Ms. Hunter, 7th Grade Algebra Teacher

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Mrs. Tami Hunter

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!  A special welcome to all families new to August Boeger Middle School.

7th Grade Common Core Math

Mrs. Hunter, Room 10

thunter@gmail.org

COURSE DESCRIPTION

7th Grade Common Core math sets a strong foundation to prepare students for critical thinking and 8th grade math and beyond.  In this course students will learn skills about integers, operations about rational numbers, proportions, equations, graphing equations, and beginning concepts of geometry and statistics.  All these skills will be set to real life or possible real life situations.

TEXTBOOK
Core Connections, Course 2: College Preparatory Mathematics CPM

NEEDED MATERIALS

  • Planner
  • Pencils
  • Notebooks
  • Binder paper
  • A different color pen (not red)
  • Sharpener (if needed)
  • Color Pencils

CLASSROOM RULES

  • Be respectful of everyone in the classroom
  • Arrive on time
  • Be prepared.
  • Work hard! Come to class ready to learn!
  • Be Prepared
  • Complete all homework!
  • Be Honest!
  • No cell phones. Cell must remain off and inside the student’s backpack at all times.
  • Backpacks are to be either on the back of the chair or on the floor.



    ATTENDANCE                                                       

    Students are expected to come to school everyday.  Pre-Algebra can be challenging!  It is always building on past lessons.  So consistently missing class can be detrimental to student learning.  Being in school everyday will increase student learning and student success! 

    Please if the student is absent for more than one day, call the office and pickup homework.  On Wednesdays I will conduct tutorial from 2:40-3:40.  These tutorials are used for students to makeup homework, tests, or receive tutoring.  I am available in the am, at lunch, and after school, with the exception of Thursday after school.

    CLASSROOM PROCEDURE

    Students should enter the class quietly.  Within the first five minutes students should have made sure their pencils are sharpened, they have written the homework inside their planners, checked the board for upcoming tests, and have taken out their homework from the previous night.  After this is completed, students should complete the warm-up in desired location.  Warm-ups will be graded every night and added to the grade book.  As a class we will go over the homework after I check each students’ work.  Students are expected to participate by either sharing a solution or by correcting their work. 
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    DISCIPLINE PROCEDURE

    1. Teacher asks student to get on task.

    2. Teacher takes students outside and talks with student.

    3. Phone call to parents

    4. Parent comes in to sit with student in class.

    5. Behavior Contract with Administrators


    GRADING  TESTS AND QUIZZES

    If a student is not happy with a test or quiz grade they are encouraged to come in and retake the assessment.  Students may retake an assessment within 2 weeks, as many times as needed to receive the grade they would like on a certain concept.  Students must have 100% homework completed to retake something.  If they do not, they may see me for extra help and complete the missing assignment.  After, they may retake the exam or part of the exam.

    HOMEWORK

    Homework will be given every Monday through Thursday.  Occasionally homework will be given for the weekend.  All students are expected to complete each assignment, and show work.  Homework is meant to reinforce new concepts. Students will be given points for completing homework.   When an assignment is not completed it will result in a 0, and will be given full credit when completed.

    LATE WORK

    If a student did not do an assignment, it is expected they make up the assignment.  They will have approximately 5- 10 problems per night.  Homework is intended to help build a strong foundation to improve knowledge.  If a student forgets to do an assignment, they may bring it to me once it is complete.  I encourage students to MAKE UP all assignments if missed.  Wednesday’s tutorial will reinforce missed work.

     D’S AND F’S
    If a student is receiving a D or an F in my class, I will inform the family.  After informing the family, I will make some type of action plan to help the student.  The action plan may be to come in for extra help, stay for homework help, or more help in the classroom.  I want all my students to feel and be successful in math!  I am wiling to help as much as I can for that to happen. 

    HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL

    • Come to class with a positive attitude!  If you are struggling please come see me for help!I have an open door policy!  I am here early in the morning and will stay after school for extra tutorials.
    • Come to class prepared!  Come to class with all your materials and homework completed.Be a part of your education.  Always strive for better and remember to always challenge yourselves!You are all capable of being successful!
    • Be a part of your education!  Take an active role.  If you know you are struggling with something, let me know and I will give you help and supportive materials to be successful.

      GRADING POLICY

      Tests- 45%

      Quizzes- 20%

      Homework- 5%

      Daily Assignments- 15%

      Projects- 15%

      Participation- Daily

      PROGRESS REPORTS AND REPORT CARDS

      Progress Reports and Report Card are mailed home every six weeks.  Biweekly grade checks are given to the student.  This is the time students should talk with teachers about their grades.  I will call home if there are any failing grades for notification and additional support.

      HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL

    • Come to class with a positive attitude!If you are struggling please come see me for help!I have an open door policy! I am here early in the morning and will stay after school for extra tutorials.
    • Come to class prepared!Come to class with all your materials and homework completed.Be a part of your education.Always strive for better and remember to always challenge yourselves!You are all capable of being successful!
    • Be a part of your education!Take an active role.If you know you are struggling with something, let me know and I will give you help and supportive materials.Materials to help you be successful

    PARENTS
    Parents, I am looking forward to working with you and your student. I need your help to ensure full success for your student.  Pre-Algebra can be challenging, but you can help!  I thank you in advance for working with me as I guide and teach your student Pre-Algebra.  If we work together we can foster your child’s educational growth and ensure success for the school year. 

    Here are some ways you can help your student:

    1. Ask about their homework. (They will have homework almost every night!)
    2. Ask them questions about what they learned; ask them to explain it to you.
    3. Keep testing them on their multiplication and division skills(note cards or flash cards are a great way to do this).
    4. Ask them if they understood the lesson.  If they didn’t, encourage them to see me so I can help give them extra assistance clarify the confusion.
    5. Be positive for them!  Sometimes they may become frustrated and want to give up.  Encourage them!  I will support them! I want them to really enjoy Pre-Algebra and be successful!