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.
The 6th Grade Mathematics FSA is April 27-April 28! Please make sure your child is completing all homework assignments below!
Students have been enrolled into ALEKS. Please use the link above to reach the website. Students will log in using their user name and password they glued into their agenda. Students are allowed to pick the skills to learn. I strongly suggest they work on skills that we are learning in class. Advanced students must complete 30 minutes in ALEKS per week. It is due every Sunday night at midnight. If a student completes 31-60 minutes of ALEKS in a week, I will enter an extra credit grade into Skyward for that week (EC in ALEKS). Regular students are to work on learning 4 skills per week and it is due on Sunday at midnight, too. If a student learns between 9-16 skills in that week, I will enter an extra credit grade into Skyward for that week (EC in ALEKS). At the end of the 4th 9 weeks all students must have mastered 100% of the ALEKS skills by midnight on May 20th (75% for REGULAR students). This is the last test grade I will enter into Skyward for the 3rd 9 weeks. Students can track their test grade in the gradebook in ALEKS.
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 8". 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:
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.
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!