Text of Welcome to Tucson High Magnet School Ms. McDonald Algebra I Honors Algebra II
Welcome to Tucson High Magnet School Ms. McDonald Algebra I Honors Algebra II
Contact Information O Elizabeth McDonald O Room T244 O TUSDstats O School number- 225-5141 leave a message O Website: http://mcdonaldmath.pbworks.com http://mcdonaldmath.pbworks.com O Email: [email protected]@tusd1.org O Best way to contact me
Philosophy O I really believe that all my students can be successful in math. O Math IS important. O EFFORT IS KEY!!!
About me! O This is my sixth year at THMS O Algebra is my favorite subject O I have lived in Tucson my whole life and graduated from Palo Verde High School (dont hold it against me) O Things I enjoy
Research! O Teachers in Industry O Masters Degree O Raytheon O What does this mean for your child?
Availability O This semester I am taking 2 classes at the U of A. So I will be unavailable on Thursday after school. O After school Monday and Tuesday O Conference Period Monday and Wednesday
Basic Outline of Grades O 70%- Tests/Quizzes/Assessments O 20%- Classwork/Participation O 10%- Homework
Classwork/Participation O It is essential that every student does the classwork. This is our time to figure out the math. O Very collaborative environment
Homework O Homework is practice and is assessed weekly O Weekly Homework Quiz (as homework grade)
Tests/Quizzes O 4 major common tests in the semester O They are worth usually100 points O Quizzes will occur throughout the year at varying times O They can be worth as little as just a check mark or as much as 50 points O Tests and Quizzes will be 70% of your grade
Tests/Quizzes (Algebra) O 4 major tests in the semester O They are worth usually100 points O Quizzes will occur throughout the year at varying times O They can be worth as little as just a check mark or as much as 50 points O Tests and Quizzes will be 70% of your grade O Retakes O One test per quarter- can earn up to 80%
Final Exam O We will take a common final and common tests O This means that every other Algebra student is taking the same type of test. O This will include multiple choice and free response questions
Questions? O See the Parent Info section on my website for answers to concerns from the information sheet you filled out at the beginning of the year.