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Karen Smith--Math Teacher

Welcome to the 2018 Fall Semester at South Stanly High School
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                I look forward to working with each of you to ensure you have a successful learning experience in math.  Let's strive together to have wonderful semester and year.
Materials Needed Daily
Completed homework, pencils and erasers, one subject spiral notebook, loose leaf notebook paper, graph paper, 3 ring binder notebook (any size), white board marker, TI 84 graphing calculator.
Teacher Expectations
Bring needed material to class daily, be on time, be inquisitive, complete homework daily, study, be respectful, follow all school rules, be an active participant in class--take notes, ask questions, answer questions, study and think!  No phones should be out during class unless being used for an assignment given in class.
Homework Policy
Homework is an essential part of learning mathematics.  Homework is assigned nightly and should be on your desk at the beginning of class to be checked.  A 100% homework is completed in pencil, turned in on time, all problems have been attempted, and work is similar to the examples shown in class.  Incomplete homework (missing problems, incomplete work, ink) may be turned in late but not grade higher than 80% will be given.
Make Up Policies and Procedures
Students are responsible for meeting with me on the day they return from an absence to plan due date for missing assignments.  Any homework assigned the day before an absence will be due the day of the return.  If you are absent from a quiz or test,  you are responsible for scheduling a time to make it up with in 3 days.  
If you need additional help with topics, please see me to schedule a day and time to stay after school.  Tutoring will also be provided during Bull Pride time or before school from 7:30-7:50.
Grading Policy
Honors Grading Policy:
  • Tests (projects): 50%
  • Quizzes: 35%
  • Other Assignments (Homework, class work, etc.): 15%
Standard Grading Policy:
  • Tests (projects): 45%
  • Quizzes: 40%
  • Other Assignments (Homework, class work, etc.): 15%
Contact Information
Phone: 704-961-4100
Quote for Thought
"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."
- Albert Einstein
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