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Honors Math 2
Honors Level Expectations: Course content, pace, and academic rigor place high expectations on the student and surpass standards specified by the NCSCOS. This course is more demanding and requires a greater level of independence and responsibility than CP Level courses.
- Required Supplies:
- 3 Ring Binder (1.5 to 2 inch is required!!....NO SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS!)
- Notebooks will be setup as follows:
- Separate each section of your notebook with 5 dividers labeled (in this order):
1) Notes, 2) Classwork, 3) Homework, 4) Warm Ups/Ticket Outs and 5) Test Reviews
- Notebook Paper
- Graph Paper
- Pencils – No work will be accepted in pen!
- Four Function or Scientific Calculator
- Graphing Calculator: TI-83 Plus, TI-83 Plus Silver Edition, or any TI-84 model. No TI-Nspire or TI-89 calculators please
- This calculator will be used throughout the school year and is necessary on homework assignments, quizzes, and tests. If there are any concerns regarding this calculator, please feel free to contact me to further discuss them.
- Tissues, notebook paper, and pencils would be greatly appreciated, as well!!!
- Grading Policy:
- Before every unit, graphic organizers will be posted on my canvas page. It is your choice to print these off and bring to class. However, if you choose to not print them off, you are expected to keep up with the fast pace.
- Delta Math- You will need to create a delta math account. If you already have one, you must register for my class. You can find instructions as well as the class code on my canvas page; on the homepage, please look for the “delta math instructions” link.
- Homework will be assigned every day.
- Homework will be graded for completion. However, every problem must be attempted. You will not receive full credit if you put a question mark, “IDK,” or leave problem(s) blank.
- Assignments will be worth 10 points each. I will be checking to see that you worked hard to understand the homework. Homework assignments will receive a 5 out of 10 if all problems are not completed and/or no work is shown.
- Homework may be taken up randomly throughout the semester as an accuracy grade. These will either be announced or unannounced.
- All homework work be submitted through canvas by 11:59 pm the day it was assigned.
- Late homework will only be accepted the following day for half credit (5 points). The assignment must be complete for credit to be awarded.
- If you are absent, it is up to you to show me this assignment. I will not be asking you for it.
- You will be given a warm-up assignment at the beginning of every class period. This assignment will occasionally be graded for accuracy and it will be based on the material covered the day before. During this time, there is to be NO talking, and if there is, points will be deducted from your warm-up grade.
- Tests and quizzes will be given throughout the semester. I will announce all tests and exams several days in advance. You will be required to show COMPLETE WORK on every test and quiz. No work will result in loss of points. If you are absent on test review day, you are still required to take the test on test day. If you were absent from school on a test day, see me on the first day you return. It can be made up after school or during class. Per Union County policy, you will have 2 days after you return to make up a test or quiz, otherwise, you will receive a “0”.
- There are no extra credit opportunities or test corrections for this class so please do not ask.
- Extra Help- Open tutoring for all my classes will be offered after school on Tuesday’s in room F224. Tutoring will run from 3:10 till approximately 3:40.
- Website: I update my website very frequently. Notes will be posted days in advance and it is recommended they be printed off and brought class. After every day, the notes that were completed in class will be posted on web page. If you are struggling on homework, it is highly recommended you look back at my completed notes. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to check my canvas page for the completed notes and homework; please do not ask me what you missed since it will be posted on my canvas page. If you are absent, please be sure to copy down the notes and utilize any extra practice videos or YouTube to help you understand the missed concepts. Parents, please check the website frequently if you have any questions about what material has been covered or what your child may have missed when absent. You can access this through the Marvin Ridge webpage.
- Classroom Policy:
- Please raise your hand and do not talk while I, the teacher, or a fellow peer is talking. Respect towards me and your classmates is a must.
I will not acknowledge you unless you raise your hand!
- You must be in your seat and ready to start your warm-up when the bell rings.
- You must come to class prepared with your notebook, a pencil, paper, your calculator, and homework.
- When class work or homework is given, I expect you to be working on it quietly.
- Absolutely NO FOOD in class, if you come in with them, I will take them away immediately!!
- You must ask to use the restroom. But this is only during independent or group work. You are not to interrupt the instruction unless it is an emergency.
- Cell phones are not to be used or seen on campus during school hours per UCPS policy. This has become a problem particularly during class time. They are to be put on silent and placed in an assigned pocket once you enter the classroom. Any student who is found using his/her phone during my class will receive the following consequences: will be turned in to the front office.
Parents – Teachers need your help in monitoring the use of cell phones during school hours. If you need to speak with your child during school hours, please call the school and they will send a message or call the student to the phone. Text messaging is another major problem for teachers that parents need to address. We can’t express enough that class time is for learning and not for talking to friends or even parents via cell phone. I truly appreciate all the help you can give toward this matter. Thanks in advance!
If you have any questions or concerns at any time throughout the year, please feel free to email me at the high school at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give me 48 hours to respond. I look forward to working with your child this year; I hope it is a successful one!
- Mrs. Hovis
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