Math News
Middle School Math
  Mrs. McClanahan
We're already in the 
             15th week of school!  
This means that we have 2 weeks to have our grades SET for the 2nd quarter.  If you need to retake a quiz to improve your grade, now is the time!  Don't wait until it's too late!  Make an appointment with me today to retake a test or quiz and then study to make it worth your time and mine.  
Be attentive in class!  These 2 weeks Really count for your learning and can make or break your grade for the 2nd quarter.

Math Minutes Practice -We study a basic math skill each week in class and get an opportunity to pass that Math Minute each Friday.
Students are  to practice at home 2 times each night.

Math Minute Hall of Fame! .

             8th Grade

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* Sophie   * Rebecca   * Ty    

* Taylor     * Carter     * Jenna

* Danny     *Ryan  *  Zack 

* Spencer


           7th Grade

  *  Kris    * Ethan    * Madison

       * Victor  *  Tanner

             6th Grade

* Suzy  *Chase  *Julia  *Taylor *Kade M.

*More students are close to reaching this goal in each class!

                    I look forward to entering more names soon!

To earn this Award students need to pass

7 Different Math Minutes! .


We take a test or quiz every week in Math Class. 

I encourage students to TRY every problem and show me what they can do. 


Test and Quiz Retakes <--this is a link to read more about this process.

I believe that as a student participates in class and practices their math homework at home, their understanding of those concept can grow.  For me, that's the whole point.

Therefore, when a student wants to retake a quiz or test, I want to give them a chance to show their new understanding. Below are the requirements for this privilege.

  • Students can retest in Math

  • Students need to make an appointment with Mrs. McClanahan at least a day in advance of the retesting appointment

  • Students need to correctly rework any missed proble

  • ms on the test they are retaking.

  • Students may be asked to complete a Khan Academy exercise to practice

  • One test retake per appointment. (Don't wait until grades are due and try to retake 3 quizzes.)

  • Students need a dated note of permission to stay after school, e-mail or hand written by a parent/guardian.

Important things to know about Math Homework:

* I assign homework every night.

* Each problem should be worked. It's important to practice!

* I will answer any questions the following day.

* I want students to try every problem on every assignment.

* Students need to complete every assignment, even on days they are

not in class.

* The Homework Document lists each days assignment, most

assignments require the text book to complete the assignment.

* Homework is collected sporadically to see that it is complete. All

homework should be completed in the Math Notebook, in a

chronological order.

(6th grade will work pages in there workbooks)

* Homework is worth 20% of the overall Math grade.

* The Weekly Quiz or Chapter Test will consist of the same type of

problems that were practiced that week (or previous weeks) in

the Homework.

Math Minutes Practice - 
 We study a basic math skill each week in class and 
 will get an opportunity to pass that 
Math Minute each Friday.
Students are definitely encouraged to practice at home!


Birthdays We will celebrate birthdays 
                                               on a monthly basis 
                                               on the last Friday of each month.

         We will celebrate        

              November Birthdays,     

      Friday, December 15th,    
                at 2 o'clock.       
If your child has a birthday during December, please feel free to send them to school with a yummy treat, on this designated Friday, to share with each person in the class to celebrate! 

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Developing students who are COMPETENTProductive 
        and Responsible   by promoting the acedemic skills character 
                    to succeed in life.   

What's going on in Math Class?
Each week I will post here what we're studying in the different Math Classes.  There is a link below you may follow to view what Standard each topic satisfies. 

6th grade   
    Compare and order integers
Solve problems by working backwards
Write fractions as decimals
Graph ordered pairs on the coordinate plane
Find the distance between two points on the coordinate plane.
7th grade     
Test over:Scientific Notation
Computing with Scientific Notation
Multiply and divide Monomials
Square roots and cube roots
8th grade   
y-intercept form
y = mx + b
Point-slope form
y-y1 = m(x-x1)
parallel and perpendicular slopes
same slope or opposite inverse slope

     What was the homework tonight?    Homework 
     What did I miss while I was absent?  Homework 
What Standards we are learning
this week in:  *The links are ready, 
                            check them out!  :)

6th grade      7th grade       8th grade. 


Character Word of the week


   Khan Academy Challenge!  
Any Middle School Student who completes their grade level in Khan Academy this school year will receive a reward on Award Night in May!.


School Bucks-

This year, as a school, we are using a website, called School Bucks, for parents to pay for yearbooks and field trips. We will no longer accept cash for these things (or even for lunch money) we will still accept checks. Thank you for your help as we become more digital.


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