CPM Core Connections Course Syllabus


Contact Information

Mrs. McClearnon


Phone ext: 4167


Out of Class Help

  • Math Lab: A113 Daily (All Periods & 7:30 - 8am before School)
  • Afterschool Free Tutoring: A110 on Thursdays (3:00pm - 4:30pm)
  • Explorer Period: After 3rd Period on Tuesdays
  • With Individual Teacher: Please Schedule in Advance
  • Textbook Website and Student Resources:



  • CPM Core Connections Algebra I/Algebra II (I have a class set, and you will be given online access).


Required Materials

  • iPad/Stylus: Bring this charged with you to class every day.
  • Graphing Calculator: If you do not own one, please buy/download one.  You will be required to have a graphing calculator in class daily beginning on the first full week of school.


Class Rules

In order to provide a safe environment where all students can learn, students are asked to adhere to the following rules:

  • Be in your assigned seat and ready to work when the tardy bell rings.
  • Come prepared to class with supplies and homework completed.
  • Respect the beliefs, opinions, and feelings of others in the classroom.
  • Refrain from talking during instructional/lecture time.
  • Be a team player!  Contribute to the success of your team by fully participating in class activities.


Classroom Structure

  • Class time will be utilized for problem solving, group work, and individualized instruction.
  • Homework will be assigned daily, and it will be due during the following class period unless otherwise noted.



Please refer to your student handbook for expectations and consequences.



Algebra I/Algebra II:

  • 70% Summative Assessment:
    • Individual Tests
    • Projects
  • 30% Formative Assessment:
    • Homework
    • Classwork
    • Delta Math Assignments
    • Team Tests



  • Homework will be assigned daily and is designed to help students master concepts and prepare for tests.
  • All homework assignments will be collected and should be completed to ensure understanding of concepts.  Homework not completed will be assigned an “M” (missing/0 points) in the gradebook.
  • Homework assignments will be graded for a combination of completion and accuracy.  Be prepared!
  • While collaboration on homework is encouraged, it is expected that the work you turn in represents your understanding of the concepts.  In other words, it is permissible for someone to explain how to get an answer, but the answers you submit must be in your own writing and own words.  In regards to calculations, it is expected that you understand the work you submit.


Quizzes and Tests

  • As previously mentioned, quizzes are formative, meaning that they are given to help you learn the material. They will be given often, vary in size, and have low point values.
  • Quizzes and tests are not graded on a curve.
  • Tests will cover material from more than one chapter in the textbook.
  • Students should use the online textbook, class guided notes, homework problems, and worksheets to prepare for quizzes and tests.
  • Students are urged to get help and ask questions when needed, however, questions will not be addressed in class on test day.
  • Each test will be accompanied by a practice test that mirrors the actual exam.  Due to this, there will be no re-tests.

 Due Dates/Absences/Late Work

  • Look for assignments in a few places:
    • Posted Daily in Class
    • Google Classroom
    • Google Calendar (found on the HHS webpage under teacher directory)
  • It is the students’ responsibility to check the website so they know what was covered in class on the days they were absent.  It is extremely important to stay current, as we will be covering new material nearly every class period.  Please remember, you may receive help while absent by emailing your questions to your teacher or referring to the homework help on the CPM site.  When emailing your teacher a question, it is often best to take a photo of your work and email that along with your question so the teacher can provide specific feedback on your progress and provide help in the areas that are difficult.
  • All work is due on the assigned due date.  Any late assignments will be docked 20% of the grade.