Below is a copy of what I will hand out on Thursday.
Financial math with Mr Brown
Communication is vitally important!
Email: [email protected] (preferred form of contact)
Remind: Text @f8c98 to 81010 (Mr. Brown’s Stats)
Phone: 903-291-2028 (leave a message)
Blog: finmath.wonecks.net (sign up for email notices)
Google Classroom: classroom.google.com Use code ta1zhur to join
Get to know me: I am a 2000 graduate of Henderson High School and a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M University. My wife is a White Oak High School graduate and we have two kids: Avery, who is 5, and Maddox, who is 3. I enjoy relaxing outdoor activities, as well as rooting for my Aggies, Rangers, and Roughnecks. I have been teaching high school math for 10 years.
Class Rules (the Four “R”s)
- Be Respectful
- Be Responsible
- Be Ready
- Rise Up!
About this class: This class is all about preparing ourselves to be responsible adults when it come to money, cash, moolah, dinero, etc, etc, etc. You will be able to the majority of your work online through a video series from Foundations Digital, a Dave Ramsey company. This will be the most applicable to the real world course you will take, in my opinion. It will be lots of fun. We will also take a few days every so often to do some SAT and ACT practice for the math sections on those tests.
Daily supplies: a spiral or composition book, pencils, notebook, and your chromebook
Grading: According to department policy, a minimum of 15 daily grades and 3 major grades per grading period. Daily grades include homework, in class activities, quizzes (double value) and online activities. Major grades include projects and tests. Major grades make up 60% while daily grades make up 40% of your final grade.
Homework: Homework is a possibility and is due on the due date. You know this.
Late work: You know this too. Late work is not accepted.
Missed Work: You are responsible for missed work according to school policy. Days missed = days allowed to make-up. “What did we do yesterday?” is not an option. Check the blog, get the notes and assignments and be ready when you return from a missed day.
Retests and corrections: Corrections on daily assignments and quizzes can be done before or after school, or during enrichment, in my classroom with me. The highest grade on a corrected assignment will be 70. No retests will be given. If a student scores higher on the nine week test, then the nine week test grade can replace the lowest of the previous test grades.
A copy of the department grading policy is attached. You are expected to read, sign, and return by Monday, August 21.
My expectations for you is success. You can do it. Believe it!