the student. If the workbook is lost or damaged (i.e. with inappropriate drawings or writings) student will need to pay $5 for a replacement. Senior Math will have assignments on the computer, classwork found in the workbook and a few projects also found in the workbook.
- Working Pencil and Pen
- Calculator (optional)
- Be Respectful (Respect everyone in the classroom and the facilities in the room. No food, candy, gum, drinks, hats, electronic devices, cell phones, notes to friends, are allowed in the classroom. Also hoodies can be worn but should not have the hoods up on the head. Any of these items that are visible will be confiscated. No additional warnings will be given. Water in a closed container is allowed)
Be Prepared (Come on time, be in your seat when the bell starts to ring, prepared with paper, pencil and math folder ready).
- Be a Self Advocate. Ask for help when needed, be self directed when possible, try your best at all times.
- Be a Team Player
- Dream Big!
- Follow school/district policies.
If students are not in their seat prepared to work with required items when the bell rings then they are tardy for class. It is the student’s responsibility to sign the Tardy Log, to ensure that their attendance gets updated appropriately. Students will be marked with a 3 if they are over 5 minutes late for class without an approved written excuse. Students who bring food or drinks into my class will be asked to throw it away or put it in their locker; they will be marked tardy if they leave to put it away.
Students will be allowed 3 emergency hall passes during class time. Any activity that has the student going into the hall will require that the student carry the yellow hall pass sign. Only one student at a time may leave. Students will need to wait for the hall pass to return before another may leave. Excessive time out of the room (more than 5 minutes) will count as using more than one hall pass. Students who were late to class will not be allowed additional time out of class on the same day.
Non-Participation and Cheating:
Students are given weekly participation points, point reductions can occur when they break rules or do not participate with the class. Non-Participation (N) can be given to students, who are unprepared, not working, causing disruptions, or otherwise not participating with the class. No participation points will be awarded for that day. Students may also be sent to the office if they are not willing to work or participate.
If a student is found to be cheating (giving or receiving) by deliberately using unauthorized materials, information, technology, study-aids or giving/receiving improper assistance, the district procedure (4485 P1) will be followed.
There will be class work every day. Students who finish in class do not have homework. So it is up the student if there is homework. Missing work can be found at the website: canvas.instructure.com . It is the student’s responsibility to make-up any notes, take any quiz/test, or get help on any assignments for the days they miss. Students, who regularly attend class, responsibly do their work in class, or after class as needed; who feel they need more time to finish assignments, may talk to me about ways that they may makeup the work and get a grade for the class. Note that attendance is very important as it may become difficult to pass the class if a student misses or refuses to work for 5 or more days in any given term. Students may spend time working with me after school to make-up activities that were missed during regular class time.
Late and Make-up Work: (all work must be completed within the term assigned)
I want the work done, so I will accept late work. Work will be graded and a score entered into Power School on Thursdays. The students will need to make sure their work has been submitted on the computer or in their Workbook (turned into the correct location). Work will be accepted after that time but may receive a 5% deduction for each day late. Re-do’s on assignments and assessments will also be accepted but only for work that was honestly attempted and ALL missed problems on the assignment or assessment must be re-done to be accepted. Tests and Quizzes can only be made up in my room and arrangements can be made to do this before school, after school, or during provided remediation times. Attendance points missed for doctor’s or pre-approved absents from my class will need to be made up in my classroom within a week of returning.
I will be available for help sessions everyday before school and after school, except on Fridays when we have Teacher Meetings. If more time is needed, contact me and I will make accommodations accordingly.
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
Progress Reports and Report Cards
See Power School for grades. Grades will be updated on Thursdays.