• LIBERAL ARTS MATH 1 (8 units).

    Instructor: Ms. Redge Williams Office: Room 8-009 Office hours: 1st half of power hour Phone: (352) 291-4000 Email: redge.williams@marion.k12.fl.us

    Course Description

    Liberal Arts Math builds on previous mathematics courses and place emphasis on bringing about a deeper understanding of those mathematical relationships that will help students gain mathematical literacy in the real world, show the connection between algebra, geometry and statistics, and simultaneously help them build a strong foundation for future study in mathematics and other disciplines.

    Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and Geometry

    Text

    Liberal Arts Mathematics A Florida Course by Pearson Custom Publishing.

    Other Required Materials

    • Paper/pencils/pen
    • A scientific calculator *provided by school
    • Graph paper

    Grading Policy, Grading Scale, Weighted Value of Assignments and Exams

    Students' grades are based on classwork, homework, short quizzes/tests, and scheduled examinations covering students' understanding of the topics covered in this course.

    LIBERAL ARTS MATH 1. You will be graded by units

    Unit 1 = 40%, Unit 2 = 60%, Unit 3 = 50%, Unit 4 = 50%, Unit 5 = 55%, Unit 6 = 45%,                 Unit 7 = 45% and Unit 8 = 50%

    A = 90-100      B = 89-80      C = 79-70        D = 69-60        F = 59-0

     

     

    Attendance Requirements

    Attendance is important to your success in this class. Students who are absent or skip classes generally fail. .

    Creating Conditions for Successful Learning:

    Research shows success in math class depends very much on two factors: the amount of time spent working on the material, and the student's beliefs about mathematics and what it means to understand and do mathematics. With this in mind, here are some suggestions:

    • Be in class, every class, and be on time.
    • Be prepared to participate in group work and discussions every day.
    • Spend at least 1 hour every day, not including class time, working on homework assignments, and studying.
    • Realize that success in mathematics is less about "ability" and more about willingness to think and to work hard to make sense of things.

    Policy on Due Dates, Make-Up Work, Missed Exams, and Extra-Credit Assignments

    Assignments: Classwork assignments are given in class and the discussion about them help you prepare for homework. We encourage you to work with your classmates to complete assignments. The homework will help you prepare for lecture, quizzes and exams. Due dates will be announced by instructor.

    Quizzes: Drawn mostly from the classwork. Make ups for in-class quizzes will/can be taken power-hour (due to absences).

    Exams: There will be Unit tests these are a major part of your total grade percentage. Unit tests can be made-up. There will be no make-up semester exams. All tests/exams are to be taken closed book, and closed notes. The final exam is cumulative and worth 20% of your grade.

    Instructors may, or may not, choose to offer extra credit assignments. If extra credit assignments are offered they will be available to all students.

    Academic Integrity

    In this class Ms. Williams does not tolerate cheating. Students who have questions or concerns about academic integrity should read student handbook or ask the counselors in Guidance for more information.

     

     

    Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

    West Port High adheres to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations for students with temporary and permanent disabilities. Students are allowed to work, AND visit with their support facilitator as according to their Individual Educational Plan.

    Behavioral Expectations

    The most important rule for this class is RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS. Therefore, no disruptive behavior will be permitted during class time; this includes but is not limited to coming to class late, leaving early, use of cell phones or other communication devices (such as the ringing of phones or alarms, music, texting, or etc). ALL CELL PHONES & EARBUDS MUST REMAIN OUT OF SIGHT!

     

    CLASSROOM RULES:

    • Follow directions quickly.
    • Raise hand for permission to leave your seat.
    • Make smart choices.
    • Use polite speech and language.