**Pinnacle Parent Portal****Please remember that a blank box just means I haven't entered a grade yet; nothing is wrong. X means they were excused from that assignment. Z is the bad news - a missing assignment (that can be turned in late for full credit).**

**Online Textbook Resource****We don’t follow their books in order, but they make a great family math resource. Your username (corvallis), and password (corvallismath) give you access to all three grade levels.**

**Proficiency Grading**is based on mastery of the national Common Core math standards. The weekly quizzes are 80% of the grade – the other 20% comes from homework (3 assignments per week), notes and learning log entries.

**Notes**are written in the math spiral during class.**Learning logs**are in-class written reflections. Students choose between writing in their math spiral, or typing a response on their ipad and independently retrieving the printed entry from the library printer.**Homework**assignments must show their work, with all errors corrected.**Q****uizzes**are weekly with no time limit. Half of each quiz covers a specified math skill, and half of the quiz reflects the previous homework.**No Calculators**are allowed on quizzes.**Late homework**is accepted within a reasonable amount of time.- Any
**Quiz below 85%**can be**retaken once**__if__the errors on the first quiz are legibly corrected, and the corresponding homework is completed. The highest score a student can earn on a retake is 85%. The second score is the final score, since it’s the most recent snapshot of their ability. - The Cheldelin grade scale is 90-100% A, 80-89% B, 70-79% C.

**Common Core Mathematical Practices**

- 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 regularity in repeated reasoning.

*www.corestandards.org/Math/Practice/*