Lt. Sturgeon’s 7th & 8th Grade Math Syllabus

by Eric Sturgeon on August 2, 2019

Posted in: 7th Grade,8th Grade

7th/8th Grade Mathematics

Eric Sturgeon

Phone ext.3022

Course Syllabus

            Welcome to Lt. Sturgeon’s math class! I am looking forward to seeing great mathematical growth in all students throughout the school year. My class will consist of 6 units (1 per grading period). The units we will be studying are aligned to Indiana standards and our Compass software. In order to maximize student’s growth and confidence, it is essential for both students and parents to understand my rules, policies, and procedures of the classroom.

Required Materials

  • A 3-ring Binder (Optional to store notes)
  • Pencils!!!!!
  • 3-hole punched paper (Notebook)
  • Pocket Folder
  • Headphones


A    93-100%

A-   90-92%

B+  87-89%

B    83-86%

B-   80-82                    

C+   77-79%

C    73-76%

C-   70-72%

40% Tests/Quizzes

25% Compass Progress

25% Homework/ Classwork

10% APA Points

APA Points

Students will start with 100 APA points and it will only go down if they have an infraction of rules, policies, and expectations. Students could lose APA points for various behavior or defiant actions as well. Here are some infractions and points it will cost the student:

Not be prepared for class (Not having pencil, paper, computer, headphones, etc..) = -1

Not participating when called upon or late to class = -2

Sleeping or doing work other than math without permission = -3

Not following school/class rules on food, drinks, cell phone, talking = -4

Not staying on task during computer time and not following APA military procedures= -5

Talking back to Lt. Sturgeon, profanity, or physically /verbally abusing other students = -10

Cheating = -15

Make-up work

Late assignments WILL NOT be accepted. I expect students to take responsibility for their education and to have every assignment turned in by its due date (which is the day after it is assigned). If students are absent they will get 2 days to turn in their missing work. This way they will have some time to learn the lesson before doing the work. However, if I notice near the end of the grading period that a student could obtain a passing grade if they turn in their missing homework, then I will give those individuals a chance to make them up. If students are absent for an extended amount, the due dates will be discussed with the student and parent.

Classroom Procedures

  • Students are expected to wait in a single file line outside my classroom until they are instructed to enter.
  • Students will get their notebooks and work on the “Do Now” review.
  • The Commander will call the class to attention and take roll.
  • After going over the “Do Now” Students will prepare for the daily lesson or Compass on their computer.
  • Students are to start preparing for dismissal 2 minutes before class ends.

Classroom Rules

My goal is to help mold students into top-notch citizens and students. In order to accomplish this I will be strict on rules and school procedures. Respect is going to be huge in my classroom. I will expect students to:

  • Participate when called upon
  • Raise hands to answer questions
  • Do not talk unless given permission by instructor
  • Do not eat, drink, or chew gum in class
  • Respect mine and peers belongings
  • Do not talk negatively to the teacher or other students
  • Do not physically or verbally abuse anyone
  • No bullying
  • Try your best
  • Work on math only unless given permission by me
  • Follow ALL military expectations set by APA
  • No cheating
  • When working on Compass, you must only be on Compass (No Browsing)
  • Come ready to learn and be the best you can be!!!!!!


My goal is to post the entire weeks objectives for each day by the end of Sunday. This way, students and parents can prepare and know what I will teach in the upcoming week. I will also try and note when homework will be given.

Discipline Procedures:

               The various leveled behaviors are listed below for your review.

  • Level 1 Behaviors are considered minor and will always be taken care of in the classroom by the classroom teacher.
    • Talking out
    • Out of seat
    • Horseplay
    • Cursing
    • Gum chewing/Eating in Class
    • Name calling
    • Dress code violation
  • Level 2 Behaviors are considered a step above minor and may be taken care of in the classroom or a referral may be given.
    • Repeated defiance
    • Minor vandalism
    • Stealing
    • Lying
    • Cursing at someone
    • Threatening someone (not life threatening)
  • Level 3 behaviors are considered major and will be referred to the office.
    • Fighting
    • Destructive vandalism
    • Assault
    • Weapons
    • Threatening suicide or someone else’s life

I am beyond excited to make great strides with ALL students this year in my math class. Despite all my rules and expectations, I am confident students will have a lot of fun and will enjoy going to math class. We will have a fantastic year!

By signing this sheet I am confirming that I understand Lt. Sturgeon’s syllabus, procedures, and rules. If I am a student, I will do my best to follow everything that Lt. Sturgeon mentioned in his syllabus. If I am a guardian of the student, I will support Lt. Sturgeon’s syllabus and help make sure my child understands it and the consequences.

Guardian Name Printed:     _____________________________________________

Guardian Signature:     ________________________________________________

Student Name Printed:     ______________________________________________

Student Signature:       _________________________________________________


*Turn in this page only, the rest is for you to keep!

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