Syllabus for Math Skills Period_______
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This course is deigned for students who need additional time to understand and develop mathematical concepts. In addition to their regular Math class, students will use an online computer program called ALEKS to support and strengthen their math skills. Topics covered include number sense, solving equations, linear functions, quadratics, and exponential functions. This is a course designed to help students pass their regular math course. In addition to working with ALEKS, students will prepare and study for the Oregon State Assessment Test in Mathematics.
H.2A Linear Functions and Systems
H.3A Quadratic and Exponential Functions
H.1S Analyze and interpret empirical data
1. Students will be courteous and respectful to others.
2. Do not disrupt the learning process.
3. Students will be prepared for class!!!
4. Show P.R.I.D.E
Cell phones may not be used during class time. Cell phones may not be used as calculators.
Music Playing devices will be left to teacher discretion.
No FOOD or DRINK will be allowed in the computer lab.
Materials: Needed everyday for class!
Calculator – Scientific Calculator is required for this course!
Assignments: No homework!
Students are required to work on ALEKS 90 minutes a week to gain full credit. Points will be rewarded as follows:
90 + minutes 10 pts
80– 89 minutes 9pts
70 – 79 minutes 8pts
60 – 69 minutes 7pts
50 – 59 minutes 6pts
40 – 49 minutes 5pts
30 – 39 minutes 4pts
20 – 29 minutes 3pts
10 – 19 minutes 2pts
Less than 10 minutes 0pts
Students must work on Math Homework, when not working on the ALEKS program. Some days all students will be required to participate in a review activity together. Occasionally, math practice web sites including math games will be an option for the day’s participation.
Once every two weeks, students will be assessed in the Aleks program. Each assessment will be worth a total of 10 points. Students will be awarded points for showing improvement from the previous assessment. At the end of the course, a Final assessment will be given in the Aleks program.
Students are encouraged to attend class everyday. If a student is absent, they will still be accountable for completing 90 minutes in ALEKS per week and must see Miss Kandle for a make-up assignments for the daily participation points.