ESA Math

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Geometry - Syllabus

GEOMETRY - MRS. RILEY - ROOM 302

Text: Boyd, Cummins, et al, Geometry, Glencoe, © 2005
Students are required to bring the text to every class.

Course Content: In this course students will develop concepts and skills in Geometry through the deductive process and intuitive reasoning which will lead to better understanding of mathematical concepts and mastery of skills. This course covers the properties, measurements and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces and solids. Theorems concerning parallel and perpendicular lines and congruent polygons are explored and studied. Students investigate the Pythagorean Theory and properties of right angles as well as the field of coordinate geometry.


MATERIALS - #2 Pencils, TI 83 Plus or TI 84 Plus graphing calculator, Notebook, loose-leaf, graph pad or paper, ruler, eraser.


Grading
Tests – Given at the end of every chapter 40%
Quizzes – Given at the end of each concept 20%
Projects - Using Math in real life applications 20%
Homework – Turned in at the start of each class 10%
Attendance/Participation 10%
Mid year Exam - 33% of term mark
End of Year Exam 33% of term mark

ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS TO CLARIFY IDEAS AND CONCEPTS TO FACILITATE YOUR LEARNING.

Expectations
Attendance - All students are expected in class everyday.

Homework – All homework needs to be completed on time and be checked by the teacher at the beginning of each class. Students who were absent are responsible for obtaining and completing the assignment. Failure to complete homework assignment will result in reduced grades.

Quizzes and Tests – Students will be given ONE opportunity to re-take a failed quiz or test, ONLY after seeking help to clarify the misunderstood concepts. Any Test or Quiz missed due to absenteeism must be made up within Two Days (2) of returning to school.

Projects – Mini projects to apply concepts to real-life situations will be done on a regular basis, and two (2) major projects per year.


Portfolio - Portfolios will be graded twice per term. Dates will be posted. Your portfolio will include:

1. Your five (5) best pieces of work for that period, (includes homework, quizzes, and tests) along with an explanation of why they were chosen.
2. Your five worst pieces along with the explanation as well as attempts made to improve the work.
3. Any project done within that period.

Extra Help – I will be available after school on days to be determined to give extra help. Please indicate before hand if you need to see me.

Algebra I - Syllabus

ALGEBRA I - MRS. RILEY - ROOM 302

Text: Holliday, Cuevas, et al, Algebra I, Glencoe McGraw-Hill, © 2003
Students are required to bring the text to every class.

Course Content: This course is an integrated approach to Algebra, aligned with NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) standards. The scope and sequence ensures a continuum of mathematical learning that builds on prior knowledge and extends concepts towards more advanced mathematical thinking. It strives to promote excellence in Mathematics through the use of materials and activities geared towards individual levels of achievement. Topics include Expressions and Equations, Linear Functions, Polynomials and Nonlinear Functions, Radical and Rational Functions and Data Analysis.

MATERIALS - #2 Pencils, TI 83 Plus or TI 84 Plus graphing calculator, Notebook, loose-leaf, graph pad or paper, ruler, eraser.


Grading
Tests – Given at the end of every chapter 40%
Quizzes – Given at the end of each concept 20%
Projects - Using Math in real life applications 20%
Homework – Turned in at the start of each class 10%
Attendance/Participation 10%
Mid year Exam - 33% of term mark
End of Year Exam 33% of term mark

ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS TO CLARIFY IDEAS AND CONCEPTS TO FACILITATE YOUR LEARNING.

Expectations
Attendance - All students are expected in class everyday.

Homework – All homework needs to be completed on time and be checked by the teacher at the beginning of each class. Students who were absent are responsible for obtaining and completing the assignment. Failure to complete homework assignment will result in reduced grades.

Quizzes and Tests – Students will be given ONE opportunity to re-take a failed quiz or test, ONLY after seeking help to clarify the misunderstood concepts. Any Test or Quiz missed due to absenteeism must be made up within Two Days (2) of returning to school.

Projects – Mini projects to apply concepts to real-life situations will be done on a regular basis, and two (2) major projects per year.


Portfolio - Portfolios will be graded twice per term. Dates will be posted. Your portfolio will include:

1. Your five (5) best pieces of work for that period, (includes homework, quizzes, and tests) along with an explanation of why they were chosen.
2. Your five worst pieces along with the explanation as well as attempts made to improve the work.
3. Any project done within that period.



Extra Help – I will be available after school on days to be determined to give extra help. Please indicate before hand if you need to see me.

Algebra II - Syllabus

ALGEBRA II - MRS. RILEY - ROOM 302

Text: Holliday, Cuevas, et al, Algebra 2, Glencoe McGraw-Hill, © 2003
Students are required to bring the text to every class.

Course Content: This course is an integrated approach to Algebra, aligned with NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) standards. The scope and sequence ensures a continuum of mathematical learning that builds on skills from Algebra I and extends concepts towards more advanced mathematical thinking. It strives to promote excellence in Mathematics through concepts explored in the following topics -First Degree Equations and Inequalities, Polynomial and Radical Equations and Inequalities, Advanced Functions and relations, Discrete Mathematics and Trigonometry.

MATERIALS - #2 Pencils, TI 83 Plus or TI 84 Plus graphing calculator, Notebook, loose-leaf, graph pad or paper, ruler, eraser.

Grading
Tests – Given at the end of every chapter 40%
Quizzes – Given at the end of each concept 20%
Projects - Using Math in real life applications 20%
Homework – Turned in at the start of each class 10%
Attendance/Participation 10%
Mid year Exam - 33% of term mark
End of Year Exam 33% of term mark


ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS TO CLARIFY IDEAS AND CONCEPTS TO FACILITATE YOUR LEARNING.


Expectations
Attendance - All students are expected in class everyday.

Homework – All homework needs to be completed on time and be checked by the teacher at the beginning of each class. Students who were absent are responsible for obtaining and completing the assignment. Failure to complete homework assignment will result in reduced grades.

Quizzes and Tests – Students will be given ONE opportunity to re-take a failed quiz or test, ONLY after seeking help to clarify the misunderstood concepts. Any Test or Quiz missed due to absenteeism must be made up within Two Days (2) of returning to school.

Projects – Mini projects to apply concepts to real-life situations will be done on a regular basis, and two (2) major projects per year.


Portfolio - Portfolios will be graded twice per term. Dates will be posted. Your portfolio will include:

1. Your five (5) best pieces of work for that period, (includes homework, quizzes, and tests) along with an explanation of why they were chosen.
2. Your five worst pieces along with the explanation as well as attempts made to improve the work.
3. Any project done within that period.

Extra Help – I will be available after school on days to be determined to give extra help. Please indicate before hand if you need to see me.