Algebra B

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Algebra 1B  Syllabus

Grading Scale

 Homework will count 30% overall. 

  • Homework is graded daily (earn up to 4 pts)
  • Late assignments will count  (2 pt) and must be turned in within 5 days.


Quizzes/Tests will count 87% overall.

  • Re-takes of tests are allowed. A student must write a sentence explaining the error and how to correct it. Show all work and include the correct answer.
  • Any student may earn up to half of their missed points back !


Final semester grades:

Each card marking counting 40% and the final exam will count 20%

 For example: 

  • D-“ 1st card marking,E” 2nd card marking, & “D-“ on the final MAY result in an “E” as a final grade. (depending on  the percentages you earned)



  • Excessive absences will negatively affect your grade. 
  • Your grade will be lowered by 1/3 for every absence over 15.

Tardy Policy 

  • A student who is more than 15 minutes late for class will be marked absent.
  • Your grade will be lowered by 1/3 for every tardy over 7.


Extra Help 

  • Student Tutors are available through your counselor. 
  • Khan Academy website –  helpful tutorial videos 
  • I am available Mon – Wed after school until 3:00 pm

Cell Phone use
  • NEVER allowed to be out/seen during a test/quiz
  • Allowed during work time at the discretion of the teacher


 Student Expectations

  • You are expected to take notes and complete your assignments.
  • You are expected to ask questions if you don't understand something.
  • You are expected to check your grade on-line.      
  • You are expected to be respectful of others.
  • You are expected to keep any purses or other bulky items stored under the desks not on top. 

  • Calculators are for classroom use only, they cannot be taken home. They will be assigned to students that do not have their own.  Students will be held responsible for that calculator number until the end of the semester.

  • Fines will be charged for lost, broken, and damaged calculators.

  • Students MUST use the school calculator on quizzes and tests.  



  • Parent/Teacher communication is a key component to student success. 

  • Check the Parent Connect/MiStar regularly to keep up with your child’s progress.  

  • If you have any questions, email is the quickest way to contact me.   

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