My name is Monique Guidry, and I will be your child’s Honors Advanced Math Teacher. I would like to welcome you and your child to the start of the semester at DHS. The mission of the Mathematics Department of Destrehan High School is to provide consistent, quality, academic instruction that empowers students to develop an intuitive understanding of mathematical concepts and apply these skills in real-world situations. We are going to have a productive semester filled with many academic challenges.
Students will be expected to follow all school rules and procedures. Each class will begin with a Daily Math Review (DMR), a brief amount of questions that are recent topics designed to help students prepare for the day’s lesson. Homework is assigned nightly and checked daily for completeness and accuracy. Students should devote sufficient time nightly attempting each homework problem. When a homework problem seems impossible, your child should review examples in the book, his/her class notes, or access online resources for assistance. Credit is not given for homework unless there is clear evidence that every problem has been attempted and that the randomly selected problems demonstrate full understanding of the targeted concept or process.
Encourage your child to attend The Learning Center (TLC) regularly. TLC is an excellent forum in which students can work collaboratively with teachers and peers to perfect technical skills and further their understanding of those critical connections between complex concepts.
I am looking forward to sharing this school year with you and your child. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school (985-764-9946) during my planning period. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Plus, notes, assignments, due dates, etc. will be on my on Google Classroom.
Usual Class Day:
-DMR/ Anticipatory Set/Outcomes
- Guided Note taking (I Do, We Do, U Do)
-Activities, Guided Practice, Independent Practice
Materials needed daily
- Advanced Math Book (yellow textbook)
- Binder (1 in) with loose leaf and graph paper (when needed)
- Graphing calculator (with batteries AAA) or scientific calculator (calculator will be needed in and out of class)
My expectations for each student
- Students will respect teachers, classmates, and all classroom property.
- Students will be seated when the bell rings, and be ready to work on DMR.
- Students will bring all materials needed to class.
- Students will not eat, drink, or sleep in class.
- Students will follow all school policies.
- Students will follow new Health and Safety Guideline.
- 60% of each quarter is determined by
40%of each quarter is determined by
DMR, Homework, Guided Practice, Independent Practice, Exit Tickets, Key Concepts, etc.
DHS Grading Scale:
A: 100% - 93% B: 92% - 85% C: 84% - 75% D: 74% - 67% F: 66% – 0%
*Students may earn honors points dependent on their average each quarter; these points will be reflected on report cards and in PowerSchools at the END of each quarter (7 points for A, 5 points for B, 3 points for C)
Please note the following:
- Students will receive cumulative tests. Make-up tests must be made up in TLC and not in class. Test will need to be completed within the three days of TLC after the missed absence. Tests are not allowed to be made up during class.
- When you miss class you with an excused absence you will have three days to make up the assignments. Please check google classroom for your missed assignments and lessons.
- Daily homework checks are done for the sole purpose of student accountability. ALL assigned problems must have been attempted and randomly selected problems must be done correctly - including appropriate supporting work - to receive full credit.
- Late formative assignments submitted within two days of the original due date will be accepted for partial credit only. Students with excused absences should submit work upon their return to school for full credit.
- Extra credit work is not permitted.
- Grades will be updated in Power School at least once weekly.
- Students with an A- B average will be eligible to take the CLEP test. If this changes I will let you know.
- Google classroom will be used for assignments, updated information, packets, videos, etc.
- Key concepts need to be annotated (all steps need to be shown and explained) for full credit.
Policies on due dates and test makeups are probably going to change due to TLC availability and/or as we go through the mandated phases. New policies and procedures will be explained and posted in Google classroom.
College Algebra Information
Dear Parents and Students:
Welcome to the new school year and most importantly welcome to Algebra III/College Algebra here at Destrehan High School. My name is Mrs. Guidry, and I will be your child’s teacher this semester. The school year promises to be exciting and full of academic challenges and opportunities. I am excited to work with you and your child in the hopes of completing a successful mathematics experience. Below is a syllabus to inform and prepare you and your child for this upcoming course. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or by e-mail.
Wildcat ROARS: Class Expectations
- Respect everyone.
- Optimize learning – Actively Participate.
- Attendance and timeliness are essential.
- Responsibility – Be prepared every day.
- Success – Dress for it.
Algebra III/College Algebra grading will comply with the DHS Math Department policy that computes quarterly grades based on a formula of 60% for summative assessments and 40% for formative assessments.
- Minimum 2 cumulative tests per grading quarter (will include practice test)
- Homework is assessed for accuracy
- Note: Students grade may be different than grade earned in College
- Note: HW and quizzes are due before the class takes the unit test.
- Video and video quiz will be formative
- Minimum 7 formative grades per grading quarter (HW and Quizzes)
- DMRs are completed and graded daily
- HW and quizzes can be retaken for better scores in Math XL
Students that are absent have three (3) days to make-up tests and assignments upon their return to class. Students will be able to work on Quizzes and Homework in the Math XL program at home. Test will need to be made up in the classroom with me, unless otherwise instructed. Note: Students must make up test within two weeks or a 0 is received.
A= 100-93 B= 92-85 C= 84-75 D= 74-67 F= 66-0 I= Incomplete
- Note: Southeastern grading scale is a 10 point grading scale.
- 1 ½ ” Binder
- Loose Leaf Paper
- Pencils (mechanical preferred)
- Extra Erasers
- Scientific Calculator (TI-30X IIS) Only Calculator Allowed and will be needed at home.
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The Learning Center (TLC)/Math Help
TLC protocol has not been decided yet, and you will be informed as soon as decisions have been made. Please check google classroom for communication of assignments, notes, dates, etc. Recordings of class videos of notes and examples will be put in google classroom. When in Math XL us the Homework Help button.
Math Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Mathematics Department of Destrehan High School is to provide consistent, quality, academic
instruction that empowers students to develop an intuitive understanding of mathematical concepts and to apply
these skills in real-world situations.
Class Management and Discipline Approach
At Destrehan High School we take a Restorative Approach to discipline. Our primary focus, in conjunction with
teaching and learning, is to build positive and working relationships. My discipline management plan will be consistent with the following restorative action steps:
- Remind – students will be reminded of rule(s) or directions
- Redirect – students will be specifically redirected to the task at hand
- Relocate – students will be relocated to either reflect upon behavior, calm down, or removed from a potentially disruptive situation (If necessary)
- Reflect – students will be guided to reflect upon what happened, what could have prevented the situation, and how to make amends to the appropriate parties (If necessary)
*Further or more severe consequences may be assigned if disruptive behavior continues or for more serious incidents/offenses
- Don’t start a quiz in Math XL unless you have time to finish it. (minimum of 30 minutes)
- In Math XL read how they want answer it is specific. (two decimal places, tenths place, an equation, rounded, comma between answers, etc.)
- In PowerSchool Unit 1= Quarter 1, Unit 2= Quarter 2, Unit 3= Quarter 3, Unit 4 = Quarter 4
- First Test Date: ____________________
- Google classroom code: _____________
- Everything in Math XL is accessible at home.
- This is a college level class and a substantial amount of work and effort will have to be completed at outside of the classroom.
- Practice tests, homework, and quizzes in Math XL can be redone for better scores.
- All homework and quiz scores are due before the class test date. No old work can be accepted after the test date.
- You will need a calculator outside of class to complete assignments.
- You are expected to log in to google classroom at the start of class even on at home learning days for attendance and assignments.