Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Math is a resource class developed to increase students basic math skills. We do this by dividing students into 3 small groups to give more student to teacher instruction. One group is with the teacher in direct instruction of math skills. Group 2 is working on math skills out of a workbook independently. Group 3 will be doing problems on their level on the computer. Each group will work for 20 minutes, minimum, until rotating. The program is successful because it breaks down each individual to their math level and they work forward from that point at a vigorous rate.
Students will increase their math skills at least 1 grade level within a year.
Assessment of Progress
Students will have direct instruction on new target for the day, then they will practice indepedently. Success criteria will be scoring 80% on Homework assignment.
Students will be using Transmath Yellow books and logging into Vmath live for computer practice. Transmath for assessments.
students need to bring pencil, Notebook, Calculator.
Provo High School’s attendance policy will be in affect unless your student’s IEP indicates otherwise. All assignments may be made up but only at 70% accuracy.
Dress: Students must be properly dressed or they will be sent to the office. Example: No shirts with inappropriate language or sexual pictures or words on them allowed. Boys and Girls must have shirts that cover their shoulders and shorts that cover their underwear.
Follow Teachers Instructions
Stay On Task
Use appropriate Language
No bathroom breaks until work is done
Phones and Ipods must be put away during work time.
Students will have 3 rotations, 1 purmethiam board receiving direct instruction, 2 computer Independent practice, 3 Homework worksheet, success criteria.
Last 30 minutes of class will be intervention where they can do makeup work for math and ask for help on assignments, if all assignments are made up Students can have freetime to listen to music, play games on computer or read quietly.
If students are asked more then 3 times to follow rules, they will be asked to be in time out or see an administrator, loose points earned in the reading room, depending on behavior.
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
September- SMI will determine where students grade level for math is. The goal will be to go up 1 grade level when taken in April
Lesson’s 1-15 each lesson has a Homework assignment that determines success criteria of the Daily Targets. Students must score 80% or better on Homework assignments to show success of the target for the day.
Lesson 1-5 Quiz 1
Lesson 6-10 Quiz 2
Lesson 11-15 Unit Assessment
December – SMI
April – SMI Score should show a one grade level increase from SMI score in September.
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Progress Monitoring/Grading Policy
Progress on IEP goals will be monitored and documented. You will receive a summary of progress at the end of each term at approximately the same time report cards are disbursed. Grades will be based on punctuality, class participation, appropriate behavior, progress made toward IEP goals, and scores on class assignments.
P grade indicates student passed the class but receives no credit towards graduation for the class.
I grade indicates the student has a time limit to get work made up for a grade after grades were due.
Grade changes may occur for lower percentages according to each individual IEP goal.
Connecting Home to School
Teacher: Saia L. Pope
Personal Statement and other items (optional)
Please encourage students to attend.