7th Grade Mathematics
Classroom Syllabus & Expectations
This course will follow the Common Core State Mathematics Standards for 7th grade. Class work will be completed through use of the “Ready Math” textbook and workbook, work in an Interactive Notebook, interaction with a variety of grade level resources, in addition to the ongoing using of technology. As a class we will work together throughout the year to build a strong classroom community of learners who are safe, respectful, and responsible both inside the classroom and out. We will be focusing on the positive and always trying to do our best work, even if that means we make mistakes.
*1 Notebook (spiral or composition)
* Pencils (#2)
* Colored ink pens (any color other than black)
The items in bold are REQUIRED!
* Dry Erase Board Markers (EXPO)
* Glue Stick
* Pencil pouch/ container
* Tissue Boxes (1)
* Hand Sanitizer (1)
* Clorox wipes (1)
The course will be broken down into weighted sections.
Summative Grades are 70% of your final grade and include the following:
– Test/ Quiz Grades
– Essays/ Reports
Formative Grades are 30% of your final grade and include the following:
- Interactive Notebook
Percentage Letter Grades
In Class: assignments are to be submitted at the end of each class period, unless otherwise instructed by the teacher.
Homework: assignments are to be submitted the first school day after the assignment was given. All homework assignments are to be turned into the homework basket prior to the start of the class. Incomplete homework assignments will be graded as such.
Late Policy: If assignments are incomplete, the student will have one day to make up the assignment at the discretion of the teacher. Assignments submitted late are subject to points being lost. Late assignments will be deducted 10% per day, up to 2 days late.
Extra Help: Students can access the class blog, as well as google classroom at all times to find resources to further help them with in class skills and assignments. Mrs. McGrath will also be available before school, by appointment only.
Retake Policy: Students will be given opportunities to re-do formative assessments as often as they “choose” to do so. For summative assessments below 70%, students will be offered one opportunity to retake a different version of the assessment, with the higher of the two scores being recorded into the gradebook.
** Please keep your assignments that have been graded and returned to you as an additional resources, and also to show that it has been completed if there are any questions in regard to missing assignments.
Class expectations & Behavior Policy
Students are expected to follow the building policies as outlined in the Woodworth Student Code of Conduct. In addition, students will adhere to the expectations agreed upon in class. The following is the behavior policy in the classroom.
1st offense: Warning and Redirection
2nd offence: Seat change/ Reflection paper
3rd offence: Parent Contact
4th offence: Lunch Detention with the Teacher and Parent Contact
5th offence: Follow up with Assistant Principal/ Social Responsibility Technicians
Course reminders will be sent out through Remind101 as well as my school iblog site. Additional information in regard to registering for these communication options will be shared at a later date.
I am looking forward to a great 2018-19 School Year!