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Mr. Waychoff Team Apollo Math Syllabus 2000/2001 Courses: Algebra ½ & Math 76 Content: These courses are designed to allow students to develop their mathematical skills that will be needed in the Saxon Algebra sequence. Each course establishes and develops basic algebraic concepts and promotes the critical thinking process, as well as beginning to focus on mathematical connections.Each course is a step in the Saxon sequence which allows for the development in algebra skills by the time the student graduates. MA 76 prepares the student for Alg ½ just as Alg ½ prepares the student for Algebra 1. Grading: A. Tests  Each test is 15 to 20 questions worth 100 points each (6  8 tests per nine weeks with lowest score per nine weeks dropped) B. Homework  4 points each (Approx. 30 assignments per nine weeks) (Incomplete or unacceptable assignments will be returned with a NA on them which can be redone and turned in for 2 points) I also give students 12 points up front which allows for missing three assignments per nine weeks that won't hurt their grade. C. Notebooks  Notebooks will be collected once each nine weeks (notebooks are worth 100 points and count as a test grade) D. Journals  Students will keep daily journal of lessons learned. This will entail writing 1 or 2 sentences regarding what they learned about the lesson. (journals will be worth 100 points each nine weeks and count as a test grade) E. Vocabulary  Students will be required to learn mathematical vocabulary. Each nine weeks there will be a vocabulary test as well as a vocabulary final. F. Other  There will be other occasional assignments as well (math interview, Internet assignments, quizzes, openended questions, mathematician project, etc.) G. Effort  Each nine weeks there is a possible 25 points for effort. Beginning of Class Procedure: this is a must, will be enforced strictly 1. Come in with all needed material and sit down quietly. (I don't lend pencils) 2. Fill out agendas completely. 3. Get out any assignments that were due. Consequences: Will be dictated by Team Apollo Rules Rewards: a. Light music when working on HW b. Math BINGO c. Possible NO HOMEWORK days d. Candy



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