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Algebra R (Common Core)

Mr. Chasse 877-5750 Ext. 1043

Description:  This is the first algebra course covering the properties of numbers, rational and irrational numbers, solving simple and complex equations, graphing linear equations and inequalities, solving simultaneous equations, elements of geometry, as well as elementary concepts of logic and probability.  At the conclusion of this course, students will take the NYS CC Algebra Regents Exam.  Passing the Regents Exam, is a NYS graduation requirement and is 10% of your overall average.

Required Materials:
1. Dedicated Math folder and notebook.
2.  Pencils and Pens..
3. *TI-83 Plus Graphing calculator will be provided in class, but a scientific calculator is recommended for home practice.
4. An agenda book to write assignments in. (Agenda books are provided to all 9th and 10th graders.)

*No school calculators may be taken out of the classroom.  It is highly recommended that each student has his/her own graphing calculator.  The TI-83 Plus is currently being used by all local colleges and is acceptable and suggested for use on the SAT.                                                                                                                                                   

Textbook:  We will use Common Core Algebra Regents published by eMathInstruction as well as any applicable outside material.  This text must be brought to each class unless you are told otherwise.

Report Card Grade:  Everything you do is important and will be reflected in your grade.
All assignments will be graded on various point values. 

Each quarter average will simply be calculated by:      Number of points earned divided by Total possible points x 100

You can expect 2 to 3 graded assignments a week such as quizzes, tests, and take home quizzes.

Homework:  Graded on a scale of: 0, 1, or 2.

0 – Did not attempt or little or no effort put forth

1 – Attempted, with some effort

2 – Fully completed to the student’s beast ability and neat.

Absences:  If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to make up the missed assignments, quizzes, or tests.  Any work not made up within an appropriate time frame becomes a zero.  Please get the phone number of at least three students in this class! 

1. No student will interfere with the rights of other students to learn and the teacher to teach.
2. You are expected to be courteous and to respect the rights of others at all times.  No put-downs!!
3. No swearing.
4. Water only is permitted in class provided it's in a closed container.
5. No cell phones, hats, headgear, or electronic devices are allowed on in the classroom. (School Policy).

Classroom Rules and Behavioral Expectations

1.  Be PREPARED and PUNCTUAL for class each day.  Be on time, bring the required supplies, and most importantly enter the classroom with a willing and open mind to learn! I WILL dismiss you from class NOT the bell.

2.  Work together -- it really does help!  We will work in formal cooperative groups for some

    activities, but cooperative efforts on class work and assignments are always acceptable and  

    highly encouraged. 

3.  Bathroom Policy:  No Bathroom trips UNLESS it is an EMERGENCY! Students who are out longer than five minutes and tend to leave class daily (abusing privilege) will lose all bathroom opportunities unless it is an emergency.  You must properly sign out and in when using bathroom.  This includes name, date, time out and time in.  

4.  Students must act in a RESPECTFUL/RESPONSIBLE manner at all times which includes:

     - Appropriate language

     - Courteousness -- wait for your turn to speak and listen to the person who is speaking.

     - Communicate with teacher if you have any questions/concerns.

     - Food and drink are allowed in class until wrappers/Garbage is left behind by any student.(Then everyone loses the privilege- unless you have a doctor's note).

     -Treat your teacher, fellow students, faculty members, and our school facility with respect!                  

    NO RUDENESS WILL BE TOLERATED!                   

5.  Behavior that prevents me from teaching or students from learning will result in one of the following: verbal warning, detention and a call home, removal from class, or an office visit.  A missed class due to behavioral issues must be made up at our convenience.  [This includes but is not limited to misuse of Bathroom Privilege, improper use/display of any Technology (i.e. Cell phone, iPod, Graphing Calculator, Etc)].

6.  No negative attitudes will be accepted -- You can succeed!!

Please sign and return by tomorrow.   Thank you!


I have read the above course description and requirements for math.

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Intermediate Algebra (2016-2017) Classroom Expectations

Mr. Chasse

Intermediate Algebra is a study of number sense and algebraic operations, relations and functions, data analysis, probability and statistics.  You will earn one math credit (non-regents) towards graduation.


Assignments, classroom activities, homework, quizzes, and tests will be assigned points.  

Your quarter grade will be calculated by the following formula:

Grade = points earned/total points x 100

Tests - 100 pts per test

Quizzes - 10 - 30 pts per quiz

Homework - 0-2 pts depending upon completion per assignment

Class Rules

Be prepared to begin class when the second bell rings.  Homework should be on your desk and you should be working on the daily warm up exercise at that time.  

Bring a math specific notebook to class daily.  Taking proper notes will assist you in completing homework and in studying for exams and quizzes.

Be respectful of the teachers, staff, and other students in the classroom at all times.  

Be prepared to participate in class.  There are no “stupid questions.”  

Cell phones, ipods, and other tech devices should not be used in class unless directions from the teacher allow their use for specific assignments.  

Be responsible for your success in this class.  


Homework will be assigned on most nights and will consist of review questions and questions addressing newly learned content.  The purpose of homework is to provide a vehicle for you to assess your learning of new materials and to provide me with an assessment of what has been learned and what needs to be retaught.  Homework will be scored on a 0-2 point scale.  0 points being awarded for no homework being attempted and 2 points for a completed assignment.

Tests and  Quizzes

At appropriate times during the course of a unit, quizzes will be administered to measure the student’s knowledge of that material.  In addition, review quizzes will be given throughout the course and that information will be used to assist in preparing review for unit exams, the midterm exam, and the final exam.  Tests will occur at the end of each unit, approximately every 3 weeks.  

Dear Parents/Guardians:  

Working together is the best way to help your student to succeed.  This class is a challenging one and will require homework on most nights.    Feel free to contact me with any concerns at  I can also be reached through the main office at

(845) 877-5750.  I look forward to working with you and your child during the upcoming school year.


I have read and understand the expectations of this class.

__________________________________ Parent signature

___________________________________ Student signature

Please return the signed portion of this sheet.

Dover High School   2368 Route 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 877-5750   Fax: (845) 877-5759

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Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

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