For your information, listed below are the curriculum, class materials, grading system, and classroom rules and expectations for my class.

**CURRICULUM**

We will be covering several topics this year, with emphasis on its application to real life situations. The topics included are:

For 8th Grade Math

Modeling with Statistics; Linear Functions; Solving Linear Equations; Properties of Exponents;

Pythagorean Theorem; Two-Dimensional Geometry; and Three Dimensional Geometry.

For Algebra 1 (HE)

Creating and Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities; Linear and Exponential Relationship; Expressions and Equations; Quadratic Functions and Modeling; and Descriptive Statistics.

For Geometry

Angle Pairs and Proof; Transformations, Congruence and Proof; Properties and Attributes of Parallelogram; Similarity; Right Triangles and Trigonometry; Circles; Connecting Algebra to Geometry; and Extending to 3-Dimensions.

**CLASS MATERIALS**

In order to succeed in this class you will need to be very organized and MUST come to class always prepared with the following materials:

*Planner

*Lined papers and pencils with erasers.

*Binder to keep all worksheets and homeworks.

*Straightedge, compass and protractor (for Geometry).

**GRADING POLICY**

Students will be graded each marking period based on the following:

*Tests/Finals….....................................................20%

*Quizzes…...........................................................20%

*Warm-ups/Classwork…......................................20%

*Homework….......................................................15%

*Notebook/Binder/Project….................................15%

*Participation/Responsibility….............................10%

90-100% A

80-89-9% B

70-79.9% C

60-69.9% D

0 -59.9% F

All works MUST be done in pencil and accompanied by a solution for teacher review and written legibly on a labeled lined paper.

**CLASSROOM RULES**

In order for everyone to have an equal opportunity to learn, these are the rules and class expectations everyone MUST observed.

*Students will arrive on time, remain seated, be quiet and be awake during class time.

*Respect your teacher, yourself and others.

*Listen to speaker without interrupting.

*All school rules apply and the R2S3 outlined in HMS handbook.

*Give yourself and your classmates the BEST opportunity to learn.

*NO gums, food and drinks allowed inside the classroom.

*Cellphones and other electronic gadgets MUST remain off while inside the classroom and out of the teacher’s sight.

**CONSEQUENCES**

Should any of the above rules be broken either of the following consequences shall apply.

*Verbal Warning

*Student/Teacher conference

*Removal from the classroom or detention/RC

*Parent/teacher conference (phone call home)

*Other administrative action

I expect to have a classroom environment where students can work together, have fun while helping and learning from each other. Eight grades should know well how to conduct themselves in a classroom. This is an area in which I can really use your help and support and I may find it necessary to call you at home should a need arise.

I can be reached at (408)535-6274 ext.122 or through e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

**Mr. Elizalde M. Mazon**