Strategic Math:

a great class to have!

Our class is goal based and designed to meet the needs of the learner. We will be working as a whole class, small groups and individuals. Each learner varies in their mathematical knowledge, but all students should plan on making significant academic gains in their areas of need.

Each student has individual goals that we are working on. Students will enter my class and have an engaging activity to get their brains firing. Half of our class time will be devoted to acceleration of topics that your students will be learning. The other half of class will be working on individual standards as needed. Students are encouraged to ask questions and get support on areas of need.

Above all else, think positive! Math growth can and will come! Just keep working hard! I believe in you!

Week 7, Oct. 17-21

Week 3, September 19-23

Week 2, September 12-16 - Agenda

Fractions to decimals quizlet

Petals around the rose - game link -Become a Pontenate of the Rose! Play until you find a pattern, and then don't tell anyone the secret!

The below links are options for practice. Feel free to practice away!

Strategic Math summer survey

Distributive Property and Combining Like Terms Jeopardy Game

Percent practice quiz

Percent practice game

Review game (percents, fractions, decimals, like terms, integers)

Math at the Mall game(practice percent of a number)

Multiplication Fact Practice

Rate and Ratio ActivitiesWord Problems

Multiply and Divide Fractions Quiz

Multiply and divid integers

- IXL.comhttp://ixl.com

__Standards Practice__

Students are encouraged to practice math every day. Even 15 minutes per day can make a difference. Each student will have individual goals listed on their agenda. Please plan to work on these goals at home 5-7 days per week.

__Parent/Guardian Support__

In order to achieve the goals, parent help is crucial. I have your child 2 days per week. You have them more than that. In order to have the greatest impact we need your time and energy. When helping students it is good to keep in mind that kids remember more or what they really understand. Working on concepts with the following structure will usually have the best results;

- first use real items to solve problems
- second draw pictures to help solve problems
- lastly write equations with numbers to solve problems.
*Brain research tells us to try to incorporate movement with the learning. It can greatly increase information remembered. This means that throwing and catching a ball while memorizing improves learning! Have a ball!*__Class Newsletter__