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Welcome Back to School Algebra 1/Algebra 2 with Ms. Ford Algebra 1/Algebra 2 with Ms. Ford

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About me: 21st year teaching Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education (Northern Illinois University) Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Concordia University) 21st year teaching Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education (Northern Illinois University) Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Concordia University)

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What happens in a typical class period in math? Stamp and Correct Homework Present new lesson Algebra 1 students typically have classtime to start if not finish their homework Some class activities include whiteboard practice, review games and cooperative group- work. Stamp and Correct Homework Present new lesson Algebra 1 students typically have classtime to start if not finish their homework Some class activities include whiteboard practice, review games and cooperative group- work.

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“When are we ever gonna need this in real life?”

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Course Requirements: Homework assignments (stamped daily and require all work to be shown) Late work policy (1/2 credit before chapter test) Notes (collected at end of each chapter) Homework Test (end of each chapter) Projects Quizzes Tests (end of each chapter) Midterm and Final Exam (2 Test Scores) Class participation (this is factored into Citizenship Marks) Homework assignments (stamped daily and require all work to be shown) Late work policy (1/2 credit before chapter test) Notes (collected at end of each chapter) Homework Test (end of each chapter) Projects Quizzes Tests (end of each chapter) Midterm and Final Exam (2 Test Scores) Class participation (this is factored into Citizenship Marks)

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Grading Policy: Algebra 1: 75% Tests/Quizzes 25% Homework/Notes Algebra 2: 80% Tests/Quizzes 20% Homework/Notes Algebra 1: 75% Tests/Quizzes 25% Homework/Notes Algebra 2: 80% Tests/Quizzes 20% Homework/Notes

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A student’s guide to success: Good Attendance Be organized and prepared Do and CORRECT the homework and ASK QUESTIONS about the problems you missed Study the review sheets to prepare for tests and quizzes Do every extra-credit assignment Come to tutorial when you need help Take notes Participate in class and communicate to me when you get lost or confused. Ask lots of questions!!! Good Attendance Be organized and prepared Do and CORRECT the homework and ASK QUESTIONS about the problems you missed Study the review sheets to prepare for tests and quizzes Do every extra-credit assignment Come to tutorial when you need help Take notes Participate in class and communicate to me when you get lost or confused. Ask lots of questions!!!

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Where to get help : Tutorial: This is a period following 3 rd period Tuesday – Friday where students go to any of their teachers to get extra help or practice. There is a list of private tutors on the district website Study with a friend that is doing well in the course Online learning sites (you-tube has an abundance of videos on virtually any topic). See me to schedule a time for extra help if none of the options listed can be utilized before a test or quiz Peer tutoring (all subjects) is generally offered in the career center. Visit career center for days/times. Tutorial: This is a period following 3 rd period Tuesday – Friday where students go to any of their teachers to get extra help or practice. There is a list of private tutors on the district website Study with a friend that is doing well in the course Online learning sites (you-tube has an abundance of videos on virtually any topic). See me to schedule a time for extra help if none of the options listed can be utilized before a test or quiz Peer tutoring (all subjects) is generally offered in the career center. Visit career center for days/times.

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Online Resources Grades posted online after each test and quiz is graded Website with tentative assignments, upcoming quiz/test dates, worked out review solutions, answers to homework www.svusd.org (type in Ford at LHHS) www.svusd.org Algebra 1 Online textbook: http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do Students will login with their @mysaddleback.org passwords without the @ symbol and with a period instead. They will use their @mysaddleback passwords. / Ex: / saddleb123.mysaddleback.org / sb4385 Free online learning (youtube, khanacademy, brightstorm) Grades posted online after each test and quiz is graded Website with tentative assignments, upcoming quiz/test dates, worked out review solutions, answers to homework www.svusd.org (type in Ford at LHHS) www.svusd.org Algebra 1 Online textbook: http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do Students will login with their @mysaddleback.org passwords without the @ symbol and with a period instead. They will use their @mysaddleback passwords. / Ex: / saddleb123.mysaddleback.org / sb4385 Free online learning (youtube, khanacademy, brightstorm)

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Supplies Pencils with erasers Red or colored pen for grading Highlighter Whiteboard marker Folder or binder with math section Notebook paper Graph paper Note-taking guide, Practice book and Textbook (at request) Clear ruler (with cm and in) Compass and Protractor (Geometry students only) Scientific Calculator (powers, roots and trig functions) Pencils with erasers Red or colored pen for grading Highlighter Whiteboard marker Folder or binder with math section Notebook paper Graph paper Note-taking guide, Practice book and Textbook (at request) Clear ruler (with cm and in) Compass and Protractor (Geometry students only) Scientific Calculator (powers, roots and trig functions)

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Class Rules and Behavioral Expectations Be on time and prepared with supplies daily Follow the school dress code Be respectful to all in the classroom No eating, drinking or gum in class (water ok) School cell phone policy will be enforced Students are responsible for making up and turning in absent work in a timely manner READ SCHOOL POLICIES ONLINE OR IN STUDENT PLANNER(all school policies will be enforced) Failure to comply with class rules may result in detentions, parent contact, referrals and/or suspension. Be on time and prepared with supplies daily Follow the school dress code Be respectful to all in the classroom No eating, drinking or gum in class (water ok) School cell phone policy will be enforced Students are responsible for making up and turning in absent work in a timely manner READ SCHOOL POLICIES ONLINE OR IN STUDENT PLANNER(all school policies will be enforced) Failure to comply with class rules may result in detentions, parent contact, referrals and/or suspension.

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Classroom Needs Kleenex (it’s flu season ) Hand sanitizer Kleenex (it’s flu season ) Hand sanitizer

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Closing Thoughts: Check the website for daily assignments and upcoming tests and quizzes Check grades online frequently Review sheets are very similar to the quizzes and tests! Email questions or concerns Communicate extenuating circumstances or issues I look forward to working with all of you this year! Thank you so much for coming tonight :-) Check the website for daily assignments and upcoming tests and quizzes Check grades online frequently Review sheets are very similar to the quizzes and tests! Email questions or concerns Communicate extenuating circumstances or issues I look forward to working with all of you this year! Thank you so much for coming tonight :-)

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