Class Standards, Requirements, Behavior
Mrs. Chiaverini’s Math Classes
PLEASE KEEP THIS FOR REFERENCE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Students are expected to attend class every day. If a student misses class,
he/she may miss material that is not included in the textbook. Therefore,
the student should obtain class notes from another student. If a student is
absent, it is his/her responsibility to make up all missed work. Support
materials and worksheets that were handed out in class are available in a
designated bin in the classroom. An absent student will have the same number
of days to make up an assignment as the number of days missed.
It is advised that a student missing class go the following web site to view
a video of the lesson taught that day:
Username and password: iusdalg1
Username and password: iusdprealg
Homework is assigned Monday through Friday. The amount of time spent on math
homework will vary with each child, but it is expected that pre-algebra
students spend 30 to 45 minutes each night and algebra students spend 45 to
60 minutes each night. If your child is exceeding these times significantly
and on a regular basis, please contact me so we can discuss what issues may
be interfering with your child completing math homework in a timely manner.
Homework is due at the beginning of class the day after it is assigned,
unless otherwise indicated. Students who are at school during any portion
of the day are expected to turn in their assignments on time.
Assignments are posted on the board in the front of the room and may be
posted on the Plaza Vista web site. It is the student’s responsibility to
obtain assignments and to make up any missed work.
To receive full credit on homework, each paper must:
• Be complete
• Include the complete and proper heading
• Be organized, neat and clean
• Show all support work (I will let you know when to use mental math)
• Include formulas, when appropriate
• Be completed according to directions
• Be completed in pencil – NO EXCEPTIONS
Pre-algebra grades will be based on points earned through homework and tests.
Homework will constitute 15% of the grade and chapter tests will constitute
85%. I will send home a student progress report after every test to keep
you informed of your child’s grade. It is the student’s responsibility to
give the printed report to parents for a signature. When I do send home the
report, I will post it on my homework web page to inform parents.
Algebra grades will be based on points earned through homework, tests and
the mid-year and end–of-year exams. Homework will constitute 15% of the
grade and chapter tests will constitute 85% of the grade. Exams will count
for 15% of the grade in the trimesters they are taken, homework 15% and
chapter tests 70%. Exams fall in the second and third trimesters. I will
send home a student progress report after every test to keep you informed of
your child’s grade. It is the student’s responsibility to give the printed
report to parents for a signature. When I do send home the report, I will
post it on my homework web page to inform parents. Please note that all four
Irvine high schools require a minimum grade of a “B” all three trimesters in
Algebra 1 in order to progress to geometry the following year. That
translates into an average of 83% - 89%. An “A” is required the last two
trimesters in order for a student to progress to Honors Geometry. The
exception to this is University High which requires an A in all 3
trimesters. Please note that University High will not accept A- grades for
Honors Geometry. Seventh grade students enrolled in algebra 1 are required
to earn at least a B- (83% or higher) in order to enroll in Advanced Geometry
in grade 8.
Extra credit available is available to 7th graders in pre algebra through the
Aleks Program and to all students who return parent signed progress reports.
There is no extra credit for Algebra 1 or Advanced Geometry classes.
IN CLASS PERFORMANCE/ORGANIZATION/BEHAVIOR
Polite and respectful behavior is the expectation at all times. The Plaza
Vista School Rules should guide all behavior. Students should enter the room
quietly, immediately take out an organizer and copy down the day’s
assignment. Then the students should take out the previous night’s
assignment, a correcting pencil and the math book opened to the page of the
Please keep this for reference throughout the year. It will eliminate most
questions about my class, grading, homework and attendance.
Please sign and return this part to Mrs. Chiaverini by Friday, August 5, 2011.
My signature below verifies that I have read and discussed the Math Academic
Performance and Behavior Standards with my child.
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