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Mrs. Brewer’s Math Classes - Math 7, Pre-Algebra 7, Math 8, Algebra 8


Email: sbrewer@cowan.k12.in.us        Phone: 765-289-7128 ext. 3140        Prep period: 7th period Supplies:

  • Pencil or Pen  (BLACK INK ONLY)
  • 2 pocket folder
  • Notebook-specifically used for notes (Composition notebooks recommended)
  • Paper (loose leaf/2nd notebook  of your choice

*** Students WILL NOT  be using calculators unless they are in Algebra 1 or have an education plan stating otherwise.

Grades:

Your grade will be compiled of quizzes, test, assignments, participation, and projects.Grades will be posted on PowerSchool so you and your parents can periodically review your progress.  Points on PowerSchool will be calculated and converted to a percent. The grading scale is as follows:

A+   98%-100%      A 93%-97%     A- 90%-92%

B+   88%-89%       B 83%-87%     B- 80%-82%

C+   78%-79%       C 73%-77%     C- 70%-72%

D+ 68%-69%        D 63%-67%     D- 60%-62%

F    59% or below                                               

Weights for semester grades are as follows: Two Quarters: 40% EACH        Final Exam: 20%


Semester Exam & Chapter/Unit Tests:

You will be tested at the end of each Unit/Chapter. A cumulative exam will be administered at the end of the semester. This exam will be worth 20% of the semester grade.


ABSENT/ Make up work:

The school website will list all assignments, so you can see what you missed. There is also a corresponding folder for each class for any handouts, worksheets that you’d need, etc. Following the Cowan student handbook for the policy on work missed when you are absent.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS MISSED, TURNED IN, OR ASSIGNED WHILE YOU WERE ABSENT FROM CLASS. You have the same number of days to make up the assignment as the number of days your were out.


Homework

Homework will be given at least a few times every week. Majority of assignments will be worth 10 points, 5 for completion/showing work, and 5 for accuracy. It is very important that homework be turned in on time and complete. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED!!!! (If you have left it in your locker when it’s being collected, you will either choose to take a tardy to go get it or take the zero.)

EVERY ASSIGNMENT MUST HAVE WORK SHOWN, NOT JUST ANSWERS TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT!


NOTES Notebook

Students will be required to bring a notebook specifically for notes only. Homework, etc, will need to be done on other sources of paper (2nd notebook, loose leaf). If absent during notetaking, a copy will be in the absent folder so they can tape into their notebooks. Periodic notebook checks will be done throughout the year for a grade , a collection of loose leaf papers WILL NOT count as your notebook.


Textbooks

  • Math 7 and Math 8 will be using a write in workbook/textbook. This will serve as their primary book, and will need to be brought to class dail
  • Pre-Algebra will have a traditional textbook that will need to be brought daily and will be turned in at the end of the year.
  • Algebra will have a workbook with worksheets in it as well as access to a textbook. The textbook will be mostly used in class, but sometimes checked out to students who need it.


Universal Rules for 7th & 8th Grade Classrooms


  1. Come In Prepared To Learn  
  2. Respect Your Teachers, Classmates & Classroom  
  • Don’t interrupt the teacher when she is talking
  • If a student is called on to answer or ask a question, don’t interrupt them
  • Class supplies, classmates supplies, your supplies
  • All students will be absolutely SILENT during emergency drills.
  • There is to be no talking during announcements.
  • Stay in your seat unless given permission, this includes to sharpen pencils, throw away items, or get a tissue.  
  • Raise your hands to speak
  • There is a zero tolerance policy on name calling, bullying or harassing anyone in the building, you will be reported to the office.
  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself at all times.
  1. Always Have Paper, Pencil and Your Classroom Books  
  • Also Notes notebook separate from work paper
  1. Passes to Your Locker to Get Forgotten Materials Will Result in a Tardy.
  2. You Must Be In Your Seat When the Bell Rings or You Will Be Tardy  
  • Unless you have asked before the bell to use the restroom may you be excused from a tardy.
  1. You Must Have Your Agenda Book to Use the Restroom .
  • Only during independent work time, when instruction is going on, do not interrupt.

7. Late Work Will NOT Be Accepted  



If Rules are Broken the Following Will Occur:

1. Verbal Warning

2. Call/Email Home

3. Office Referral





Accommodations:

If you have any concerns I need to be aware of please let me know as soon as possible, so I can create the best learning experience for you.