IB Math Studies I Syllabus

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Description: Image result for ib logoDescription: MC900031024[1]Amber Edwards

IB Math Studies I

RM 1203

amber.edwards@desotoisd.org

972-230-0726 ext. 1203

 

Course Description

This course of IB Math Studies focuses on comprehension on fundamental mathematical concepts, developing mathematical reasoning, solving mathematical problems in a variety of contexts, and using the calculator effectively. The focal point of the course is more on mathematical applications and statistical techniques.  Please note this is a two-year course and the course load will be challenging.  Stated below are the concepts that will be discussed in Part I of this course.


  • Number and Algebra
  • Mathematical Models
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Introduction to Differential Calculus

 

Student Expectations / IB Learner Profile

The class emphasize attributes that allow the student to be members of local, national, and global communities.  The IB Learner is expected to be:


  • An inquirer.
  • Knowledgeable.
  • A thinker.
  • A communicator.
  • Principled.
  • Open-minded.
  • Caring.
  • A risk taker.
  • Balanced.
  • Reflective.

 

Parent Expectations

The parent is expected to meet or exceed all of the following expectations.


  • Provide a legitimate business working phone number, or a legitimate email address where you can be reached during school hours.
  • Contact the instructor to receive information about their child’s progress.
  • Attend the yearly scheduled parent-teacher conferences.
  • Check with your child to learn if he/she is completing given assignments inside and outside of class.

 


Teacher Expectations

The teacher is expected to meet or exceed all of the following expectations.


  • Teach curriculum based on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in conjunction with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the Standardized Amplitude Test (SAT) in class periods with a 92-minute timeframe each.
  • Generate progress reports to parents, and when necessary, contact parents by phone, letter, or email.
  • Communicate with students and parents concerning behavior and academic progress.
  • Create awareness and encourage an appreciation for cultural and ethnic differences.

 

Grade Breakdown

The final grade for each grading period will be calculated and recorded based on the following scale via district policies:


  • Homework / Classwork: 60%
  • Minor Projects / Tests: 40%

Note:  For year two of the course, the final grade will be based on two papers (exams) and a culminating project.


 

 

 

 

 

Classwork

Classwork is due at the end of the class period or at the teacher’s discretion. If the student does not submit the assignment on time, then the following penalties will be applied.

  • 1 day late (Next A or B day):  Maximum grade of 70
  • 2 days late: Maximum grade of 60
  • More than 2 days late: Automatic grade of 0

     

    Homework

    Homework is due at the beginning of class on the date specified by the teacher.  If the student does not submit the assignment on time, then the following penalties will be applied.

  • 1 day late (Next A or B day):  Maximum grade of 70
  • 2 days late: Maximum grade of 60
  • More than 2 days late: Automatic grade of 0

     

    Projects

    Projects are due on the date specified by the teacher.  If the student does not submit the assignment on time, then the following penalties will be applied.

  • 1 day late (Next A or B day):  Maximum grade of 70
  • 2 days late: Maximum grade of 50
  • More than 2 days late: Automatic grade of 0

 

Tests / Quizzes

  • The student must retake a quiz or unit test if the original grade is not at or above 70. 
  • If the student misses a quiz or unit test, then they must take the test before the end of the marking period.  Failure to do so will result in a grade of 0.

 

Make-Up Work Policy

  • For each day a student is absent, they will have one school day to retrieve, complete and submit any work missed.  Failure to submit make-up work on the day it is due will result in a grade based on homework penalty system.

 

 Zero Grade Make-Up Assignment

  • The assignment will replace two DAILY zeros up to 50.  No exceptions.

 

Tutoring Schedule*

  • Monday and Thursday Afternoons: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

*These times are based on teacher availability due to meetings and other duties assigned.

 

Supplies

The student is expected to have the following supplies in their possession for this class.


  • Textbooks: Oxford IB Diploma Programme Mathematics Studies – Standard Level*  
  • Pencils
  • College-ruled paper
  • 1” or 1 ½” Binder with pockets
  • TI-84 Calculator or TI-NSpire Calculator*

Note: It is recommended that you invest in your own calculator for homework.

*These items are supplied to the student during class.


 


Classroom Rules

  1. Be punctual to class each and every day.
  2. Food and drinks in the classroom is prohibited.
  3. The use of inappropriate language or behavior will not be tolerated.
  4. During lecture (note-taking), the use of side conversations are not allowed.
  5. The use of electronic devices are prohibited unless stated by the teacher.

 

General

  • All work that is submitted, including tests/quizzes, will be done in pencilWork in ink will not be graded.

 

Failure to adhere to these policies could result in parental contact, student referral, removal from the classroom by in school or out of school suspension, or exiting from the IB Programme.