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1 Welcome to Back to School Night. Mrs. Cooperman (Mrs
Welcome to Back to School Night! Mrs. Cooperman (Mrs. Engelhardt) 7th Grade Pre-Algebra: CMP3 Connected Mathematics Project

2 Connected Math Program 3
Aligned with Common Core State Standards (N.J.) Helps students with problem solving Promotes deeper understanding of concepts Promotes learning by doing, not by watching New Standardized Tests - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) : reading, writing, comprehending, and explaining Makes math a more concrete subject to grasp, relates it to real life

3 CMP3 continued… 8 books throughout the year
Listed on the Course Description Accentuate the Negative – information about topics and support resources recently ed to students and parents/guardians Binder upkeep is essential Keeping lessons and homework in chronological order Copies of lesson materials and supplementary information are given in advance to all students

4 CMP3: Connected Math Project
Typical Day Homework- check answer keys; check with group members; additional explanation by teacher as needed CMP3: Connected Math Project Launch – Introduction and Focus Explore (The Problem) Summary Homework Exercises – Write in Agenda

5 Launch (Introduces the Focus Question)

6 Explore (With Partners or Groups)

7 Summary (Related to the Focus Question) May be completed in class or assigned for homework

8 Grading (Total Points)
Homework – Answers are posted on-line Graded on a scale from 0-2 2 = Proper Heading: the date, page(s) and examples; all work shown, all questions fully answered 1 = Some questions answered, some work shown, lack of effort evident 0 = Only answers and no work shown; or no problems attempted Late assignments can be made up within one day for partial credit

9 Group Work Approximately once/week:
ON TASK ACTIVE PARTICIPATION RESPECT FOR OTHERS EXCELLENT BEHAVIOR Approximately once/week: Each individual student will receive a “group grade.” This grade is based on how the individual student contributes to the group activity. Grades range from ; Staying “on task”, no socializing, using positive communication skills

10 Quizzes, Tests, Check Ups, Projects
Quizzes: Individual, Partner, Notebook Taken at the end of one or mores Investigations, usually around 20 pts. Partner Quizzes: optional; may take the quiz independently, usually around 20 pts. Check-Ups: at the end of an Investigation, usually around 10 pts. Homework (unannounced): previous assignments, usually around 10 pts.

11 Unit Tests: at the end of each book; individual work; Review Packets are completed in class prior to the Test; 40 or more pts. Unit Projects: At the end of each unit, will be explained in detail when assigned. May be “optional”; points vary.

12 What to Study Supplementary Sheets (“Class Notes”)
“Explore” questions from the lesson packets Homework questions/answers Summaries from class Review Packets

13 -Review Packets: Important concepts and additional practice exercise when a quiz or test covers several chapters -Unit Test Review: Multi-page packets

14 Extra Resources MathXL :
Students will take a diagnostic test to determine areas of needed support Reflex Math: All CMS students will receive login information

15 Extra Help Morning (only Mrs. Engelhardt), at lunch time, during study hall, or at the end of the day, depending upon the teacher’s availability. Teachers may be contacted via for a morning pass if one wasn’t picked up during the day New morning pass policy: students are allowed into the building at 7:30 a.m. with a teacher’s pass

16 Genesis Updated every few days; the Rotating-Drop schedule is a factor
Homework and group work are included Tests and quizzes will be posted on Genesis within the week, but all students need to have taken the assessment in order for the students to get them back Students can come after school to see their tests and quizzes and do corrections

17 My Website Homework is written on calendar
Tests and quizzes are listed in advance Answers for Classwork, Daily Lessons, Summaries, and Homework exercises are uploaded Review Lessons, Summaries for quizzes/tests Internet Resources

18 Absences Students are responsible for getting the missed work
If going to be absent for multiple days, please let me know 3 days in advance Lesson packets and “Class Notes” are sent to the Guidance Office for pick up after 3:15 pm Complete the homework and hand in to receive credit; modified assignments if it is a lengthy absence Missed tests/quizzes can be made up after the homework is checked

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