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Department Chair
Anna Lawrence (408) 423-2962 Math Teacher
Bindhu Amma (408) 423-2964 Math Teacher
Rachel Clark (408) 423-2952 6th Grade Teacher
Caitlin Dinneen (408) 423-2921 6th Grade Teacher
Mary Fries (408) 423-2954 6th Grade Teacher
Davide Ghilarducci (408) 423-2871 6th Grade Teacher
Sukhdeep Hayre (408) 423-2851 ex: 2851 Resource Teacher
James Jolliff (408) 423-2859 Woods, Academic Support Teacher
Kelly Kosuga ex: 2455 Japanese 1 Teacher
Anna Lawrence (408) 423-2962 Math Teacher
Ivy Lazaro (408) 423-2929 Resource Teacher
Shona Mukherji (408) 423-2961 7th Grade Math Teacher
Sheldon Piumarta (408) 423-2971 Math Teacher
Kathryn Tito (408) 423-2968 6th Grade Teacher


Mathematics Department Policies

2018 - 2019

Math Course Expectations:

The workload for a mathematics class requires organization and wise use of time.  If you fall behind, it will make success very difficult.  Because class discussions, participation and lectures cannot be duplicated, daily attendance is crucial to your success in mathematics.  If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and to make up the work.  You are expected to check SchoolLoop, complete assignments on time, and be prepared for class and participate in all discussions.  We have high expectations for each of you.

Life Long Learning Standards:

  • Students are expected to be self-directed learners of mathematics.
    • They should take all notes, read the textbook, complete all homework, track their grades and ask for help when needed.
  • Students are expected to be effective communicators of mathematics.  They will explain their reasoning, show all work leading to solutions, and work in cooperative groups.

Course Grading Guides:

  • 90% - 100% A
  • 80% - 89% B
  • 70% - 79% C
  • 60 - 69% D
  • Below 60% F
  • +/- grades and rounding at teacher discretion

Semester/Quarter Grade Weighting Ranges:

  • Math 6/7/8 - Tests/Quizzes 60% - 70%, Homework/Projects 20% - 30%, Classwork/Participation 5 - 10%
  • Algebra 1/Geometry (High School Level Courses) - Test/Quizzes 70%, Homework 20%, group tests/participation/classwork 10%
  • To determine what your grade will be AFTER a particular assignment, use the Google extension called "In the Loop for SchoolLoop."  
    • Check out the available features:  an extension that improves the SchoolLoop interface by letting users calculate what their grades would e after the teacher updates grades, allowing users to change the appearance of their SchoolLoop page, notifying users when their grades change.

Homework Expectations:

  • Work must be completed on a separate piece of paper, have each problem numbered, draw a box around the work for that problem, and circle the solution (6th grade students need to write the final answer on the textbook page).

  • Include a heading in the upper right hand corner (Peterson heading).

  • Turn work in on time; late work will be accepted at teacher discretion.

  • Other expectations/requirements to be outlined by Course and Teacher.

Peterson Math Department Policy:  calculators may be used to check answers for accuracy, but it is up to teacher discretion for in class / homework use.

Thinking is Important
Thinking is Important