Class Policies and Expectations 2017-18

Mr. Burnett values, students that show how they think about math, the creative representation of ideas, and students that take their time (the teacher does not value speed or students racing through math)

To be prepared for class students must have their agenda, a pencil or a pen, and their homework folder.

Student grades will be based entirely on their knowledge of the topics taught.  Mr. Burnett will provide constructive comments, but not grades, on assessments.  These comments will clearly communicate to students what they did well, what they need to do to improve to close the gap from where they are now and where they need to be.

Students will self evaluate themselves on their understanding of the learning targets on the assessment using the self evaluation rubric:

  1. I need more time to understand this
  2. I can do this with the help of an example or working with other students in a group
  3. I can do this on my own
  4. I can do this on my own AND explain my solution path(s) to a classmate or a teacher

Before each progress report and at the end of the quarter, the student and teacher together will conference to agree on a grade that best represents the student’s understanding of the material.  Students will be able to redo and resubmit any work to demonstrate to the teacher a better understanding of the topics taught.

Students are expected to use appropriate language and have appropriate conversations for the classroom environment as well as listen to other students thoughts and explanations during group work.  When not working in groups students should RAISE THEIR HAND when they would like to speak or you need/want to get out of your seat.  It is the students’ responsibility to see me to get the notes and assignment(s) that you have missed due to class absence.  Students must be on time for class (if the bell rings and you don’t have a pass, you are late).

This class will use both Utah Math Packets and Connected Math Books.  Students will receive the packets and the book at the time of use during the school year. 

This class will use the following online tools:

  • Schoology
    • Will be used to manage assignments and post grades
    • schoology.newton.k12.ma.us
  • ASSISTments
    • Will be used for students to receive feedback when completing learning opportunities. If a student does not have internet access at home, he/she will be given the work to do on paper.
    • http://www.assistments.org
  • WordPress
    • Will be used to display class notes
    • burnettmath.wordpress.com

I have reviewed the course expectations for Mr. Burnett’s 7th Grade Math Class
Date: ____________________
Student Signature: _____________________________________________
Parent / Guardian Signature: ____________________________________________
Does your child have access the internet and a device that can connect to the internet at home? _______

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