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All of these courses use a combination of traditional mathematics as well as the Cognitive Tutor computer program.  The Cognitive Tutor program allows students to work through Algebra concepts at their own pace.  It provides addition problems, when needed, to help students achieve mastery.
 
There is no textbook distributed to the students in these courses.  They are, however, required to keep a three-ring binder for all of their lesson notes, example problems, projects, assignments, and assessments.  In essence, the students are building their own textbook with these materials.
 
 
 
Grading Procedures
Grades are calculated using the following weighted system:
   Tests, Quizzes, Graded Assignments/Projects:  35% of 9 weeks' grade
   Homework, Group Work, General Projects:  35% of 9 weeks' grade
   Cognitive Tutor Program:  30% of 9 weeks' grade
 
Homework Policy
Homework is a very integral part of learning mathematics and it is imperative that it is completed on a regular basis.  It is the responsibility of the student, when necessary, to ask questions about the homework while working on it or when the class reviews it.
  1. Homework is due at the beginning of the class unless otherwise stated.
  2. Homework is always checked for completeness using a five-point scale.  Appropriate work should always accompany homework to receive full credit.
  3. Late homework will receive no more than 3 out of 5 points.
  4. It is the responsibility of the student to get any missing homework due to class absence.

 

Contact Information
Nichole M Baker, M. Ed.
Hopewell High School
 
Phone:   724-375-6691 x2320
Fax:      724-378-1705
Biography
Education:
I am a 1994 graduate of Center High School.  I began my undergraduate work in Secondary Mathematics at Millersville University and completed it at Robert Morris University.  I received my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Clarion University.
 
Teaching Career:
I have taught at Hopewell High School since the start of my teaching career in 2003. In addition to the Algebra courses I teach, I am also the Varsity Cheerleading Coach.  I also work at Penn State University teaching SAT prep courses in mathematics and a variety of summer camps.
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