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Welcome Back!. “Mathematics is the language with which God wrote the universe.”Galileo. Supplies. Math notebook Paper Pencil (preferred) and eraser Calculator (scientific or graphing) Textbook (and workbook) Geometry: ruler, compass, protractor

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Welcome Back!

“Mathematics is the language with which God wrote the universe.”Galileo


  • Math notebook

  • Paper

  • Pencil (preferred) and eraser

  • Calculator (scientific or graphing)

  • Textbook (and workbook)

  • Geometry: ruler, compass, protractor

  • Other supplies will be occasionally needed

Classroom Rules

  • Respect the people, equipment and furniture in the room

  • Be seated and ready to begin work when the tardy bell rings

  • Adjust your voice level to suit the activity

  • Work quietly and independently until you have finished your work

  • Use language appropriate for the classroom

  • Keep food and drinks out of the classroom


  • Locker and restroom privileges

  • Green cards

  • Bonus points (extra green cards)


  • Lose green cards

  • Detention

  • Severe disruption: Immediate removal from the classroom

    *You do not have the right to disrupt the learning of others.

Student Handbook:






Approximate Point Distribution




Homework/class notes20%


Grades are updated daily through DDN Campus online!

College Prep Curriculum

  • Algebra 1

  • Geometry

  • Algebra 2

  • Trigonometry

  • Pre-Calculus

  • Expect to spend approximately one hour every day efficiently practicing and studying mathematics!

  • It is assumed that you know what was covered in previous classes!

Homework is Critical!

  • All work MUST be shown

  • Due at beginning of class each day (spot-check for completeness)

  • Must be complete(every problem attempted)

  • Mandatory extended learning time (ELT) will be assigned at 3:25 p.m. as necessary

Daily Study Groups*

*Bonus points for attendance

Other times available by appointment

Contact Information

  • Go to the Montrose Mathematics Homepage http://ck022.k12.sd.us for lesson plans and other information

  • All class notes will be posted online in pdf format (Lesson Plans page)

  • Email [email protected]

  • DDN Infinite Campus

Online Help

  • Algebra 1www.algebra1.com

  • Algebra 2www.algebra2.com

  • Geometrywww.geomconcepts.com

  • Trigwww.amc.glencoe.com

  • Pre-Calculuswww.amc.glencoe.com

  • Applied Geometry TBA

    All class notes will be posted online in pdf format.

Success in Mathematics

  • Be prepared for class every day

  • Take quality notes

  • Ask questions in class

  • Make efficient use of class time

  • Always complete homework on time

  • Attend study group

  • Seek assistance in a timely manner

  • Use online study tools

  • My door is always open!Except when it’s closed

  • Please respect the instructional time of classes in session.

The Top Eight Indicators and Predictors of Life Success

High expectations of self

Positive attitude


Belief System


Unconformity (in a socially positive way)

Effective Teachers

Genetic Inheritance

Note that the top six are internally controlled!

Dr. Ed Porthan January 2007

Math is Power!

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