Mrs. Powell

Math 7 & Math 7 Advanced

All about me:

  • I moved from my hometown of Paradise, Ca where I lived for 36 years.
  • I am married and have 3 children.
  • I have taught for 13 years.
  • I love math and love helping kids .
  • When I'm not teaching I love hanging out with my family and doing DIY projects around the house!

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

We will spend a lot of time working with groups and partners. In the real word the ability to work with others is valued and I think it’s valuable too. The process and thinking behind our math assignments is equally important as the answer. How and why are words that you’ll hear daily. You may need to be reminded that perseverance is key. Assignments given will focus on reviewing PRIOR chapter’s information as well as previewing what’s to come. Mastery takes time, effort, and support. If you have any problems solving assignments you should come see me the next morning for academic support. Don’t hesitate!

I want my kids to learn that math is just part of life….not a specific subject or class!!! Everything we do each day will help us reach this goal.

Please feel free to contact me @ alisha.powell@lincoln.k12.or.us

Mrs. Powell


CLASS EXPECTATIONS:

1. Be on Time: this means in your seats when the bell rings

2. Be prepared: sharpened pencils, math only binder or composition, etc.

3. Be productive and persevere: follow directions, use class time wisely, keep going when

things get tough (and they will) AND ask for help when you need it.

4. Respect the rights and property of others: fellow students, teachers, math books, desks,

student's’ property....


GRADING:

If you make an effort and produce something every day you will be given a minimum of 50%!!! SO NEVER STOP TRYING!!! Your overall grade will be largely based on your knowledge of the material shown on tests.

60% - Tests, Quizzes and Projects

30% - Assignments, Classwork and Projects

10% - Math Review

100% total

Assignment Policies:

Assignments are given to help you grasp concepts and ideas that you will be tested on at the end of each chapter. Answers will be provided but answers do not show knowledge or understanding. Assessments in the form of tests will show me your knowledge and growth. Your full name, period, date, and assignment/problems (.1.4; 7-10) must be written on the top of the page. Students are responsible for completing work LEGIBLY and have it ready at the beginning of the period the day after it is assigned unless otherwise told.


Math Notes & Daily Assignments:

Notes will be done daily so you know how to do new concepts. After, students will be given time to finish the assignment IN CLASS. I make every attempt to give students time in class to do assignments and ask questions. If time is used efficiently daily then gets done in class and less at home!


MATH REVIEW:

Math Review will be done with examples of math problems to reinforce prior knowledge. Each student needs to have a Math Review ONLY spiral notebook. All assignment will all be kept in this notebook and should not be removed until instructed to do so (usually at the end of the chapter or concept)!


LATE ASSIGNMENTS/ ABSENT WORK:

Any assignment not ready the day it is due it is considered LATE and will get partial credit.

SO.... stay on top of assignments. When a student is absent, they have 2 days for each day absent to show me the completed work for FULL CREDIT. It is the STUDENT'S responsibility to write down the assignment NOT mine!

If a student needs extra help it is their responsibility to get the help. I am available outside of class if an appointment is made with me ahead of time.

I STRONGLY encourage parents/guardians to check assignments daily. Students may finish the majority of an assignment in class but parents/guardians should look at what was done. I do not collect work, it MUST stay in the binder. Parents are strongly encouraged to log into Pinnacle online gradebook to see if assignments are being completed. If you don’t have a Pinnacle log-in please contact the office ASAP. Assignments are checked in regularly.


Please, no gum, soda, coffee or food allowed in my classroom.......WATER ONLY!