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First day

  1. 1. Welcome to Mr. Tjerslands Math 7 Class 1
  2. 2. The way it was .....Not a problem this year since we will be using the SMARTBOARD There are a few ground rules 2
  3. 3. "The Crease"You will see a taped off area in front of the SMARTBOARD.This area will be called "The Crease". You are not allowed tostep into "The Crease" unless you are instructed to. Be carefulnot to walk through "The Crease" when entering and exitingclass. I want everyone to be able to use the SMARTBOARD, butwe must be responsible with it. 3
  4. 4. Class Responsibilities MaterialsTo be prepared for class everyday you will need your Team 7A Supplies. See the Team 7A Supply List thatyou received during your “0” period class. HeadingOn all papers in your notebook, this heading should be used:Name DateMath 7 Period ____ Type of sheet (ex. Homework)The two types of sheets are: Notes and Homework. Binder Organization: 1.) Arrange sheets by date 2.) Complete the Do Now, Turn the page, Complete the Class Notes, Turn the Page, Complete the homework, Turn the page 3.) Repeat Everyday 4
  5. 5. Assessments Cumulative Exams: Two to three cumulative exams will be given each quarter.Projects: One take home project will be completed eachquarter. These projects will be graded on a rubric that youwill receive at the beginning of the assignment. 5
  6. 6. AssessmentsWeekly Quizzes: On Fridays we will take a weekly quiz toassess the level of understanding on the material from theprevious Thursday to the Wednesday before the quiz. 6
  7. 7. AssessmentsBasic Skills Quizzes: One major problem in mathematics education isforgetting information necessary to learn new topics. To help preventthis problem, every Wednesday we will take a Basic Skills Quiz toreview and test knowledge of material from 5th and 6th grade. BasicSkills Quizzes can be made up at 10:05 on Friday (the very beginningof the lunch period). Basic Skills Quizzes can be made up as manytimes as needed to learn the material and earn a satisfactory grade. 7
  8. 8. HomeworkWe will be using two types of homework this year:TYPE 1: Textbook or Worksheets When these are assigned they will be due the next day and will not be accepted late.TYPE 2: Castle Learning The link and description of Castle Learning is on the back of this sheet. When assignments are posted, they will be due two days later (ie. Assigned Wednesday and due Friday). You will receive one extension coupon per quarter. 8
  9. 9. Cumulative Review Sheets and Journal Entries Cumulative Review Sheets: Mathematics is a subject where newconcepts are built on a strong foundation of previously covered material.Every week this year, we will be completing a Cumulative Review Sheet tostrengthen our knowledge of previously covered material. The first sheetwill be distributed on Wednesday, September 8 and due Tuesday,September 14. Journal: Your journal will help you develop your skills incommunicating math through writing. The journal assignments will appearon the same sheet as the weekly Cumulative Review. Cumulative Review Sheets and Journals will be accepted one day late for half credit 9
  10. 10. Grading Your quarter grade will be calculated using the following categories.Cumulative Exams and Projects 50%Quizzes 20%Cumulative Review Sheets 15%Daily Homework 10%Journal 5% 10
  11. 11. Team BlogTeam 7A has a website that provides nightlyhomework assignments, project information, andinformation about special events. The address is: http://greathollow7a.blogspot.com/ 11
  12. 12. Mr. Tjersland‛s BlogI have created a blog that contains full class notes, videoexplanations of topics, and online quizzes for you to use aspractice. This is an excellent resource both as homeworkhelp and reviewing for quizzes and exams. You can alsoask questions using the comments feature of the blog.The address is: http://tjersland.blogspot.com 12
  13. 13. Teacherease.comTeacherease.com is an online gradebook that is available forparents/guardians to view their student‛s grades on all classroomassignments. This will enable parents/guardians to monitor theprogress of their student. This website is updated nightly andprovides me with the opportunity to e-mail home when an assignmentis missed. Please provide an e-mail address on the All About MeHandout which will enable me to send you a welcome e-mail thatcomprehensively explains how to access the website. The address is: http://www.teacherease.com 13
  14. 14. Castle LearningCastle Learning is an online homework website thatallows me to create assignments for you that arecompleted online. We will be going to the computerlab in the first few weeks of school to log in andobtain passwords. The address is: http://www.castlelearning.com 14
  15. 15. All About Me• Due on Friday, September 9 with Parent/Guardian Signature• MUST include a Parent/Gaurdian E-mail for Teacherease• If you do not have any computer issues, please see meafter class 15
  16. 16. Attachments Cumulative Exam #1.doc Project Requirements 3­15­07.doc Day 6 Distributive Property.notebook Day 3 Angles in Polygons.notebook Day 7 Compare Sci Not.notebook Day 9 Correcting.notebook Day 2 Adding Integers.notebook Day 2 Multiplying and Dividing.notebook Cumulative Review Sheet 1.doc

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