• Ms Kim

    kim.yw@augusta.k12.va.us

     

    Classroom Expectations

    • Be respectful to yourself, others, and the teacher.
    • Follow directions the first time they are given.
    • Respect others’ property.
    • Arrive on time with your materials, ready to work. An office referral will be given each time a student accumulates 4 tardies. 
    • Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off in the classroom. If you use any such devices in class, it will be turned in to an administrator.
    • You must stay in your seat until the bell rings to end class.
    • Food and drinks in re-sealable containers are allowed. Please clean up your trash and recycle all drink bottles.
    • Strive to be successful.
    • If you have a question, you MUST say something! I cannot read your mind and cannot always tell when you need help.

     

    County and School discipline policies will be followed.

     

    If student behavior is unacceptable, parents may be contacted and may be asked to attend a student/parent/teacher conference to discuss the student’s conduct.

     

    Topics

    Unit 2: Linear Functions

    Chapter 7: Solving Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

     

    Unit 3: Polynomials and Nonlinear Functions

    Chapter 8: Polynomials

    Chapter 9: Factoring

    Chapter 10: Quadratic Functions

     

    Unit 4: Radical and Rational Functions

    Chapter 11: Radical Expressions

    Chapter 12: Rational Expressions and Equations

     

    Materials

    • 3-ring binder (1.5 – 2 in)
    • 2 composition notebooks (one for HW, one to keep in class)
    • Pencils and erasers
    • Highlighter
    • Ruler
    • Red pen (or any other bright color)
    • Scientific calculator – to use at home (be sure it has the square root button)
    • Graphing calculator – this is provided by the teacher for the student to use ONLY in the classroom. Each student will be assigned a calculator number and is responsible for that calculator during his/her block. The teacher should be notified as soon as he or she notices damage
    • Textbook – Students are not issued a hard copy of the book

     

    Grades

    Grades are determined by the following means each nine weeks:   Major assessments     50%

                                                                                                    Minor assessments     40%

                                                                                                    Participation               10%


    A final grade will be assigned using the Augusta County grading scale.


    A+        98-100             B+        88-89               C+        78-79               D+        68-69        F     50-59

    A          92-97               B          82-87               C          72-77               D          62-67

    A-         90-91               B-         80-81               C-         70-71               D-        60-61

     

    Every student will receive a progress report mid-way through each nine weeks. 

    The Infinite Campus Gradebook will be updated weekly.

    Students will take an exam AND an SOL test at the end of the Algebra I Part II course.

     

    Ms Kim offers tutoring after school until 4 p.m. The available days may vary week to week so please ask/email about the days.

     

    Remind – Sign up Remind through text by texting @kimblock1 or @kimblock3 to the number 81010. This is for students to ask Ms Kim questions about problems on a homework assignment. This is a great resource to use outside of school so please take advantage of it!

     

    Participation – Participation will include bellwork, homework, and class activities/worksheets.


    Homework
    Students are assigned homework almost every single night. Each student is expected to try all assigned homework problems. Students should show their work and answer for each problem in his/her homework notebook. Homework assignments are due at the beginning of class. Students should not be finishing their homework in place of completing the assigned bellwork. 


    *Only homework that is late due to absences will be accepted.

    **If a student is struggling with the assignments, they should see Ms Kim for help!!!**


    Quizzes and Tests –
    Quizzes will be given as needed, and tests will be given at the end of a chapter or unit. If a topic is causing a student trouble, the student should see the teacher for help before the day of the quiz or test.


    Missed Work –
    It is the student’s responsibility to get the missing work from the teacher, copy notes from another student, and complete and turn in missed work.

    • The student must show the teacher all completed make-up work to receive credit. 
    • If the student returns to school on a test/quiz day, and he/she had prior knowledge of the test/quiz, and we have not gone over new material, the student will be required to take the test/quiz.
    • If a student is absent for a test or quiz, he/she may be required to come in before or after school; this will be determined on an individual basis.
    • Students will be expected to turn in missed work the next day, but will be given a maximum of three days to turn in the work; after this time the student could be given a zero for the missing work.
    • If there are any questions about any missed work, quiz, or test, the student should ask the teacher.

     

    Tips on how to study for Algebra 1

    • Have a three-ring binder to be used just for math. Put a date on every page (both notes and assignments). Try to keep it organized.
    • Write down the notes and example problems and make notes to yourself if you need help remembering why we did a particular step in a problem. Ask questions if you do not understand.
    • Mark the problems that you missed on homework assignments and put down the correct answer as we go over it. It is always a good idea to redo these missed problems to see if you can get to the correct answer in order to study.
    • Ask Ms. Kim to go over missed problems so that you can see where you made your mistake and make yourself a note as to what you did wrong. That means you need to write down all your steps as you work the problems so always show your work.
    • Go over several of the previous day’s missed problems every night before starting the new assignment. That way you will know if you understand problems you missed.
    • Look over the notes and examples given before you start a homework assignment.  This will help you do the homework.
    • Come in before or after school if you have a question about a particular homework problem or make sure you ask in class
    • If you miss a class, please make sure you collect the missed work from me and complete. It would be a great idea to stay after school even if it is just for 20 minutes in order to catch up on notes. If you missed a test, a class period is never enough time to finish so please try to make arrangements to stay after school!