Course Expectations College Algebra Mrs. Rivet [email protected] 978-794-1711 x 50079 Course Overview A course that builds upon the skills developed in Algebra II. This course provides a foundation in advanced algebra topics such as: Polynomial and Polynomial Functions Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Sequences & Series Textbook(s)/Supplementary Materials The course is taught from several different books. Supplementary materials will be used throughout the course to reinforce and provide more practice for the material being taught. Students will be given all supplemental material for the course. If a student would like a book as a reference, it will be provided. Necessary Materials Provided by Students 3 ring binder divided into 3 sections loose-leaf paper pencils/erasers/highlighters scientific calculator and/or graphing calculator Grading Policy Students in this course will be graded using a point system. Students accrue points through quizzes, tests, and projects. At the end of each trimester, a student’s average will be calculated by dividing the number of points he/she has earned by the total number of points possible to be earned. Homework Policy Homework will be assigned throughout the year, almost on a daily basis. If time permits, they will be given an opportunity to complete it in class. Students are expected to complete all homework assignments that have been assigned. Attendance/Make-up Information/Extra Help Students are expected to attend every class. The school attendance policy, as stated in the student handbook, will be strictly followed. If a student is tardy for class without a pass or absent from class without a parental note, there will be no make up privileges. This includes homework, quizzes, tests, extra-credit. The school make-up work policy, as stated in the student handbook will be strictly followed. If a student misses class, it is her/his responsibility to seek out the teacher and get any missed assignments. Extra-Help for this course is available in the mornings. If you need to meet after school, please see me to schedule help. Class Behavior Students are expected to behave in class. This includes their interaction with peers and the teacher. Each student is expected to treat other students and the teacher with respect, listen while others are talking and restrain from the use of foul/inappropriate language in the classroom. All disciplinary guidelines outlined in the student handbook will be strictly followed. Other In order to be successful, students must ask questions, seek help when needed, complete all homework assignments and complete all classwork assignments. Work should be neat, clear and complete. Please let me know if you are experiencing any extraordinary circumstances that will affect your work. I am here to help you be successful in this class.