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Sept. 27, 2011

Course Description - Course 2

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Honesty      Respect   Diligence  Celebration Caring

Heronfield Academy
Blue Mathematics

The topic of the Blue Mathematics curriculum will encompass math concepts.   Through the study of decimals, fractions, integers, algebra, proportions, percents, geometry, and measurement the students will have a strong foundation in mathematics to build upon.  Students will develop problem-solving strategies using techniques such as data collection and organization, estimation, modeling, and simple equations.  They will solve problems using a variety of equipment including technological tools such as calculators and geometric devices such as compasses, protractors, and rulers.

My goals for this class will be to develop problem solving skills to promote mathematical thinking in order to describe, analyze, evaluate, and make reasonable decisions using the power of mathematics.  We will also learn problem solving strategies for solutions to situations relevant to real-life experiences and interests.   Finally, the students will gain confidence in their mathematical ability so that they may achieve at a higher level.

My expectations for students:
• To be honest and ethical, and practice strong moral values
• To treat all members of the school community and all visitors with politeness and respect
• To honor the ideas of others
• To offer to help
• To be responsible with property and belongings
• To ask for help 

Student responsibilities:
• Arrive to class on time and prepared with all necessary material
• Be a polite and positive participant in class discussions
• Turn in all assignments on time
• Take thorough notes and participate during class
• Find out what you missed if you were absent
• Learn to use and apply the technology tools to solve problems

Materials:
• 3-ring binder with 3 dividers (1. Class notes, 2. Homework, 3. Quizzes/ Test, or Labs/Projects)
• Lined paper in binder
• Pencil and eraser
• Ruler, protractor, compass (provided in class)
• Scientific calculator

 

Evaluation:
• Tests
• Quizzes
• Homework
• Labs/Projects/Notebook
• Academic Behavior (%) - Similar to a Final Exam

Make-up policies:
• All work is expected to be turned in on the assigned due date! Points will be deducted for all late work unless student is absent.
• If a student is absent, all work must be turned in upon return to school.
• All missed quizzes, tests, and lab activities must be made-up within a week of student’s return to school.

Contact info:
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns throughout the school year. I am looking forward to working with the students of Heronfield Academy and their families!

Debbie Hobbs

Email: dhobbs@heronfield.org

Sept. 27, 2011

Course Description - Course 3

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Honesty      Respect   Diligence   Celebration  Caring

Heronfield Academy
Green and Yellow Mathematics

The topic of the Green and Yellow Mathematics curriculum will encompass pre-algebra concepts.   Through the study of integers, rational numbers, algebra, equation solving, geometry, measurement, and advanced algebra topics the students will have a strong foundation in mathematics to build upon.  Students will use their mathematical talents to explore strategies/topics such as: creative problem solving, logical reasoning, and mathematical communication.  We will be using scientific calculators as well as other forms of technology to help us analyze and interpret data, and develop problem solving skills that will apply to real life applications.

My goals for this class will be to develop problem solving skills to promote mathematical thinking in order to describe, analyze, evaluate, and make reasonable decisions using the power of mathematics.  We will learn problem solving strategies, including algebraic equations and inequalities, using sets, graphing, sketching diagrams, using patterns, interpreting data, modeling, analyzing numerical relationships, as well as estimation techniques.

My expectations for students:
• To be honest and ethical, and practice strong moral values
• To treat all members of the school community and all visitors with politeness and respect
• To honor the ideas of others
• To offer help
• To be responsible with property and belongings
• To ask for help

Student responsibilities:
• Arrive to class on time and prepared with all necessary material
• Be a polite and positive participant in class discussions
• Turn in all assignments on time - NO HOMEWORK IN TEXTBOOKS!
• Take thorough notes and participate during class
• Find out what you missed if you were absent
• Learn to use and apply the technology tools to solve problems

Materials:
• 3-ring binder with 3 dividers (1. Class notes, 2. Homework, 3. Quizzes/ Test or Labs/Projects)
• Lined paper in binder
• Pencil and eraser
• Ruler, protractor, compass (provided in class)
• Scientific calculator

 

Evaluation:
• Tests
• Quizzes
• Homework
• Labs/Projects/Notebook
• Academic Behavior (%) - Similar to a Final Exam

Make-up policies:
• All work is expected to be turned in on the assigned due date! Points will be deducted for all late work unless student is absent.
• If a student is absent, all work must be turned in upon return to school.
• All missed quizzes, tests, and lab activities must be made-up within a week of student’s return to school.

Contact info:
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns throughout the school year. I am looking forward to working with the students of Heronfield Academy and their families!

Debbie Hobbs

Email: dhobbs@heronfield.org

Sept. 27, 2011

Course Description - Algebra 1

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Honesty   Respect   Diligence   Celebration   Caring

Heronfield Academy
Orange Mathematics

The topic of the Orange Mathematics curriculum will encompass algebraic concepts.   Through the study of one variable equations, two variable equations, exponential and quadratic functions, and finally radical and rational functions the students will have a strong foundation in mathematics to build upon.  Students will use their mathematical talents to explore strategies/topics such as: creative problem solving, logical reasoning, and mathematical communication.  We will be using graphing calculators as well as other forms of technology to help us analyze and interpret data, and develop problem solving skills that will apply to real life applications.

My goals for this class will be to develop problem solving skills to promote mathematical thinking in order to describe, analyze, evaluate, and make reasonable decisions using the power of mathematics.  We will also learn problem solving strategies, including algebraic equations and inequalities, using sets, graphing, sketching diagrams, using patterns, interpreting date, modeling, analyzing numerical relationships, as well as estimation techniques.

My expectations for students:
• To be honest and ethical, and practice strong moral values
• To treat all members of the school community and all visitors with politeness and respect
• To honor the ideas of others
• To offer to help
• To be responsible with property and belongings
• To ask for help 

Student responsibilities:
• Arrive to class on time and prepared with all necessary material
• Be a polite and positive participant in class discussions
• Turn in all assignments on time - NO WORK IN YOUR TEXTBOOK!
• Take thorough notes and participate during class
• Find out what you missed if you were absent
• Learn to use and apply the technology tools to solve problems

Materials:
• 3-ring binder with 4 dividers (1. Class notes, 2. Homework, 3. Quizzes/ Test, 4. Labs/Projects)
• Lined paper in binder
• Pencil and eraser
• Graphing calculator and Scientific calculator

 


Evaluation:
• Tests
• Quizzes
• Homework
• Labs/Projects/Notebook
• Academic Behavior Grade (%) of total grade - similar to a Final Exam

Make-up policies:
• All work is expected to be turned in on the assigned due date! Points will be deducted for all late work unless student is absent.
• If a student is absent, all work must be turned in upon return to school.
• All missed quizzes, tests, and lab activities must be made-up within a week of student’s return to school.

Contact info:
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns throughout the school year. I am looking forward to working with the students of Heronfield Academy and their families!

Debbie Hobbs

Email dhobbs@heronfield.org

Sept. 27, 2011

Course Description - Geometry

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Geometry, B

Honesty Respect Diligence   Celebration Caring

Heronfield Academy
Red Mathematics

The topic of the Red Mathematics curriculum will encompass geometric concepts.   We will begin our year with a through study of patterns, lines, planes, triangles, and polygons.  We will then move into proofs that will encompass lines which may be parallel or perpendicular, circles, and triangles.  Moving from triangles, we will work with areas and volumes of quadrilaterals, circles, and spheres.  Toward the end of the year we will then look at similar polygons and trigonometric functions.  Students will use their mathematical talents to explore strategies/topics such as: creative problem solving, logical reasoning, and mathematical communication.  We will be using scientific calculators as well as other forms of technology to help us analyze and interpret data, and develop problem solving skills that will apply to real life applications.
My goals for this class will be to develop problem solving skills to promote mathematical thinking in order to describe, analyze, evaluate, and make reasonable decisions using the power of mathematics.  We will learn to analyze given situations and the outcomes of experiments.  Finally, we will learn how Geometry can help answer many questions in daily life, careers, other subjects, as well as other branches of mathematics.

My expectations for students:
• To be honest and ethical, and practice strong moral values
• To treat all members of the school community and all visitors with politeness and respect
• To honor the ideas of others
• To offer to help
• To be responsible with property and belongings
• To ask for help

Student responsibilities:
• Arrive to class on time and prepared with all necessary material
• Be a polite and positive participant in class discussions
• Turn in all assignments on time
• Take thorough notes and participate during class
• Find out what you missed if you were absent
• Learn to use and apply the technology tools to solve problems

Materials:
• 3-ring binder with 3 dividers (1. Class notes, 2. Homework, 3. Quizzes/ Test, or Labs/Projects)
• Lined paper in binder
• Pencil and eraser
• Ruler, protractor, compass (provided in class)
• Scientific calculator or Graphing calculator

Evaluation:
• Tests
• Quizzes 
• Homework
• Labs/Projects/Notebook 
• Academic Behavior (%) – Similar to a Final Exam


Make-up policies:
• All work is expected to be turned in on the assigned due date! Points will be deducted for all late work unless student is absent.
• If a student is absent, all work must be turned in upon return to school.
• All missed quizzes, tests, and lab activities must be made-up within a week of student’s return to school.

Contact info:
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns throughout the school year. I am looking forward to working with the students of Heronfield Academy and their families!

Debbie Hobbs

Email: dhobbs@heronfield.org