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Math Course 3 Syllabus

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Mrs. Ruelas
Parents can contact me through ParentSquare
Students can contact me through Canvas Inbox
Coteacher Mrs. Metzger


    • Ruler
    • Pencils
    • highlighter (3 colors of highlighters at least)
    • Color pencils
    • Graph Paper
    • Basic Calculator
    • 2 inch binder for all subjects with tabs

Digital Platform and Resources


Office Hours

M-F 7:30-8:30am *

 *These are the regular office hours. Occasionally, I may be out during this time if I am in a meeting or a substitute. Office hours will begin on August 30th for homework help.

Mathematical Practice Standards

    • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
    • Reason abstractly and quantitatively 
    • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
    • Model with mathematics
    • Use appropriate tools strategically
    • Attend to precision
    • Look for and make use of structure
    • Look for and express regularly in repeated reasoning.

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Course Breakdown

Course Description

     This course will focus on four critical areas: Solving Equations, Geometry, The Number System, and Graphing.  We will start working with the number system which involves square roots, cube roots, and exponents. We will then move on to solving equations in November. Graphing will start by second semester. It will be especially important that students having graphing notebooks by then. In addition, we will be doing Geometry throughout each semester to reinforce material and strengthen their understanding. Students can use calculators when we get into solving equations and when we are learning Geometry. 


    • Solving Equations
    • The Number System (square roots/cube roots/exponents)
    • Graphing and Functions
    • Systems of Equations
    • Geometry 
    • Pythagorean Theorem
    • Angles
    • Volume of Spheres, Cones and Cylinders

Grade Breakdown

    • Tests/Quizzes: 60%
Practice and Understanding
    • Assignments: 40%

Classroom Policies

    Online Canvas assignments will have 3 chances for a turn in. Assignments must be turned in on time by the end of day 11:59 pm of the day they are due. There will be assignments each day found in your modules. Each day an assignment is late will deduct 5% from the score with the lowest score being a 50% drop.  Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. Assignments will be closed after 1 month. Tests may be retaken if corrections are made to the previous test. Most quizzes will be open notes and cannot be redone. 


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