Welcome

I would like to extend a welcome to you in joining my math class at Hilburn Academy. I will be teaching Math Core 6 and Math Core 6+. Our students are part of a school with high academic expectations which will push students to do the very best they can. With the change in curriculum from State Standards to National Standards, you and your child will also see a change in how information is presented in class. No longer will math be a lecture based class. From now on, students will be the center of the conversation, having discussions with their peers to work through problems. Please continue reading below to learn about the policies and procedures that will be followed in my math classes and check back often for updates and revisions.

I would like to extend a welcome to you in joining my math class at Hilburn Academy. I will be teaching Math Core 6 and Math Core 6+. Our students are part of a school with high academic expectations which will push students to do the very best they can. With the change in curriculum from State Standards to National Standards, you and your child will also see a change in how information is presented in class. No longer will math be a lecture based class. From now on, students will be the center of the conversation, having discussions with their peers to work through problems. Please continue reading below to learn about the policies and procedures that will be followed in my math classes and check back often for updates and revisions.

**Grading**

Majors (Tests, Projects) 45%

Minors (Quizzes, Classwork, Notebook Checks) 45%

Homework 10%

Students will be assigned homework and if classwork is not complete in class, students will be required to finish it at home. Homework is not graded on accuracy, but on honest attempt at completion. The completion of homework is crucial to help students solidify concepts.

Some classwork will be collected for a grade. Students will be given notice on when Unit Tests will be given. Students may or may not be given notice on quizzes, which will occur more frequently.

Grades will up uploaded to Powerschool.

**Powerschool**allows students and parents to view previous grades from report cards, as well as grades in the current quarter for each class. Please allow me time to collect, score, and post grades. If it has been more than two weeks and a grade still seems to not be posted or a grade was improperly recorded, please email me. There is no delay in the time that grades are entered and the time that they show up on the parent/student side.

**Class Routines**

A variety of teaching methods will be used to meet the needs of all the students. New material will be covered through flipped videos, lecture/notes, hands-on activities, and group work. Students will have the opportunity to work on the new material individually or in small groups. We will incorporate technology as much as possible in our class, as well as real world problem solving so that math is relevant to the students.

Mathematical Practices

These are the 8 Mathematical Practices that we will utilize this year in class to become strong, mathematical minds.

These are the 8 Mathematical Practices that we will utilize this year in class to become strong, mathematical minds.

- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

**Student Responsibilities**Students are expected to actively participate in class and advocate for themselves. They are to come to class each day prepared with the proper materials for the course and an open mind to learn. Homework and classwork will be assigned on a daily basis. The student is responsible for obtaining any classwork and homework missed while absent by checking with a classmate and/or checking planbookedu.

**Organization**

Students are asked to use a 1-subject notebook each quarter. ALL work that we do in and out of class should be completed in or attached to the quarterly math notebook. This includes, but is not limited to notes, examples, worksheets, graded assignments (test, quizzes), and rubrics. Students may choose to create an interactive math notebook.