Intermediate Algebra Class Expectations
1. Be here and be here on time!
Be in school if at all possible. We all get sick from time to time, but do your best to stay healthy and be in school.
2. Be on time!
For the first tardy I give you a warning and call your parents, but the 2nd tardy will get you an office referral. You are considered tardy if you are not in the room (preferably in your seat) when the bell rings.
3. Come prepared!
Bring your notebook, homework, pencil(s), paper, etc. with you to class each day. Do not do any math assignments or tests/quizzes in ink.
4. Work hard!
Do your homework, do the daily warm-ups and exit activities, do the guided notes, and please keep STAY FOCUSED! You learn math by doing math. So, please do it and do your own work. Even if something doesn’t make sense to you, try to do the problems anyway. Sometimes it starts making sense after you’ve done a few problems!
5. Be responsible and respectful!
Be a respectful member of our class learning community. We are here to learn. Show respect to everyone in the classroom. Be quiet and pay attention when someone is presenting. No one will be allowed to steal the education of others. This means if your behavior interferes with the “right to learn” of other students, you will be asked to change your behavior or leave. We will be doing some group work in which you will be expected to contribute and cooperate with the other students in your group.
Remember, it is okay to make mistakes. We learn from our mistakes.
6. Ask for help!
I am available before or after school and at lunch if you make an appointment with me. I won’t necessarily be there unless I know that you are coming. So please ask.
7. Ask questions!
If you have a question, probably 10 other people do too.
8. Use your time wisely!
Try to get as much of your assignment completed in class as possible. DO NOT GET OUT YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE TO PLAY GAMES, TEXT or I will take it away!!! Please don’t pack up your materials before the bell rings unless directed to in preparation for the exit activity. Remain in your seat until the bell rings and you have been excused. REMEMBER!! The teacher dismisses you and not the bell.