Class: Math Instructor
Teacher: Monica Ciarniello
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Thanksgiving Break Nov 22-24
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Labor Day Break
Friday, September 1, 2017
Labor Day Break
Monday, September 4, 2017
Labor Day Break
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Supplies & Parent Contact
Friday, October 13, 2017
NEOEA Day-no classes
Friday, October 27, 2017
End of the 1st nine weeks
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Conference night 3:00-9:00
Friday, December 22, 2017
Last Day before Winter Recess
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
End of 2nd grading period
Monday, January 15, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Conference Night 3:00-9:00
Friday, February 16, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Presidents Day-No Classes
Friday, March 16, 2018
End of 3rd nine weeks
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Last Day before Spring Break
Monday, April 9, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
End of 4th nine weeks
Monday, May 28, 2018
Academy of the ARTS - Math Block
What do I need to bring to class?
- One 2” or 3” binder with filler paper or notebook(s) & folder
- Pencil and erasers
- Red Pen
- Positive attitude and a good work ethic
Students are required to bring their notebooks to class and to take class notes every day. My philosophy on class notes is that if I write it on the board or present it on the Smartboard, the student should write it in their notebook.
Student Responsibilities and Expectations:
Students are expected to be in their assigned seats and prepared to work by the tardy bell. You are responsible for bringing your chromebook, math notebook and pencil to class every day.
Homework is always turned into the class bin in the beginning of each class period.Homework that is collected will be checked for correctness OR completeness. If students have additional homework questions please make an appointment with your teacher. It is your responsibility to turn in all paper assignments into your assigned class bin by the day it is due. NO WORK, NO CREDIT! Late work is accepted up until the test on that material. However, points will be deducted determined on the days late.
Tests and Quizzes:
Chapter Tests will be worth approximately 70 points and will occur at the end of each chapter. Quizzes will be worth 10 – 30 points and will occur throughout the semester. There is to be no speaking during the tests. Students may work on materials or assignments quietly after they have finished, as long as they don’t disturb others still taking the test. Bring class notebook/binder on test day. We may continue onto the next lesson depending on the remaining time left in class.
You have the privilege of correcting the errors on any individual chapter test to earn back half the points if you miss no more than 3 homework assignments in that chapter. See the attached Test Correction Policy for details. Tests cannot be taken home, test corrections must be done at school (9th period).
Cheating is a very serious offense. We have great compassion for students who are struggling with the material in math class. We have none for people who cheat. If we have reason to believe that you are cheating the following consequences will occur: (1) you will earn a zero on the test, quiz, or assignment, (2) we will immediately contact the office and your parent/guardian to arrange a conference.
Make-up and Late Work:
If you are absent, you have as many class days as you were absent to make up the work you missed plus one additional day. For extended illnesses, please contact me as soon as possible to make arrangements. Exceptions: A class truancy will result in a zero and an official office referral. For an in-school suspension and/or a school-related field trip, the work must be obtained in advance and is due the day you return to class. All work turned in past the due date will result in a zero. Extensions are only given on a case-by-case basis after a conference with the teacher. If there is no name on a paper it will result in a zero unless you come and claim your paper. I will not search for the paper’s owner. All of the notes will be on my website and all of the materials for that lesson will be in the filing shelf. It is your responsibility to check both of these.
1. Be in your seat and working when the bell rings.
2. Be prepared for class. (book, homework, notebook, calculator, pencil)
3. If you are absent, you are responsible for getting your missing assignments from the class bin and completing them.
4. Be respectful!
5. Clean up after yourselves and do not line up at the door!
6. Follow all school policies and procedures as outlined in the MCCTC handbook.
No cellphones are allowed out in class unless directed by the instructor. If you are caught with your phone, there will be a consequence (severity varies upon level of offense). If you take issue with the consequence, you will be sent to ISS with your phone. Parents can call the school if they need to reach their child. Students are allowed to use phones between classes and during lunch.
Consequences to Rule Breaking*
- First offense – Conference with teacher or points removed.
- Second offense - Phone call/conference with parent/guardian.
- Third offense – Written referral/ sent to appropriate office.
*Order subject to change based on offense.
Seek help aggressively! Everyone, no matter how self-sufficient they are in math will get stuck sometime this year. Ask questions in class, form a study group, and/or make an appointment with me to get the help you need. We can arrange for extra help 9th period on academic days.
Parent/Guardian Syllabus Acknowledgment
Parent should contact teacher by 09/05/2017
Parents, please acknowledge that you have read the syllabus and introduce yourself and your child by contacting me under the contact tab. State anything I should know about your child (i.e. Allergies, poor vision, has issues with math, etc).Please contact me at any time if you have questions or concerns. If you need a paper copy please have your student talk to me.
Test Correction Policy
You have the option of correcting the errors you make on individual tests. However, the process is quite involved and time-consuming. You cannot simply change your answers to the correct answers and be done with it. You cannot simply call a friend to tell you the right answers. This is a PRIVILEGE and not a right.
In order to receive the points, students must complete all of the following steps:
- Every problem must be rewritten on a sheet of notebook paper. You may put more than one problem on a sheet. Explain why you missed the question. Identify why you did not get it right. Tell me what you misunderstood about the concept. Did you misinterpret the question? Perhaps you understood what to do until you reached a certain step, which step was it and why? This can be the most beneficial part of the test correction process because if you can identify where you went astray, you are well on your way to learning the concept.
- Redo the problem from start to finish. If the problem had multiple parts (i.e., parts a, b, c, d), you only have to redo the parts you missed. If you are not sure, just ask me in class. (See the back for an example of how you can set up your corrections.)
- Explain in full sentences the entire solution process from start to finish. Tell me what you did and why you did it. Pretend you are teaching me how to solve the problem. Convince me that you can solve this kind of problem from now on. Many students find that the easiest way to do this is to write a sentence or two next to each step in the problem.
- At the end of your corrections, complete the following statement. This should be a paragraph explaining how you will be better prepared for the next test. “In order to be better prepared for the next test, I will…”
- All students must return this completed form with the corrections attached.
- The corrections MUST be completed by the deadline assigned by your teacher.
- Corrections can be done in 9th period.
This is your only opportunity to earn additional points for this test. Students will be permitted to use their notebooks and textbook to complete the test corrections, but should not expect the teacher to assist them with completing every problem. It is imperative that students take good notes and correct their homework assignments on a daily basis so that these resources may be helpful with corrections.
I understand that I earned a ____________ on the Individual Unit _______ Test and may be eligible for ½ of the missed points from the test if ALL of the steps above have been completed correctly.
Print Student Name _____________________________________________ Period _________
Student Signature ____________________________________________ Date __________
TEST CORRECTION FORMAT AND EXAMPLE
Unit Test Name: __________
Self-Assessment –What went wrong?
Explanation of Each Step
Be specific about your mistake on this problem. Stating that you had an arithmetic error is not enough!
In order to be better prepared for the next test, I will...