The overarching goal of the 7th grade Pre-AP Math Course is to help students develop mathematical knowledge, understanding, and skills, as well as awareness and appreciation of the rich connections among mathematical strands and between mathematics and other disciplines.
Materials (Should be brought in class every day)
Ø Math Binder organized in accordance with the guidelines: three ring binder (1.5”) with 3 dividers and a spiral graph notebook (no notepads or filler graph paper);
Ø Green pen, #2 pencils, eraser, handheld pencil sharpener, ruler.
Tests and Major Projects ….…..…………………………………………………... 40%
Quizzes (including Check-Ups, Mini Projects, Binder Checks, etc) ……..... 25%
Daily Work (including Warm-Ups, Notes, Handouts, Participation, etc) ……….... 20%
Homework ………………………………..……………………………………….. 15%
Make-Up work: A form showing the missing work will be prepared for every absence; it is the student’s responsibility to collect the form and turn in the make-up work. Please refer to Student/Parent handbook for make-up work policy time frame. A missed assessment (test or quiz) must be made-up during lunch or afterschool tutorial within two days of the student’s return.
Late work: All work is due at the beginning of class. If work is turned in after this time, it is considered late. To encourage student responsibility, late papers will be penalized: 11 points off the first day, 21 points off the second day, 31 points off the third day, a total of 50 points off after 3 days. Late assignments will not be accepted, and will be recorded as a zero in the grade book, once a 3-week grading period has ended. This policy is for homework and daily work only.
Progress Reports or Report Cards: Every three weeks a progress report or a report card will be issued. Please look for these throughout the year. We encourage parents to track students’ academic progress online using the Family Access.
Agenda: Students are to write daily in their agendas. Most updated version of the daily homework, and the major assessments dates will be recorded in students’ agenda.
Tutorials: Tutorials will be held on Thursdays starting promptly at 3:10 and ending at 4:00.
Restroom Policy: As a 7th grade family, we feel that in order for your student to be successful in each subject, he/she must maximize their time in class. Therefore, we are asking that your student use the restroom only during the 5 minute passing periods unless there is a medical need or emergency. If your student will not be able to comply with this request due to medical reasons, please notify the school nurse with appropriate medical documentation.
No name papers and pencil usage: Papers without a name will be placed on the board with 5 points deducted. It is the student’s responsibility to get his/her paper, identify, and turn it over in order to receive a credit. 5 points will be deducted for any and all work not completed in pencil.
Food/Drinks/Gum/Cell Phones: To keep the classroom clean, students will not be allowed to eat food, drink anything except water, or chew gum. If a cell phone is used in class without permission, it will be confiscated.
Math Department Retest Policy
If a student fails a test, he/she has the opportunity for a retake within a week after receiving his/her test result. It is mandatory that he/she has attended tutorial lesson before retaking the test. The highest grade that the student may attain for a retake is a 70. The student will keep the higher grade between the retake and the original test grade. A student who attained a grade of 70 or better in a test will not be eligible for a retake.