WELCOME to Grade 8 Ocean House Math!

It is going to be a fantastic year in Math this year.  We have so many resources to provide for the many different ways students learn.

Out primary resource is a math program called Big Ideas.  Each student will be assigned a hard cover math book to bring home, a soft cover workbook which will travel back and forth, and of course, their chrome book.  The whole math program is designed to be used online, and this is the way students will do most of their homework, quizzes and tests.  The chrome book is a very important part of every learning day!

As parents and students, you all might find that average grades are lower then you might be in the habit of seeing, but this is OK.  Homework is designed to give immediate feedback to a student, and then they can retry the problem for partial credit.  Tests and Quizzes are also online.  My personal policy will be that students can stay after school on my extra help night (Wednesdays) and make up a failed assessment on a paper test/quiz ... with the better grade counting.  The object is for students to 'know the math', and I will do all in my power to help them reach that goal!

We will also use a few other programs in math class to assist the learning.  Khan Academy will occasionally be assigned or suggested to supplement learning.  We will sometimes have fun with Kahoots, and extra practice with IXL.  I also encourage students to google a topic they may be having difficulty with, as another voice can help the learning.

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Cheryl Olson

Contact Information:

Name: Cheryl Olson
Email: colson@gloucesterschools.com
Phone: 978-281-9850
School: O'Maley Middle School
Subject/Dept: Grade 8 Math
Room: 107

Homework & Assignments

  • May 23, 2-17 All Students have Big Ideas work to complete in preparation for tomorrow QUIZ on sections 9.3 and 9.4
    Posted May 23, 2017, 10:28 AM by Cheryl Olson
  • May 20, 2017 All students have a project due tomorrow.  Most students are almost done and C and D blocks have an hour tomorrow to work on it.    There is no weekend homework ...
    Posted May 18, 2017, 4:34 PM by Cheryl Olson
  • May 16, 2017 There is no official homework this evening.  Students started a new project today.  Directions are in there google math folder.  Projects will be due Friday.  
    Posted May 16, 2017, 4:16 PM by Cheryl Olson
  • May 10, 2017 A and B blocks have an online Big Ideas assignment.  C and D blocks also have an online assignment which will be exactly 20 minutes of their time (do not ...
    Posted May 10, 2017, 11:51 AM by Cheryl Olson
  • May 10, 2017 Homework for all classes is floppy book page 196 ... Practice for lesson 9.3.  Also note that I will be collecting floppy books on Thursday to grade chapter 8, 9 ...
    Posted May 9, 2017, 10:50 AM by Cheryl Olson
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New Documents & Files

  • Factor chart.doc   51k - Sep 8, 2015, 3:37 PM by Cheryl Olson (v1)
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