MMA Syllabus

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MMA SYLLABUS 2014 - 2015
http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/70092
Mrs. Anderson
[email protected]
Room: E220
(281) 920-8000 ext. 6047
Conference Time: 1st Period
Tutorial Times:
Lunch: 2nd half of lunch
Monday - Friday
MMA COURSE DESCRIPTION
Students use algebraic, graphical, and geometric reasoning to recognize patterns and structure, to model
information, and to solve problems from various disciplines. Students use mathematical methods and
procedures to model and solve real-life applied problems involving money, data, chance, patterns, music,
design and science. Students will use mathematical ideas from algebra, geometry and basic probability, to
solve problems from a wide variety of applications in both mathematical and nonmathematical contexts.
Additionally, the course will strengthen and reinforce essential math skills and concepts necessary to be
successful in Algebra 2, SAT & ACT Math, College Algebra, and beyond.
RESOURCES
Students will use a variety of tools within this course. Among these tools are a variety of representations
(concrete, pictorial, numerical, symbolic and graphical), and various types of technology, including
calculators with graphing capabilities and computers.
REFERENCE BOOKS

McDougal Littell Algebra 1
GRADING
Grading will follow the Houston Independent School District (HISD) policy
A = 90% – 100%
B = 89% – 80%
C = 79% – 75%
D = 74% – 70%
F = 69% – below
COURSE EVALUATIONS
Averages for each six week grading period will be determined as follows:
Major Grades (tests, projects)
Minor Grades (warm-ups, participation, quizzes)
70%
30%
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INTERVENTION AND SUPPORT
Tutorials will be offered on during the second half of lunch Monday through Friday.
SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS
 Three Ring Binder (portfolio)
 Loose-leaf paper (wide rule, white 8.5 by 11)
 Spiral Notebook to take notes
 Two sharpened pencils
 Highlighter
CLASSROOM RULES
Class Expectations
Be in your seat, working on warm-up problems and ready to learn when the bell rings.
Come to class prepared – bring necessary materials listed above.
Respect yourself and others. There will be no put downs; no talking when the teacher or your
peers are speaking.
Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise.
Raise your hand if you have questions about the material.
Consequences
Verbal/written warning
Appropriate punishment (i.e. detention)
Parental contact
Parental/administrative contact
PARENTS
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s achievement or if there is anything that I should
know which will help me to teach your child – please feel free to contact me throughout the school year.
I have read, understand, and will abide by all the rules and regulations for MMA. I will make every effort
to communicate with Mr. Conwell as necessary to ensure my success in the MMA class.
Students printed name
Student’s signature
Date signed
We have read and understand the policies and procedures as set forth in this hand out.
Parent/guardian signature
Date signed
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