Hillary Potuzak

Hello!

Welcome to Helena High School. I am excited to be your math teacher this year! I am teaching one section of Pre-Algebra, two sections of Algebra I, and two sections of Algebra 1B. I will use this website to help you be successful in class. I will keep an updated calendar of homework assignments and post important dates. Please contact me with any questions you have. Thank you.

I am looking forward to a great year. Go Bengals!

Mrs. Potuzak

Pre-Algebra

Topics in this course will include: integers, equations, inequalities, linear functions, factors, fractions, exponents, proportions, probability, and percents.

Supplies:

On a daily basis, you will need the following:

  • Lined Paper
  • Notebook
  • Three-ring binder
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Correcting pen
  • Calculator (I have some that you can use also)

Grading:

Homework assignments will be due the day after they are assigned and are worth 5 points.

Notes will be collected once a unit and are worth 15 points.

Projects will be done throughout the year and are worth 25-50 points.

Quizzes will be given regularly and are worth 5 points.

Tests will be worth 200 points. You may retake a test for up to 70%. This must be done before or after school and all of your homework must be turned in.

Semester tests will be give and the end of the 2nd and 4th quarters and will make up 20% of your semester grade.

Grading Scale: 90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, Below 60% = F

Quarter grades will be determined on a total point basis. Semester grades will be made up of quarter grades and a semester test.

Any work that is late must be corrected and turned in to the late box. Late work will only be accepted until the unit test. If you are absent for an assessment the expectation is that you will come in before school or after school to take it. Keep in mind that if you are not doing the work, then you ARE behind. When you fall behind you WILL struggle with the assessments and WILL NOT meet the standards! Also, I cannot guarantee that you will be given timely feedback on assignments if you turn them in late.

Attendance and Tardies:

Please be here and be on time. The more time you spend in class the more I can teach you! After four tardies (per semester) I will assign lunch detention. After that, I will write a referral. For further tardy policy information, please refer to the handbook.

Events

  • April 25, 2017 - Solving Round 2 Test

    This test is over solving equations.

    All late work from this unit is due today!

Algebra 1

Topics in this course will include: linear equations and inequalities, exponents and exponential functions, and quadratic functions.

Supplies:

On a daily basis, you will need the following:

  • Lined Paper
  • Notebook
  • Three-ring binder
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Correcting pen
  • Calculator (I have some that you can use also)

Grading:

Homework assignments will be due the day after they are assigned and are worth 5 points.

Notes will be collected once a unit and are worth 15 points.

Projects will be done throughout the year and are worth 25-50 points.

Quizzes will be given regularly and are worth 5 points.

Tests will be worth 200 points. You may retake a test for up to 70%. This must be done before or after school and all of your homework must be turned in.

Semester tests will be give and the end of the 2nd and 4th quarters and will make up 20% of your semester grade.

Grading Scale: 90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, Below 60% = F

Quarter grades will be determined on a total point basis. Semester grades will be made up of quarter grades and a semester test.

Any work that is late must be corrected and turned in to the late box. Late work will only be accepted until the unit test. If you are absent for an assessment the expectation is that you will come in before school or after school to take it. Keep in mind that if you are not doing the work, then you ARE behind. When you fall behind you WILL struggle with the assessments and WILL NOT meet the standards! Also, I cannot guarantee that you will be given timely feedback on assignments if you turn them in late.

Attendance and Tardies:

Please be here and be on time. The more time you spend in class the more I can teach you! After four tardies (per semester) I will assign lunch detention. After that, I will write a referral. For further tardy policy information, please refer to the handbook.

Events

  • April 25, 2017 - Chapter 7 Test

    This test is over polynomials and factoring.

    All late work from this unit is due today!

Algebra 1B

Topics in this course will include: solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations, quadratic functions, and exponents and exponential functions.

Supplies:

On a daily basis, you will need the following:

  • Lined Paper
  • Notebook
  • Three-ring binder
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Correcting pen
  • Calculator (I have some that you can use also)

Grading:

Homework assignments will be due the day after they are assigned and are worth 5 points.

Notes will be collected once a unit and are worth 15 points.

Projects will be done throughout the year and are worth 25-50 points.

Quizzes will be given regularly and are worth 5 points.

Tests will be worth 200 points. You may retake a test for up to 70%. This must be done before or after school and all of your homework must be turned in.

Semester tests will be give and the end of the 2nd and 4th quarters and will make up 20% of your semester grade.

Grading Scale: 90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, Below 60% = F

Quarter grades will be determined on a total point basis. Semester grades will be made up of quarter grades and a semester test.

Any work that is late must be corrected and turned in to the late box. Late work will only be accepted until the unit test. If you are absent for an assessment the expectation is that you will come in before school or after school to take it. Keep in mind that if you are not doing the work, then you ARE behind. When you fall behind you WILL struggle with the assessments and WILL NOT meet the standards! Also, I cannot guarantee that you will be given timely feedback on assignments if you turn them in late.

Attendance and Tardies:

Please be here and be on time. The more time you spend in class the more I can teach you! After four tardies (per semester) I will assign lunch detention. After that, I will write a referral. For further tardy policy information, please refer to the handbook.

 

Upcoming Events

  • April 17, 2017

    No School

    Enjoy your three day weekend!

Hillary Potuzak's Schedule

  • 1st Period

    Pre-Algebra

  • 2nd Period

    Prep

  • 3rd Period

    Study Hall

  • 4th Period

    Algebra I

  • 5th Period

    Algebra I

  • 6th Period

    Algebra 1B

  • 7th Period

    Algebra 1B