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Pre-Algebra II Syllabus

Mrs. Barson
2015-2016
Instructor: Mrs. Barson
barsonj@mishawaka.k12.in.us
Class Website:

barsonmath7.weebly.com (Link is found on the JYMS website under the math


department)

Textbook: Mathematics: Grade 8 Common Core, Holt McDougal


Course Description: This course will develop the major concepts of Algebra with an emphasis on
solving real-life problems.
Students will have to rely on their previous math knowledge and apply it in an
algebraic setting. Students
will take an in-depth journey into the concepts of functions, equations,
problem solving, and relationships
among whole numbers, decimals, fractions, integers, and irrational numbers.
Supply List:
Pencils (for the year)
Any Color Pens
Dry Erase Marker (not yellow)
1 subject notebook
3-Prong Folder with Pockets (2)
Loose Leaf Paper (for the year)

(OPTIONAL)
Scientific calculator (preferred model-TI 30x-IIS)
Colored Pencils/Markers/highlighter
Materials Needed Daily: textbook, math notebook, 1-2 pencils, loose leaf paper, folder, and agenda
Classroom Expectations:
1. Be prepared
Be on time with all necessary materials and homework completed.
2. Be respectful
Treat all people and property with respect.
3. Be responsible
Participate in class, complete & correct your homework and classwork, and use your
agenda.
4. Expect a challenge
Do your best and take pride in your work. If you do not understand - Ask Questions
Homework: When homework is assigned, its use for the next class is vital and therefore expected to
be completed. All
assignments must be completed in pencil and all work needs to be shown to receive
full credit. Grading is on
4 point scale:
To Receive credit for homework: work must be completed in pencil, problem written
and show all work
4 points: all problems are
2 points: most of the problems are
completed and excellent effort is
completed and effort was shown.
shown

3 points: all problems are

1 point: turned in with little effort

completed and good effort is


shown

shown

Absences: When absent, you are expected to take responsibility to obtain and return all material
covered while you were
gone. Daily activities and work will be documented in the online homework calendar
found on the class website.
Any worksheets etc. will be labeled with your name and filed on the While You Were
Out table for you to pick up
when you return. If you miss a quiz or test, you will be expected to make it up as soon
as possible. The quizzes and
tests will be documented in the online homework calendar found on the class website. If
you miss more than one
day, contact the teacher to make arrangements for turning in your work or taking a
quiz/test.
Evaluations: Your final quarter grade is on a point system and will consist of the following
evaluations:
>Tests
>Class Activities
>Quizzes
> Homework Practice
Grading Scale: The standard grading scale in the student handbook will be used.
Agenda:

Your agenda must be filled out daily.

Grade Access: Grades are available on-line and can be accessed using the Infinite Campus
Parent/Student Portal. The John
Young website has a link on the homepage. Contact the school office to receive
information about your login.
Tutoring: There is tutoring daily after school until 4:00. Exceptions would be on days that there is
staff meeting or a parent
conference. Students need to be in the room by 3:30 for tutoring.
S.A.F.E 100 (Students Accountable for Education 100 Hall): One of your childs teachers will
be available from 3:30 4:00 Monday thru Thursday. This opportunity will be assigned by a teacher if
your child has missing work, absent work, or has missed class due to behavior. Students may also
choose to stay after if they need extra time to work or get help on homework.
Parents as Partners:
Family involvement is an essential element for a students success in mathematics. Be positive and
support homework, dont do it for them. Think of yourself as a guide rather than your childs teacher.
You can help by asking questions and listening. You may also help by visiting the online textbook it
has many resources and encouraging your child to take advantage of the tutorials, interactive
activities, and other online resources listed below.
It is called Think Central go.hrw.com
Interactive Textbook logins:
There are 6 textbooks online that the students can share. Here are the logins. Site is go.hrw.com or
the Class Website
Textbook 1 username: 1barson4
password: mathrocks
Textbook 2 username: 2barson2
password: mathrocks
Textbook 3 username: 3barson2
password: mathrocks
Textbook 4 username: 4barson2
password: mathrocks

Textbook 5 username: 5barson1


Textbook 6 username: 6barson1

password: mathrocks
password: mathrocks

Classroom Consequences:
1. Verbal warning
2. Call home
3. Lunch or after detention
4. Referral to office

Dear Parent/Guardian,
I am very excited to be working with your student this year. If you have concerns or questions about
anything in the class, please contact me at the email address given, and I will do my best to respond
by the end of the following workday. In addition, if there are any successes or concerns that I have in
the class, I plan to communicate with you as much as possible.
Please review and discuss the syllabus, course expectations, and policies with your student, sign and
return.
Thanks so much for your time. I look forward to working with you and your student.
Sincerely,

Mrs. Barson

Students Signature: _____________________________________ Date: _______________

Parent/Guardians Signature: _____________________________ Date: _______________


Dear Parent/Guardian,
I am very excited to be working with your student this year. If you have concerns or questions about
anything in the class, please contact me at the email address given, and I will do my best to respond
by the end of the following workday. In addition, if there are any successes or concerns that I have in
the class, I plan to communicate with you as much as possible.
Please review and discuss the syllabus, course expectations, and policies with your student, sign and
return.
Thanks so much for your time. I look forward to working with you and your student.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Barson

Students Signature: _____________________________________ Date: _______________


Parent/Guardians Signature: _____________________________ Date: _______________