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1 Back To School Night 2012-2013 Brian Fili 8 th Grade Math Teacher

2 Textbooks

3 Mark your calendars!!! SHMS Math Night Learn more about the Math in Focus Program Wednesday, October 3 rd 7:00pm Auditorium

4 On Line Resources Username: 8grade30 Password: s7k6h

5 Classroom Supplies Spiral Notebook or Binder Folder Graph Paper (optional) Covered Textbook Pencils and a graphing calculator.

6 SHMS Grading Policy Tests: 40% ** Quizzes/check ups: 30% ** (both announced and unannounced) Homework: 15% Homework is given typically Monday-Thursday night. Sometimes it is checked for completion and other times checked for accuracy. Homework questions will be addressed in class if students had a problem with their assignment. Other: 15% **We usually assess the students on either Wednesdays or Fridays

7 Grading Policy For information on homework or upcoming assignments, my website is updated daily. However, all assignments are written on the board in the classroom, and is expected to be in your agenda before leaving the room.

8 Contact Information Best way to contact me is through email Phone number 610-892-3470 ext 7314

9 Website

10 Need Help? We are available for help after school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesdays and Thursdays, the 8 th grade honors students as well as high school tutors are available in my room for additional support.

11 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Focus – Move away from “mile wide, inch deep” curricula; Narrow scope of content Coherence – Build on solid conceptual understanding; Think across grades & link to major topics within grade Rigor – Conceptual understanding; Procedural skills & fluency; Problem solving

12 Mathematical Practices 1.Make sense of problems & persevere in solving them 2.Reason abstractly & quantitatively 3.Construct viable arguments & critique the reasoning of others 4.Model with mathematics 5.Use appropriate tools strategically 6.Attend to precision 7.Look for & make use of structure 8.Look for & express regularity in repeated reasoning

13 SHMS Math Mission Statement The mission of the SHMS mathematics program is to: 1.Inspire intellectual curiosity and aesthetic appreciation of mathematics as a body of knowledge 2.Promote critical thinking and problem solving skills to solve real world problems 3.Develop computational fluency and understanding of mathematical algorithms in order to apply known facts to unknown situations 4.Encourage students to be active participants in a life-long learning process as independent thinkers

14 Problem Solving in Math in Focus

15 Thank you for coming!! Enjoy your evening! Looking forward to a wonderful year!!

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