Homework Policy for Parents & High School Students
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In order to ensure students are optimally benefitting from their enrollment at Math Project, parents are required to read and sign the following homework policies BEFORE registering their child. We implement these rules to equip students with key life skills, such as time management, work organization, setting priorities, meeting deadlines and above all, taking responsibility for their studies. As such, all parents and students are required to abide by the following policies:
- Math Project teachers update the student’s performance report after every session that includes the assigned homework in the yellow box along with its due date and time. It is the parents and students responsibility to check the assigned homework in the student’s performance report that will be shared with you at the email addresses provided.
- Students are expected to complete the assigned homework on time and to the best of their abilities. They must show steps and follow the instructor’s guidelines.
- If a student is absent from a session due to any reason, the homework may be assigned and still be due by the deadline. It will be the parent’s and student’s responsibility to check the performance report for any assigned homework, self-learn the content from the skipped session or parents could have them join Math Project’s drop-in, supplementary sessions called Math Aid Hours.
- Homework completion entails attempting each and every question in the assigned worksheet or exercise, unless specified otherwise by the instructor. Even if the concept is not so clear, the student must try to attempt using the examples provided in class or by joining Math Project’s free drop-in sessions, Math Aid Hours. Failure to do so is deemed incomplete homework.
- While Math Project teachers do their best to make learning during the sessions as interactive and effective as possible, it is also the student’s responsibility to work with the instructor during the session to develop clarity of homework concepts.
- The student must let the instructor or Math Project administration know during the session if he or she is struggling with a concept and does not feel prepared to do the assigned homework.
- Academic integrity is an essential component to student learning. Students are expected to submit original work for all evaluations, and are responsible for ensuring that issues of plagiarism, cheating, copying, etc. are avoided.
- In the event that a student is unable to complete the assigned homework, it is the parent’s responsibility to email Math Project at email@example.com providing justification with documentation. A text message, a phone call or an email from a parent are not acceptable.
- Please note that Gmail addresses are most compatible with our Google-based education platform. Parents are encouraged to create their own gmail address if they don’t have one for performance report access.
- The students must submit their homework by the due date and not ask for any extensions, except in case of emergencies.
Equipment for online study sessions
Here are the equipments that we recommend as you prepare for the Math Project study sessions This will be extremely effective in facilitating a superior interactive experience in the online classroom:
- OPTION A – Any writing tablet with a stylus
- OPTION B – Any touch-screen laptop or tablet (such iPad, Samsung Tablet, etc) with a stylus
- OPTION C – A non-touchscreen laptop with a mouse or trackpad
- OPTION D- A cellphone
Some important considerations:
- Any touch screen device will work for Conceptboard notes. However, OPTION C & D should be the last resort if Option A & B are not accessible.
- Stylus is recommended for Option A & B. Alternatively, the student can use mouse/fingers to write.
- It is ideal for students to have two separate devices. One will be used for camera and the other for writing on Conceptboard.
Checklist to determine ‘Enrichment’ versus ‘Regular’ Status
If your answer to any of the questions below is a ‘YES’, the student’s status in the program may be considered “Regular” (versus “Enrichment”). If ‘Enrichment’ you could qualify for a $50 per month scholarship payable towards your Math Project fees.
- We understand that Math Project curriculum is more challenging and accelerated than most North American public schools. Is the student behind Math Project’s Enrichment Track requirements for his/her grade level (See Appendix A for details)?*
- Does the student have trouble completing the assigned homework on time on a weekly basis and in an organized manner?**
- Does the student struggle with passing Math Project tests within the first 2 attempts?***
- Does the student opt-out of participating in math contests when selected by the program administrators?
- Was the student at or below the Canadian National Average in the Mathematica contest in the prior school year?
- Does the student have any behavioural issues?
CURRICULUM CRITERIA FOR ENRICHMENT SCHOLARSHIP
|Grade Level||Math Project Enrichment Curriculum|
|Grade 2 – 4||Successful Completion of Junior School Curriculum (Number Sense, Data Management, Measurement and Geometry)|
|Grade 5 – 6||Successful Completion of Middle School Curriculum (Number Sense, Measurement and Book 1)|
|Grade 7 – 8||Successful Completion of Middle School Curriculum (Book 1, Book 2, Book 3 & Book 4)|
New Student Onboarding
At Math Project, we pride ourselves on offering our parents responsive and excellent service. At this stage, here are some things you need to know about your new journey with us:
What to Prepare in Advance:
See Equipment Options
How to make use of the Weekly Performance report?
A video with new platform, policies and procedures is coming soon.
How to submit homework?
A video with new platform, policies and procedures is coming soon.
How to Ensure Your Child’s Progress Once Enrolled
- Math Project invests a significant amount of resources to keep our parents informed of weekly performance, test results, and assigned homework through weekly performance report emails. If you do not receive an updated performance report from us by email within 24 hours of the Math Project’s study session, please notify us immediately. Kindly review the report on a laptop or desktop or clear the cache on cellphones. It is often the case that parents review the reports on their cellphones without clearing their web browser’s cache which displays the older version.
- As our technology-system is Google-based, if you do not have a Gmail address, you will lose access to your child’s performance report every two weeks. In order to avoid the hassle of re-requesting access, we strongly recommend you create a Gmail address and set up mail forwarding to your regular non-Gmail email.
- ·If you have any homework-related questions or have any homework concerns, please ‘Reply All’ (NOT ‘Reply’) to the latest performance report email and we will make sure your query gets addressed in a timely manner. Even though every attempt is made to respond to queries as soon as possible, please allow us 1 business day for a response.
The Math Project management is happy to be your primary point of contact at Math Project, and you are encouraged to contact us at any time with your questions, comments, and feedback. If you have any Math Project-related questions or concerns, please call or text us at 1-844-628-4243 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Integrity Statement
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY STATEMENT & CODE OF CONDUCT
[Parents & students are required to sign and place this Math Project Academic Integrity Statement on the cover page of quizzes, exams and assignments]:
“In submitting this [quiz, exam, test, contest or assignment], I confirm that my and my child’s conduct during this [quiz, exam, test, contest or assignment] adheres to Math Project’s Code of Conduct for Parents, Students and the Math Project team. I confirm that my child did NOT act in such a way that would constitute cheating, misrepresentation, or unfairness, including but not limited to, using unauthorized aids and assistance, impersonating another person, taking more than the allotted time and committing plagiarism.”
Title of Submission:
Math Project’s Student Signature:
Date of Submission:
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS AND THE MATH PROJECT TEAM
- It shall be an offence for a student and their parents knowingly:
(a) to forge or in any other way alter or falsify any document or evidence required by the Math Project, or to utter, circulate or make use of any such forged, altered or falsified document, whether the record be in print or electronic form;
(b) to use or possess an unauthorized aid or aids or obtain unauthorized assistance in any academic examination or term test or in connection with any other form of academic work;
(c) to personate another person, or to have another person personate, at any academic examination or term test or in connection with any other form of academic work;
(d) to represent as one’s own any idea or expression of an idea or work of another in any academic examination or term test or in connection with any other form of academic work, i.e. to commit plagiarism.
(e) to submit, without the knowledge and approval of the instructor to whom it is submitted, any academic work for which credit has previously been obtained or is being sought at Math Project or elsewhere;
(f) to submit any academic work containing a purported statement of fact or reference to a source which has been concocted.
(g) to share tests, worksheets or any content provided by Math Project without the explicit permission in writing of Math Project’s management.
- It shall be an offence for a Math Project member knowingly:
(a) to approve any of the previously described offences;
(b) to evaluate academic work by a student by reference to any criterion that does not relate to its merit, to the time within which it is to be submitted or to the manner in which it is to be performed.
- It shall be an offence for a Math Project team member and student alike knowingly:
(a) to forge or in any other way alter or falsify any academic record, or to utter, circulate or make use of any such forged, altered or falsified record, whether the record be in print or electronic form;
(b) to engage in any form of cheating, academic dishonesty or misconduct, fraud or misrepresentation not herein otherwise described, in order to obtain academic credit or other academic advantage of any kind.
(The Statement and Code has been adapted from the University of Toronto)