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    Homework and Participation
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    Pre-AP Pre-Algebra and 8th Pre-Algebra: Homework:
    I believe that homework is a necessary tool to learn each of the concepts that students will learn this year.  Homework will be assigned on a regular basis and the student will be expected to have the assignment completed the next day.  I rarely assign homework on the day of a test or a major quiz.  I grade homework on a completion scale most of the time.  The scale is as follows: 5 points (100%) – homework is complete and all work is shown, 4 points (80%)- almost completely done with all work shown OR all completed with some work shown, 3.5 points (70%)- late work that is complete and all work shown, 3 points (60%)- half completed with all work shown.  Other times I will collect the homework and grade it for correctness, these points will depend upon the number of problems assigned as each problem will be worth one point.  I give zeros to students who do not turn in the assignment the day it is due.
     
    Pre-AP Algebra 1 Homework: 
    I believe that homework is a necessary tool to learn each of the concepts that students will learn this year.  Homework will be assigned on a regular basis and the student will be expected to have the assignment completed the next day.  I rarely assign homework on the day of a test or a major quiz.  I grade homework on a completion and accuracy scale.  The scale is as follows: 10 points (100%) – homework is complete, at least 70% accurate and all work is shown, if less than 70% is accurate the student will receive the actual grade they received and can redo the assignment within two weeks for full points back.  The student will also receive a 7 (70%) for any late assignment that is complete and at least 70% accurate.  It will be up to the student to grade all missing or late assignments before the assignment is turned into the teacher.  Other times I will collect the homework and grade it for correctness, these points will depend upon the number of problems assigned as each problem will be worth one point.  I give zeros to students who do not turn in the assignment the day it is due.
     

    Participation Grade:

    I will give a weekly participation grade worth 10 points.