Objective: Students will develop self-responsibility, organization and knowledge of content area material.
Topics: Kinematics Vectors
Dynamics Projectile Motion
Assessment: Students will be graded on tests, classwork, homework, quizzes, and labs. Tests will be weighted 35%, classwork, homework, quizzes 25%, and lab 40%.
Class management: It is my contention that physics is not an innate ability; rather it is a discipline which takes a great deal of hard work, instruction and perseverance. Therefore, class time will not be used to negotiate discipline problems. There is one rule in Mr. Helgeson’s class:
Be a positive influence in the classroom. Participate.
All Madison high school rules pertaining to appearance, language, food, and drink will apply in this classroom. We are just a part of a greater community.
For those who want to test the system, prompt and poignant action will be taken. If a student is disruptive he/she will be asked to leave the room and sit in the hall by the door. If the student leaves for any reason there will be a referral written for truancy. Please wait until I have time to talk to you.
Lastly, I believe in students being there own best advocates. Please do not hesitate to schedule time to talk me about grades, or any other concerns.