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# Simon Sanchez High School SY 2016-2017

## APPLIED MATH (MA-103) COURSE SYLLABUS

Ms. M. Bataclan Email: mabataclan@gdoe.net
Rm. 110 (Block 1/2/3) Work: 653-2313
Rm. 205 (Block 5)
Mission Statement Content Standards
The mission of Simon Sanchez High School is to 1: Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers,
empower students to become productive citizens relationships among numbers, and number systems
of the 21st century through a commitment to 2: Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to
academic excellence, career preparation, and one another
civic engagement. 3: Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates
4: Understand patterns, relations, and functions
5: Represent and analyze mathematical situations and
structures using algebraic symbols
Learner Outcomes (ESLRs)
6: Use mathematical models to represent and understand
Through creative and critical thinking skills 7: Analyze change in various contexts
Through effective communication skills 8: Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-
Through being goal oriented and self- dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical
disciplined individuals arguments about geometric relationships
Career preparation 9: Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using
By taking initiative and demonstrating coordinate geometry and other representational systems
innovation 10: Apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze
By demonstrating professional conduct, mathematical situations
collaboration, and other interpersonal skills 11: Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric
By efficient use of time and resources to modeling to solve problems
achieve goals 12: Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units,
By demonstrating the ability to understand systems, and processes of measurement
and effectively use relevant technology 13: Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to
Engagement in civic activities determine measurements
Through awareness of local and global 14: Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and
issues collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them
By contributing time and talent to 15: Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze
community needs data
16: Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are
based on data
17: Understand and apply basic concepts of probability

Course Description
Applied Math is designed to build and strengthen applications of mathematics skills and concepts. The
primary purpose is to develop an understanding for the basic math skills dealing in everyday life. Some of
the real-world concepts covered during the 1st semester are gross and net income, record keeping, checking
and savings accounts, cash purchases, charge accounts and credit cards, and loans. The 2nd semester covers
filing taxes, vehicle transportation, housing costs, insurance, investments, and business math related to
personnel, production, purchasing, sales, marketing, warehouse and distributing, services, accounting and
records, financial management, and corporate planning.
Prerequisite
Successful completion of Pre-Algebra, and Algebra 1 (both first and second semester) or Algebra A and B,
or teacher recommendation.
Required Materials/Supplies
Calculator (basic) Notebook & 3-prong folder Filler paper Pencil & eraser Red pen
Textbook: Glencoe mathematics with business applications. (2004). New York, NY: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.
Additional materials will be announced as need arises.
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COURSE OUTLINE (not necessarily in order)
1st Semester Lesson/Topic
Chapter 1: Gross Income Chapter 7: Charge Accounts and Credit Cards
Chapter 2: Net Income Chapter 8: Loans
Chapter 3: Recordkeeping Chapter 9: Vehicle Transportation
Chapter 4: Checking Accounts Chapter 10: Housing Cost
Chapter 5: Savings Accounts Chapter 11: Insurance
Chapter 6: Cash Purchases Chapter 12: Investments

## 2nd Semester Lesson/Topic

Chapter 13: Personnel Chapter 19: Services
Chapter 14: Production Chapter 20: Accounting
Chapter 15: Purchasing Chapter 21: Accounting Records
Chapter 16: Sales Chapter 22: Financial Management
Chapter 17: Marketing Chapter 23: Corporate Planning
Chapter 18: Warehousing and Distributing

Grades will be evaluated based on points through a rubric system from attendance/participation, in-
class/homework assignments, projects, quizzes, and tests/exams. The computation of grades is as follows:
Attendance/Participation 10% A 90-100%
Class/Homework 15% B 80-89%
Projects 15% C 79-70%
Quizzes 25% D 69-60%
Tests/Exams 35% F below 60%
TOTAL 100%

## Attendance/Absences: Attendance is very important in the learning process. To establish an open

line of communication, the student should contact the instructor via email or by leaving a message with the
school 24 hours in advance to notify the teacher of his/her absence. In the event of an absence, the student
must submit an excuse note to the main office with a valid reason for absence upon return. The absence must
be excused in order for missed assignments, quizzes, tests, and/or projects to be excused, accepted at a later
date, and/or taken at a later time. In addition, make-up work must be done and/or submitted in a timely
manner. Punctuality is equally important.

In accordance with Board Policy 411, students who earn a grade of 60% or above but accumulate 6 or more
unexcused absences during a semester will earn no credit (NC). Please take note of the following:

## 3 UNEXCUSED TARDIES = 1 UNEXCUSED ABSENCE

10 MINUTES OR MORE TARDY = 1 UNEXCUSED ABSENCE
1-2 DAYS OF ABSENCE = PARENT NOTE
3 CONSECUTIVE DAYS = DOCTORS CERTIFICATION
However, students who earn a failing grade while accumulating 6 or more absences will receive the failing

Additionally, Board Policy 330 stipulates that students of non-compulsory age ( 16 or above) who
accumulate 13 or more unexcused absences (includes excused, unexcused, tardiness, and suspensions) may
be dropped from school for the remainder of the academic year.

Assignments (seatwork/homework)
Assignments will be given during almost every class meeting unless a test is scheduled for the day.
All assignments, quizzes, and tests must be done in pencil. Otherwise, it will not be accepted.
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Assignments should be legible and labeled as follows:
Name, Date assignment was given, Period, and Student # on the top right corner of the paper
Assignment #, page(s), and problems assigned on the top center of the paper
Each assignment is worth 5 points. However, some specific assignments may be worth more. Show work
completely for math computations. No work, no credit! Work must be completed or attempted. If you
leave a problem blank, 1 point will be taken off.
Grading Scale: 5 pts 70% of problems correct, 4 pts 60-69% correct, 3 pts 50-59% correct,
2 pts 40-49% correct, 1 pt Less than 40%, 0 pt missing assignment, unexcused absence, or less than
half completed/attempted
Late work will be accepted only if it is a day late AND will only be given half credit. You are highly
encouraged to turn in all assignments whether given credit for the assignment or not.
For make-up work, the deadline depends on the number of days absent. For example, if you miss one
day, you have 2 contact days to submit the work.
Keep all returned work as proof that it was submitted/graded.
Participation: Everyday, the student earns points on a rubric scale. Reasons for point loss include but are
not limited to: chewing pugua/gum, use of electronics, eating food, lack of participation, lack of materials,
disruptive behavior and attendance. For unexcused absence, student will automatically receive no point for
the days they are out while for excused absences, three points will be deducted. In-class/homework
assignments may be given should the need arise.
Projects and/or Group Work: Students will participate in group work and/or individual and group
projects throughout the semester or year. Each project will have a criteria sheet given when the project is
announced. Students are to keep a binder with complete notes and it will be collected at the end of the
quarter. It will serve as one of the project for the quarter.
Tests/Quizzes: A test will be given after each unit or chapter and will be announced ahead of time.
Expect a lot of short pop quizzes. Quizzes can be announced or unannounced. In addition, a pre-/post-test
will be given each quarter. Pre-test scores will not be counted towards students grades while post-tests will
Extra Credit: Extra credit points will be given at teachers discretion and it will be added to students
low scores but it is not a guarantee that student will get a passing grade.
Progress Reports: Progress Reports will be issued monthly in a given semester. It is the students
responsibility to have these progress reports signed by their parents and submitted within 2 contact days as it
will count towards their grade. Students grades can be verified on PowerSchool.
Tutoring: Extra help is provided with prior notice during lunchtime.
CLASSROOM RULES AND PROCEDURES
Rules and procedures are fundamental in life. We follow rules and procedures in our daily lives for things
such as approaching a traffic light, starting a car and driving, and making a letter. There are also rules and
procedures in this classroom. These rules and procedures ensure a positive atmosphere in the classroom.
They contribute to a controlled and learning environment for everyone.

Classroom Rules
In addition to the school-wide rules,
1. Show RESPECT at all times to yourself and to everyone/everything around you.
2. Come to class on time, prepared, and ready to learn.
3. No Distractions: No grooming, no food or drinks, no chewing gum/pugua, and no electronics.
4. Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise.
5. Follow directions the first time they are given.

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Classroom Policies/Procedures/Expectations
In addition to the school-wide policies and procedures,

## I. Procedures for Entering the Classroom

There is a specific way I want you to enter the classroom. I expect you to follow these procedures:
1. Line up outside the classroom quietly and wait for the teachers permission to enter.
2. Enter the classroom quietly without running or pushing.
4. From the board, copy both the agenda and objectives, and work on the Bellwork assignment
in your binder/folder. You may sharpen your pencil at this time, if needed.
5. Work quietly and by yourself.
6. Wait for further instructions from the teacher.

## II. If You Are Late

A. You are late to class you are not inside the classroom when the bell rings. If you are late to class
you must:
1. Walk in quietly making as little noise as possible.
2. Turn in your pass on my desk and then take your assigned seat.
3. Join the activity in progress. If you dont know what the class is doing raise your hand until
the teacher sees you.
4. Continue working (waiting) quietly until I get to your desk.
B. Consequences for Tardiness
See Attendance/Absences section.

## III. If You Are Absent

A. It is your responsibility to make-up any assignments or tests in a timely manner when you return
from an absence. Follow this procedure:
1. Join the activity in progress. If you dont know what to do, raise your hand and wait until I
reach you.
2. During the last 5 minutes of class, copy the missing work and Bellwork. You may get this
information from a responsible classmate. If you missed a worksheet, see the make-up folder.
3. If you need to make-up a test or quiz, you must make arrangements with the teacher during
the last 5 minutes of class. Tests or quizzes can only be made up during lunch and only if
previous arrangements have been made. You have one week to complete the missed quiz/test.
B. E-mail assignments
If you have access to the Internet at home you may email me at: mabataclan@gdoe.net and ask
for missing work. You can also e-mail work if possible.

## IV. Responding To My Request For Your Attention

There may be times when I may need to get everyones undivided attention so that I may give
directions, explanations, answer group questions, etc. or if the noise level gets too loud. When I need
everyone to stop talking and pay attention to me:
I will say Give Me 5 which means:
1) Eyes on the Speaker
2) Quiet
3) Be Still
4) Hands free (put things down)
5) Listen

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V. Listening To/Responding To Questions:
Everyone has the right to be respected when they are speaking. If you would like to ask a question or
make a comment, please raise your hand and wait to be called on. Please do not speak while someone
else is speaking. Everyone will have an opportunity to talk.

If you have a question while the teacher is lecturing or while another student has the floor, raise your
hand and wait patiently to be called on.

## VII. End-of-Period and Class Dismissal

Wait until the bell rings to dispose your trash. Please keep the desks and classrooms clean at all times.
Right before the bell rings everyone should: be in assigned seat, be quiet, gather all their materials and
wait for the teacher to dismiss the class.

## VIII. When You Finish Early

If you finish all of your assigned work early you may a) read independently b) work on an assignment
for another class c) write d) draw e) work on make-up. DO NOT TALK OR DISTURB OTHERS.

## IX. Restroom Policy

As much as possible, utilize breaks and lunch time to use the restroom. Restroom passes will only be
given in emergencies. Three passes per quarter. Those who must use the restroom often for medical
reasons must present a doctors note. Any habitual pattern of excessive restroom use may end up with
a referral to the discipline office. Restroom use will only be allowed after the lesson is presented and
before the 15 minutes of the end of the period.

X. Classroom Language
Please use appropriate language in the classroom. Do not use negative words and speak positively
about other classmates and what we are studying.

## XI. Electronic Devices

We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.
However, cellphones or other electronic devices are not to be used during class time (not even for
calculator use). Such items will be CONFISCATED. (Cellphones must be in silent mode).

## DISCIPLINE INTERVENTION (refer to student handbook)

Everything we do in life has consequences. If you choose to run a red light, you must accept the
consequences that come with it (traffic ticket, taking someones life, crashing your car, etc.).
Consequences are the things that happen to you when you choose not to obey a rule. This is what will
happen if you choose to violate one of the classroom rules:
1st Offense Verbal warning
2nd Offense Behavior is documented and student is counseled
3rd Offense Parent notification by phone call/email (in addition to logical consequences)
4th Offense Discipline referral (logical consequences extended)

## Incentives: It is important to have a positive, comfortable learning environment. Students will be

rewarded to those who choose responsible behavior. Possible incentives are as follows: a) 5 bonus
points on test or quiz b) excused from one individual assignment c) turn in assignment late for full
credit

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Fieldtrips: Fieldtrip forms will be signed at the teachers discretion. Upon return, the bottom portion
of the fieldtrip form must be signed and turned in for the absence to be considered an excused absence.
Service Learning Opportunities:
A minimum of 5 Service Learning Hours will be provided from this course. Details will be provided at
a later date.

CITIZENSHIP: Students will be evaluated and will earn a citizenship grade based on the following
criteria:
Behavior Attendance Discipline

## Excellent Consistently All incurred absences No documented

Obeys school and class and tardies are excused violation
rules or Perfect Attendance
Demonstrate a positive
cooperative attitude No discipline referral
Shows respect to people
and property
Demonstrate integrity
Uses appropriate language
Practice self-control
Satisfactory Usually (see bullets above) No more than 2 No more than 2 minor
unexcused absences infractions and/or no
and/or no more than 2 major infractions
unexcused tardies
Needs Inconsistently (see bullets 3 to 4 unexcused 2 or more minor
Improvement above) absences and/or 3 or 4 infractions and/or 1 or
unexcused tardies more major infraction
Unsatisfactory Seldom (see bullets above) 5 or more unexcused 3 or more minor
absences and/or 5 or infractions and/or more
more unexcused tardies major infractions

## STUDENT MEDIA RELEASE STATEMENT:

In an effort to promote school events, your childs photo may be posted on the school website, printed in
local media newspapers, and/or may be aired on local news stations in an effort to showcase the school.
Should you choose to not have your childs picture released for any school event, please provide you
childs grade level administrator with a note within two weeks of the beginning of the school year.

Should you have any questions or concerns, you may leave me a message by phone or by email.
**Syllabus is subject to change at teachers discretion.

## This syllabus has been approved by: ________________________________________

Mrs. Carla D. Masnayon (Principal)

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CONTRACT SIGNATURES
Thank you for taking the time to read this syllabus. Parents/guardians, I emphasize the importance of
instructor. It is imperative that you monitor your childs progress regularly in power school. I look
forward to hearing from you should you have any questions or concerns.

## STUDENT (check the box and sign)

I have read Ms. M. Bataclans 2016-2017 Applied Math Syllabus and understand what is expected
of me. I will honor the rules, policies, and expectations of the school and of this course.

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Print Name Period Signature and Date

## PARENT/GUARDIAN (check the box and sign)

I have read Ms. M. Bataclans 2016-2017 Applied Math Syllabus and understand what is expected
of my child and of me. It is also my responsibility as a parent to monitor my childs progress on a
regular basis. I will honor the rules, policies, and expectations of the school and of this course.

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Contact Information:

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