Hello!
Welcome to Helena High School. I am excited to be your math teacher this year! I am teaching three sections of Algebra I, one section of Algebra 2, and one section 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
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:
Grading:
There are three categories that will make up your quarter grades.
Homework and Notes: 25%
Homework assignments will be due the day after they are assigned.
Notes will be collected once a unit and are worth 20 points.
Quizzes and Projects: 30%
Quizzes will be given throughout each unit.
Projects will be done throughout the year.
Tests: 45%
Tests will be given at the end of each unit. 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.
Grading Scale: 90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, Below 60% = F
Semester grades will be made up of quarter grades and a semester test.
Late work:
Any work that is late must be 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.
This test will cover exponents and exponential equations.
All notes and late work are due today!
Topics in this course will include: linear, quadratic, polynomial, radical, and rational functions, sequences and series, trigonometry, and statistics.
Supplies:
On a daily basis, you will need the following:
Grading:
There are three categories that will make up your quarter grades.
Homework and Notes: 25%
Homework assignments will be due the day after they are assigned.
Notes will be collected once a unit and are worth 20 points.
Quizzes: 30%
Quizzes will be given throughout each unit.
Tests: 45%
Tests will be given at the end of each unit.
Grading Scale: 90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, Below 60% = F
Semester grades will be made up of quarter grades and a semester test.
Late Work:
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.
This quiz will cover sequences and series from 8.1-8.3
This test will cover sequences and series.
All notes and late work are due today!
Topics in this course will include: solving systems of equations, quadratic functions, and exponents and exponential functions.
Supplies:
On a daily basis, you will need the following:
Grading:
There are three categories that will make up your quarter grades.
Homework and Notes: 25%
Homework assignments will be due the day after they are assigned.
Notes will be collected once a unit and are worth 20 points.
Quizzes and Projects: 30%
Quizzes will be given throughout each unit.
Projects will be done throughout the year.
Tests: 45%
Tests will be given at the end of each unit. 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.
Grading Scale: 90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, Below 60% = F
Semester grades will be made up of quarter grades and a semester test.
Late work:
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.
This test will cover simplifying exponent expressions and exponential growth and decay equations.
All late work is due today!