Presentation on theme: "Welcome to ACRMS Parent Information Forum"— Presentation transcript:
1Welcome to ACRMS Parent Information Forum December 1, 2011
2my child’s success in mathematics? How can I fostermy child’s success in mathematics?
3Math success for my child What can I do to help my child with math homework?What can I do when my child does not understand his/her math work?What can I do to help my child succeed in math class?
4Two important goals for ALL students: They learn to value mathematics.They become confident in their ability to do mathematics.Two important goals for ALL students:
5General Homework Tips Provide a study place. Provide materials. (pencils, etc.)Be consistent with time.Check agendas.Help with organization skills.Use a study buddy.
6#1 Be positive!If you have a negative attitude about mathematics, chances are your child will, too.
7Acknowledge that mathematics can be challenging at times and persistence and hard work are the keys to success.Persistenceand hard work!!
8“perseverance”Struggling at times in mathematics is normal and is actually necessary to understanding mathematics.
9The Pearl ProblemOn a string of pearls, the largest is in the center and the smallest are on the ends. Each of the small pearls on the two ends costs $1 each; each of the next larger pearls costs $2 each; the third from the end costs $3 each; and so on. On the basis of this plan, how much would a string of 9 pearls cost? 12? 25? N?
10#2 Help your child realize that mathematics is a significant part of everyday life. deciding whether one has enough money to purchase a list of items at the storereading a mapbuilding a budgetdeciding on the shortest route to a destinationdetermining the price of an item on sale
11# 3 Learn about math related careers Research different careers with your child. Help your child understand that the school courses he/she takes now and the grades he/she earns will affect his/her future.
12#4 Make mathematics fun!Play board games, solve puzzles, and ponder brain teasers with your child.
19Student survey #4 What can your parents do to help you with your math homework?Check my workProvide me a quiet place to workMake sure my siblings leave me aloneDon’t bother meDon’t get mad at me or yell at meGive me hintsTell me to put it in my binderGive me a snackIn a nice quiet voice ask, “Would you like some help?”
20Suggestions for homework help: One goal for parents is to assist their children in figuring out as much as they can for themselves.Ask questions that guide, without telling them what to do.Ask questions that can not be answered with a “yes” or “no.”Use some of these questions and refer to the notebook that students create and use in class.
21Sample Questions to get started… What do you need to know?How can you get the information?What terms do you understand or not understand?Have you solved similar problems that would help? Let’s look at your notebook.
22Questions while working… Can you make a drawing (model) to explain your thinking?What do you need to do next?Do you see any patterns that will help you solve the problem?How do you know your solution is reasonable?Are there any questions you want to ask your teacher?
23CMP2 Textbook online http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com 1) go to2) select LOGIN from the sites offered.3) for “user name” enter ACReynoldsMiddle (this is case sensitive – exactly like the bold print)4) for “password” enter (no spaces)5) once you are logged in select “student edition” under the My Books tab on the leftside of your screen.6) A blue screen will appear. Select “click here” to begin running the program.7) This will bring up the cover page of the 6th grade book. To select 7th or 8th grade leveltexts. Select your grade level from the tabs provided at the top of the screen.8) This will pull up the front cover of the selected grade level textbook. From here,select “contents” which is a tab on the left side of screen.9) From here you may select any investigation or ACE questions within the textbook.
25Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course.
26For the first time in her life, my daughter LOVES math. She finished her first ALEKS course in three or four days! I have asked her repeatedly why she loves ALEKS so much, and the answer is that there is no real wrong answer. While she may get an answer wrong, there is always an opportunity to learn how to do it; there is no punishment or penalty, only learning. She likes that as she goes through the program, it fills up her pie chart; she finds it very satisfying. My daughter also likes that ALEKS is able to determine why she missed the problem and provides appropriate feedback, for example, if the decimal is in the wrong place it will tell her. The best part, though, is that my daughter is finally going to start school feeling prepared for math. She has always been an A or B student in math, but never believed that she was "good" at it; now she believes that she is!Amy Mayer, Parent
27Helpful math websites ACRMS: http://www.buncombe.k12.nc.us/ACRMS That Quiz:Web math:Math World:Connected Math Project:Connected Math glossary terms:Multiplication review: multiplication.com
28The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.- S. Gruder
29Presenters: Cindy Dearman – B.S.Ed. MAT, National Board Certified Randal Hylemon – B.S. in Math, National Board CertifiedHeather Rejzer – B.S.Ed., National Board CertifiedChris Thompson – B.S. in Political ScienceVicky Williams – B.S.Ed., National Board Certified