Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Back to School Night 2013 Math 7 Sharon Jaeger Team 7B Cedar Drive Middle School 732-946-0055 x7343."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Back to School Night 2013 Math 7 Sharon Jaeger Team 7B Cedar Drive Middle School firstname.lastname@example.org 732-946-0055 x7343
Please Do Now (Index Card Instructions) Please print your child’s name and class period number at the top of the card. Print your name(s) on the next line. State your email (I will email you with my responses to questions on your cards) If you have any questions, concerns, or comments for me, please list them on this card. Be sure to turn the card in to me at the end of our “class period.”
Program – Math 7 CMP2 Math Pre-Algebra – Connected Math Program 2 Aligned with the new Common Core Standards for Mathematics adopted September 2011 Discovery Based Program Students work individually, in pairs, and small groups to solve problems Continuation of 6 th grade program with supplementation for the CCSS Online textbook access
Helpful Websites Connected Math Program 2 Website http://connectedmath.msu.edu/parents/ http://connectedmath.msu.edu/parents/ http://www.phschool.com/cmp2/parent_ guide / http://www.phschool.com/cmp2/parent_ guide / Other helpful websites are listed on my web page!!
Classroom Information Supplies Calculators – TI 34 MultiView or TI 36X Binder Format – 3 or 4 Sections While You Were Out Binder
Grading 70 % Assessments (Tests and Quizzes) 20% Concept Checks (Mini Quizzes) 10% Homework Tests and Quizzes: Will be announced several days in advance and date posted on the 7B calendar on the web page. Study guides will be posted on my web page as well. 50 -100 points each. If a student is absent they must make up the assessment upon returning. Concept Checks: Will be unannounced but will cover material reviewed in class. 10 points each. Homework: Must be complete for full credit with all work shown. 100 points each
Benchmarks Students will be administered 3 benchmark assessments during the year that are tied to course big ideas and standards. These tests will not be graded, but rather serve as guideposts for progress and concepts that need more or less instruction and practice.
Skill of the Month Practice problems to review previously taught skills and concepts that students need to maintain. Students may work on them at home or during the ELO period. Packets will count as a homework grade based on completion and will be assessed by a concept check the day after the packet it due.
Homework Students can access their homework assignments daily on my webpage on the school website. Homework should be completed as if it were being graded and problems need to be attempted for full credit. Absences: If you are absent, you have as many days as you were absent to complete your missed assignments.
Typical Day in Math 7 Class Students begin with a Warm Up or Do Now Exercise Students check solutions to previous night’s homework assignment and ask questions Class reads introduction to problem from textbook Students work individually, in pairs, or small groups to complete the problem Teacher circulates around classroom answering and asking questions Class presents solutions and summarizes problem and concepts learned Students copy homework assignment into planners Last minute concerns/questions
Extra Help What do I do if my student is having difficulty? What do I do if my student needs extra challenges?
Contact Information Email is Best! I respond to emails very quickly!! email@example.com Team 7B Website – Team calendar for important upcoming assessments and school activities. Thank you and I look forward to a very successful year! Email is Best! I respond to emails very quickly!! firstname.lastname@example.org Team 7B Website – Team calendar for important upcoming assessments and school activities. Thank you and I look forward to a very successful year!
Have a good night and Thank You for attending!!