Math Rocks

Rules/Policies

Welcome to MA 07! The importance of mathematics for potential future careers

cannot be over emphasized. My goal is to prepare your child for the future by

developing his/her understanding and enjoyment of mathematics. The MA 07

curriculum includes the study of number sense and operations with an emphasis on integers and rational numbers, ratios and proportions, algebraic thinking, geometry, and problem solving.

I. Classroom Guidelines

 Be on time – in assigned seat when bell rings

 Be prepared to study and learn - bring assignment, notebook, paper, pencils, pens, and student handbook everyday

 Participate positively and work to learn

 Follow teacher directions and school, district, and classroom rules

 Show respect to all peers and adults by following directions, not interrupting and keeping hands, feet and objects to oneself

 Do not bring gum, candy, food, or drink (water permitted) into the classroom

 Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. Any student caught either copying another student’s work will be disciplined

 Students are expected to maintain a high level of Stapley J.H. standards of truth, trust, respect, and responsibility

II. Homework Policy

 Assignments will be given on a daily basis and are usually due the following day.

 A more detailed homework policy will be handout out next week and students will be attaching this in their notebook.

III. Grading Policy

The students will be graded on the following scale:

A 90% and up 40% - Tests

B 80 to 89% 30% - Quizzes

C 70 to 79% 20% - Assignment Quizzes/Weekly

D 60 to 69% Reviews

F Below 60% (no credit, not passing) 

Final Grade Calculation:

40% - Tests

30% - Quizzes

20% - Assignment Quizzes/Weekly Reviews

10% - Assignments (Homework/classwork)

End of unit policies will be handed out to be incorporated into the math notebook. This will include

policies for late work, and re-tests.

IV. Tutoring

I will be available for tutoring Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 am - 9:00 am unless otherwise noted.

Mrs. Larkin, another 7th grade Math teacher is also available for tutoring Tuesday afternoons from 4-4:30 pm starting after Labor Day.

V. Textbooks

The textbook is available on-line. Students will have the option of checking out a textbook or choosing

to access the textbook on-line. We will be checking out textbooks on Monday, August 14th, so it is

important for students to know whether or not they will be checking out a physical copy of the textbook

for home use.

VI. Supplies

Your child needs the following materials for class:

1. Composition Book - must be used for notes (1 notebook will be used for the year)

I recommend a 100-page college-ruled composition notebook.

2.  Spiral notebook or loose Leaf lined paper for assignments

3.  Dry erase markers - chisel tip preferred

4.  Pencils (numerous! - regular or mechanical)

5.  Clear tape or glue stick

Optional Supplies:

1.  Colored pens

2.  Colored pencils and markers

3.  Highlighters

4.  Hand-help pencil sharpener

5.  Scissor

Classroom Donations Accepted:

1. Disinfecting Wipes

2. Multi-pack of dishcloths

(inexpensive Walmart brand is perfect) used to wipe dry erase boards 

3. Tissue boxes

Tardy Policy

  • 1st-warning
  • 2nd-15 minute before/after school detention
  • 3rd-30 minute formal written detention with parent contact
  • 4th-administrative referral

Consequences

Choosing not to follow the above rules will result in one or a combination of the following consequences:

  • Verbal reminder of the standard              
  • Conference with the teacher
  • Parent involvement
  • Isolation from the class
  • Teacher-assigned detention
  • Behavior/Academic contract
  • Work duty
  • Consultation with a counselor
  • Referral to administration

Attendance:

  • Students are responsible for getting all missed assignments, notes, and any other work when absent from class.
  • Students will have the same number of days to make up missing work for each day you’re absent.
  • No homework or tests can be made up due to an UNEXCUSED absence.
  • Absent folders are posted in the classroom with any work missed.

I am looking forward to a great year!