Phone: (716) 686-3255 ext. 9230
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Math Education SUNY Oneonta M.S. Math Education SUNY Buffalo State
Mr. Chris Pollard
My name is Chris Pollard, and I am in my 11th year teaching at Lancaster High School. While at Lancaster, I have taught Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, and PreCalculus. I am more than happy to help present and former students before and after school. Come by to Room 230 and see me!
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to e-mail or call me. I will get back to you ASAP. Thanks, and I look forward to working with you!
3” 3-ring binder
Folder w/ Pockets & 3 prongs
Graphing Calculator (TI-83, 83+, 84, 84+)
One pack of 3 x 5 index cards
This course does not have ANY homework assignments. We will use the two periods of Math every day to learn and practice in many different styles (groups, stations, activities, games, etc…). However, if we find that students are not completing the expected work on a regular basis, the homework policy could change. If students do not finish the expected work during a period, they will be asked to come back to finish it before school, after school, or during a free period. We will expect all students to work hard during the two periods every day. If they do, all work should be able to be completed, and there should never be any homework.
Students can do test corrections for every Unit test during the year. They are not mandatory, but students will receive half of the points they miss back if they do them. The students have a week upon receiving their test back to do them, and they must be done before school or after school with myself and Mrs. Anstett, or during school with a Resource teacher if they have one. Each question that the student got wrong, they must re-do the problem from the beginning with all work shown. If it is a multiple choice problem where showing work is tough, a sentence explaining why the answer is correct is also acceptable. We will not accept any unfinished corrections. The best way to ensure a great grade in this class is to do test corrections every unit!!