Important Information for Parents: PowerSchool, Curriculum, and Grading

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Important Information for Parents: PowerSchool, Curriculum, and Grading

 

ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

Please visit you child's Powerschool Portal

to view all upcoming due dates

for assessments, projects, and homework.

More detailed information is available

on my website and calendar,

which will be updated daily.

 

1. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND CURRICULUM

     A.  7th Grade Enriched Math is -- once again -- intended to prepare students for both 7th grade PARCC testing and 8th grade Algebra. The course will include a review of important parts of the 7th grade curriculum that students learned last year and the remaining parts of the 7th grade curriculum. It will also include most of the 8th grade curriculum to ensure that students are fully prepared for Algebra (8th grade) and Geometry (9th grade).

The course will focus on basic concepts of both Algebra (integers, equations, inequalities, slope, proportional relationships, exponents and scientific notation) and Geometry (surface area, volume, angles, triangles, transformations on the coordinate plane). It will also include a unit on Probability.

     B. 6th Grade Advanced Enriched Math is -- once again -- intended to prepare students for 7th grade Algebra and 8th grade Geometry. It will cover all of the 7th grade curriculum, most of the 8th grade curriculum (to ensure that students are fully prepared for both Algebra and Geometry), as well as whatever parts of the 6th grade curriculum are necessary to ensure that students are fully prepared for PARCC testing.

The course will focus on basic concepts of both Algebra (integers, equations, inequalities, slope, proportional relationships, exponents and scientific notation) and Geometry (surface area, volume, angles, triangles, transformations on the coordinate plane). It will also include a unit on Probability.

 

2. DISTRICT GRADING POLICY

In accordance with Hamilton Township's grading policy for secondary schools, my marking period grading policy for all classes is as follows:

50% -- Summative Assessments (tests, projects)

40% -- Formative Assessments (quizzes)

10% -- Individual Practice (homework, classwork)