Cynthia Rodriguez

Hello My Name Is...

Mrs. Cynthia Rodriguez


Welcome to my 8th Grade Math and Pre-Ap Algebra I class, lets have a great year!


Room 628

891-5335 x54786



Expectations and Grading Policy

Behavior: Students are expected to behave in a manner conducive to a positive learning environment. Students will be held accountable for their actions. Parents will be notified of any problems, and may be asked to attend classes with their child until their child’s behavior is deemed appropriate. A parent conference with the teacher and administration will be requested if necessary.

Classwork: Students will work collaboratively with their peers in an effort to attain a deeper understanding of math concepts. Additionally, students will receive instructional lessons and participate in activities in which they will be required to take notes in their dedicated math composition book. Students are responsible for keeping their math binder organized since it will be used for class work, homework, and possibly some assessments.  

Parent Communication: Parent communication is an important part of the learning process. If a student is failing my class with anything below a C-, parents will be notified biweekly. I also will e-mail biweekly if students have any missing assignments. Sometimes students forget to turn in absent work or forget their name. Every assignment counts!

Tutoring: Tutoring will be available every day at lunch in my room. Students are more than welcome to eat their lunch in my room. Students must get a pass before hand to come, or they will be stopped in the hallway if they get their lunch from the cafeteria. After school math tutoring will be offered in my room as well. Dates and times will be given as soon as tutoring after school begins. Check webpage to see when tutoring is available.

Homework: Homework can be expected nightly, as mathematics is a skill that must be practiced in order to achieve mastery. Students are always allowed to make up work if they are absent (see agenda). All students are responsible for obtaining work that was assigned in their absence. If a student is going to be out for multiple days, follow the guidelines printed in the student agenda. Please allow 24 hours for homework requests. Homework will not be given in advance for extended absences without the permission of administration. If a student is absent, it will be their responsibility to grade their homework. Students are allowed to make half credit corrections on all homework assignments, however, it must be in the four column correction format.

Quizzes and Tests: Quizzes may be “pop” or announced. They will cover only a small amount of the material that has been covered over the past week (2-4 lessons). Concept quizzes may occur throughout the Eureka Modules to drive instructional decisions. Most Modules will have a Mid-Module Assessment and an End of Module Assessment. Students will have advanced notice of these two assessments, so that they can prepare. Students may be given the opportunity to use their notes on quizzes or tests, so an organized binder works to their advantage. Students are allowed to make half credit corrections on all quizzes and test, however, it must be in the three column correction format. Assessment corrections must be made at lunch. Students will not be permitted to take test questions home.

Grading: Students will be graded on their performance on classwork, homework assignments, quizzes, and assessments. Students may be given grades based on the work completed in class as well as at home.

  • Assessment Quizzes, Assessments, and Projects - 70% of grade
  • Practice Homework and Classwork – 30% of grade


Every 8th grader is required to take final exams at the end of each semester in all core classes. Finals are worth 20% of the entire semester grade, making the grade for each quarter worth 40%.


(Algebra only) NC: If a student receives a grade below a 73%, the grade “NC” will show up. NC stands for no credit. This is a high school level coarse and they must receive a minimum of a 73% both semesters to receive a high school credit. If they receive an NC on a paper or test, they are highly encouraged to make half credit corrections to better understand a concept.


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