Mr. Cardillo Class Rules 2015-2016 Algebra w/ Lab 1. Come to class on time and prepared. You must be in your seat, binder open, and writing down the AIM as the bell rings. This means you are on time and ready to work! 2. Begin the Do Now as quickly as possible. Directions will be either on the SmartBoard, chalkboard, or white board. Do not wait for me to remind you to begin. When I begin class, I expect you to be working on the Do Now. 3. Bathroom Policy. Just know, if you are IN the bathroom, you are NOT in the classroom. You are missing important information! 4. Raise Your Hand!!! Everybody in the classroom has something to offer and interrupting questions/comments made by another student will not be taken lightly. Raise your hand and wait until I call on you if you want to contribute to the class. DO NOT call out! 4b. Do not talk with each other unless given permission. There should be no talking amongst students when I am teaching. We will have many times where we are in groups or pairs working collaboratively. Even then, students should be talking about the material and class work, not anything else! 5. Do not eat in class unless you have been given special permission. The classroom should be a place of learning, not eating. I understand that lunch periods may be missed for unusual circumstances. Therefore, please talk to me before class starts and we will work something out. 5b. Closed container drinks will be the only drinks allowed in the classroom. In the computer lab, drinks must be placed on the floor. 6. Bring required materials every day unless you are otherwise directed. Always bring your three ring loose leaf binder, a pen or pencil, and your calculator to class everyday. A failure to have these materials when class starts will result in an “unprepared” which will negatively affect your class grade. 7. Use polite speech and body language. Unkind teasing and impolite behavior is unacceptable. 8. Do not cheat. Students caught cheating will receive a zero and a phone call home. Both the student who shares his work AND the person who copies it will suffer the same consequences. I expect you to do your own work and to be sure no one can copy it. 9. Do your homework. Homework will be assigned 4 – 5 days a week. Homework will be 15% of your overall grade. If you are absent, you should get the homework and classwork from another student. You are responsible for that days work. If you know you will be absent, please come see me and I will give you the work in advance! Late homework will not be accepted. a. Homework Policy: For each quarter, all students will start with a 100 as a homework grade. If a student doesn’t have their homework, it will be a three-point deduction. For example, if a student misses 6 homework assignments, that student will have a homework grade of 82 for that quarter. 10. No Electronics. The school policy is stated as “OFF and AWAY.” Cell phones or any electronic devices must be turned off and put away. Any student disrupting the class because of a cell phone or an electronic device will have it confiscated and given to the Assistant Principal. 11. Grading Policy: As seen on the “Grade Expectation Sheet”, homework is 15%, class work is 10%, and tests/quizzes are 75%. Some key points about the grading are: a. Homework explained above. b. Class work assignments such as individual worksheets and group worksheets will be collected and graded. Make sure you focus and stay on task during class time! c. Quizzes are usually 10 – 15 questions and students will be told in advance when they will have a quiz. 1. AIM Quizzes: These quizzes are given once or twice a marking period. Write down the AIM everyday and these quizzes will be an easy 100! d. Tests are longer than quizzes. Students will be told in advance. If for some circumstance there cannot be a review class, extra help will be given either before or after school. Come talk to me if extra help is needed/wanted and I will make every effort to provide it.