Sunday, October 2, 2016

Math Schedule

I have created a new tab for our year long schedule. This will hopefully help you keep track of lessons and assessments. Please note that some of the scheduling will change based on MAP and SBAC testing in January and May.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Our First Week!

We had a great first week in math!

Students began Lesson 1, taking notes at home on Wednesday night. On Thursday they took a Baseline test. This test was simply a way for me to determine what students know and where they may need support in the coming year. Students should not have been able to answer all the questions and will not receive a grade for this test. Once testing was complete, we reviewed Lesson 1 notes and began working on the Lesson Practice. Students should finish the practice for homework this weekend.

Next week will begin our normal course of studies. We will go over one lesson a day, two on weekends, and will test every 10 lessons.

I have to say, I am very excited to work with your student this year. They are so motivated and incredibly hard workers. I'm looking forward to a great year!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Intro Presentation

Hello Algebra/Geometry Families,

Here you can view the presentation I gave at our meeting in May.

You will find the images for supply items I suggested as well as my presentation notes.

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Math Contract

Welcome to Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II Math,

I am excited for the 2016-17 school year. With new students joining us and the “flipped classroom” model, it promises to be a fun and educational time.
Next year I will be piloting a “flipped classroom.” Students will take notes on lesson materials for homework each evening. The next day we will work in class on the Lesson Practice and Practice Set. I will have 25 minutes with each group. Students working with me will complete the Lesson Practice and starred problems from the Practice Set; those problems that deal directly with the material taught in the lesson. Students working independently will complete the remaining Practice Set problems, which cover review material from previous lessons. It is expected that students enter the room ready to work and will stay on task the entire math period. The evening before a test, the homework will be to review past lessons.
The advanced math classes are a change from Course III. Specifically, there will be one teacher for all three classes. What this means is advanced math students will need to work diligently at keeping their notes and homework complete, organized, and up to date. Falling behind should be avoided at all cost. Notebooks will be checked weekly to ensure compliance. Tests will come home almost weekly; a parent signature is required on each test.

In order to ensure success students will require the following supplies:
  • 2 spiral bound, 3-subject notebooks, college ruled, 150 page minimum
  • 1 protractor
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 compass
  • 1 graphing calculator (I recommend the TI-82)

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My name is __________________________ and I will be in the _____________________ math class in the 2016-17 school year. I understand my success is my responsibility. I will maintain my math notebook and supplies and communicate with teacher and family when I need help.

Signed:________________________________________________ Date:___________________

My student, ___________________________ will be in ____________________________math class in the 2016-17 school year. I understand what my student needs to succeed and will provide the time and materials necessary to help them achieve their best.

Signed:________________________________________________ Date:___________________

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Welcome to My Math Blog

Hello CHPCS Mathematicians,

This is my new math blog for Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. I will use this space to post links to helpful math related pages, show exemplars for homework expectations and expand on any difficult concepts.

Please check back regularly to see updates.

I hope you find the site helpful. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for improvement.

Thank you!