Students should be coming to class with a notebook, folder/binder and a pencil (mistakes are made in math so pencils are recommended.) The class will have instruction time but students will also have independent practice time. I give the students the opportunity to work with a partner as long as they are working.

I do not tolerate phones while the students are working and while I am teaching. If the students have to be told to put their phone away multiple times their phone will be in a bin at the front of the room for the remainder of the period.