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Liberty
Junior High School
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Mrs. Hooker
8th Grade Accelerated Math
and 8th Grade Math - Liberty Jr. High
jhooker@nlsd122.org

Behavior Expectations:

Always treat everyone, including yourself, with RESPECT!

 

Daily Supplies:
  • Assignment Notebook
  • Student Companion Workbook
  • 1 inch Binder 
  • #2 Pencil and Grading Pen 
  • Calculator (TI-30 recommended)

Organization:

Organization is key to the study of mathematics.  Reviewing notes daily will help you remember the material that has been covered.  Studying from your notes, graded homework and quizzes before a test will improve your test scores.  All material related to the current unit should be kept in your binder.

Binders should be kept neat and “cleaned out” periodically.  It is suggested you reorganize your binder after each test or at the end of the trimester.  Be careful not to dispose of any graded work until after you have checked Power School to be sure credit has been given.  It may also be a good idea to store useful material to study for the FINAL EXAM in May!

 

Grades:

Grades are weighted as 20% Homework, 30% Classwork, and 50% Quizzes/Tests.

 

Homework:

Homework is generally assigned every class and will due the following class.  Homework may be completed online via your Pearson Digits account and should take on average 20-30 minutes.  You will need to show your work on a separate sheet of notebook paper or in your math journal for all online homework.  Homework is generally accepted as a completion grade; students must earn a minimum or 80% for full credit (+10/10). Late work will be accepted following the district guidelines:

  • students will be allowed 2 homework extensions to receive full credit for late work turned in within 2 school days. 
  • assignments turned in after 3 days or the third late assignment are subject to a late penalty of 20% (+8/10).

 

Classwork/Notes:

Notes should be taken during class when new material is introduced; students are expected to record all examples within their notes and student companion workbooks.

 

Quizzes:

Students are assessed throughout each unit in the form of quizzes.  Tentative quiz dates are posted on the Trimester Curriculum Outline. 

 

Tests:

Assessments are given at the conclusion of each topic and/or unit.  Students who earn a grade below 70% on a Topic Test are strongly encouraged to retake the test. 

*Following the District Guidelines, students will be allowed to retake up to 2 assignments per trimester (Quiz or Topic Test); Unit Tests may not be retaken. Students should follow this procedure to request a Retake:

  • Students must have completed any missing assignments that are related to the unit that is being assessed.
  • Students must complete the TEST RETAKE FORM and have it signed by a parent.
  • Students are expected to complete the attached practice test and schedule time to meet with me to review their test prior to scheduling the retake.
  • Every effort should be made to retake a quiz or test within one week of the assessment results being posted in PowerSchool.

 

Math Help:

Morning Math provides students with an opportunity to come in for help on specific homework problems, ask questions on their current math topic, and make-up or retake quizzes/tests.  It is offered Tuesday - Friday before school from 7:30-8:15. Math help is also available every day during Advisory with myself, Mrs. Byrnes, or Mrs. Zettergren.