• MATH 7 - Core Connections 2

     

    Core Connections, Course 2 is the second of a three-year sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a rigorous college preparatory algebra course. On a daily basis, students in Core Connections, Course 2 use problem-solving strategies, questioning, investigating, analyzing critically, gathering and constructing evidence, and communicating rigorous arguments justifying their thinking. Students learn in collaboration with others while sharing information, expertise, and ideas. The course helps students to develop multiple strategies to solve problems and to recognize the connections between concepts. The lessons in the course meet all of the content standards and embed the “Mathematical Practices” of the Common Core State Standards released in June 2010.  

    NEEDS AND RESOURCES

    Required Materials

    To successfully complete this course, you will need

    ·       3 Ring Binder

    • Graph paper
    • Textbook Packet (to be kept in 3 ring binder)
    • Pencils & erasers
    • Red pens

     Additional Print Resources

    http://pdfs.cpm.org/resCourse/CC2/CC2%20Checkpoints%20TV.pdf

     Online Resources
    • Homework help is available @

    http://homework.cpm.org/cpm-homework/homework/category/CC/textbook/CC2  

     

    POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

    General Rules

    Classroom Procedures /Expectations                                                                                          

     Students are expected to arrive in class with all required materials                                                                                

     

    Class work

    Students will complete all class work and homework in their notebooks/packets

    Students are required to participate in class discussions

    Groups may be periodically assessed on how well they work together.

     

    Homework

    Homework is assigned WEEKLY and must be completed by the due date USUALLY EVERY FRIDAY for students to receive full credit.

    Partial credit will be given for late homework if it is completed. 70% DURING FIRST WEEK; 50% UP TO TWO WEEKS; 0 PTS AFTER TWO WEEKS

    Students are responsible for checking the accuracy; I check homework for completeness.

     

    Students having difficulties are encouraged to meet with me during a mutually agreed upon time. I am available after school until 3:00 or before school starting at 7:15 a.m.

    Absences

    Students are required to make up all missed work when absent. Make-Up Work: Any student with an excused absence will have two days upon return to submit/ complete any missed class and homework assignments tests or other time sensitive deadlines. Students will need to arrange a time to make up any tests, quizzes or projects

     Late Work Policy

    Students are allowed to turn in missing and late work (not due to absences) in accordance with the following guidelines:

    2 days to 1 weeks past due date:  70% of original credit earned

    1 week and day to 2 weeks = 50% of original credit earned

    NO WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER TWO WEEKS FROM DUE DATE

     Assessments

    Student understandings of math concepts are regularly assessed using:  Unit tests, quizzes, student presentations, projects, group assessments & a course final.  Quizzes and unit assessments are timed. Extended time will be permitted for documented IEP students. All students have the opportunity to improve their assessment grades by completing exam/quiz corrections by the assigned date.

     Grading Policies:

    Grades will be determined by the percentages: Assessments 80%:  Unit tests, Exit tickets, formal presentations, and all quizzes including Dreambox assignments and quizzes. All others 20%. They include; Homework, Tool Kit entries, posters, Daily warm-ups, STRAWs (study team review activity worksheets), You Cubed problem solving activities, etc.               

      Grading Scale:

     A+ 100%-97% A 96%-93%,  A- 92%-90%,  B+ 89%-87%, B 86%-83%, B- 82%-80%,  C+ 79%-77%, C- 72%-70%, D+ 69%-68%, D 67%-64%, D- 63%- 60%,  F < 59%

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Parent/Teacher Communication: Communication between teachers and parents is encouraged at any time throughout the school year. Parents may contact teachers or administrators in the following ways:

    • Phone calls 619-956-2458

    • Email – Kelly.farmer@santeesd.net

    • Parent/teacher Conferences

    • Guidance Counselor Contacts

    • Principal/Assistant Principal Contacts

    • Daily Communication using the planner