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Instructor: Ms. Pasquale


Instructor Office Phone: 224.484.5149
Instructor Email: mary.pasquale@d300.org
Office Hours: Math Office Room 110

2nd Period (8:20 9:05)


4th Period (10:03 10:48)
8th Period (1:23 2:08)

Course Title and Number: Algebra 3304-3305


Learning Materials Needed EVERYDAY:

Notebook/paper
1.5 Inch Binder
Scientific Calculator or TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator Available to rent in the Media Center
(They will not be available in the classroom)
Pencils, Pens, Erasers
YOUR BRAIN

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Course Description: Algebra students will develop the necessary mathematical skills needed
to be successful in future math courses at Dundee-Crown High School.

Course Objectives: This course includes the study of linear, quadratic, and exponential
functions, focusing on real world applications associated with each type of function. Students will
also be asked to utilize the following mathematical practices:

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.


Attend to precision.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

Classroom Expectations: Students are expected to adhere to the same rules and guidelines in
this classroom as the rules outlined in the student handbook for Dundee-Crown High School.

My expectations are for every student to respect themselves and their classmates, come
to class prepared and ready to work. I expect each student to act and behave
appropriately. As disagreements to these expectations occur, I will inform the student
and expect improvement. Should there be no changes in behavior, I will take the
appropriate actions.

Assignments are an important part of being successful in mathematics. Students are


expected to accurately complete ALL assignments in PENCIL.

Students will be allowed to go to the bathroom/locker/etc., ONLY if he/she has their


passbook. (Unless it is an emergency.)

Tardies are unacceptable. You are expected to be in your seat when the bell rings or you
will be tardy. Consequences will be issued from the Deans Office.

No cell phones or IPODs will be allowed in class. You are in school to learn
and both of these cause distractions that limit learning. If a student refuses
to keep their cell phone or IPOD in their backpack, they will immediately be
sent to the Deans Office.

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Homework: Homework will be assigned from the textbook and/or from worksheets EVERY night

and is an important part of preparing for class. To come to class without completing homework means
students will not get the full benefit of that class, because lack of preparation limits participation.

Make-Up Work: You have two calendar school days to complete work for every EXCUSED
absence. If you missed a test or quiz, you are responsible for coming to me to set up
a date to take the test or quiz. Tests and quizzes must be made up within a calendar week or
they will be recorded as zeroes in the grade book. The grade will remain a zero until the test is made
up.

Instances of academic dishonesty: Copying anothers homework, wandering eyes during


tests, cut-and-paste, plagiarism, over-reliance on parental help, etc. will not be tolerated and will
result in, at the least, a grade of zero for the assignment. Refer to the Student Handbook for the
school/district policy on academic dishonesty and its potential consequences.

Student Evaluation: Grades will be assigned on the basis of a percentage of total points
earned. Points will be earned via ASSIGNMENTS and ASSESSMENTS.
Grades will be assigned as follows: 20% - Assignments
60% - Assessments
20% - Final Exam

A
B
C
D
F

90%-100%
80%-89%
70%-79%
60%-69%
Below 60%

Grades will be updated in Infinite Campus every week. Due to the complexity of student work, as well
as class size, assignments will not always be immediately returned, although I will do my best to get
them back to you as soon as possible.

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Dear Parents/Guardians,
Please read through the course syllabus with your son or daughter and sign below, acknowledging
that you understand the objectives and requirements for this course. This is due Friday, August
19th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thank you and I look forward to working with
you throughout the school year!
Student Name: ____________________________________________
Student Signature: _____________________________________ Date: _______________
Parent/Guardian Name: ______________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________ Date: ______________
Parent/Guardian Phone Number: (_______) _______________________
Parent E-mail Address: _______________________________________

The easiest way for me to contact you or for you to contact me is through email. I would really
appreciate you providing your email if you have one. Thanks!

Three Goals
1.) ______________________________________________
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2.) ______________________________________________

The future depends


on what we do in the
present.

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3.) ______________________________________________
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- Mahatma Gandhi