Overview: My goal is to provide each student with a risk-free environment that promotes respect and the exploration of math. You will be working in small groups and individually. As a member of a group, you will share your ideas, help others, be helped by others, and listen to different approaches to the same problem: basically you will have the opportunity to take on various roles! My goal is for you to become confident in math!
The Number System: I can apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.
Expressions and Equations: I can use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. I can solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
Geometry: I can draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them. I can solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.
Statistics and Probability: I can use random sampling to draw inferences about a population. I can draw informal comparative inferences about two populations. I can investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.
Homework: Math concepts need to be practiced to develop understanding. I choose my homework problems to achieve the goal of practice, understanding and application. My philosophy is that homework should be meaningful.
If you are struggling with your homework:
* Go back to review the problems we completed in class (you will have taken notes about this (kept in your Math notebook). It may be helpful to go back a couple of days.
* Look at the problem and start to write all that you know about the problem. You will be surprised at how this will help you! This is also a great test taking strategy.
Assessment: Multiple forms of assessment will be utilized. My goal is to allow ample opportunity for success. We will have pre-assessments before each unit so that I can learn what each of you already know: I’ll then plan instruction accordingly. Each unit will include quizzes, projects, math reflections, and unit tests. All unit tests will require a parent signature and every student will correct any incorrect responses.
Any questions? Please contact me at (firstname.lastname@example.org) !
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