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8th grade Pre-Algebra

Class Syllabus 2021– 2022

Provided for study in the classroom of Mrs. Maltz at Guthrie Jr. High

 

Curriculum:  The curriculum is guided by the Oklahoma Academic Standards established by the State Department of Education.  It is aligned with the State mandated test that each student will take in the spring.  To view these standards, visit the following website and scroll to Pre-Algebra – (pages 32 – 34):

http://sde.ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/documents/files/OAS-Math-Final%20Version_3.pdf

 

Supplies Needed: 

  • 3 – ring binder (1 inch works best)
  • 2 two pocket folders with brads (one for each semester)
  • Notebook paper (to be maintained throughout the year)
  • Pencils/ Erasers (to be maintained throughout the year)
  • Grading pen (preferably red to be maintained throughout the year)
  • 1 box of Kleenex and 1 container of disinfectant wipes would be greatly appreciated (These will be used for the classroom and should be turned in to me)

 

Educational Resource/Textbooks:     Big Ideas Math, Pre-Algebra Oklahoma Edition. This resource will be treated with respect and will be expected to be covered throughout the school year.

Formative Assessments:   We will have an assignment (activity) daily to remediate/practice/extend skills taught in class.  Any assignment not completed in class should be completed at home, and I will expect it to be ready to grade at the beginning of class the next day.  Each student will grade his/her own assignment, therefore feedback will be immediate. If an assignment is not complete, it should be turned in as “late work.”  I will accept late work for one week only.  This late work will receive a grade no greater than 60%.  A grade of 1 point will be given for work turned in past the one-week deadline to be used as a prerequisite for test corrections.  The daily formative assessments will be instrumental in helping students gain the understanding needed to perform well on the summative assessment for each unit.  I welcome any input on the efficacy of the assignments that are assigned.

 

Academic Notebooks:    A class notebook (3-ring binder- 1inch) will be required that will be organized by chapter.  It must contain bell work, examples, and notes for each chapter.  Please leave this syllabus in your notebook after it has been signed by both student and parent/guardian.  This notebook will be a formative assessment and will be graded following each chapter test.  It will serve as a great study tool to prepare for chapter tests throughout this year and prior to the State test in the spring.  This can be a place for you to keep your Data Folder, as well.                          

Data Folders:    A class folder will contain a Proficiency Scale and evidence of Formative Assessments for each chapter. The standard-based Proficiency Scale will allow each student to track his/her own progress on the learning goal for each chapter, as well as, each daily learning target.  It will also allow each student to evaluate his/her understanding and help provide meaningful formative assessment. We will use one folder per semester, and these will be expected to be brought to class daily.

 

Summative Assessments:  Each chapter will be evaluated through a summative assessment (quiz and/or test). 

 

Grading:  Grades will be earned through the completion of:

                                    ·Formative Assessment

                                    ·Summative Assessment

Grades will be based on a percentage.  Formative Assessment will be worth 20% and Summative Assessment is worth 80%.  For example:

·Formative Assessment Average = 85%

·Summative Assessment Average = 92%

    ·Class Average = .20(85) + .80(92) = 90.6%

    

I will post grades each week for students to check for missing assignments and monitor their own grade. The grading scale will be as follows:

            90% - 100%                   A

            80% - 89%                    B

            70% - 79%                    C

            60% - 69%                    D

            59% and below             F

 

Corrections:  I allow students to improve grades on summative assessments in order to master the skills and concepts previously taught if and ONLY if ALL formative assessments have been completed for that chapter.  These corrections must be turned in by the due date (approximately one week) and will not be accepted as “late work.”  For each incorrect problem that is corrected, I will credit the grade ½ the amount deducted the first time.  For example, if each problem were worth 10 points each, the correction would be worth 5 points.  I will be willing to work with and help students during this process.  The goal is to learn! 

 

Communication:  I am available from 12:50 – 1:30 daily, or you may leave a message with the secretary for me to return later.  You may also reach me by email at:

shurlyn.maltz@guthrieps.net

 

My web page contains math links and information concerning the class, as well.  Please be aware and inquire about distance learning, online grades, progress reports, and report cards.  As this year will have many unpredictable events, please check your school email daily for updated information concerning school and our class. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Thank you for your support throughout this year,

 

Shurlyn Maltz

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Algebra I

Class Syllabus 2021 – 2022

Provided for study in the classroom of Mrs. Maltz at Guthrie Jr. High

 

Curriculum:  The curriculum is guided by the Oklahoma Academic Standards established by the State Department of Education.  Students will take the Pre-Algebra test in the spring. To view these standards, visit the following website and scroll to Algebra I (pages 35 – 37):

 

http://sde.ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/OAS-Math-Final%20Version_3.pdf

 

Supplies Needed

  • 3 – ring binder (1 inch works best)
  • 2 two-pocket folders with brads
  • Notebook paper (to be maintained throughout the year)
  • Pencils/ Erasers (to be maintained throughout the year)
  • Grading pen (preferably red to be maintained throughout the year)
  • 1 box of Kleenex and 1 container of disinfectant wipes would be greatly appreciated (These will be used for the classroom and should be turned in to me)

 

Educational Resource/Textbooks:     Big Ideas Math, Algebra 1 Oklahoma Edition. This resource will be treated with respect and will be expected to be covered throughout the school year.

 

Formative Assessments:  We will have an assignment (activity) daily to remediate/practice/extend skills taught in class.  Any assignment not completed in class should be completed at home, and I will expect it to be ready to grade at the beginning of class the next day.  Each student will grade his/her own assignment, therefore feedback will be immediate. If an assignment is not complete, it should be turned in as “late work.”  I will accept late work for one week only.  All late work will receive a grade no greater than 60%.  A grade of 1 point will be given for work turned in past the one-week deadline to be used as a prerequisite for test corrections. The daily formative assessments will be instrumental in helping students gain the understanding needed to perform well on the summative assessment for each unit.  I welcome any input on the efficacy of the assignments that are assigned.

 

Academic Notebooks:    A class notebook (3-ring binder- 1inch) will be required that will be organized by chapter.  It must contain bell work, examples, and notes for each chapter.  Please leave this syllabus in your notebook after it has been signed by both student and parent/guardian.  This notebook will be a formative assessment and will be graded following each chapter test.  It will serve as a great study tool to prepare for chapter tests throughout this year and prior to the State test in the spring.                             

 

Data Folders:    A class folder will contain a Proficiency Scale and evidence of Formative Assessments for each chapter. The standard-based Proficiency Scale will allow each student to track his/her own progress on the learning goal for each chapter, as well as, each daily learning target.  It will also allow each student to evaluate his/her understanding and help provide meaningful formative assessment. We will use one folder per semester, and these will remain in the classroom.

 

Summative Assessments:  A chapter will be evaluated through a summative assessment (quiz and/or test). 

GradingGrades will be earned through the following ways:

                  ·Formative Assessment

                    ·Summative Assessment

Grades will be based on a percentage.  Formative Assessment will be worth 20% and Summative Assessment is worth 80%.  For example:

·Formative Assessment Average = 85%

·Summative Assessment Average = 92%

   ·Class Average = .20(85) + .80(92) = 90.6%

I will post grades each week for students to check for missing assignments and monitor their own grade. The grading scale will be as follows:

            90% - 100%                  A

            80% - 89%                    B

            70% - 79%                    C

            60% - 69%                    D

            59% and below             F

 

High School CreditUpon completion of this class, students will receive “credit,” as well as, earn points that will be used in calculating his/her grade point average (GPA) at the high school level.  Although, students will be required to take an additional three mathematics courses in high school to meet the requirements for graduation.

 

CorrectionsI allow students to improve grades on summative assessments in order to master the skills and concepts previously taught if and ONLY if ALL formative assessments have been completed for that chapter.  These corrections must be completed in a timely manner preferably before the next summative assessment.  For each incorrect problem that is corrected, I will credit the grade ½ the amount deducted the first time.  For example, if each problem were worth 10 points each, the correction would be worth 5 points.  I will be willing to work with and help students during this process.  The goal is to learn! 

 

Communication:  I am available from 12:50 – 1:30 daily, or you may leave a message with the secretary for me to return later.  You may also reach me by email at:

shurlyn.maltz@guthrieps.net

 

My web page on the GJHS page contains math links and information concerning the class, as well.  Please be aware and inquire about distance learning, on-line grades, progress reports and report cards. As this year will have many unpredictable events, please check your school email daily for updated information concerning school and our class. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Thank you for your support throughout this year,

 

Shurlyn Maltz