Student Name: ______________________________________ Period: _____ Date: ____________________
Hardin High School
Mathematical Models Syllabus
Dr. Tommy H. Tucker
E-mail is email@example.com
Remind app: 81010 then @99eeh9
Parent conference time is 1:05-1:50 p.m.
Tutoring before school on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 a.m.
Math Models Google Classroom code to join is:
Second Period: ewzdvqi
August 13 – August 31 Schedule
*Virtual learning during a shut down if necessary
7:30-8:00 a.m. Tutoring
8:00-9:00 a.m. Teacher Planning
9:00-11:30 a.m. Class
12:00-3:30 p.m. Class
3:30-4:00 p.m. Tutoring
This course encompasses a review of, correction of misconceptions about, and/or initial development of knowledge and skills associated with the study of Algebra and Geometry. Included in the course will be developing knowledge and skills related to the use of integers and variable expressions, solving linear equations, equations with slope and intercept, inequalities and polynomials as well as knowledge of geometry such as parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent triangles, relationships within triangles, polygons and quadrilaterals, similarity, right triangles and trigonometry, circle measurement, area, surface area and volume, and probability. This course is challenging and may require work to be completed outside of class time in order to successfully complete it. Tutoring will be available if needed.
Requirements for Class
You will need a compass, protractor, notebook paper, pencils, and a 2” loose-leaf binder notebook in which to keep bell-ringer activities, daily notes, assignments, quizzes, and tests. A major grade will be assessed each six weeks for the notebook.
A textbook will be available for classroom reference use. It is imperative that notes be taken daily and that daily practice assignments be completed.
Write assignments in pencil. Use red, green, or other colors for corrections only.
Homework, classwork, quizzes, and tests are to be placed on the teacher work table according to your class period when required to be turned in.
A seating chart based on alphabetical order of the class roster will be in effect on the first day of class. The seating chart will be subject to change as necessary as schedules are adjusted. Be in your assigned seat with all necessary materials and begin to work on the bell-ringer activity when the tardy bell rings.
Whatever the class activity (lecture, discussion, reading, taking notes, watching a film clip, etc.), be engaged in the activity. Your comprehension and acquisition of knowledge will expand and your grades will reflect your class participation.
Be respectful to your classmates, your teacher, and yourself. In regard to other subjects mentioned in class, do not repeat gossip or hearsay or refer to another student in a derogatory manner.
The study of Mathematical Models requires thoughtful consideration of information presented, notetaking, sharing of understandings, memorization of new vocabulary specific to mathematics and geometry, and practice with mathematical calculations.
Late work, make-up, and retest guidelines are presented on the high school web page under the Parents tab.
Requests to leave class should be minimal. A pass will be given for emergency trips to the restroom. However, emergencies do not occur daily. Requests to leave class are a disruption to others, to the teacher, and to you and should not occur regularly. Going to another class will be with a request from that teacher. Hall passes will not be issued during the first 30 minutes. Requests to go to the nurse or to the counselor should also be rare and supportable.
In a learning environment, there will be discussion and movement. However, noise and activity should not rise to such a level that there is a disruption of neighboring classes.
Telephones, earbuds, music players, etc. are not to be visible in class and are to be silenced. Keep them in your backpack, purse, or pocket.
- Be in seat on time.
- Bring necessary school supplies daily.
- Keep hands, feet, and materials to oneself.
- Be respectful to others.
- Follow directions.
Positives (no consequences for six weeks, student chooses one to receive)
- Drop lowest daily grade during the six weeks.
- Add five points to lowest test grade.
- Receive five free pencils.
- Warning (student name is placed in behavior log by the teacher)
- Verbal warning. Conference with teacher at the end of class. Parent contact
- Loss of privilege. Last to leave the classroom.
- Lunch detention with teacher. Parent contact
- Administrator (office referral) with Parent contact
There are two types of grades.
Daily grades include homework assignments, quizzes, and notebook entries. There will be two or three daily grades every week.
Major grades include tests, binder notebook, and research/project assignments. There will be at least two major grades every six weeks.
Grades are calculated as follows:
Daily grades 50%
Major grades 50%
1st Six Weeks 28.3%
2nd Six Weeks 28.3%
3rd Six Weeks 28.4%
1st Semester Exam 15.0%
1st Semester Average 100.0% 50%
4th Six Weeks 28.3%
5th Six Weeks 28.3%
6th Six Weeks 28.4%
2nd Semester Exam 15.0%
2nd Semester Average 100.0% 50%
Final Grade 100%
Year at a Glance Mathematical Models Topics
1st Six Weeks
Parallel Lines and Transversals
2nd Six Weeks
Angles of Polygons
3rd Six Weeks
Area and Perimeter
4th Six Weeks
Integers and Variable Expressions
Solving Linear Equations
Applications of Linear Equations
5th Six Weeks
Using Proportional Reasoning
Functions and Equations
More Linear Equations
6th Six Weeks
Equations with Slope and Intercept
Systems of Equations
I look forward to teaching this class in the coming school year. My personal goal is that you will expand your understanding of mathematics and geometry and how they are used in our daily lives. I am glad to have you in my classroom and hope that you will look forward to learning as much as I look forward to teaching you.
Dr. Tommy H. Tucker
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