How can I get a good grade in math class?

1. Come to school daily with the materials you need to be successful. 
2. Keep your binder organized and make sure assignments are not missing and on time.  
3. Make sure you well on all tests and quizzes! Exams are half of your grade.
4. Check your progress regularly on the computer or on your phone.
5. Feel free to arrange a conference with me during office hours if you are concerned about your grade. 

Why was my assignment marked as missing when I have a stamp?

If I record an assignment as missing, it was not turned in.
Assignments marked as missing may be stamped, but were not turned in when I collected it.

Are you available for extra help?

I am available Monday through Friday at lunch and  after school if you make an appointment.
Additional or cancelled office hours are announced  through Remind or under announcements.

Do I have math homework tonight?

Yes. Every night and weekends. Check the assignment whiteboard in class for daily homework. 

Do I need a computer?

Yes and no. It is not mandatory for you to have a computer. You will have online assignments every chapter and many of our class resources are online. Some assignments may be done with phones that have online capability. In general, a computer is the modern tool for students of this era. Successful students need to know how to use a computer. If your family is in position to arrange getting a computer, it will be very beneficial to get one. If not, there are computers available at Oakland High and at the public library.


What is the best way to reach you?

The best way to reach me is by email at abernethy.ohs@gmail.com. 
You can also call Oakland High School at (510) 874 - 3676 and leave a message for Miss Abernethy.


What should I do if I miss a class?

If a you miss a class, always check the class website. It is also a good idea to contact a classmate for missed notes/information. 
If you are in school stop by room 207 during office hours.

What are my first priorities when I enter class?

1. Be prepared (supplies, binder, homework)
2. Have your homework out on your desk.
3. Begin the Warmup.

Should I use a pen or pencil?

Pencil. And please bring a small sharpener if needed.


What should I do if I fall behind?

Do the most current assignments FIRST. Once you are back on track, go back and do review assignments to learn what you may have missed.
Get tutoring for extra help.

Why are there pictures on the assignment sheets?

The assignment handouts look very similar at first glance. Often students pick up the wrong one. The pictures are there to help you tell them apart!