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

  • March 1, 2019 - Chapter 8 Quiz

    This quiz will cover graphing quadratic functions.

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

  • February 28, 2019 - Chapter 6 Test

    This test will cover exponential and logarithmic functions.

    All 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

  • February 22, 2019 - Chapter 8 (+Quadratic Formula) Test

    This test will cover graphing quadratics, solving with the quadratic formula, and projectile motion.

    All notes and late work are due today!

Upcoming Events

  • February 21, 2019

    Mathematics Debate: Extra Credit

    When: Feb. 21 from 7pm to 8pm

    Where: Carroll College Simperman 101/202 Auditorium.

    What: The topic of this semester’s debate is:

    “What is the Greatest Result of the Famous Mathematician Leonhard Euler?”.  

    Euler is widely recognized as one of the greatest mathematicians of the 18th century (and perhaps all time).  He was a master at all fields of mathematics, and his results have proved to be impactful in the theory of calculus, number theory, complex numbers, physics, graph theory, astronomy, and music theory.  The wikipedia page has a great synopsis of his life’s work:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonhard_Euler

     

    Dr. Cline will be arguing for the famous “Basel Problem”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basel_problem

     

    Dr. Sullivan will be arguing for “Euler’s Identity”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%27s_identity

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