Math Investigations-8 Syllabus




    Mrs. Duncan


    CONFERENCE: 4th period 10:49-11:37


    SUPPLIES:   ***Please have all supplies in class by Monday, August 27**

    • pencils



    1.     Be in your seat ready to begin work before the bell rings or you will be counted as  tardy.
    2.     Bring your supplies everyday.
    3.     All work must be completed in pencil.
    4.     The bell doesn’t dismiss you; I do.  We will leave class after everyone is quiet.
    5.     Raise your hand and be recognized by me before speaking.
    6.     Respect everyone and everything around you.



    Enter the classroom with your pencil everyday.  READ THE BOARD as soon as you walk into the classroom.  Make sure that you pick up your Investigation Folder that will be left in the classroom and any other  supplies that you will need for the day. Sharpen your pencil if necessary. Begin working on bellringer.  After going over the bellringer, we will either work on the computer, review material that previously has been covered in math class, go over concepts that you maybe have been struggling with, and also prepare for the STAAR test.  When the bell rings, I will dismiss you from class.


    CALCULATORS:  We will use calculators in Math-8 Investigations class and on the STAAR this year.  This calculator will be checked out to you for in-class use only.


    The folder will hold all graded homework assignments, notes, and anything else I ask you to keep.  We will store the Investigations folder in the classroom and should not be taken out of the classroom, unless otherwise instructed.  



    Typically we will not have homework Math Investigations.  You, however, will be working hard in class to complete the assignments within the time allotted, and you should if you are using your time wisely.

    CORRECTIONS:  Any graded assignment with a grade below a 70% (other than a zero) can be corrected during the current six weeks for a maximum possible grade of a 70%.  There will be weekly due dates on when corrections must be turned in. Do corrections (only the problems you missed) on a separate piece of notebook paper, staple to the FRONT of the original assignment, and turn in.

    EXTRA HELP!!!:  I am available for extra help almost every day before school starting at 7:40am and after school from 3:40-4:00pm.  DO NOT wait until your class period if you do not understand the previous day’s lesson. I cannot help you while we are trying to grade an assignment.  You must make the time and effort if extra help is needed!! You may ask your math teacher for help also.


    If problems arise in the classroom, I will meet with students, contact parents, and use the office when necessary to attempt to correct the problem.  Students should be in control of themselves at all times, and will be held responsible for their actions.



    If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get your absent work and turn in any assignment that was due the day that you were absent.  Absent work will be located in the absent folders in the front my classroom. One day absent will result in one day from the day you return to school to absent the assignment.  Two days absent will result in two days, and etc. If you are absent the day of a test/quiz, you must take it within one week before or after school. Students are responsible for picking up, completing and returning absent work on time.



    I will give out progress reports every week. This will help you, and your parents, stay informed of your math grade so that there are no surprises come report card time.  Please make sure that these progress reports make it home as I know that parents will ask to see them.  The only progress reports that need to be signed for me will be the 3rd week progress reports each six weeks.



    The quickest and easiest way to contact me is by email.  If parents do not have email, I can also make phone contact on my conference period or after school.  Please do not hesitate to contact me!

    I am looking forward to getting to know you.  Thank you in advance for making this a successful year.   ~Christie Duncan