Mrs. Duncan


    CONFERENCE: 7th period 2:00-2:50pm


    SUPPLIES:   ***Please have all supplies in class by Tuesday, August 24**

    • 3 ring binder
    • a package of dividers
    • notebook paper
    • pencils
    • red pens
    • chromebook



    1.     Be in your seat ready to begin work before the bell rings or you will be counted as  tardy. 
    2.     Bring all supplies to class everyday.
    3.     All assignments, tests, quizzes 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 binder, pencil, notebook paper, red pen and chromebook every day, unless otherwise instructed.  READ THE BOARD as soon as you walk into the classroom.  Make sure that you pick up any and all supplies that you will need for the day. Sharpen your pencil if necessary. Open your chromebook to the Porcupine Portal.  Go to Schoology and begin working on bellringer.  After you complete the bellringer wait for further instructions.  When the bell rings, I will dismiss you from class.  


    CALCULATORS:   The Desmos Calculator will be in the Porcupine Portal for students to use.  



    The binder will hold all math graded homework assignments, tests, quizzes, and notes.  You will also need paper to complete assignments and for scratch paper during tests.  



    Assignments not finished in class will be considered homework.   You must show all your work on computation problems, and answers only will not be accepted


    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.  



    Homework will be due and graded at the beginning of class each day.  Homework that is turned in later, within the class period, in between classes, the next day, etc. within the 6-weeks, will be considered late and will receive a maximum grade of 50%.  However, in order to counteract those few instances in which you may forget your homework, I will drop the 1 lowest daily grade at the end of the 6-weeks.   Students will be allotted one week after the assignment is due to turn it in as late, otherwise it will remain a zero.  


    If you make a grade below a 70% (other than a zero) on a test, you can take a retake test.  You will be given three days, from the date the graded test is returned to you, to retake it.  The maximum possible grade given on a retake will be a 70%. 


    EXTRA HELP!!!:  I am available for extra help almost every day before school starting at 7:40am and after school from 3:45-4:15pm. You will need a pass to come to morning tutorials.   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!!



    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 at the door.    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 during my conference period or after school.  Please do not hesitate to contact me!


    Algebra 1 EOC

    • In May, you will take the Algebra I End-Of-Course STAAR Test.  
    • The grade will count towards your High School GPA (Grade Point Average).

    For any reason, if you feel that you’re not being successful in this class, you may choose to opt out of this class, and enter 8th grade math class.  THIS MUST BE DONE NO LATER THAN THE LAST DAY OF THE 2ND 6 WEEKS.