• Portland Public Schools

    Middle Level

    Syllabus Template

     

    School Year             2017-2018 

     

     

     

    Teacher:

                                   Kate Sullivan                 

    School:           Mt. Tabor       

    Subject:                     

           Math

    Course Title:  Compacted Year 2                            

    Grade Level(s):8th

    Is high school credit an option for this course? 

    Yes 

    Prerequisites:

     

    None

    Course description:  This is the 2nd year of a two year accelerated math curriculum. It covers the district required 9th grade Algebra curriculum and the last part of the 8th grade curriculum. It is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.  It covers the following strands:

    • Algebra
    • Statistics
    • Geometry

     

    There is an emphasis on conceptual understanding of topics, critical thinking and application.  Students will be asked to justify their thinking, generalize relationships, make connections between ideas and reverse thinking to solve problems

     

     

    Priority Standards:

     

    Solving linear equations

    Linear Functions

    Systems of linear equations

    Quadratic functions

    Exponents & exponential functions

    Inequalities

    One & two variable statistics

    Sequence & series

     

     

    Schedule of topics/units covered:

    • One and Two variable statistics
    • Algebra Connections Chapter 5 (Multiplication and Proportions)
    • Algebra Connections Chapter 6 (Systems of Equations)
    • Algebra Connections Chapter 7 (Linear Relationships)
    • Algebra Connections Chapter 8 (Quadratics)
    • Pythagorean Theorem
    • Algebra Connections Chapter 10 (Simplifying and Solving)
    • Exponential Functions & Sequences
    • Algebra Connections Chapter 9 (Inequalities)
    • Algebra Connections Chapter 11 (Functions and Relations)

     

     

     

     

     

    Academic Vocabulary:  Refer to College Preparatory Math Glossary

     

     

    District adopted materials

     

    Connected Math Project

    College Preparatory Mathematics

    Supplemental resources:

    District resources on number sense, fractions, algebra and scientific notation

     

     

    Differentiation/ accessibility strategies and support (TAG, ELL, SpEd, other):

    • Group work (Norms & Roles)
    • Test Revisions
    • Visuals
    • Graphic organizers
    • Pre-teaching vocabulary
    • Breaking task into smaller pieces
    • Study team strategies (pairs check, dyad, huddle, etc.)

     

     

     

     

    Final proficiencies: Students will be proficient in the eighth grade common core standards relating to Pythagorean Theorem, 2-D geometry and statistics.  They will also be proficient in ninth grade common core standards for mathematics.

     

    Essential skills to be

    taught or assessed:

         o            o       Read and comprehend     

         o            o       Write clearly and accurately    

         o            ox     Listen actively and speak clearly     

         o            ox     Apply mathematics 

         o            ox     Think critically        

         o            ox     Personal management and teamwork

         o            ox     Use technology

         o            o       Civic and Community Engagement          

         o            o       Global Literacy          

     

    Assessment/evaluation/grading policy:  

     

    Grades on report cards will be marked as Highly Proficient (HP), Proficient (P), Close to  Proficient (CP), and Developing Proficiency (DP). A quarterly grade is determined based on the following calculations.

    Final Mark

    Score Patterns

    Rationale

    HP

    A mix of HP and PR marks with 67% or more of the marks being HP.  No CP or DP marks.

    Student consistently hits the learning target with a high level of mastery.

    PR

    A mix of HP, PR and CP marks with at least 71% of the marks being HP and PR and no more than 29% CP.  No DP marks.

    Student consistently hits the learning target.

    CP

    A mix of HP, PR, CP and DP marks with at least 60% of the marks being HP,PR and CP and no more than 40% of the marks being DP.

    Most of the time proficient or nearly proficient. Student may show some inconsistencies with hitting the target.

    DP

    A mix of HP, PR, CP and DP marks with more than 40% of the marks being DP.

    Student does not hit the target regularly.

     

     

     Assessments at a Close to Proficient (CP) or Developing Proficiency (DP) may be revised once.  

    To earn high school credit students must earn a PR or higher all four quarters.

     

     

    Behavioral expectations:  

    ATTENDANCE:  If a student is absent, they will need to check in with the teacher upon the day they return to see what they have missed and what they will need to make up.  Students will be given a new due date for work missed due to absence.

     

    TARDINESS: One unexcused tardy per quarter is allowed.  After that each tardy is a 30 minute after school detention.  A detention form must be signed by a parent or guardian.

     

     

    RULES: Students are expected to come to class prepared, use class time productively and behave in a manner that is both positive and productive.

     

    CONSEQUENCES:

                1st warning-name on board

                2nd warning- check by name and a 30 minute after school detention

                3rd warning- 2 checks by name and a time out and call home.  Further 

                                   consequences may follow.                                  

     

     

     

    Safety issues and requirements:

    None.

     

    Signature of instructor completing this form:

     

     

    Administrator Approval:

     

    By approving this syllabus the administrator verifies that

    1.  The course code written on this form is accurate and that this code has been correctly placed into eSIS by the school’s data clerk.
    2. The teacher listed on the syllabus meets the endorsement requirements as set forth by ODE and NCLB.
    3. The course meets the requirements of the District required core curriculum including standards.
    4. The teacher is using District adopted materials or has been approved to use other resources.