Collins Riverside Middle School
Math Strategies – This course emphasizes the importance of developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations, solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume, and drawing inferences about populations based on samples.
Global Studies- Students will analyze the understanding of who we are on this Earth; various facts, statistics, and images of the human condition; what the world’s population looks like; the various elements of good writing, and current events/issues affecting the human condition.
Materials and Supplies
All students will need to bring the required materials to class every day. Students will need a 3 ring binder, dividers, notebook paper and pencils. Any supplies such as Kleenex, paper towels, markers and colored pencils would be greatly appreciated!
Students are to report to class on time and prepared each day. Consequences will be given for excessive tardies, being unprepared for class and improper behavior as specified in the Tuscaloosa County code of Conduct and the CRMS handbook. There will be no eating, drinking or chewing gum in the classroom. Students are not allowed to use their cell phones or other electronic devices during class unless approved by the teacher. It is not the responsibility of the teacher or administration if these items are damaged or stolen during school hours. Violation of these rules will result in verbal warnings, parent phone calls, or being written up in the class discipline log. After three classroom write ups in the discipline log, an office referral will be written and sent to the assistant principal.
The nine-week average for each student will be based on various methods of assessment. Each assignment is worth a specific number of points. Assignments are then grouped into categories. Categories include daily assignments (class work/homework/projects/pass-offs/tests/quizzes), performances (including required rehearsals), and participation.
Students who are absent have two days to complete any missed work. It is the student's responsibility to see me about the work missed. If more than one absence occurs, the student and I will have a discussion about due dates for the work. In the case that the work missed is not completed in the allotted time, the student will receive zeros for the assignment.