Community Links High School
Teacher: Ms. Ma
Subjects: Geometry, Algebra, Integrated Math, and Chemistry
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Outside Class Help:
If you need help outside of class, you should make an appointment to meet with me before or after school. If you make an appointment and do not show up, you will receive a 30-minute detention.
Materials Needed Daily:
Textbook (provided, but $100 if LOST)
Calculator (provided, but $100 if LOST)
Binder with dividers
Student planner or agenda
Pen or pencil (math must be done in pencil!)
A= 100% to 90%, B = 89% to 80%, C = 79% to 70%, D = 69% to 60%, F = 59% and below
Mastery on Quizzes, Tests, and Projects (50%) :
Students will have a quiz or test nearly every week. Questions will come from the assigned homework. Corrections will be required on all quizzes and tests. A limited number of retakes will be allowed.
Homework (15%) :
Students will receive homework nearly every night. Assignments will be graded on completion and accuracy. As a class we will always go over the answers to the assigned homework, so students should be ready to ask and answer questions. There will be a limited number of extra credit assignments available this school year.
Class Work and Participation (15%) :
Everyday, students will be expected to complete a warm-up for the first 3-5 minutes of class. Students will pick up their weekly warm-up sheet as they walk into class on Monday and turn them in on Friday. It is a student’s responsibility to hold onto her/his sheet for the entire week.
Rubric for Class Participation per Week - 20 points available per week
Missed one day of school
Missed more than one day of school
Tardy one day
Tardy more than one day
Made at least five verbal comments or questions during the week
Made four verbal comments or questions during the week
Made 2-3 verbal comments or questions during the week
Made no verbal comments or questions during the week
Fulfilled the role they are assigned and fully contributed
Fulfilled the role they are assigned and contributed, but got off track 1-2 times
Did not fulfill the role they were assigned, contributed less than the group and got off track more than two times
Did not fulfill the role they were assigned, did not contribute or got off track in a way that disturbed the rest of the class
Completed all the day’s warm-ups
Missed 1 day’s
Missed 2 day’s
Missed 3 day’s
Growth (10%) :
Students’ grades for this section will be based on growth (from beginning, middle, to end of year) on whole school interim assessments, classroom interim assessments, REACH Performance Tasks, and SAT Test. Yes, you should put effort into these tests because they will all count towards your grade in some way!
Final Exams (10%) :
Students will take two Final Exams during the school year; one in January at the end of Semester 1 and one in June at the end of Semester 2.
If a student knows s/he will be absent, it is their responsibility to tell their teachers and make arrangements with a classmate or teacher to get the missed class notes and homework assignment information. You must bring in the excusal note the day you return from your absence!
Quizzes and Tests Makeup
If a student has an unexcused absence, s/he will receive an automatic zero for all assignments that were due or handed out that day. There are no makeup opportunities allowed.