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    Course Information                                         Math 180 / Seminar Math 2                                            Mr. Gettig

     

    COURSE OVERVIEW

    You are enrolled in “MATH 180 / Seminar Math 2”, an exciting math program that blends teacher instruction with innovative technology to help you become a stronger and more capable math student.  This course is organized into 9 Blocks of instruction.  Each Block relates its mathematical theme to high-interest contexts, stories, and careers.  Visit http://www.hmhco.com/products/math-180/family/ for more information.  This course prepares students for Seminar Math 3, upon successful completion of the course.

     

    TEACHER INFORMATION

    Mr. Gettig’s email address:                                         sag11@scasd.org

    Mr. Gettig’s school phone number:                           (814) 272 - 8428

    CLASS MATERIALS

    • School-issued Chromebook
    • School-issued Math 180 Workbook
    • Headphones or earbuds
    • Pencil with eraser
    • Three ring binder OR plastic folder

     

    COURSE SOFTWARE

     

    CLASS EXPECTATIONS

    • Treat your peers and teacher with respect and courtesy.
    • Adhere to the student code of conduct for behavior and academic integrity as defined in the Student Handbook.
    • Ask questions and voice concerns at appropriate times in a polite and constructive manner.
    • Communicate with a teacher in person or via email as soon as possible if you are experiencing an issue that could impact your success in this course.

     

    GRADING

    Your grade will be based on a weighted point system.  Point totals will vary, depending on the assignment. Extra credit points will be available at times during each quarter.  Your overall grade will be calculated by using the following weighted percentages:

    *  80% weighted computer work, including:              AND           20% weighted paper and pencil work, including:

    - lessons in Learn Zone                                                                                            - in class assignments

    - topics in Success Zone                                                                                          - quizzes and tests

    - assessments such as Mskills test                                                                         - home work assignments

    - other assignments as given                                                                                  - other assignments as given

      

    A letter grade will be assigned to the percentage as follows:

    98-100 A+; 92-97 A; 90-91 A-; 88-89 B+; 82-87 B; 80-81 B-; 78-79 C+; 72-77 C; 70-71 C-; 68-69 D+; 62-67 D; 60-61 D-; and below 60 E.

     

    EXEMPTIONS

    Because every student progresses through the content at a different pace, it is necessary to exempt assignments that have already been completed in a previous MATH 180 course, as well as assignments that have not been started, yet.

     

    (EXAMPLE) COLOR CODED GRADING CHART FOR COMPUTER WORK

    The example shown below, displays the different “Performance Levels” that may be attained by each student, for the computer work completed throughout the course.  These color codes will be seen by each student during their computer work and the codes serve as an indication of their level of completion.  Grades will be computed on the weighted point system, as explained above (the color codes do not impact the overall student grade).

     

    Performance Level

    Color

    20pt

    40pt

    50pt

    Master

    Dark green

    20

    40

    50

    Proficient

    Light green

    17

    34

    43

    Developing

    Yellow

    14

    28

    35

    Emerging

    Red

    12

    24

    30

    Incomplete

    Gray

    0

    0

    0

      

    AVAILABILITY

    If at any time you are having trouble completing a problem or understanding a concept, please let me know right away.  Do not wait until the day or two before a test or quiz to get help.  I will be glad to meet with you outside of class to help in any way I am able.  Please be ready to work hard each day.  Every day will be a learning experience.  I hope you enjoy the class.

    REMEMBER

    My contact information is shown, below.  Please contact me anytime, at your convenience, if you have any questions or need assistance.

    Mr. Gettig’s email address:                                                   sag11@scasd.org

    Mr. Gettig’s school phone number:                                     (814) 272 – 8428

     

    And please know that I teach by the motto:

    “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

                                         (Theodore Roosevelt)

     
Last Modified on August 29, 2018