Integrated Math 2 Syllabus 2016-2017
Ms.
Besecker - Rm. B207
mbesecker@muhsd.org

(209) 384-5611

Website: beseckermath.weebly.com


Class Rules 

*Two basic rights and responsibilities exist in this classroom.  They are:  

Attendance and Absences:  

Your regular attendance is crucial for your success in this class.  Excessive absences can interfere with participation, discussion, notes, etc., which can hurt your grade.  If absence is unavoidable, I do maintain an extensive website that can always be used for helpful references (helpful videos, notes, etc.) and to obtain assignments for that day. If absent on test day, you will be required to test on your first day back to class.

Tardy Policy:
Do not be tardy to class.  It is considered a tardy if you are not seated in your
assigned seat, working on the warm-up, when the bell rings.

Class Materials (Daily)

  1. Chromebook (or other laptop) - fully charged and ready to use when bell rings. (bring charger)
  2. Pencils, pens, highlighters, etc. All items to be graded must be done in pencil.
  3. A notebook for note-taking
  1. sometimes notes can be taken on your device, but not always. NOTEBOOK IS MANDATORY
  1. Notecards - *recommended* - helpful for studying

Homework Policy

  1. Homework must be labeled with your name, date, period, and assignment.  If your homework does not contain these items, it will not be accepted for credit.
  2. The assignment is neat and orderly, every problem is complete and all work must be shown.
  3. All homework assigned will be given two days to complete unless an alternate due date is given by the instructor. After two days, the assignment is considered late unless prior approval is given by instructor.
  4. Late homework will be given full credit for excused absences if submitted in a timely manner.
  5. Late work turned in by the assessment day will be given partial credit up to 90%. 1 point loss (10%) for every day late down  to 4 points (40%).
  6. No late work for credit will be accepted beyond the assessment day.


Assessments/Performance Tasks
Signature assessments will be administered throughout each unit and the quantity and frequency will be determined by the concept being taught. Signature assessments are eligible for retesting. Merced Union High School District performance tasks will be administered quarterly and are
NOT eligible for retesting.

Grading Procedures

The grading for this class will be somewhat different from the traditional grading system.  We will be using a rewards based system instead of the traditional punitive system.  100% of the grade will be based on an average of all  assessment and performance task scores.  Homework will be assigned and collected but will be extra credit.  An average of all homework scores will be used to earn up to 10 percentage points which will be added in at the end of each semester.

Note:  Even though the homework is extra credit, the expectation is that you will do it on a consistent basis.

Example of grading:  Student has an average of 80% on assessment and performance task scores and has completed 95% of homework.

 

95% homework = 9.5 percentage points extra credit.

Semester grade = 80% + 9.5% = 89.5%.   This would round to an B.

Redo/Retest Policy

  1. Students receiving 59% or below MUST redo/retest.
  2. Redo/Retest must be taken within 2 weeks after a grade is handed out.
  3. Student must have all missing assignments turned in prior to redo/retest.
  4. Student must fill out an Error Analysis Form in order to redo/retest. (Form is on website)

Grading Scale
    100 -- 90  A
    89 --
75   B
     7
4 -- 60   C

     59 -- 50   D
    
49 -- 0     F