Hillary Potuzak

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

Algebra 1

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

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.

 

Events

  • September 21, 2018 - Expressions Test

    This test will cover simplifying and evaluating numerical and algebraic expressions.

    All notes and late work are due today!

Algebra 2

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:

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

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.

Events

  • September 26, 2018 - Chapter 1 Test

    This test will cover transformations, solving systems of equations, and modeling with linear functions.

    Notes and late work are due today!

Algebra 1B

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:

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

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.

 

Events

  • September 18, 2018 - Expressions Test

    This test will cover simplifying and evaluating numerical and algebraic expressions.

    All notes and late work are due today!

Upcoming Events

  • September 20, 2018

    HHS Open House

    All parents are encourage to attend open house. Walk through your child’s schedule and meet all of their teachers.

    Open House starts at 6. I hope to see you all there!

  • September 27, 2018

    Extra Credit Opportunity: Great Math Debate

    Who: Professors from Carroll College

    What:  “Who is the Greatest Mathematician of All Time?” Debate

    Each has chosen a mathematician and will give their compelling reasons why they think that individual is the greatest of all time.  As usual, there will be a lively Q/A session followed by an audience vote.

    Where: Carroll College, Simperman Hall room 101/202

    When: September 27 from 7pm to 8pm

    To earn the extra credit, you must attend the debate and check in with me. Then you must write a paragraph explaining who you think won and why.

     

Hillary Potuzak's Schedule

  • 1st Period

    Algebra 1

  • 2nd Period

    Algebra 1

  • 3rd Period

    Algebra I

  • 4th Period

    Algebra II

  • 5th Period

    Prep

  • 6th Period

    Algebra 1B

  • 7th Period

    Study Hall