McAuliffe Middle School
Mrs. Torres 2016-2017 Course Syllabus
Conference: 7th Period (2:00 – 3:00 PM)
Tutoring Schedule: Tuesday from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM or upon request from student.
Phone: (210) 623-6260
Course Description 7th Grade Math: The primary focal areas in Grade 7 are number and operations; proportionality; expressions, equations, and relationships; and measurement and data. Students use concepts, algorithms, and properties of rational numbers to explore mathematical relationships and to describe increasingly complex situations. Students use concepts of proportionality to explore, develop, and communicate mathematical relationships, including number, geometry and measurement, and statistics and probability. Students use algebraic thinking to describe how a change in one quantity in a relationship results in a change in the other. Students connect verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic representations of relationships, including equations and inequalities. Students use geometric properties and relationships, as well as spatial reasoning, to model and analyze situations and solve problems. Students communicate information about geometric figures or situations by quantifying attributes, generalize procedures from measurement experiences, and use the procedures to solve problems. Students use appropriate statistics, representations of data, and reasoning to draw conclusions, evaluate arguments, and make recommendations. While the use of all types of technology is important, the emphasis on algebra readiness skills necessitates the implementation of graphing technology.
Curriculum: Springboard Level II and McGraw-Hill
Gradebook will calculate grades according to district policy as follows:
60% is Daily Work or Daily Coursework :
40% is Assessment of Performance:
This may include but is not limited to daily assignments, journals, homework, class participation, and other activities related to the content area.
This may include, but is not limited to exams, teacher made tests, benchmark assessments, quizzes, interval tests, projects, and other acceptable assessment assignments.
Late Assignments Policy: Students are given 3 days to complete an assignment. If a student turns in a homework assignment one day late, he/she receives a -30 pt. deduction penalty (highest grade possible is an 70) After one day, the assignment grade is a zero (0).
Absence/Make-up Work Policy: A student will be responsible for obtaining and completing the make-up work in a satisfactory manner and within the time specified by the district policy. Student should check the calendar for the assignments.
- Students will enter the classroom and get their interactive notebooks and materials needed before the bell rings. They will also sharpen pencils at this time or ask for a pencil if they need one.
- Students will then work on their warm-up during the first five minutes of class. Warm-ups will be taken for a grade. Attendance will be taken during this time also. If a student is less than five minutes late, he/she will be marked tardy. If a student is more than five minutes late, he/she will be marked absent.
- During class, students will be respectful of themselves, each other and Mrs. Torres. Classroom disruptions or consistent misbehavior will result in the behavior consequences listed below.
- Cell phones may not be used in class, after the 1st warning Mrs. Torres will hold your cell phone until the end of the period.
- Before being dismissed, students will return all materials and prepare to leave. Mrs. Torres will dismiss the students, not the bell.
Class Rules and Procedures:
- Have respect for the learning environment in the classroom.
- Follow classroom procedures
- Treating oneself, other students, and the classroom with respect
- Following the district student code of conduct and dress code
- Using appropriate language in a classroom environment
- Cell phones may not be used in class
- Verbal Warning
- Parent Phone Call
- Referral to office or Ms. Miller (Restorative Discipline Specialist)
- Stickers J
- Extra Credit
- Special Privileges, such as a “No homework” pass.
- 1 Composition Book or Spiral Notebook
- Coloring Markers or Crayons
- Glue Stick
Course Syllabus Acknowledgment
NOTE TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Once you have read the entire syllabus, please sign below and return to Mrs. Torres by August 25th, 2016. Your signature indicates that you have read the syllabus and that you understand the policies and expectations for this class. Thank you.
Signature of student
Signature of parent
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