8th Grade Math Syllabus

8th Grade Math Syllabus
Instructor Information:
Instructor’s Name
Leslie Russell
Room #
Chisholm Trail MS
583 FM 3433
Rhome, Tx 76078
Office Phone:
Room Phone:
[email protected]
6th Period
A Days – 1:37 – 2:22
B Days – 1:46 – 2:28
Glencoe Mathematics Course 3
 Binder
 A LOT of notebook paper
 (1) 4-pack of AAA batteries
 Paper, pencil, and eraser are needed daily
 1 pack of Dry-Erase Markers (just for Math)
Before school Tuesday 8-8:45; After school Wednesday 4:00 – 4:45
Grading Policy:
All grades will follow the NISD grading policy
 Daily/ Activity Grade will be grades on unit activities, skill builders, textbook assignments and any other
classroom activities.
 Quizzes will be given over a section(s) of material(s) covered and will consist of questions about daily
assignments and classroom activities.
 Tests will be given during and after each unit. The questions will be free-response and multiple
choice. Correcting your quizzes and daily assignments and studying them are essential for
success on your all tests. Therefore, do not throw away any work until the end of the unit.
Late Work: Late work will be penalized 15 points each day until it is turned in. If turned in two or
more days late the greatest possible grade is a 70.
Discipline Policy:
I will follow the Chisholm Trail Student Code of Conduct and make every effort to maintain ongoing communication with
Class expectations include:
Be in your seat ready to begin class on time.
Bring all supplies to class each day.
Show respect to others and their property.
Stay on task at all times.
Follow instructions the first time they are given.
No i-pods, cell phones, or any other electronic device unless otherwise noted.
Do not leave your seat during instruction. You will not be allowed to leave the classroom except for
emergencies or when called out of the classroom by a counselor or administrator. You are expected to stay busy
working on your Math assignments the entire period. Only when you finish your Math work for the day may you
work on assignments for other classes.
Make-Up Work:
If you are absent for a quiz or test you should complete the make-up as soon as possible during tutorial times. If you
are absent the day before a quiz or test and return the day of the quiz or test, you WILL take the quiz or test
with the rest of the class. You are responsible for completing all work from the day you were absent.
You may retake any failed quiz or test within ten days of receiving the failing grade. The new grade
will be an average of the new and old assignment.
You may correct any graded assignment. Correction must be completed on a separate sheet of notebook paper and
attached to the original assignment. Write the problem out completely, and show ALL WORK! You will receive
half the points back for each correction. Six weeks test cannot be corrected.
Progress Reports:
Progress reports will be given each six weeks at the end of the third week to every student (passing or failing).
Reports below a 75 must be signed and returned to the homeroom teacher. If your grade drops below 75 during
the 4th or 5th week of the six weeks, your parent will be contacted and you will receive an updated progress
report. I will do my best at providing weekly progress reports.
I am available for tutorials during my above mentioned times. If your schedule has a conflict with one or both of these times,
please contact me so we can work out a time that fits both of our schedules.
8th grade Math Curriculum:
Unit 1 - Linear Functions, Expressions, and Equations
Unit 2 - Proportionality and Percents
Unit 3 - Scientific Notation and Compare and Order Rationals
Unit 4 - Pythagorean Theorem
Unit 5 - Coordinate Geometry
Unit 6 - Area and Perimeter Review – Regular and Irregular Shapes and 2- Dimensional Change
Unit 7 - 3-Dimensional Measurement
Unit 8 - Probability and Statistics
Unit 9 - Graphing Calculator Intro
Unit 10 - Linear Functions
Unit 11 - Combining Like Terms and Distributive Property
Attendance is crucial in this course. Students with poor attendance will find it very difficult to be
successful in Mathematics. Please make every effort to be in class every day. If you know you are going to be
absent please see me prior to the absence so I can give you what work you will miss.
Print and keep this syllabus for future reference.
Sign and return only this page.
I have read the 8th Grade Math Syllabus and understand the responsibility of a student in this class. I will keep
my syllabus as a reference.
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Student’s Signature:
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