Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop in our students the Math skills that they will need to be successful in college, their career, and throughout their life. Our classes are designed to meet and exceed the Common Core Learning Standards for mathematical content and practice. We want students to experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Rather than asking students to memorize a set of procedures and applying them to standard types of exercises, we want them to deepen their understanding and strengthen their reasoning and problem solving skills.

Grading Policy for All One Year Mathematics Courses

Mathematics Department Grading Policy: All One-Year Courses

I. Calculating Marking Period Report Card Grades

• All students will be graded according to the following criteria:
a. Exams, Quizzes & Projects: 70%
b. Classwork and/or participation: 20%
c. Homework: 10%

Each marking period is independent.

II. Exams, Quizzes, & Projects: 70%

• Students will be given 2 – 3 exams per marking period.
• All exams are scheduled in advance.
• Students are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date.
• If a student misses an exam it is his/her responsibility to see the teacher to schedule a make-up.
• Students who arrive late to school on the day of an exam must see the teacher that same day to schedule a make-up.
• Students who do not make-up missed exams will receive a grade of zero for that exam.
• A pattern of absence from/ make-up of announced exams may have a negative impact on a student’s grade.
• Cheating and plagiarism are serious offenses which will result in a zero for the assignment, project or test, and may result in a failing grade for the marking period.

All exams are cumulative and contain questions from previous units.

III. Classwork and/or Participation: 20%

• Students are required to be prepared every day with the proper materials. They are expected to take accurate notes, attempt all problems assigned for independent or group solution, and be actively engaged in class and group discussions.
• Attendance and punctuality are extremely important. Students must attend class every day. Extended family leave for personal matters is not a legitimate excuse for missing class and may have a negative impact on the student’s classwork and/or participation grade.
• Students must be present to participate. Excessive absences, cutting, lateness, and inappropriate behavior will affect their ability to do so and may have a negative impact on their grade.

Teachers will distribute rubrics for classwork and/or participation at the beginning of the school year.

IV. Homework: 10%

• Homework is assigned and reviewed in class daily. Assignments may be posted on the chalkboard or SmartBoard in addition to posting on PupilPath.
• Students are expected to do each homework assignment and to be prepared to discuss questions and solutions on the next school day.
• To earn full credit for a homework assignment that is done on time the student must attempt to answer every question, show appropriate work to reach solutions, and correct their work based on class or group discussions.
• Students who miss a homework assignment may make-up the assignment:

a. Within 2 school days
b. With a 50% penalty

Teachers will distribute rubrics for homework at the beginning of the school year.

V. Calculating Final Course Grades

• The final course grade that will appear on the student’s transcript will be calculated as follows:

a. A grade for marking period 6 will be computed
b. To reflect the entire year’s work and to reward student growth and content mastery over time, add marking period report card grades and divide by 9 using this formula:

𝐹𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑙𝐺𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑒 = 𝑀𝑃1+ 𝑀𝑃2 + 𝑀𝑃3 + 𝑀𝑃4 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒𝑠 2 + 𝑀𝑃5 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒𝑠 2+ 𝑀𝑃6 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒𝑠 2 / 9

Grading Policy for Semester Courses: Pre-Calculus & Calculus

I. Calculating Marking Period Report Card Grades

• All students will be graded according to the following criteria:

a. Exams, Quizzes & Projects: 70%
b. Classwork and/or participation: 20%
c. Homework: 10%

Each marking period is independent.

II. Exams, Quizzes, & Projects: 70%
• Students will be given 2 – 3 exams per marking period.
• All exams are scheduled in advance.
• Students are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date.
• If a student misses an exam it is his/her responsibility to see the teacher to schedule a make-up.
• Students who arrive late to school on the day of an exam must see the teacher that same day to schedule a make-up.
• Students who do not make-up missed exams will receive a grade of zero for that exam.
• A pattern of absence from/ make-up of announced exams may have a negative impact on a student’s grade.
• Cheating and plagiarism are serious offenses which will result in a zero for the assignment, project or test, and may result in a failing grade for the marking period.

All exams are cumulative and contain questions from previous units.

III. Classwork and/or Participation: 20%

• Students are required to be prepared every day with the proper materials. They are expected to take accurate notes, attempt all problems assigned for independent or group solution, and be actively engaged in class and group discussions.
• Attendance and punctuality are extremely important. Students must attend class every day. Extended family leave for personal matters is not a legitimate excuse for missing class and may have a negative impact on the student’s classwork and/or participation grade.
• Students must be present to participate. Excessive absences, cutting, lateness, and inappropriate behavior will affect their ability to do so and may have a negative impact on their grade.

Teachers will distribute rubrics for classwork and/or participation at the beginning of the school year.

IV. Homework: 10%

• Homework is assigned and reviewed in class daily. Assignments may be posted on the chalkboard or SmartBoard in addition to posting on PupilPath.
• Students are expected to do each homework assignment and to be prepared to discuss questions and solutions on the next school day.
• To earn full credit for a homework assignment that is done on time the student must attempt to answer every question, show appropriate work to reach solutions, and correct their work based on class or group discussions.
• Students who miss a homework assignment may make-up the assignment:

a. Within 2 school days
b. With a 50% penalty

Teachers will distribute rubrics for homework at the beginning of the school year.

V. Calculating Final Course Grades

• Students will receive one transcript grade for the fall and a second transcript grade for the spring. These will be calculated as follows:

Fall Semester: Pre-Calculus

𝐹𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝐺𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑒 = 𝑀𝑃1+𝑀𝑃2+𝑀𝑃3 / 3

Spring Semester: Calculus

𝐹𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝐺𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑒 = 𝐹𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑇𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑐𝑟𝑖𝑝𝑡 𝐺𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑒+𝑀𝑃4+𝑀𝑃5+𝑀𝑃6 / 4