• LIBERAL ARTS MATH 1 (8 units).

    Instructor: Mrs. Redge Williams Office: Room 8-009 Office hours: Power hour "B" 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. This course will also bridge connections between algebra, geometry and statistics, and simultaneously help students build a stronger 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, notrbook activities, 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. Within the units, categories (classwork (30%), daily notebook activities (10%), quizzes (20%), tests (40%) and semester final exams (20%).

    Unit 1 = 40%, Unit 2 = 60%, Unit 3 = 50%, Unit 4 = 50%, Unit 5 = 55%, Unit 6 = 45%,                 Unit 7 = 50% 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 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 math. 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 incomplete assignments or reviewing graded 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 math concepts.

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

    Assignments: Classwork (30%) assignments are given in class and the discussion about them help you prepare for up-coming assessments. We encourage you to work with your classmates to complete assignments.  Extended practice outside will help you prepare for quizzes and exams. Due dates will be announced by instructor.

    Quizzes: Drawn mostly from the classwork (20% of grade). Make ups for in-class quizzes will/can be taken power-hour, or during class (due to absences).

    Exams: There will be 8 Unit tests each worth 40% of grade. 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 Mrs. 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 INSIDE OF YOUR BOOKBAG PLACED IN DESIGNATED AREA!

     

    CLASSROOM RULES:

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