Compacted Math Year Two 2020-2021
Teacher: Kate Sullivan, room 209
Phone: 503-916-5646 ext.70749 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the new school year! Your student will be studying Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in both eighth and ninth grade this year.
This is a high school level course. Your student will learn using ninth grade curriculum and this course will be taught according to ninth grade expectations and pacing. Any student who earns a PR (Proficient) or higher all four quarters will earn high school credit for Algebra 1-2.
Major Topics of the Course:
Systems of linear equations
Exponents & exponential functions
One & two variable statistics
Sequences & Series
- My teacher page on the Mt. Tabor website: is at www.pps.net/Page/8007. Students and families can access this page for explanations of grading policies, a course syllabus and family resources.
- Synergy, The district’s web based grading program.
- Canvas. Your student will have a Canvas page for math class that has information about the course, announcements, a class calendar and learning modules. Learning modules have informational pages, links and assignments within them.
- www.khanacademy.org This free site offers instruction on just about every mathematical topic via videos. Very helpful.
Proficiency grading involves a shift from grades based on a combination of test scores, attendance, homework completion, extra credit, behavior and other factors to grades based solely on students’ mastery of the Common Core State Standards for their grade level. The proficiency-based approach makes clear what students know and are able to do by measuring academic progress separately from non-academic factors. Homework and extra credit are not calculated into the final grade.
What Proficiency Grading Looks Like
Grades on report cards will be marked as Highly Proficient (HP), Proficient (P), Close to Proficient (CP), and Developing Proficiency (DP).