Livermore High School

Anne Marie DeBoever





1. Write your Name, the Date assigned, the Period on each assignment. Papers of one assignment are stapled

 2. Copy data. If it is a word problem, copy the information given in the word problem, not the complete word problem.

 3. SHOW ALL WORK also when you can do it in your head and also when it is an online assignment. You need to communicate ( use appropriate vocabulary in full sentences) and show how you get your answers. Just the answer is never acceptable. For word problems, always present final answers in full sentence. Be LEGIBLE and neat. When possible avoid to use a calculator.

Every graph has labels and units on axis. The information that you use to do a graph has to be clear and specified. Example: the slope is.., the y intercept is..., the shape is... the vertices are...  do a table of values to find more points. Lines or functions have names/ labels; all keys points (X and Y axis intersections, vertices, local maximum, local minimum...) have coordinates and need to be identified. All functions , except linear functions need at least 5 accurate points.  If you have more than one shape on the same graph, each shape should have a name/label given information to the equation corresponding to the shape etc.4. All final solutions have to respect conventions. Examples: no decimal number in a fraction, no root notation in denominator, all complex numbers have to be given in standard form "a+bi", all inequality have a solution written in interval notation and in set builder notation and on a # line. Answers of word problems have to be given in full sentence etc.

5. Circle/box all final answers but not the graphs.

 6. CHECK ALL SOLUTIONS:- Homework= do a self-correction.

- Warm-up= do a self-correction looking how some students  or the teacher did it on the board. 

- Class work= follow when we go over each solutions during class.- Test= check if you did answer to each questions of each problem and if your answers make sense.

-online homework : select the "check" and correct your answer if the check tells you that you are wrong and select "need help" and "tutor" if you don't know what you did wrong. 

 7. Do not pass a problem. Ask instead the help of the teacher or the help of your class partner who will always help you unless it is a question of the test / quiz. For online homework you can get the help of a free online live tutor when working on your homework webpage. Know also that you are  welcome during most lunch  for extra help.

8. For Online homework: to get any credit for these homework, students are expected to show on graph paper the work done to find the answers submitted online and the work paper has to be turned to the teacher the due day of the online home quiz  .


homework help/extra help available

If you need extra help:

- your BIG IDEA book has an amazing web site that offer online homework help.

  I will give you in class all info about  how to get to  the ID, and witch username and password to use.

-I am available for extra help on appointment during  lunch time , and before and after school .

-there is extra help offered in the school library every Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

-there is also a peer tutoring offered every Monday  and Thursday  after the fifth period from 3:15 to 4 pm in room that will be specified .

-students can also register to have free tutoring offered at Las Positas college.

Required Materials

 -pencils with erasers

-a ruler

-a graph paper notebook just for the math classwork .

-ample supply of graph papers for  homework and quizzes.

-folder for homework papers.

-scientific calculator only for difficult problems

-white board markers for group work  done on board

Group Work Rules

GROUP WORK RULES: the objective of any group work is that you try, with the help of your group partners, to discover how to solve a problem as much as possible without the help of the teacher. But teacher will help if none of your partners can figure out how to solve the problem.


1.You are responsible for your own behavior. No student has the right to interfere with an other student’s right to learn.

2.You should try to help anyone in your group who asks your help. However, do not give the answer or tell someone how to work a problem unless you are asked. Give the opportunity to your partners think first alone before to share your ideas.

3.When none of your partners can help you , ask the teacher's help.

4.You must use group voices. The volume of each student’s voice should remain reasonable and within the hearing range of the group.

Please read carefully this last page, sign and return.


Please read carefully this last page, sign and return it to the teacher

1. We read and understand the Class Information (Expectations-Rules-Rubric) terms and policies of the class of Mrs. De Boever posted on schoolloop teacher's web page. A hard copy of them will be given to student upon request.

2. We understand the strong correlation between completion of homework, high levels of attendance and higher grades.

3. We will make sure that all tools and supplies are brought to class every day (graph paper note book, pencils, eraser, ruler...)

4. We, parents and students, know that we need to register on Schoolloop to be informed on the student's grade. Homework, behavior.... Register on line at  

5. We are aware of Homework help and Tutorial videos are available online at the BIG IDEA web site

 All algebra one Students will be given the access CODE in class during the first week of school such that they can sign up and get their user ID and password to have access to all online resources offered and also be able to complete and submit any online assessment.

If a student was not in class when we sign up the Big Ideas web site, he/she is mandate to sign up to the Big Ideas Math web site following these Instructions

First Visit  Then Click New to Big Ideas Math?

Then enter access code of your period (e-mail the teacher if you don't have it) and click next.

Then fill out the required information and click next.  Write down your username and click next. 

Please save on your phone your user name and password of the Big Ideas web site.

6. We are aware that all algebra one students will be expected to complete online home assignments when requested by logging on the website of the Big Idea book. If a student has any kind of problems to complete any of online assignment, their are welcome to come for extra help during lunch time and submit their online assignment later with a parent signature saying that they know it is a late assignment.

7. We, parents and students, know that all grades are posted and updated very regularly on schoolloop and that sometimes-important comments are written near a grade. So it is important to view not just the letter grade but also the detail report at least once a week to see the possible comments posted. It is the only way that you will be informed if you child doesn't do his/her daily homework and doesn't respect expectations and rules

  Student Name:                                                                                period:            

 Student Signature:                                                                             date      


Parent / Guardian signature:                                                             Date



Expectations / Rules/Grades




Dear Students and Parents,

           My name is Mrs. De Boever and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to my math class. I am very excited to teach this trimester Intro Algebra One classes. I hope that you will find your class interesting, challenging, fun and worthwhile. I will encourage you to talk to me anytime for direct assistance. Do not hesitate to come for extra help whenever you need help during lunchtime on, or on appointment after fifth period.  Also, peer tutoring will be soon offered after fifth period on Monday and Thursday as free tutoring on Wednesday night at 7pm in the school library.

 During the Cowboy Advisatory period (CAP) offered every Wednesday from 8 to 8:25 am in my room, my students are offered the opportunity to come on time (no one is accepted after 8 am) for one of the following reasons:

-work on online math homework using my chromebooks

-making up quiz/test or warm up of absent day

-getting math help from me or peers

-math group/peers work

-any silent math related activities


          I hope that you will come to class on time, which means be seated at your desk with homework ready to be collected and notebook and pencil on desk ready to start the warm up when the bell rings.

Have a positive positive attitude and try your hardest daily .

If you are tardy, or if you need to go to the bathroom during class time, I would like that you stay in class tree to five minutes at the end of the period such that I can check that you made up work missed other wise I will not be able to give full credit for class work because you missed some activities.

          Please, be mature enough to ask for help when needed, and be able to question mistakes until understanding is accomplished. Recognizing when help is needed is important. Failure to ask for help right away during class usually results in great difficulties in catching up. 

          As with anything worth doing well, taking time every day to memorize formulas/vocabulary/notations/properties… and to practice (doing seriously class work and homework) will make a big difference in your success.  Online homework is assigned on a daily basis. I will post your daily homework/ online homework in the classroom and on schoolloop.

 If for any reason you could not complete your online homework, do not submit but save your incomplete online assignment and e-mail me right away or talk to me at the very beginning of the period. Most of the time I will be able to help you during lunchtime or after school. If your assignment is incomplete, write on your assignment the numbers you did not do and why you did not complete it such that I am informed right away on the problems you need help. I will do on the board the homework corrections of the problems asked by at least 5 students. Every student is expected do the daily warm up, and homework corrections and the class work in their graph paper notebook. They are part of your class work points (30 points per day). Know that I can collect your notebook any time but most of the time it is at the end of each chapter such that I can grade it.

If a student has consecutive missing assignments, she/he may receive 10 minutes lunch detention to work on some missing assignments.

         The class begins with warm-up problems that are a constant review of every thing you have learned in math and that needs to be reviewed. They will prepare you for your quiz/test/final and official tests like the CASHEE test, the SBAC test.  All warm up problems have to be dated, and complete correctly following rubric. You are expected to ask directly for help if needed when you are doing them. You may have at any time a pop quiz covering the subject of the warm-up problems and/or homework of the day. So it is important to do your warm up and homework seriously. Don't pass any problems; check all answers and ask for help when needed.

          Attendance is very important. Missed classes are hard to make up. You are responsible for finding out about missed warm-up, quizzes/tests, or assignments. If absent a day, you are expected to make up the missing warm up and to makeup quiz/test (during lunch or after your last period) on your first day back at school. If your excused absences last more than one day, you will have the time proportional to the time absent to make up the material missed before taking the test. If you have an unexcused absence, your class participation point will stay zero and you will have zero on test/quiz, if we had one the day of your absence. If you have an excused absence the day of a quiz/test, a zero with the comment "absent, make up has to be done” will be recorded directly on schoolloop. The zero will disappear if you did the make up by the due date.

         You should take good notes in your graph paper math notebook, and should have a binder to keep any papers that I will give you.

          Students will get the privilege to use a hand written page of notes/examples (no photocopy) done by the student itself/herself when doing any chapter test and final but this privilege can be taken away at any time if the student is defiant to any school/class rules.

            Please note that enlisting the help of another in any way on a quiz/test or any other assessment, or using notes, text, test or other written or recorded material that has not been allowed, is considered cheating. Student handbook guidelines will be followed. If a student has a cell phone in hand or on his/her knees or on his/her desk during any kind of activity /class work/quiz/test...), the cell phone will be taken away and returned to the student at the end of the period and the student will get a zero on the activity/class work/quiz/test.

During any tests/ quizzes/ assessment, if you do communicate in any way with another person except me, you will have a zero. Do not ask for a paper, a pencil, etc. just raise your hand and I will see what I can do for you. If this kind of incident occurs, I wish you would come in my room after school to talk to me about the issue.

GRADES For  Algebra One:

-Homework:15% of total grade.

Daily hw have to be submitted online but there will be also a few Homework that will be from the book and not online.  The privilege to retake a test is offered to students who do seriously their homework and turn them every day, and respect expectations and rules of the class, and if there are no missing assignments concerning the chapter by the day of the chapter test. Homework is not accepted late unless a parent signs and writes on the late homework the following note: "Please accept my son/daughter late homework ".  All Homework has to be done only on graph paper. When a student is absent, he/she needs to make up the missing homework. It is your responsibility to do a complete self-correction of your homework. Homework will not be returned to the students.

-classwork: 30% of total grade; from warm up/class work/ notebook/discussion/board work and projects. Each daily class work is for 30 points . Fifteen points of them is from my observation on how you try doing the classwork assigned. The 15 points other points will be from the way you try to show good and complete work of the classwork assigned in your graph paper notebook following rubric and expectations. Your notebook should show clear work all daily warm ups and correction of homework and class work problems. These have to be all well done and well specified (date, title, pg., #.) in your notebook. .

- Quizzes: 20% of total grade.

Some quizzes will not be announced and will cover the warm up problems of the day and/or the homework problems due that day. Some quizzes will be announced and will cover multiple sections.

-tests: 25% of total grade

Chapter Tests are always announced and are done at the end of each chapter after a chapter review day. The privilege to retake a chapter test is offered if the student doesn't have missing homework concerning the chapter. This privilege will not be given to student who does not respect rules and expectations. But the privilege to retake any test will be offered to ANY student that goes get extra help to the peer tutoring offered after the fifth period every Monday and Thursday. 

-10% of your Trimester grade comes from your final Exam.

 The quizzes and the tests will be returned to the students as soon as they are corrected and posted on schoolloop.

In addition to my tutoring during lunch or on appointment after school" there is also free tutoring on Wednesday nights in the school library from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and a "peer tutoring " done by AP Calculus and pre-calculus students every Monday and Thursday after the fifth period.  Student that want the opportunity to retake any test after need first to get extra help going to the peer tutoring.

To have full credit on any assignment, you need to follow the rubric all the time.

  Progress reports are very conservative and show the average score from tests, quizzes, and homework and class work.

 Scores scale minimum: 

A+ = 97%, A = 93%, A- = 90%,

 B+ = 87%, B = 83%, B- = 80%,

 C+ = 77%, C = 73%, C- = 70%,

 D+ = 67%, D = 63%, D- = 60%,

Below 60% F.


 As a good class participant, in addition to the school rules you should respect the rules below:

 -Be in your seat and ready to work when the bell rings: put your homework directly on your desk, ready to be collected, inform me right away if you had a "technical "issue with any online homework and /or which problems you did not understand and do start right away the warm up.

You will be considered tardy if you are not in your assigned seat, quiet, and ready to start the class activities when the bell rings. This is a math class, if you do something not related to the math class work assigned, it will be taken away and you will receive a detention and you loose class work points because you are not doing the math problems assigned.

  -Follow direction: complete student organizer, read examples, take good notes in your graph paper notebook during lectures and do assigned problems. 

 -ALWAYS SHOW YOUR WORK. Just the answers are never acceptable. Not showing work=no credit/no points.

 -Calculators are allowed and used but are only for difficult calculations and /or graphs because students are required to perform lots of calculations and graph without calculator.

 -Each assignment should be legible, neat and properly labeled as seen below: Name, Date, Period, section, Page #, Question #, show data, always show work, circle final answers.

  -No Homework may be done in class, unless all class work is finished, and checked by the teacher, and only if the teacher gives you the authorization to do it. If you do your homework during class time without authorization you will a zero for the class work of that day.

  -Pencil is to be used all the times. 

  -Come to class with all materials: 2 pencils, graph paper notebook, and graph paper for homework.

 -Help to create a good learning environment. Raise your hand and let me call on you when you have a question or something relevant to say. Work without interruption until the conclusion of class.

 -By respectful to the teacher and all other students. Socializing or disrupting the class will not be tolerated. 

 -Students are expected to use the restroom and get drinks or food before school, during passing periods, or at lunch. They are not to use class time for this but if you need to use the bathroom during class time, please stay in the classroom for five minutes at the end of the same period to catch up the class time you lost when you were at the bathroom. If you do not stay for five minutes at the end of that period such that I can check if you did catch up the work done in the class, you will loose class participation points and you may loose the privilege to go to the bathroom during class time.

  -All cell phone/Walkman/ I Pod/ any electronic devices, should be completely OFF and not visible in class. This also means that no cell phone can be charged in my room.  I will confiscate them immediately until the end of the period. Know if a student uses his/her cell phone or any electronic device during class time he/she will get a zero for the assignment.  This means that IF A STUDENT HAS A CELL PHONE IN HAND OR ON HIS/HER KNEE OR ON HIS/HER DESK DURING ANY KIND OF ASSESSMENT (classwork/QUIZ/TEST/FINAL) TIME, HE/SHE WILL GET A ZERO ON THAT ASSESSMENT 

  -No drink/food during class time beside water.


   I invite you to work with me to make this year successful. I encourage you to contact me by E-mail for any concern.

  I wish you go over this with a parent/guardian and understand the rules and expectations and the rubric for this class. 

I look forward to a good year working together.


Mrs. De Boever