Mr. Shedd

Phone: (817) 441 - 4504

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Mathematics, TCU M.A.T. Mathematics, TCU

Mr. Shedd

Hi all!

 

I'm Mr. Shedd, a math teacher at Aledo High School. I first became an Aledo Bearcat in 2014, starting at Daniel Ninth Grade Campus. This year, I'm excited to join the staff at Aledo High School! I'm a graduate of TCU - twice! - though I grew up in Nebraska. I moved to Fort Worth in 2010, where I met my wife, Rachel.

I work as hard as I can to make math accessible to every student. I work to develop engaging lessons that make abstract concepts as simple and concrete as possible. I believe that what we learn on our own is what we learn best, so I frequently encourage and empower students to investigate mathematics both with my guidance and on their own. This year, I'll be teaching AP Calculus and Pre-AP Algebra II. I'm excited to get to work!

If you would like to sign up for my Remind messages, text "@sheddalg2," "@sheddAB," or "@sheddBC" to 81010 (for Algebra II, Calculus AB, and Calculus BC, respecitvely) or use the Remind app.

  • My Schedule

    1st period: AP Calculus AB

    2nd period: Conference Period

    Flex Tutorial Days: Tutorial Sessions Posted Weekly

    3rd period: AP Calculus AB

    4th period: AP Calculus BC

    5th period: Pre-AP Algebra II

    6th period: Pre-AP Algebra II

    7th period: Pre-AP Algebra II

    *This schedule may change as the school year requires*

    I am available both before school and after school for additional tutorials if Flex tutorials are not sufficient. I am usually on campus by around 7:45 am and I stay until about 5:00 pm on most days.  Please encourage your student to stop by for help whenever they need! 

    Please also feel free to email me at any time: dshedd@aledoisd.org

     

    Grading Policies

    For both AP Calculus and Pre-AP Algebra II

    • Tests - 60%
    • Quizzes - 25%
    • Homework - 15%
    • Minimum of 3 Tests and 1 Daily Assignment per week in each quarter

     

     

    Correction and Retake Policies

    Homework: Any homework grade below 100 may be re-done or corrected (once!) in order to bring the grade up to 100. This may be done with my help.

    Quizzes: Any quiz grade below 100 may be re-done or corrected (once!) in order to bring the grade up to 100. This may be done with my help.

    Tests: Any test grade below 80 may be re-taken to replace the grade, with a maximum grade of 80, per the district grading guidelines. Prior to re-taking a test, the student will need to submit corrections of the original test (these may be done with my help), and attend any and all required re-teach tutorial sessions. The student will have up to two weeks to re-take the test.

     

    Late and Make-Up Work

     

    In order to keep up with the material, it is imperative that students turn in assignments complete and on time. Each assignment will have a due date. If an assignment is turned in after the due date but before the relevant Unit Test, the student may still receive full credit on that assignment. After the relevant unit test, the assignment's maximum grade becomes a 50.  If a student habitually turns in assignments after the due date, further grade penalties may be necessary.

    Lesson Plans

    My lesson plans can be found under the "Quick Links" tab to the left on this page. All of my lesson plans should be considered tentative and are subject to change. It often becomes necessary to spend a little more time on a concept or to speed things along, depending on how students are handling the content. I will always make sure my plans for the current week are up-to-date. All activities, assignments, and homework will be available on Canvas.

    Syllabi

    More detailed syllabi and class rules can be found here:

    AP Calculus

    Pre-AP Algebra II