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5th Grade Math

Course Syllabus
South Harrison Middle School
Welcome back to school! I hope you had a great summer. I am excited about having you in
class, and I look forward to working with you! Throughout the year, students will
differentiate their learning by working in whole groups, cooperative groups, and individually.

Length of Course:
Full Year

Instructor & Times Available:


Instructor: Mrs. Shelly Smith
Available: Before School: 7:40 to 8:00
After School: I will not be available after school until after Junior High softball season.
Beginning October, I will
usually be available to tutor after school.
E-Mail: ssmith@shr2.k12.mo.us

OBJECTIVES:
Course objectives are aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to help students meet the grade level expectations in the mathematics curriculum. It is
designed around lessons in the textbook and supplemental course materials. Students are tested periodically and
tests and homework will be cumulative. The math curriculum used will help students learn how to apply math to
real life situations.

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLIES :

Pencil: ALL work must be completed in pencil


Loose Leaf Note Book Paper
Graph Paper
Red Pen
Ruler
3 Ring Binder
Textbook enVision MATH Common Core . Pearson Education Inc., 2012.
Chromebook
Completed Homework Assignment
1 Box Kleenex
1 Small bottle of Germ X
1 Box of 24 Crayons
4 pack of Expo Dry Erase Markers (Black)

COURSE CONTENT & OUTLINE:


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Place Value 5.NBT.1, 5.NBT.3, 5.NBT.3.a, 5.NBT.3.b


Multiplying Whole Numbers 5.NBT.2, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.6, 5.OA.1, 5.OA2
Dividing 1-Digit and 2-Digiti Divisors 5.NBT.6, 5.OA.2
Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Decimals 5.NBT.1, 5.NBT.2, 5.NBT.4, 5.NBT.7
Numerical Expressions, Patterns, and Relationships 5.OA/1, 5.OA.2, 5.OA.3
Adding, Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers 5.NF.1, 5.NF.2

7. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers 5.NF.3, 5.NF4, 5.NF.5, 5.NF.6, 5.NF.7
7. Volume 5.MD.3, 5.MD.3.a, 5.MD.3.b, 5.MD.4, 5.MD.5, 5.MD.5.a, 5.MD.5.b, 5.MD.5.c
8. Units of Measure. 5.MD.1
9. Interpret Data 5.MD.2, 5.G.2
10. Classifying Plane Figures 5.G.3, 5.G.4
11. Coordinate Geometry 5.G.1, 5.G.2, 5.OA.3

CLASSROOM RULES:
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Show RESPECT to yourself and others.


Be in your seat when the bell rings or be counted tardy.
Come to class prepared with all supplies and a good attitude.
Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise.
NO CELL PHONES.
NO food or drink.
Be responsible, and do your BEST work.
Follow directions, written and oral.

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:
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No talking while the teacher or another student is talking.


Raise your hand and wait to speak until recognized.
Ask questions at the appropriate times when you do not understand or see me after class.
When you are absent, take responsibility for your work.
Be honest and participate in all class activities.
Complete all assignments to the BEST of your ability. Be legible because if I cant read it, then
its wrong.

CONSEQUENCES :
If any rules are broken during class the following are consequences that the student will have. The
order will vary depending on the severity of the act.
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Verbal Warning
Consequences assigned by teacher in direct correlation with the choice made by the
student which may include detention.
Sent to the office.

GRADING PROCEDURE and HOMEWORK POLICY:

A daily participation grade may be given with an opportunity to earn up to 20 points each
week.
ALL homework is due at the beginning of class on the specified due date. NO LATE
WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED, and you will receive a zero for that assignment, unless it is
accompanied by a late work coupon.
Homework assignments will each be given a point value. Students will be informed of the
point value for each lesson.
Homework from the previous day is due at the beginning of class. Late work will receive a zero
unless prior arrangements are made, the assignment is accompanied by a late homework
coupon, or the assignment is completed during intervention. Homework completed during
intervention will have the grade reduced by 50 %.
Make-up tests will be allowed on all tests, except finals. Make-up tests must be taken within
one week.
Finals are 10% of the semester grade and are comprehensive.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT:

Assignments

Quizzes
Class Participation
Group Project
Chapter Tests and Comprehensive Final

COURSE GRADING SCALE:


A
AB+
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94.50 100
89.50 94.49
86.50 89.49
82.50 86.49
79.50 82.49
76.50 79.49
72.50 76.49
69.50 - 72.49
66.50 69.49
62.50 66.49
59.50 62.49
59.49 & Below

STUDENT INFORMATION & GRADES:


Student information and grades can be viewed through a portal found on South Harrisons web
page. Directions and log-on information may be obtained by a parent or guardian from the high
school principals office.

ABSENCES AND LATE WORK:

Students are given two school days for each day absent to complete make-up work. It is the
responsibility of the student to contact the teacher upon returning from an absence. It is
encouraged to make it up as quickly as possible.
School sponsored activities are not counted as absences. Students need to make
arrangements for homework prior to their absence for school activities.
Tests and quizzes given while the student was absent will be made up on the day the student
returns to school, unless the student misses multiple days.
Students will have 2 days to make up a quiz or test that is given on the day the absent student
returns to school.
Prior homework assignments will be due the day the student returns to school.

LATE WORK COUPON:


Students will receive 2 Late Homework Coupons per quarter. One coupon is good for one late
homework assignment. If the coupons are not used for late assignments, then they can be redeemed
at the end of the quarter for 20 extra credit points each.
Students are responsible for keeping their coupons. Extra coupons will not be given out, and you
cannot use anyone elses coupons.
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MISSING ASSIGNMENTS:
Parents will be notified if a student is missing two or more assignments. A missing assignments sheet
will be sent home for a parent signature, and a call or email will be made to the parent .

Dear Parent/Guardian:
I look forward to working together to assure that your student has a positive learning
experience. Your child has received a Contact Information sheet to complete, please
make sure that all information is accurate. If your address, phone number, or email
changes during the school year please notify me with the changes. Working together
is the key to success.
You know your child better than anyone. Please let me know if there is something I
can do to improve your childs learning process. Please feel free to contact me with
any concerns.
Please sign below and have your child sign signifying you have read and understand
the classroom rules and expectations in my classroom. Please return the back page
to school by August 26. Keep the other pages for future reference.
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Student signature
Date

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Parent/Guardian signature
Date

SIGN AND RETURN THE BACK PAGE BY


AUGUST 26