8th Grade Math Syllabus
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To be brought to class everyday: Chromebook (charged), Text/workbook materials, 2 pencils, erasers, a notebook, and a folder.
All assignments in math class are graded on a point system. Students will be graded on 25% Tests, 20% Class Work (Class Participation included), 20% Quizzes, 25% Authentic Assessment (Projects, Performance Task, ECR, Portfolios, etc…) and 10% Homework. Each assignment grade is determined by adding a student's points and dividing by the number of possible points. This will result in a percent that can then be assigned a grade:
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
65-69% = D
0%-64% = F
- Be on time, be prepared, and remain on task.
- Be respectful to each other and the teacher all the time
- Remain seated in your seat
- Raise your hand to speak
- Have a positive attitude
- Time after class
- Phone calls will be made to parents as needed (positive and negative).
- Severe or repeated unacceptable behavior will be referred to the principal.
Assignments are given to help student's master and practice subject material. Daily assignments are an important part of a student's grade. All assignments are due at the beginning of a class period. All assignments are graded either for accuracy or completion.
Late work will be accepted with points deducted.
Progress reports will be sent home for all students at mid-quarter of each marking cycle. A progress report can be requested at any time by simply sending a note with your child. Student progress can also be accessed through parent portal.
If a student is absent, it is the student's responsibility to get all missed work and make it up in a reasonable amount of time that is agreed upon by the teacher and the student.
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