**Necessary Materials**

- You’ll need to bring paper, pencils, scientific calculator, notebook/comp book, and your textbook (provided by the school) each day
- I’ll have a few calculators to loan

**Expectations**

- Work effectively every day
- Be in class on time
- Be respectful to Mr. Hill and fellow students.
- Try, try, and try again

**Grading**

Each quarter will calculated from 3 weighted categories:

· 50% of your grade will be from Tests.

· 25% of your grade will be from Quizzes.

· 25% of your grade will be from Assignments

The Semester grade will then be a made up of the following:

· 40% of your grade will be from Quarter 1

· 40% of your grade will be from Quarter 2

· 20% of your grade will be from Final Exam

**Tests**

If a student would like, they can go back and do test corrections. Test corrections are done by redoing the problems they missed and then writing 2 sentences on either how they did the problem or what they needed to change. These sentences will be graded on math understanding. Test corrections will give the student 60% of their missed points back if done completely and correctly.

**Quizzes**

If a student is absent or they receive a low score on a quiz, after/before school they can retake a quiz. Their retake score, if better, will replace the original score. Quiz retakes must be done on the students own time and not during class.

**Homework**

- All homework will be graded on completion and correctness
- A student that attempts every problem will receive 50%. The other 50% is comprised spot checking for accuracy
- Occasionally, students will be required to make advanced aids

**Attendance and Tardy Policy**

I’ll follow all standard procedures at Columbia High School and more. Missed work from an excused absence is to be turned in no later the two class periods from the return of the absence. Since the greatest factor for success is coming to class, unexcused absences and tardies will have to be made up. For every minute you’re missing from my class unexcused, you’ll be required to make the time up with me before school, after school, during lunch, and/or detention.

**Classroom Rules**

These rules are in addition to school wide rules of Columbia High School

· Be in your seat on time and ready to learn.

· Keep any part of you to yourself.

· Be respectful of me, as a teacher, and your fellow classmates, as students.

· Remove, put away, and/or eliminate any distractions. (I’ll do it for you)

· Pick up after yourself

**Final Notes**

With the introduction of the Common Core Standards, more is required from our students here at Columbia. All math assignments, tests, and quizzes students receive will have all the problems written down and all work shown to arrive at the correct solutions. If a student receives a low grade on any assignment, the student may ask to redo or find a way to receive their desired grade.

**Goals**

- Students will learn to persevere through math
- Students will be able to defend their work
- Students will be able use models to solve problems
- Students will be attentive to math details and understand patterns

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Mr. Hill reserves the right to edit, change, and/or enhance this document at any time.