Stats and Prob Syllabus
Course Syllabus Christina Amerson – Room 212 
Statistics And Probability Christina.Amerson@darlington.k12.sc.us
2017-2018 Planning: 6th   Phone: 843-857-3747

I look forward to working with you this year!  My main goal is for each of you to pass this class and gain the necessary skills to move on to the next level.  I hope you are excited and ready to begin this math journey!

Attendance and Make-up Work
 
It is important for you to be in class!  Your success depends on your attendance and your grade in this class.  Don’t forget that you are only allowed to miss 10 days in this class.  
SATURDAY SCHOOL - Make sure you make every effort to go to SATURDAY SCHOOL if you are over your days. There is a $5.00 per period fee that must be paid when a student attends Saturday School.  If a student attends Saturday School for four periods, the cost would be $20.00.  If a student attends Saturday School for eight periods, the cost would be $40.00.  The fee must be paid in cash at the time a student signs in; no student will be allowed to attend a Saturday School session without paying the $5.00 per period fee. They will be held on Saturday’s May 5, May 12 from 8:00 am to 4:50 pm, and Saturday May 19 from 8:00 am to 3:10 pm. 

MAKE-UP WORK - If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to make up the missed work within 5 school days.  If your work is not made up within 5 days a zero will be given unless you have have worked out other arrangements with me. You will be held accountable for all announced assignments such as quizzes and tests on the day following an absence unless other arrangements are made with the teacher. 
 
Materials You Will Need for the Class
 
1 ½ inch 3 Ring Binder with pockets 
Loose Leaf Paper 
Pencils, Pens, and Highlighters. 
o All graded assignments should be done in PENCIL. However, notes may be taken in pen and highlighting certain things will be asked. 
Calculator_ 
 We will use the TI-83/TI-84 Plus graphing calculator in class.  If you are able to purchase your own, I suggest the TI-84 Plus or the TI-Inspire. This will help you tremendously while you practice at home, and with your future math courses at the next level.  


     A      90 - 100 Tests/Projects - 40%
          B       80 - 89 Quizzes – 30%
          C       70 - 79 Class Work/Bell Work  - 20%
          D      60 – 69 Homework and Participation - 10%
          F        0 - 59
Final Exam – 20% of overall grade
Grading Policy
 
 
Assessments
 
Tests: All tests will be announced at least two days in advance.  You will get a review sheet and/or a study guide for each unit.  Collaboration or notes are not allowed, but you will be given a cheat sheet to use on every test. I will give you the cheat sheet, a blank index card, the day before the test for you to complete for homework. It will be your choice if you do the index card for HW or not. However, it will be turned in with the test and counted as a HW grade. There will be a cumulative Midterm exam at the end of the first semester that will count as 10% of your F1 grade. 
Quizzes: Quizzes may be announced or unannounced.  Notes are allowed on MOST quizzes and will cover the most recent section of the unit that is being taught. 
Classwork: CW is done during class with notes.  Occasionally, the assignment is done with a partner. CW will be graded on effort not on correctness. You will receive a 100 if you try all of the problems and show your work, a 50 if you attempt ½ the problems with work, a 50 for all work with showing no work, or a 0 for not attempting any of the problems. I do not accept late Classwork assignments, or let you redo or make-up classwork. 
Participation: When checking for understanding on what is being taught, I may grade you on your participation. Your participation grade will either be a 100 or a zero. 
Homework:  We will have homework occasionally.  I may give homework to do at home or I may give it to you to do as bellwork. I may not check it every day-but you are responsible for having it. HW is graded the same as classwork.  I do not accept late homework assignments, or let you redo or make-up homework assignments.  
Bellwork: BW is done during the first 5-10 minutes of class. It will consist of scaffolding material from pervious tasks. BW will be graded same as HW and Classwork.  I do not accept late Bellwork assignments, or let you redo or make-up Bellwork assignments.   
PARENT CONTACT  
School Connects will notify parents about tardiness and absences from the classroom.  Parent Portal will show when a student is absent or tardy from a class as well as updated grades within every five days of each quiz or test given. Progress reports will be e-mailed/sent according to the DCSD calendar. 
CLASSROOM RULES
 
RULES 
1. Be on time
2. Be prepared
3. Be respectful
4. No eating or drinking in class
5. Following DCSD Disciple Codebook 

CONSEQUENCES 
1. Warning 
2. 2nd Warning and Parent Contact
3. Referral 
 
TARDY POLICY
A student is considered tardy if they miss less than 15 minutes of instructional time, and absent if they miss more than 15 minutes. 
Consequences for Tardy Policy: 
1st: Warning 
2nd: Parental Contact
3rd – 5th: Parental Contact 
              Sunset School
6th or more:  Discipline Referral

ID POLICY 
ID’s must be worn around the neck with a school-issued lanyard and will be checked every period.  
If you are not wearing an ID:
1. Purchase a new one before 7:50 am in the attendance office
2. Receive a temporary ID and be assigned Sunset School. After Five Sunset Schools you will receive a failure to comply referral.  
DRESS CODE/FOOD and DRINK
All students are to follow DCSD dress code and food and drink policy. 
Consequences for Dress Code: Violators of the dress code will be assigned Sunset School. 
After five Sunset School’s you will receive a Failure to Comply referral.

ELECTRONICS 
All students may use Cell phones and all other personal electronic devices that are not school issues in GREEN ZONES during the allotted times set by HHS. Any Cell phone or other personal electronic devices must be on silent, turned off, or on vibrate in all RED ZONES. Please refer to the HHS/ DCSD revised cell phone policy for consequences and further information. 
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL ROUTINES
 
Tardiness – Students should be in the classroom before the tardy bell rings. 
Sharpening pencil- Students should sharpen pencils before class begins.  If you need to sharpen a pencil during instructional time, please wait until I stop talking.  Only one person is allowed at the pencil sharpener at a time during class time.  If you don’t have a pencil you must borrow one or you can buy a pencil for 25₡ from me. 
Taking Roll & Bell Work – While I check attendance all students should be in their assigned seat working on bell work.  I will also check for homework, IDs, and dress code violations at this time. 
Bathroom – Unless it is an emergency, only ask to go the bathroom at the beginning and end of class.  
Trash- All trash should be held until the end of class.  Do not crumple paper during class. 


Student’s Signature  Date


Parent/Guardian’s Signature  Date