Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Welcome to Learning Strategies Math. This is a full year 1.0 credit Math class and is open for all grade level students who have an Individualized Education Program. The class is structured to improve performance in the students SM1 or SM2 math class by providing extra assistance with homework, reviewing class materials, and reviewing of basic math skills. Worksheets or packets will be given to help refresh and review basic math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in their various forms of difficulty and uses in a variety of equations.
The overall objective of this class is to give students help with completing the homework assigned and also to provide extra instruction on material presented in their General education Math class.
Grading: Participation points will be awarded each day for being on time to class, participating in class discussions/activities, bringing homework (completed or not)to class, working from bell to bell and basic behavior toward classmates, class rules, and teacher. These points cannot be made up. If you are absent a score of zero will be entered until the absence is excused then it will be entered as a “no count.”
93-100% = A 77-79%= C+
90-93 % = A- 73-76%= C
87-89% = B+ 70-72%= C-
83-86% = B 60-69%=D
80-82% = B-
Assessment of Progress
Assessments of student basic math skills will be given every 2 weeks. If a student is absent on these days they will be required to make up the assessment. The assessments are subject to the workload of their General Education Math class and will be reassigned as needed.
For this class you will need to bring your HOMEWORK assigned in your General Education math class, PENCIL and notes from class. I don’t accept the statement from the student, “I completed it in class.” unless I see it. If possible another worksheet from the class will be given to replace the homework that was not brought to class.
All absences will be entered as a zero until absences have been excused and then will be entered as a “no count.”
Be on time.
Be respectful to everyone and equipment in class.
Bell to bell work effort.
Students will follow Provo High School rules and policies.
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
Worksheets/Packets will be collected on the date they are due and a score will be entered once they are graded. You then have two (2) weeks to go back and correct or complete the packet. If you do not take advantage of this time the grade will stand as is.
**At the end of the term if for some reason the worksheets/packets become a necessity to help your student pass this class they will be available to the students during the last week of the term. All problems must be corrected or packets completed before a re-grade will be done. Last day of the term is the due date for all corrections and packet completion
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Students progress and missing assignments can be monitored on PowerSchool.
Connecting Home to School
This class is designed to help students complete their homework it will not always be possible to accomplish this objective due to in-class delays ie., lesson review, fire drills, or assemblies…etc. So please check with your student about homework assignments each day to make sure they are being completed. I don’t accept the statement from the student, “I completed it in class.” unless I see it.
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Personal Statement and other items (optional)
This is a Math class not a study skills class. Work from your math class or math work assigned in this class come first. There may be times when you can work on other work but do not expect/count on it happening very often. (**Possibility = passing your math class and all assignments are turned in.)
If you have questions I can be reached via email at: email@example.com