2015 – 2016
Mr. David L. Maker
Email: [email protected] – The best way to contact me!
Phone Message: 742-3050 (main office secretary)
Period: 2nd
Location: Room 181
Required Materials:
Text: Scott, Foresman (1992)
Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry
3-Ring Notebook, with 4 dividers for notes, assignments, test/quizzes and
Supplies: Loose-leaf, lined white notebook paper (8.5” x 11” with no
frayed or ragged edges—no spiral notebook paper and no colored paper),
2 or more sharpened #2 lead pencils or mechanical pencils—required for
all work each day, Calculator with graphing (TI-84 highly recommed),
trig functions and STAT functions. One package of quadrille graph paper
(large squares), Small tool holder in notebook—can be a zip lock bag
attached to ring of binder.
Grading Information:
The objectives and expectations of this course are given in the guidelines
High School Program of Studies 2015-2016, by the Anchorage School District.
Your quarter grades will be determined in the following
manner (all computational rounding will be per Grading
Students will earn points from: 1.
90 – 100 = A
80 – 89 = B
70 – 79 = C
60 – 69 = D
0 – 59 = F
Chapter Tests – 100 points each possible
Quizzes (1-2 per chapter) – 10-50 points each possible
In Class Practice/Review Sheets – 10 points each possible
Daily Homework – 5 points each possible
Semester Exam – 200 points
Your semester grade will be computed as follows:
1st Quarter Grade x 0.40 + 2nd Quarter Grade x 0.40 + Semester Exam x 0.20 x 100 = % Score
Homework: Homework will be thoroughly reviewed each day (make corrections!!). After
completing this review your homework will be collected and grades recorded. Homework will be
graded on completeness and correctness. 5 problems will be randomly selected each day for
correctness grading. In order to receive completeness credit the following things must be present:
Name, date, assignment listing, an attempted solution to each problem (not just an answer), and
solutions must match guidelines set forth in class, and corrections from in class review. Homework
will be given a 5-4-3-2-1-0 score per the above guidelines. Only homework missed while absent will
be accepted late (per ASD Policy). 5 days after any/all absences, late work will not be accepted.
Extenuating circumstances may be accounted for, just ask.
Attendance: Regular attendance is a benchmark for success in math. If you are absent, all missed
tests, quizzes and routine daily assignments are not excused and must be made up. The day before a
test/quiz will always be a review day. If you are absent that day, and that day only you will be
responsible to take your test with the rest of the class. If you have been absent, asking for missed
work is your responsibility. There is no extra credit available to offset missed and/or incomplete
work. There is no “saving” your grade with missed and/or not completed work from previous chapters
at the end of a marking period.
Extra Credit: I may occasionally offer extra credit in the form of test corrections and/or re-testing.
Generally speaking it is your responsibility to understand the material as it is presented in class. When
you don’t understand something, going days and weeks without asking questions is not the best plan
for success. Understanding problems when presented in class does not equate to being able to
successfully complete problems on your own. Homework is PRACTICE, all learned skills require
Testing: Tests will be comprised of questions previously completed in homework and from
worksheets and review. Often with no changes. Your grade should be a reflection of the effort you’ve
put into class. Successfully completing each assigned problem is the bare minimum to doing well in a
math class. In the days leading up to a test you should revisit and rework problems that you had
difficulty with during the unit. There is a huge difference in comprehension between completing your
own work and “getting help” from someone when completing your assignments. Every problem that
you do not complete on your own is a problem you will not know how to do on a test.
Behavior: The greatest obstacle for success in math is your behavior. Behavior that supports’
learning for yourself and your classmates is expected at all times. You are responsible for your own
Class Rules:
Follow all rules in the 2015-16 ASD Student Handbook for Chugiak High.
Be in your seat with materials and text when the bell starts ringing.
Remain seated until dismissed by the instructor. Put chair under desk neatly when
dismissed. Last period of day will put chairs on top of desks. Remain seated and
quiet/attentive during times teacher is talking to the class and during class discussions.
Keep all belongings out of walkway in classroom; store all large bags, book
bags, sports and music equipment, and winter coats in your secured locker(s).
a. Conform to the school dress code at all times.
b. Do not bring any food, candy, gum, or drink, other than water, into the
classroom, unless you have a copy of an official medical excuse requiring
food or drink. Your parent/guardian must make teacher aware of medical
excuse. 1st Offense – put food away, 2nd Offense – I will take and discard the
food, 3rd Offense – I will refer to security.
c. Do not throw items of any kind in the classroom. Keep trash paper on your
desk until the end of class, and dispose into trash cans on way out.
d. Be extremely careful when using math tools, i.e. scissors, compass, ruler,
stapler, hole punch, etc.
Please have parent/guardian notify teacher of any illnesses or disability that
your teacher should be aware of for your situation.
Be aware of all safety rules for fire alarms, lock-downs, and earthquake drills.
Common courtesy and good classroom behavior are expected from all students
at all times.
Do not talk or sharpen pencils while the teacher or another person is talking, including
the intercom messages.
Bathroom passes should not be requested unless there is a medical emergency. If a
restroom pass is required due to a medical reason, please furnish a note from your
parent(s) and or guardian(s). Otherwise, restroom visits should be made during the
passing period between classes or during lunch, since you are now in high school.
No passes will be given for counseling or other offices during class; when you finish
your work, and the library is open, up to 3 people may go to the library, if you have a
good reason to go.
Do not use electronics without permission. 1st Offense – I take it and return at the end
of the period, 2nd Offense – I take it and return end of day, 3rd Offense – I will refer to
Keep text covered at all times (I will check on 8/24 and post it as a 10 pt grade) to
preserve the textbook and to avoid end of semester fines for damage. Text fine is $80.
Try to do the best professional work that you can.
Ask questions, and seek other resources when you do not understand your work.
I am available before school, during lunch, and after school. Come in for extra help
whenever you feel the need.
Attend all classes. Please do not interrupt your education with unnecessary
absences. Please avoid taking vacation trips during class times. In math one day’s
lesson is based upon the work of the previous class meeting. Catching up with makeup work in high school is a very difficult task. Classes are not taught a second time!
Follow the honor system by doing your own work during evaluation time, i.e. tests,
quizzes, and graded assignments. A zero grade is given for any work you copied from
another person or source, and a referral will be written academic dishonesty.
Read the student handbook and syllabus, and remember the rules.
--------------------------------------------------- Return ------------------------------------------------------Please sign below and turn in the complete form for a grade. I will keep portion on
file in my classroom, retain the class expectations portion in your notebook.
I have read and understand the expectations and policies in Mr. Maker’s Advance
Algebra/Stat/Trig class.
Student Name
Student Signature
Parent/Guardian Name
Parent/Guardian Signature
Parent/Guardian E-Mail
Parent/Guardian Phone
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