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Mrs. Hopkins                                              

PreAP Algebra 2     &    Pre-Calculus

Room A104  -  Conference Period: 11:38am - 12:23pm (6B)

Email: hopkinsk@lisdtx.org                  

School Phone: (512) 564-2310

Welcome to Lampasas High School !

I am very excited about this school year. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in Wimberley and went to college at KSU in Manhattan, KS. I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics from Texas Woman's University. I have currently completed my Master’s degree through the University of North Texas in Curriculum & Instruction. I moved to Lampasas from The Colony (up near Dallas/Ft. Worth) with my husband and 3 boys the summer of 2017. I have taught math for 13 years and am eager to be teaching  PreAP Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus here at the high school. I look forward to having a fun and exciting year!

 

Course Syllabus

As for my teaching expectations, I have high expectations for all of my students and expect great success this year! I wanted to take this time to ask you to help your own students start the year off successfully. There are a few key points that will greatly impact their success.

                         EXPECTATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE…PURSUE the Best You!

                                          Be prompt,

                                          Be prepared,

                                          Be productive,

                                          Be responsible,

                                          Be respectful.

 

This is what it looks like:

  • Be Prompt...ready to work Bell 2 Bell.
  • Be Prepared...  SUPPLIES NEEDED…
    • Math Journal (Composition Book/Spiral/Binder/Folder...pick one)
    • Pencil/Eraser/Sharpener …with many backups. 
    • Chromebook for assignments.
    • **Supplies must be restocked as needed or lost.
  • Be Productive… Make sure to do your work EVERY night! ☺
  • Be Responsible…such as....
    •  General Daily Class Procedures:  Review them regularly.
      • Enter the room promptly and start the bell ringer.
      • Have personal needs taken care of by the tardy bell.
      • Remember, the teacher dismisses the class, not the bell. Do not begin packing up until after the bell.
      • Clean desk and surrounding area before leaving the classroom. Return any borrowed materials to their correct place.
    • ABSENCE WORK…
      • It is the student’s responsibility to pick up any missing work, and turn in any work that was due the day(s) you were out. Work that is assigned prior to your absence is due the day you return! Don’t get behind. School Related Activity Absences---Students are required to collect their assignments prior to missing class and turn it in upon return.
    • EXTRA HELP…
      • It is your responsibility to come in for extra help. I don’t know that you don’t understand something unless you let me know. You are welcome to get help from any math teacher.
      • TUTORIALS…
          • *Mondays through Thursdays after school.
          • *Come as needed or come to academics.
    • LATE WORK…
      • *PreCalculus - If an assignment is turned in after the due date, the following penalties apply:
        • ^1 Day Late = Deduction of 9 points (91%)
        • ^2 Days Late = Deduction of 19 points (81%)
        • ^3 Days Late = Deduction of 29 points (71%)
        • ^OR an alternate assignment may be requested. (Due within 1 school day.)
      • *PreAP Algebra 2 - If an assignment is turned in late, the following penalties apply:
        • ^1 Day Late = Deduction of 13 points (87%)
        • ^2 Days Late = Deduction of 26 points (74%)
        • ^OR an alternate assignment may be requested. (Due within 1 school day.)

~~Reassessment opportunities will be available upon request for major grades below an 80.

*All students wanting to reassess must have all prior assignments within the unit turned in & completed prior to taking the original assessment, attend one half hour remediation session (academics or tutorials), and the reassessment must be taken within 5 days of the original assessment.    *PreAp is only permitted 1 retake per nine weeks.

 

Categories and Weighting of Assignments:

Category

% of  9 Wk Avg

Assessments Included

Tests

50%

Major Summatives: Tests, Projects, Planned Quizzes

Daily

50%

Minor Summatives: Vocabulary, Canvas assignments, Bell Ringers, Exit Tickets, Pop Quizzes, etc.

Technology:

  • Students will be required to use and have access to Canvas.
  • Students will have access to online resources. Be familiar with where to access these.
  • Students will use in class the Nspires. Students are welcome to purchase their own Nspire should they wish to have regular/ at-home access. Students may also use Desmos.

 

Curriculum Topics: see subject link for class topics.

 

I am blessed for the opportunity to teach your child and inspire him/her to be the best he/she can be. Through collaborating as a team, this will be successful.

Kristina Hopkins

 

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