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    Introduction: Contact me by dropping an email to: tkerschner@ebnet.org

    Welcome back to school!! I am looking forward to getting to know you this year. I love math and my goal is for you to love it too! I encourage you to come to math class with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.

    I strongly believe in the importance of parental involvement in a student’s education. My objective is to achieve success by working together as a team. Use my contact information to keep in touch with me throughout the school year. You may refer to my website or the Parent Access site for information concerning upcoming tests, quizzes, projects, as well as grades.

    Please read this letter describing my expectations and grading policy. 
    Complete, sign, and return the Student Information Sheet by Monday, 9/9/19.

    Class Expectations

    1. Be respectful.
    2. Be prepared.
    3. Be responsible.
    4. Always try your BEST!

    Math is NOT a spectator sport! Ask questions, seek assistance when you need it, and complete your assignments!


    Your grade will be broken down as follows:


    • 45%: Tests & Major Projects
    • 30%: Quizzes & Minor Projects
    • 15%: Classwork, Notebook & Performance Assessments
    • 10%: Homework


    Students will be taking Quarterly, Midterm and Final Exams that are cumulative. Therefore, keeping your binder organized is strongly advised and beneficial.

    Cheating is not an option. See district policy on regarding this offense. 


    • Homework is very important!! It is a tool used to reinforce what has been learned in class and prepare for upcoming lessons. Just like anything else, in order to learn and get better at math, you must practice!!
    • Homework is assigned daily, with the exception of religious holidays. Students are expected to put their best efforts into each assignment and to show all work. It must be completed ON TIME, NEATLY, and in PENCIL!
    • Try your best to complete each assignment. 
      If you have trouble, look through the textbook, go online and use the Personal Tutor, read your notes, contact a classmate, or see me for help. Always try every single problem that is assigned!
    • Check the answer keys that are provided in the back of your text book or in our google classroom.

    Homework Grading

    Daily homework grades are based largely on effort. 
    Occasionally, an assignment will be collected and graded. You should get 100% for this grade!!

    Daily homework grades will be computed based on the following criteria: Must have page number and date listed on ALL homework assignments.

    • Full credit (2 points): in pencil, on time, all problems and work shown, all problems attempted.
    • Half credit (1 point): incomplete OR 
      fully completed but one day late.
    • No credit (0 points): homework is not completed at all, or shows little to no effort. Answers only will result in no credit for the assignment.
    • No late credit given for multi-night assignments.

    Homework is not accepted more than one day late, barring an emergency.

    Other Reminders

    If you are absent, it is your responsibility to make up the work you missed. Check the absent folders and google classroom for homework. Get the class notes from a classmate.


                                       I believe everyone can succeed in my class!            

                    I look forward to working with all of you this year!