• Questions always welcome FAQ:

     
    How is my average calculated?

    The average = (Total Points in Homework + Classwork + Quizzes + Exams) / total possible points

     


    Do we have to copy down the problem when doing our HW?

    Yes, because it will be easier to make sense of your notes and

    HW when you are studying for a test

     


    What do I do if I don't understand the HW?

    Copy down the problem, look through your notes for examples, and

    make an attempt.  If you think your attempt is incorrect,
    do it in pencil or leave space to fill in the correct

    answer when we go over it in class.

     


    If I need extra help, when can I meet with you?

    I will be available after school every Thursdays from 2:25 until 3:15. 
    If I need to reschedule, an announcement will be made in class. 
     
    Extra help is also available
    through the learning center
    (Please see Mr. Cunningham in Biology office to get a peer tutor) as well as
    the community math help at Van Wyck.

     


    How can I make up missed quizzes/exams?

    Speak to me at the beginning of class time and we can make arrangements to

    make sure that all missed quizzes/exams gets completed. It is essential

    that all work gets turned into me in a timely manner if you are absent.
    Incomplete
    assignments can result in a poor or failing report card grade.

     


    What is your homework policy?

    Homework is very important because it allows you to practice what

    we have done in class.  It helps you study for tests.  However,

    since it is practice, I do not expect you to be able to do

    everything accurately. For most assignments, you will be given a

    grade based on your attempt to complete the work.  AN HONEST

    ATTEMPT will earn a good grade even if everything is not

    correct.  A blank worksheet with the explanation of I just didn't

    get it will earn a 0%.

     


    Why do homework?

    Research has shown that students who consistently do their

    homework achieve better than those students who do not do

    homework.