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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

Welcome Back!

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


Supplies

Supplies

  • 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

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


Rewards

Rewards

  • Locker and restroom privileges

  • Green cards

  • Bonus points (extra green cards)


Consequences

Consequences*

  • Lose green cards

  • Detention

  • Severe disruption: Immediate removal from the classroom

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


Grades

Student Handbook:

100-94%A

93-87%B

86-80%C

79-70%D

<70%F

Approximate Point Distribution

Tests50%

Projects10%

Quizzes20%

Homework/class notes20%

Grades

Grades are updated daily through DDN Campus online!


College prep curriculum

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

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

Daily Study Groups*

*Bonus points for attendance

Other times available by appointment


Contact information

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

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

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


Welcome back

  • 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

The Top Eight Indicators and Predictors of Life Success

High expectations of self

Positive attitude

Self-Concept

Belief System

Vocabulary

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

Math is Power!


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