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Math

103 Course Outline


Quarter1:2016/2017
Teacher:MissNadeau
Email:nadeauk@holyspirit.ab.ca
Classroom:124
MTh:8:029:22,9:3010:50
Friday:8:029:50

CourseRationale:
WelcometoMath103!Thismathematicscoursefocusesondevelopingessential
mathematicsknowledge,skills,andattitudesneededforstudentswhowanttoapprentice
toatradeorentertheworkforcedirectlyafterhighschool.Itisdesignedtomeetthe
entrancerequirementsforapprenticesinmosttradesprograms,specificallylevelsoneto
three.Mathematics3includestopicssuchasfinance,geometry,measurement,and
trigonometry.
Yourmathematicsskillswillbedevelopedwithinthecontextofsolvingeverydayproblems.
Youwill:
*identifytheproblemandselectandapplyappropriateproblemsolvingstrategies,
mathematicaloperations,andtools.
*estimateandcalculatesolutionsaccurately
*evaluatetheprocess,result,andpersonal/groupperformance
*developteamworkskills,anduseappropriatevocabularytoreasonand
communicatemathematically
*applymathematicalliteracytoeverydaysituations

TeachingPhilosophy
OurvisionatCCHisthateverystudentshouldbegivenequalopportunitiesforsuccess.Iwill
domybesttoupholdthisvision,andprovideforstudentsbasedontheirindividualneeds.I
believethateverystudentcanlearn,andIwillfosterthisprocessinapositivelearning
environment.Iwillbepreparedforclass,whileensuringthereisflexibilityinmyplanningto
addressdifferentneedsastheyarise.

CourseEvaluation
Studentswillbegradedinthefollowingfashion:

1) Classroomwork/assignments/quizzes
2) UnitTests

3) FinalExam

40%
30%
30%

TOTAL

100%

Notetothestudent:Itishighlyrecommendedthateachstudentkeeparecordofhis/hergrades.Shouldanydiscrepancy
arisebetweenthegradeyoubelieveyoureceivedandthegradeintheteachersgradebook,yourrecordwillbecritical.

RequiredMaterials
Mostresourcesandmaterialsforthecourse(suchastextbooksandphotocopiedhandouts)
willbesuppliedbytheschool.However,studentswillberequiredtobringtoeveryclassthe
followingresourcesandsupplies:

Workbook(providedbytheschool)
Pen,pencil,eraserandruler
BinderandLooseleafpaper
Scientificcalculator

Othersuppliesmaybeneededonaperiodicbasis(theteacherwillinstructonwhentheyare
needed),andaretobesuppliedbythestudent,include:

Pencilcrayonsormarkers
Geometryset
Glue
Othermiscellaneousitems

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MissNadeausClassroomRulesandExpectations
1)

RESPECTthismeansrespectyourselfandyourabilities,yourclassmatesandthe
learningenvironment,andtheteachersandstaffmembers.

2)

Cometoclasspreparednotonlyshouldyouhaveyourclassroommaterials,butyou
shouldcomewithyourmindpreparedtowork.

3)

Makegooddecisionsinallyoudo,askyourselfifthisisthebestdecisionyoucan
makeforyourself,yourclassmates,andyourteacher.Weareacommunityof
learnersandneedtolookoutforeachother.

OtherKeyIdeasforSuccessinMath103

Putyourbesteffortintoallclassactivitiesandassignments
Cooperatewiththeteacherandyourclassmates
Listencarefullytoinstructions.Ifyoudonotunderstandsomething,PLEASEASK!If
youdontunderstand,itismostlikelythattherestofyourclassmatesdonot
understand.
Ifyoufeelyouneedextrahelpthenpleasetalktome!Iwillbeavailableduringflex
block
Useclasstimeeffectively.Ifyoudothis,youshouldnothaveanyhomework!
Iamexcitedforthisquarter,andhopeyouaretoo.
Remember,ifyouneedanyhelpinthiscourse,ask!

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Attendance/LatePolicy
Workingwithinthequartersystemmeansthatwewillcoverimportantcontenteachday.Astheemphasisof
thiscourseisonthedevelopmentandstrengtheningofmathematicalskills,lateness/absenteeismcancreate
problemsforyourprogress.Theconceptswecoverthatdaymaybeconfusingtoyouwhenyoureturn
pleasemakesurethatyouattendclasseveryday.Ifyouhavepriorknowledgetoyouwillbeabsent(dueto
medicalreasonsorotherappropriatereasons)PLEASEseemeassoonaspossiblesothatwecanworkoutan
actionplantoensureyoudonotfallbehind.Wehavea76minflexblocktousetoensureallstudentsare
caughtup.
Inexcusableabsences:

Thefirsttimeyouareinexcusablyabsent,Iwillcontacthome.
Thesecondinexcusableabsencewillresultincontacthomeandreferraltotheadministrators.Youwill
thenbeputonanattendancecontract.
Anyfurtherinexcusableabsenceswillbedealtwithbytheadministrators.

AssignmentDueDates
Mostassignmentswillbeduethedaythatweareworkingonthem.Occasionallyyouwillbegivenafewdays
tofinishanassignment.Sinceourconceptsbuildoneachother,ifyoufallbehind,youwillbeaskedtostayin
duringflexblocktocompletethem.
AssignmentsNotCompletedorNotHandedIn
TheHolySpiritDivisionAssessmentPolicystatesthefollowing:Astudentsfailuretosubmitworkisacritical
behaviouralanddisciplineissueasdefinedbytheSchoolActinthatastudentshallconducthimselforherself
soastoreasonablycomplywiththefollowingcodeofconduct:(a)bediligentinpursuingthestudents
studies.
TeachersatCatholicCentralhavedeterminedthefollowingprocedurestobeusedifastudentdoesnothand
inwork:
(1)Alternativeswillbediscussedwithstudentsuchasanalternativeduedate,alternativeassignment,after
schoolorlunchtimetocompletetheassignment,etc.
(2)Parentswillbecontactedbytheteacherandalternativesdiscussed.
(3)Thestudentwillbereferredtoadministrationoracounselortodiscussreasonsforworknotbeing
completed.
(4)Workingwiththestudent,parents,teacherand,ifnecessary,administrationamutuallyagreeablesolution
willbereached.
Note:Assignmentsareonemethodbywhichteachersdeterminethatastudenthasacquiredthedesignated
learneroutcomesforacourse.Incompleteassignmentsjeopardizethestudentscompletionofthecourse.
Ifastudentdoesnotdemonstratethathe/shehasacquiredthelearneroutcomes,thenacoursemarkwillnot
beawardedtothestudent.Thestudentmaywritethefinalexam,butnocoursemarkcanbeawardeduntil
thestudenthasdemonstratedacquisitionofthelearneroutcomes.
CellPhones&Ipod/MP3Players
Cellphonesaretobeturnedoffandplacedoutofsightduringclasstime.
Ifastudentisinviolationofthispolicy,he/shewillhavethecellphoneand/orelectroniccommunicationdevice
takenaway.Firstviolationofthispolicywillresultinconfiscationbytheteacher.Subsequentviolationswill
resultinthephonebeingkeptbyadministrationuntilafterschool.Studentswhocontinuetodefythepolicy
willhavetheirphonesconfiscatedandthephonewillremainattheofficeuntilaparentmeetswith
administration.Theremaybetimeswhenstudentsareallowedtousedevices,andyouwillbeinformedof
thesetimes.Ifthestudenthasnotbeeninformedthathe/sheisallowedtousethem,itistheirresponsibility
tomakesuretheyareputaway.
FlexBlock
Iwillbeavailabletostudentsduringflextimetohelpwithanyassignmentsandunderstandingofcontent.If
theyhavefallenbehind,needextrahelp,orhavemissingassignments,studentswillberequiredtocomein
duringflextime.

CourseContentandTimeline
Abasicoutlineforthetopicscovered.Anychangeswillbemadeknowntothestudentastheyarise.
Chapter1Income

Chapter6WorkingwithMoney
Chapters2and3Measurement
Chapter5Conversions

Chapter4AreaandVolume
Chapter7LinesandAngles
Chapter9SimilarPolygons
Chapter8RightTriangles

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Sept5

FirstDayofClasses

1.3
1.4

1.1
1.2
12

13
1.8
Review

19

14
Ch.1Test
6.1

20
Ch.6Test
3.1and3.2

26
3.4
3.5
Oct3
Review
Ch.5Test
10
Thanksgiving

17
Project
24
8.4
8.6
31
CourseReview

15

SchoolOpening
Mass

21

16

22

2.1
2.3

2.2
2.6

27

28

Review
Ch.2and3Test
4
Area

11
7.2
7.5
18
8.1
8.2
25
8.5
8.6
1
CourseReview

Ch.5Conversions

1.7

6.3
6.4

6.2

Review
23

2.7
3.3
29
Mass

2.4
2.5
30
Temperature

Capacity
5

6
Volume

12

7
Review
Ch.4Test

13

19
8.3
8.6
26

7.1

20

14
Ch.9Similar
Polygons
21

Div.PDDay

PDDay

27

28
CourseReview

Project
Review

Ch.7Test

8.7
Review

Ch.8Test

LastDayofClasses

FinalExam

1.5
1.6