**Honors Algebra I/Geometry
(5150) Mrs. Lauretta Miller Course Requirements**

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****The Rules of the
GAME**

**NUMBER **of players: any
**natural **number

**OBJECT** of the game: To
solve **real-life** math problems after mastering the **language **of
algebra; to achieve a final score that meets ** your personal** goal
and that is indicative of how well you follow the rules listed below.

**SUPPLIES **needed:

· desire to play; good thinking power (logic)/focus; willingness to work hard

· covered text (no contact paper)

· IBM ThinkPad; TI’84 Plus graphing calculator

· binder notebook; hole punch for insertion of worksheets

· pencils or pens(erasable); ruler and protractor; multi-click color pen; highlighter

**GAME RULES:**

· Upon your arrival, immediately open your notebook to your HW.

Refer to projected answer key
and make necessary corrections using color pen. Students learn by ** doing**
math. HW is assigned daily to encourage this learning and is posted daily on my
website on “

· Upon completing this HW check, the new lesson will be presented.

You are expected to be **active**
participants by taking notes, copying sample problems, questioning when
confused, carefully listening to and responding to questions asked, and doing
class drill work. Keep your notebook neat and well-organized; it will function
as your “**mini-textbook**” and will be your study guide for this course.
Test and quiz problems are often drawn from class or HW problems. **Class work
represents 10% of your marking period average.**

· Mathematics is such a structured, sequential investigation that you

truly handicap your understanding of the material with any ABSENCE. It is your responsibility to get class notes missed and to check to see if tests or quizzes were announced during your absence (refer to my website or contact a classmate). Feel free to e-mail me at LMiller@ihahs.com.

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**Quizzes represent 30% and Tests represent 50% of your marking
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**period average. **Quizzes
are given on parts of chapters, tests at the conclusion of each chapter. They
will be announced well in advance. Given the structured nature of math, much of
this work is cumulative. If you are absent on the day of a test or quiz
(without missing actual lessons), be prepared to take test or quiz __
immediately__ on the day of your return (before school, at lunchtime, or after
school). For an extended absence, you will be expected to meet with me on the
day of your return to arrange for lesson coverage and test/quiz make-up.

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**Academic Honesty: **A student’s performance on HW, quizzes
and tests should be a clear
indication of **her** understanding of the material. A student who gives her
work to another to be copied is as guilty of intellectual dishonesty as the
student who takes that work. ** Academic dishonesty** is considered a
very serious matter (see Handbook) and will be dealt with by the teacher and
reported to the Principal.

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**Extra Help** is always available!! Be sure to take advantage
of this

before homeroom, at lunch or after school – you can find me in room 204. Algebra is the foundation of all upper level mathematics. When you come to class, take notes, do HW, ask questions, and strive for true understanding of concepts, you will play the game well!

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*I look forward to sharing
my love of math with you!! Remember, ALGEBRA is a GAME – Enjoy playing it!!!*

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