Greetings Provo High School Math Students and Their Families!
I look forward to working with your student this year. All lectures, assignments, schedules and exams can be found online in Canvas – you can view them as many times as you like.
During the first week of school, please complete the “Introduction to Math” module in Canvas. This will include:
1) An Orientation Power Point which will explain class procedures and policies,
2) Complete the Review Worksheet,
3) Register for an account with Big Ideas Math (our online text book),
4) Register for an account with Desmos.com
If students need additional help, they are encourage to email me at email@example.com or talk to me after school. In addition, there is a “Help, I’m Stuck” link which will take students to other resources that can assist them.
The Videos that are posted with each lesson are from last year (2020 – 2021) so the assignment listed in the video may or may not be correct. Please check the current Module and lesson for the latest information on 2021 – 2022 assignments.
Effective note-taking is an important part of learning the materials. I will check each student’s notebook during class to make sure they are on target with the materials. Students should:
Rewrite the learning target in their own words. Rewrite the method/rules in your own words, adding any prompts that might help them. Do the examples, working them along with me. List any questions they may have. Include any work students do on the assignment.
Assignments Assignments are practice. They are not part of the student’s grade. Retakes are only available only if you have completed all the assignments for that Module.
Provo High School is moving to a grading system that will be implemented school wide. It is a level-system used with standards based grading. Level 4 is associated with an A, Level 3 is associated with a B, Level 2 is associated with a C or D, and Level 1 is associated with an F or Incomplete. If, for a quarter, you receive more level 4 grades than level 3, you are awarded an A. If you receive more level 3 grades than level 4, you are awarded a B. If you receive at least one level 2 grade, you are awarded a C. If you have a majority of level 2 grades, you are awarded a D. If you have at least one level 1 or incomplete grade, you are awarded an Incomplete until the retake due date is passed and then it will change to an F.
On any given quiz or test, you can receive a 4, 3, 2, or 1.
4 = Highly Proficient: Minimal Computation Errors and No Concept Errors 3 = Proficient: Several Computational Errors and No Concept Errors 2 = Emerging: Minor Concept Errors 1 = Low: Major Concept Errors or Insufficient Concept Mastery No Evidence/Incomplete Your CLASS grade will be calculated based on the grade table which you can find in Canvas.
Grades are based entirely on assessments (quizzes and tests). Retakes are allowed by request and only if all assignments have been completed. The deadline for everything is the end of the term.
Testing in my Math classes is done almost entirely online through Canvas. Even though students may not be in a classroom, proper test etiquette must still be observed.
Students must take the exam within the time limit and should not ask for or receive help from anyone, such as parents or brothers and sisters. The work must be entirely the student’s own. Students are required to turn in their notes and scratch paper in order to receive credit. Students may not use any devices, website, or apps to complete the exam. Cell phones should not be out. Calculators, if necessary, will be provided in the exam program. Students can retake the exam but will need to request to do so and will need to be caught up on all assignments. They will also need to wait 2 days in between each attempt. This is to allow time for study. I am fully confident that the vast majority of Provo High students are honest and will have no trouble complying with the above procedures. I am asking for help from parents and guardians for the small group that may be tempted to cut corners. Thank you in advance for your help.
I look forward to this upcoming school year. Please let me know if you have any questions.