• Academy Park High School

    Course Syllabus

    MATH

     

     


    Course Information

    Teacher Information

    Credit Hour: 1

    Name: Mrs. Strollo

    Marking Period: 1st  2nd

    Phone: 610 522-4330 x6102

    Class Location: Room 206D

    Office Location: Room 206D

    Time: Block 3

    Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 2:35-3:10

    Teacher Website:

    E-Mail: dstrollo@sedelco.org

    School Attributes

    The manner in which we prepare students at Academy Park High School is informed by four attributes: (1) Dedicated faculty who will hold themselves to, at minimum, to the same standards as the students we teach; (2) Positive relationships developed and nurtured between and among adults and students; (3) A high level of rigor included in instructional practices via standards aligned and contextually driven instruction; and (4) Connecting positive relationships with effective instruction for positive academy RESULTS!

     

     

    Course Description:

    Students taking real life math will develop, improve, and refine their skills in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing multi-digit number, fractions, and decimals, word problems, data analysis, variables, probability, and coordinating graphs. Students will also improve their money skills (including: counting change, making change, comparing prices, and computing sales tax.)

     

     

    Course Competencies/ Learning Objectives

    Students who successfully complete Math will be competent in the following areas:

    • Add, subtract, multiple, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
    • Select appropriate operation s to solve word problems.
    • Apply mathematical operations to everyday situations.

     

     

    Student Evaluation

    The grading system for the Math Department at Academy Park High School is as follows:

     

    Tests, Projects, & Major Papers

     

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    50%

    Quizzes, Classwork, & Minor Assignments

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    20%

    Attendance & Class Participation

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    20% (school wide)

    Homework

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    10% (school wide)

     

     

     

    The above areas will be used as the basis for 80% of your grade per semester. The midterm and/or final exam will constitute the remaining 20% of your grade per semester.

     

     

    Attendance Policy

    Regular and prompt class attendance is an essential part of the educational experience. Academy Park High School expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance and absences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work does not suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend every scheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and valid emergencies.

     

    Classroom Expectations

    1. Arrive to class on time- no exceptions.

    2. Be prepared with all needed materials.

    3. Respect given to everyone in the classroom.

    4. When you don’t understand something-Please ask for help.

    5. No cell phones, I pods, or other electronics out during class.

     

    Class Requirements

    Please come to school every day. Try your best and don’t be afraid to raise your hand. Doing these things will ensure you understand the material and you will have no problems passing this class.

     

     

    Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity

    Plagiarism is the practice of copying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oral assessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined by the teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offenses and will significantly affect your course grade. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct booklet for additional information.

     

    Methodology

    A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course. Grades will be determined by the satisfactory and timely completion of assignments. The grade of each assignment is based on the prerequisite given for each assignment. Below is an overview of topic/ units and major assessments/assignments for this course. Please note dates/timeframes are subject to change and are an estimate.

     

     

    Unit/ Topic

    Course Activities

    Assessments/Assignments

    Month/ Timeframe

    Money

    Direct instruction, small group, individual

    Assignments-counting change, making change, comparisons, estimating, computing sales tax, word problems.

    Assessments- informal/ formal

    Observation of addressed skill, paper and pencil test

    On-going as needed by individual students

    Kitchen Math-fractions

    Direct instruction, small group, individual

    Assignments-what are fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, renaming fractions, fractions in the kitchen.

    Assessments- observation of taught skills, hands-on-activities, paper and pencil tests

    On-going

    Area/ Perimeter

    Direct instruction, small group, individual

    Assignments- what is area/perimeter, computation, everyday uses.

    Assessments-observations of taught skills and paper and pencil tests.

    January-February

    Equations

    Direct instruction, small group, individual

    Assignments- adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing equations.

    Assessment-quizzes and tests

    October-December On-going as needed

     

    General Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about the information please don’t hesitate to call me at the phone number listed above. Educating students is a combined effort between home and school. I look forward to working with you to ensure that your student receives the finest education he/she is entitled to.

     

     

     

    Parent Signature

     

     

     

     

    Student Signature