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Welcome to 6th Grade!

 

On my calendar below, you will find assignments listed for the week for ADV (advanced) and REG (regular) classes.  To check that your student has filled in everything they need to accomplish for this week, please click on the correct class to view what was posted in my classroom.

ALEKS requirement will begin the week of August 31st.  I will post instructions to logging into ALEKS here and in your child's agenda planner that week. 

MOODLE INFORMATION:

MOODLE LINK: moodle.tvcs.org 

Press the link above.  Students log in with their computer unlock user name and password from school.  They should see: "Counts-Math".  Click on it.  Then, they should see: "Chapter 3".  The videos and lesson practices will appear.  They MUST do both every night.  Check my teacher connection webpage calendar for the correct video and lesson practice that is assigned for that date.  

ADVANCED MATH CLASSES

Quiz corrections:  If a student corrects his/her quiz the night of the quiz and turns it in the next day, they can earn full credit on the quiz for the corrections.  I ask that students state the correct answer and write a sentence explaining WHY that is the correct answer.  I've already told them the correct answer in class.  If they just write down the correct answer, it doesn't show me that they learned anything until I read the sentence for WHY they know it is correct.  I want them to continue to learn skills that they are struggling with in math.

Test corrections:  Students will be given an alternate test the day after a chapter test.  They only have to complete the corresponding question on this new test for any incorrect answers for half credit.  For example, if a student misses #1,5,and 10 on a chapter test, the next school day I will ask them to do #1,5, and 10 on this new test paper to earn 1/2 credit of the points they missed.  If they receive a 100% on the chapter test, they will not have homework that next night.  This is another opportunity to learn something they haven't quite mastered.  I won't ask them to re-do questions they have already mastered! 

 

Please visit these websites to learn more about the flipped classroom:

http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7081.pdf 

 

http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/18/my-view-flipped-classrooms-give-every-student-a-chance-to-succeed/

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-frydenberg/the-flipped-classroom-its_b_2300988.html

REGULAR MATH CLASS

Students enrolled in my regular math class will still have access to each of my teaching videos in Moodle.  Homework will require students to use a computer, tablet, or smart phone connected to the internet.  Please indicate any issues with access to these devices or services on the parent signature page of my syllabus.  Our school has computers available after school for students in these cases.  More information will come home with your child from the front office about the use of computers after school.

Quiz corrections:  If a student corrects his/her quiz the night of the quiz and turns it in the next day, they can earn full credit on the quiz for the corrections.  I ask that students state the correct answer and write a sentence explaining WHY that is the correct answer.  I've already told them the correct answer in class.  If they just write down the correct answer, it doesn't show me that they learned anything until I read the sentence for WHY they know it is correct.  I want them to continue to learn skills that they are struggling with in math.

Test corrections:  Students will be given an alternate test the day after a chapter test.  They only have to complete the corresponding question on this new test for any incorrect answers for half credit.  For example, if a student misses #1,5,and 10 on a chapter test, the next school day I will ask them to do #1,5, and 10 on this new test paper to earn 1/2 credit of the points they missed.  If they receive a 100% on the chapter test, they will not have homework that next night.  This is another opportunity to learn something they haven't quite mastered.  I won't ask them to re-do questions they have already mastered! 

Please email me with any questions or concerns that you have!

Go Buffalos!

Dana Counts

 

 

Contact: Dana.Counts@tvcs.org

PDF documents
ADVANCED math homework for 8/20! - This is due 8/21!
Advanced Math Syllabus - Signed and turned in by Monday, Aug. 8th.
Flipped Class information -
Homework for weekend 8/22-8/23! - Turn this in on 8/24!
Math Vocabulary Chart for Homework on 8/24/15! - Please fill in the definitions for these words.
Math Word Wall List - Use this to decipher words to math operations!
REGULAR math homework for 8/20! - This is due 8/21!
Regular Math Syllabus - Signed and turned in by Monday, Aug. 8th.
Vocabulary Chart for Ch. 3 and 5 - Write definitions for hw on 8/24/15!

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