Math 8

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    Overview

    This math class will be a rigorous math class that will allow each of you the opportunity to develop a solid foundation of mathematics for high school and beyond.  The topics we will cover will include chapters about the following subjects:

    Real Numbers

    Equations in One Variable

    Equations in Two Variables

    Functions

    Transformations

    Similarity

    Scatter Plots and Data Analysis

    Volume and Surface Area

    Rational and Irrational Numbers

    Organization

    Each day, you are expected bring the following materials to class:

    • Workbook
    • Looseleaf Paper
    • Graph Paper
    • Binder w/5-tab Dividers (red)

    Grading Policy

    • Homework – 30%
    • Tests & Quizzes - 60%
    • Participation - 10%

     

    • Homework will be assigned almost nightly.  It should only take about 15 minutes outside of class and will be graded each day on effort and completeness.  A fully complete and organized homework will be awarded 2 points.  A partially complete and/or disorganized homework will earn 1 point.  No homework will result in 0 points.  I will accept late homework the next day, but the maximum number of points awarded for late homework is 1.  There will at times be homework assignments that will collected and graded for accuracy as well.
    • Quizzes will be given multiple times throughout each chapter and unit/chapter tests will be given at the end of each chapter.  After each test, students will have an opportunity to make corrections and earn back half of any lost points for each test.
    • Participation/preparedness will be evaluated daily.  To earn full credit in this category, students should report to class with their books and supplies each day.  Also, students who contribute regularly to class discussion will earn a higher grade here than students who do not participate.

     Classroom Expectations

    1. Be Prompt

    Students should be seated and ready to begin working when the bell rings.  40 minutes is not very much time, so we need to maximize what little time we do have.

    • 3 tardies without a pass = 1 detention after school with me
    • 3 detentions  = referral
    1. Be Prepared

    Students should come to class each day with the materials listed under “Organization”.

    1. Be Polite

    Math is a subject where students need to be comfortable in testing ideas and making mistakes.  Together with Mr. Jagoda, it is the students’ responsibility to help create and maintain this culture for themselves and their peers.  That being said:

    • Respect each other
    • Respect yourselves
    • Respect Mr. Jagoda

    Any rudeness, cruelty towards others, bullying, etc. will not be tolerated.  Disruptive behavior, or any behavior that takes away from the learning environment will also not be tolerated.

    Disciplinary Consequences

    A student that is being disruptive or off-task in Mr. Jagoda’s room will be dealt with as follows:

    1. Verbal warning
    2. Seating change
    3. Sent to ISS for the remainder of the period and call home.
    4. Sent to principal’s office and completion of a disciplinary referral form

    As the teacher, I reserve the right to skip consequences 1 through 3 for behavior that warrants a harsher consequence.

    Absences

    If you are absent, it is your responsibility to ask about what you missed and to complete it within 2 days for each day absence, as stated in the student handbook.

    Extra Help

    Mr. Jagoda is available for extra help almost every day after school.  Please take advantage of this if needed – just let me know ahead of time if you plan on staying.