CLASS Information

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

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