**ALGEBRA 1 - Mr. Campbell Room 103**

__INTRODUCTION__*Learning to study mathematics by reviewing objectives and skills daily will greatly increase the student's chances for success in the classroom. Attendance and support from home is vital to the student’s success. Don’t just “look over” the material, and don’t just complete an assignment without checking it for accuracy. Adherence to the rules, policies, and procedures mentioned will help ensure that we all have a successful and enjoyable year. All students deserve an educational environment that provides the best opportunity to learn. Lets work together and have a great year!*

Thank you for your support,

Mr. A. Campbell

Thank you for your support,

Mr. A. Campbell

**MATERIALS****1. Textbook**

**2. Binder**–

**1½ inch Loose leaf, 3 ring binder (for notes, assignments, worksheets and paper)**

It needs to be an individual notebook for this class only. (no spiral notebooks)

It needs to be an individual notebook for this class only. (no spiral notebooks)

**3. Pencils**

**only, mechanical recommended**but not mandatory (

__NO PENS)__

**4. Box of kleenex for the class would be appreciated**

**5. Calculator**-the student will be able to use a calculator most of the time for calculations and checking work. However, the students will also be

__expected to write out steps and show work to get credit for problems__.

**If you want a less expensive route for this year only, consider one of the TI-30 series calculators.**

If you want to plan ahead for Geometry, Alg. 2, and after, you should consider a TI-84 plus calculator.(TI=Texas Instruments)

If you want to plan ahead for Geometry, Alg. 2, and after, you should consider a TI-84 plus calculator.

**The main thing is to have the same calculator daily, and consistently, so you will be prepared to use it for the State test and Final Exams.**

1. All school rules must be adhered to and will be enforced.

2. The key word in class rules and discipline is RESPECT –

Respect (respect others, the teacher, and the property of others)

Enter class on time, be willing to learn, and remain in your seat (know the tardy policy)

Silence (We do want you to ask questions, but talk at the right time and talk appropriately)

Prepared (bring all materials to class, complete assignments, and done in pencil)

Eating, drinking, and gum chewing is NOT allowed

Choices -make smart ones (No sleeping, No head on desks, be attentive)

Time management (stay on task, and don’t work on material for other classes)

__RULES AND POLICIES__1. All school rules must be adhered to and will be enforced.

2. The key word in class rules and discipline is RESPECT –

*Give it, Earn it!*Respect (respect others, the teacher, and the property of others)

Enter class on time, be willing to learn, and remain in your seat (know the tardy policy)

Silence (We do want you to ask questions, but talk at the right time and talk appropriately)

Prepared (bring all materials to class, complete assignments, and done in pencil)

Eating, drinking, and gum chewing is NOT allowed

Choices -make smart ones (No sleeping, No head on desks, be attentive)

Time management (stay on task, and don’t work on material for other classes)

**CLASSWORK / HOMEWORK INFORMATION****Homework is an essential part of the math curriculum and the learning process, therefore assignments will be inspected daily for completeness and effort. This includes following the specific directions, showing your work, and using a pencil. The work is not checked for accuracy at this time, however we will check each and every problem in class and it is the student’s responsibility to check for accuracy and make corrections as needed.**

1. The assignments grade is equivalent to a test grade at the end of the nine-week period

2. The student is given 100 points at the beginning of the nine-weeks period and 3 – 5 points will be deducted each time the assignment is incomplete.

3. Assignment should be completed and ready to check at the beginning of the class period

4. No work should ever be copied or shared (see #3 above)

1. The assignments grade is equivalent to a test grade at the end of the nine-week period

2. The student is given 100 points at the beginning of the nine-weeks period and 3 – 5 points will be deducted each time the assignment is incomplete.

3. Assignment should be completed and ready to check at the beginning of the class period

4. No work should ever be copied or shared (see #3 above)

__MAKE-UP POLICY__**1. It is the student’s responsibility to get the assignment when they have been absent. If the student is absent two or more days, the parents should contact guidance if the student does not know the assignments for those days. Every effort should be made to keep up while out of school, but every effort to be at school should be made first**

2. If a student is absent for a quiz then the next quiz will count twice.

3. If a student is absent for a test, the student must schedule a make-up time within the same number of days that the student was absent. (before school, during study hall)

Final averages will be determined by the following:

1. Test grades (100pts), Unit quizzes (40-50pts), Pop quizzes / Notebook quizzes (20pts), Classwork / Homework assignments (equivalent to a test grade)

2. Final nine-weeks average = Total points earned divided by Total points possible

3. NWNC – No Work No Credit (always show work unless directed otherwise)

2. If a student is absent for a quiz then the next quiz will count twice.

3. If a student is absent for a test, the student must schedule a make-up time within the same number of days that the student was absent. (before school, during study hall)

__GRADING POLICY__Final averages will be determined by the following:

1. Test grades (100pts), Unit quizzes (40-50pts), Pop quizzes / Notebook quizzes (20pts), Classwork / Homework assignments (equivalent to a test grade)

2. Final nine-weeks average = Total points earned divided by Total points possible

3. NWNC – No Work No Credit (always show work unless directed otherwise)