Middle School Math
  Mrs. McClanahan
  

  Welcome Back!   School starts Monday, August 14th  

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!

Math Minute Hall of Fame! .

                                          8th Grade


                                         7th Grade


                                           6th Grade


To earn this Award students need to pass 7 Different Math Minutes!



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!

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 problems 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.
      
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 at the bottom of this page you may follow to veiw what Standard each topic satisfies. 

6th grade   Class Room Procedures and Expectations
                        1.  Respecting others students and teachers.
                        2. Respecting the classroom and tools used for learning.
                        3. Respecting our learning environment.
                        4.  Creating a culture of effort, learning, achieving, and striving to excell.
                        5.  Respecting each students right to try, fail, and try again without condemnation.


7th grade     Class Room Procedures and Expectations
                        1.  Respecting others students and teachers.
                        2. Respecting the classroom and tools used for learning.
                        3. Respecting our learning environment.
                        4.  Creating a culture of effort, learning, achieving, and striving to excell.
                        5.  Respecting each students right to try, fail, and try again without condemnation.
                        
                             
8th grade   Class Room Procedures and Expectations
                       1. Respecting others students and teachers.
                        2. Respecting the classroom and tools used for learning.
                        3. Respecting our learning environment.
                        4.  Creating a culture of effort, learning, achieving, and striving to excell.
                        5.  Respecting each students right to try, fail, and try again without condemnation.


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

                            We will celebrate    August Birthdays,  

                           on Friday, August 25nd, at 2 o'clock. 


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.

Look for more information about this process in upcoming school newsletters and office e-mails. Thank you for your help as we become more digital.


                                
                      
                           
 Links:
     What was the homework tonight?    Homework 
     What did I miss while I was absent?  Homework 
    What Standards we are learning this week in   6th grade       7th grade          8th grade.    .