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Pre-College Math

2018-2019 Course Syllabus

Contact Description
Ms. Carey This course provides a review of the
kcarey@winthrop arithmetic processes including addition,
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whole numbers, fractions, decimals,
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an introduction to algebraic concepts.
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Supplies Learning Goals


school is
An important part of high 1. Use whole numbers in the four basic
nizational
developing effective orga arithmetic operations (+,-,x,/)
strategies and habits. 2. Use exponential notation and order of
operations.
commended
The following tools are re 3. Use fractions in the four basic arithmetic
zed and be
to help keep you organi
operations, including applications.
4. Use decimals in the four basic arithmetic
successful: operations, including applications.
5. Find ratios, rates, and determine true
ü Three Ring Binder proportions.
ü Loose lined Paper 6. Solve proportions, including
mmended)
ü Scientific Calculator (reco applications.
ü Writing Utensils 7. Perform conversions between fractions,
decimals, and percentages.
ü Laptop 8. Solve percent problems, including
applications.
9. Recognize and use basic U.S.
Measurements and perform
measurement conversions.
10. Perform the four basic operations with
signed numbers.
11. Solve basic algebra equations.
12. Apply Study skills to this course.
Late Work & Absent Policy
If you are absent it is your responsibility to check the class website for notes, and also to check
your class bin for handouts. I will not completely reteach a lesson to you, but I will answer
questions. Homework will be accepted late for partial credit, only until the test for that chapter.
After the test date, homework grades will not be changed for that chapter.

In the event of an absence, if you miss a class when homework was due, you have two school days
to get it to me. If you are absent on a day that homework is assigned, you have two class periods to
get that completed assignment to me. If you are absent two days, during which homework is
assigned, you have four extra days to hand it in.

Grading
Summative Assessment (45%)
Homework (15%)
%)
Classwork, Quizzes, Participation (40
Midterm/ Final (20%) Of the Year
Description
Homework:
Homework will be checked daily for completion, and some will randomly be collected for correctness.
Quizzes:
There will almost always be a quiz in middle of each chapter to check for understanding. If you wish
to fix a grade on a quiz you may make points back for half credit, after having some remediation with
me after school, but not during class time. Expect a mini quiz next class period after new material to
check for understanding.
Summative Assessments:
There will be some tests and projects for end of chapter assessments. If there is a test, you will know
ahead of time, and you will get a day to review in class beforehand. If there is a project, you will get
class time to work on it. Questions are always welcomed, but not the day of a test.
Participation:
I expect you to put effort into the class and participate in all activities. You will need to step outside of
your comfort zone and try new things. My class is a new surprise every day, so be prepared!

ü BE PREPARED Expectations
Come to class on time. This means bein
g in your seat at the start time, focu
with the necessary supplies. sed and ready to learn

ü BE RESPECTFUL
Respect yourself and others. Respec
t our class time and our materials.

ü DO YOUR BEST
Be responsible for your learning; wor
k hard and do your best. Don’t be afra
id to ask for help.