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    COURSE SYLLABUS – ALGEBRA I

                                                                  

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

     

    Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mrs. Rajpurkar and I will be your child’s Math teacher for this school year. I am excited about teaching your child and look forward to working with you to ensure your child’s success in my class. In this class, students will develop insights into mathematical structures and abstraction and learn to think symbolically. Students will use tabular, symbolic, graphic and verbal representations to analyze and understand patterns involving linear and quadratic functions as well as operations with monomial and polynomial expressions.

     

    Making this year successful will require a team effort, in which your child, you and I are the members of the team. You may expect me to clearly communicate goals and be available to answer questions, provide timely feedback, provide instruction, guidance and support to help students reach the goals. I expect students to come prepared to the class, show respect to all people, actively participate in classroom activities, and follow all school rules.  You can contribute to their success in school by helping your child manage his/her time, allowing them to take lead in his/her learning and encourage good classroom behavior.

     

    Please read the enclosed information and go over it with your student. Please return the top sheet with your signature. You may also record any concerns/comments that will help me to better address the needs of your student.   

     

    You may contact me at any time during school hours: (714)569-6300.

    Web page : SAUSD>Saddleback>Teachers>Rajpurkar Anagha

     

     Sincerely,

    Mrs. Rajpurkar

     

     

     ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS

     

    Suggested Materials

    Binder 1 1/2"

    Ruled Paper (College or Wide)

    Graph paper

    #2 Pencils

    Calculator (Scientific preferred)

    Materials for special projects (will be specified in class as needed).

    Probability and Statistics Text Book provided by the school.

    Ruler 

     

    Class assignments

     

    Students are required to take notes in the class every day. 

    Students will work in teams to consolidate their understanding and learn from each other.

     

    Class assignments will consist of –

                                  

    Warm up problems

    Practice problems

    Quizzes and tests

    Reading/Writing prompts for content

    Projects/Research

     

    Homework

     

    Homework will be assigned at least three days of the week. Students are expected to turn in homework on the stipulated date. Homework will be graded for effort.

     

     

    Grading

     

    The report card will include two grades: a cumulative academic grade and a citizenship grade. Grade categories will be weighted as follows:

     

                   Test 30%, Quiz 15%, HW 15%, CW 20, Final 20%

     

    Students earning a D/F are expected to avail of tutoring as recommended by the teacher.

     

    Missed Work

     

    Students returning from an absence need to request missed assignments and will get the same number of days to complete the assignment as the rest of the class.

    Students must make an appointment to take missed quizzes/tests on the day they return to class. Students are responsible for obtaining notes from their teammates.

     

    BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

     

    Classroom Behavior

     

                   Demonstrate respect for self, others and the classroom.

                   Only one person talks at a time. Raise hand to participate and do so when recognized.

                   Come to class on time and prepared to learn and with all materials.

                   Try your best and be willing to ask for help.

                   Food, beverages (except water), chewing gum are not permitted in the classroom.

                   Comply with all guidelines set forth in the Student handbook.

     

     

    Rewards for Positive Behavior

    1. Recognition/TRACK card

    2. Reflection on Citizenship Grade

    3. Note to Parent/Guardian

    4. Other rewards.

     

    Consequences for Negative Behavior

    1. Student will receive a verbal warning/change of seat.

    2. Classroom detention, parent notification   

    3. Referral, parent notification/Parent-teacher conference.

    4. Other appropriate consequences.

     

                  

      

    Tardy Policy

     

    School policy on Tardy/Truancy will be followed.