Foundations of Math 1 and Math 2 Syllabus
“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” –Albert Einstein
Welcome to Math !! I look forward to teaching you this semester. We are going to work together to make Math fun and productive.
What do I need for the class?
- 3-ring binder
- Lose leaf paper (lined and graph paper)
- TI-83/TI-84 calculator
What if I do not have a calculator?
In order to continue success in the class, it is a good idea to have access to a calculator at home for practice. There will be a class set available to students for use during class. New calculators can be purchased at more retailers including Walmart. If looking for a used calculator’s sites such as Amazon and eBay would be the most reliable. If you have access to a laptop or desktop, at home, there is also free-share ware that is available to download the calculator onto the laptop or desktop. Good luck!!
What should I be doing when class starts and ends?
- Begin to work on the warm-up because it will be due 5 minutes after the start of class. Some days the warm-ups will be graded for effort, but there will be other days it will be graded for being correct. Make sure to come prepared to class by understanding all previous material learned.
- After the warm-up, if instructed to do so, you will be able to use a calculator.
- At the end of class, I expect all desks (if we moved them for an activity) and calculators to be put back in their proper places.
What if I am absent?
If you are absent it is your responsibility to come, see Mrs. O for any make-up work. If you do not understand the lesson, due to missing a few days, I will be happy to re-teach the lesson to you after school.
If You Need to Use the Restroom……
- Raise your hand and ask Mrs. O privately. If we are in the middle of an activity or you have not completed your assignment, please expect the answer to be No. Try to always use the bathroom before class, so we can all keep in track with our assignments in class. However, I do understand it is a long class, and you will be given a 5-minute break after about 50 minutes of class time, that will allow time to use the bathroom (keep in mind not everyone will be allowed out at once during this break).
How is my grade calculated?
- Will be worth 50% of your grade to demonstrate understanding and mastery of the subjects
- Assignments (class work, homework, projects)
- Will be worth 40% of your grade, giving you opportunities to practice the concepts we are learning in class.
- Homework will be graded sometimes for accuracy and other times for completion. ALL WORK MUST BE SHOWN TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT!!!
- Will be worth 10% of your grade
- There will be 3 notebook checks throughout the semester, so please remember to keep an organized binder.
- Additionally, the North Carolina Math I EOC is 20% of the final grade. The final average for the course is calculated as follows:
- First quarter 40%
- Second quarter 40%
- Exam 20%
Thank you so much for reading the syllabus! I am looking forward to working with everyone to make Math a success for everyone. Remember, no one is bad at Math, it is all about our attitude towards math. So, let’s work together to make Math fun!! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 336-570-6400 or through email Michele_Osmolovsky@abss.k12.nc.us.
“No employment can be managed without arithmetic, no mechanical invention without geometry.” –Benjamin Franklin