**All Math Students are required to pay**

__$5.00 math fee__. This money comes back to the students as it's used to buy materials used in all the math classes!**All students need a graphing calculator to take home and use it on their homework!**

__Calculator Rental fee is only $5__and if you don't have your own, I strongly encourage everyone to pay the fee so that you always have use of the graphing calculator when you need it.**Please know:**

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*there*__will be nightly homework__and that your child should be studying the night before a test or a quiz.*

*Mrs. Jessup is available for tutoring and that your child should take advantage of tutoring if and when it is needed.*__Mon, Wed, Thur, and Fri –Smart Breakfast 8:10-8:35__and__most afternoons__(if notified in advance)*

*Mrs. Jessup uses PowerSchool and that you can access grades and assignments 24 hours a day. Here is the link to *__Powerschool__*

*Mrs. Jessup can be reached via phone: 336-994-2995 Ext 2295*

*(11:50 – 1:45 is my lunch and planning time)*

*e-mail: penny.jessup@stokes.k12.nc.us*## math 2

**COURSE DESCRIPTION**

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This class is designed to make mathematics more meaningful to more students. This class follows Math I and you will work with other students and with your calculator to help you make sense of math problems. As students in this class, you will be engaged in small groups to develop your ability to deal with and find commonality in other students’ diverse ideas.

**CONTENT**:

Topics studied during this course will include:

Unit 1: Transformations

Unit 2: Lines, Angles, Similarity and Congruency

Unit 3A: Solving Quadratic Equations

Unit 3B: Quadratic Applications

Unit 4A: Square Root Function

Unit 4B: Direct and Inverse Variation Function

Unit 5: Relationships in Triangles

Unit 6: Probability

**MATERIALS**:

* Mechanical pencils

* Big Eraser

* Loose Leaf Paper

* Graphing Calculator (TI-83 or TI-84 Plus)

* $5 Math Fee

**$5 rental fee for Graphing Calculator if you don’t already own one**

**GRADING**:

I will be using Power School this year. But parents will still have 24-hour access to grades and assignments.

**NEW**this year…..Parents and Students may have to “Claim” their account so that they may have access. Ask about this in the office or guidance department.

__Grading Scale__: A: 100-90% B: 89-80% C: 79-70% D: 69-60% F: 59% & Below

__Class Grade Calculation each 9 weeks__:

Homework=15% Quizzes=35% Tests=50%

__Final Exam__:

- At this time North Carolina does require that ALL students take the Math 2 NC Final Exam. There are no exemptions for this exam.
- Homework Policy:
- Homework is vital to learning mathematics.
- I will check your homework to make sure you have made a
*valid, honest attempt*to answer*every question*. I will not necessarily be looking for it to be perfect or correct every time, but you must complete*every problem*to be given full credit for the homework. - Sometimes homework will be collected, sometimes I will check it at your desk during warm-up time.
- I will go over homework and answer any of your questions so that you may correct your work.
- Late homework may or may not be accepted! Please do homework each night after it has been assigned so that you don’t get behind!

**ABSENCES/MAKE-UP WORK**:

- Absenteeism is especially difficult to overcome.
.__The responsibility lies in your hands to obtain assignments and to complete make-up work following an excused absence__- I will place work you missed and assignments in a MISSED WORK folder in the front of the room with your name on it. You simply go and find it in the folder following an absence.
**Class time can’t be used to catch you up**. That’s tough, but that’s the way it is. You can see Mrs. Jessup during her tutoring times at Smart Breakfast almost daily for catching up on missed concepts. Failure to make up missed work will result in a loss of 5 points from the homework average.

**TEST CORRECTIONS**:

- Every student will be offered the opportunity to make test corrections on every test we take this semester.
- You will be able to earn back
**half credit**on all the problems you missed on the test. - This is only available on tests only- not quizzes. (The lowest quiz grade will be dropped at the end of the grading period.)
- Students are responsible for coming in during Smart Breakfast or after school to work on problems they missed on a test
__within 3 days__of the test being graded. - Test Corrections MUST be done
__in the classroom__without assistance from another student. Often class notes can be used to help you with test corrections.

**CHEATING:**

Any student(s) caught cheating will receive a 0 on the assignment, quiz or test. This includes, but is not limited to, copying homework, discussing an unfinished test or quiz, or looking at someone else’s paper during a test or quiz. All parties involved will receive 0’s and parents will be contacted. (It’s not worth it!!)

**TUTORING**:

8:00 – 8:25 during Smart Breakfast on posted days. Use this time for homework help, completing homework/class work, and may be used to makeup quizzes/tests due to absences. I am also available most afternoons if you will arrange for that in advance.

**QUESTIONS**:

If at any time your parents would like to talk to me, my planning period is

**2nd period**

**between hours of 10:05 – 11:30 AM each day**when they can call 336-994-2995 this semester. If that time isn’t convenient, they may call and leave a message for me and I will gladly return their call. I’m also available on e-mail at penny.jessup@stokes.k12.nc.us.

**MATH FEE**: $5 fee is required of ALL students. Fees are to be paid in the office.