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Fall 2011 Parent Meeting


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The slide presentation that accompanied our fall parent meeting.

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  • 1. Ensuring Your Student’s Success in Algebra
  • 2. AcademicConsiderations This Is High School – What does that mean?Lesson Process How We Teach Your StudentEnsuring Success What It Takes for a Successful Year Q&A Your Questions
  • 3. • Middle school math was essentially 50% review and 50% new• Algebra is 10% review and 90% new material• Part of your student’s permanent transcript.• Everything is to a higher standard
  • 4. • Algebra is abstract concepts• Algebra requires critical thinking skills
  • 5. • Algebra is a high school credit course• Algebra students are held to a higher standard• Pre-AP students are held to an even higher standard• Algebra grades are included in their G.P.A.
  • 6. •There is NO math gene!•It takes time, effort, and practice to do math well.
  • 7. • Algebraic thinking & symbolic reasoning• Function concepts• Relationships between equations & functions• Tools for algebraic thinking• Underlying mathematical processes
  • 8. • We will watch every student closely the first marking period.• We do not want any student to have a grade of less than 80.
  • 9. • At Second Progress… • A grade below 75 will result in an immediate move to 8th Grade G-T Math• At The First Marking Period… • Any student with under an 80 average will be placed in 8th Grade G-T Math.
  • 10. Read & NotesEvery lesson begins with a readingassignment.Students will read and take notesover one or two sections of the text.This prepares the students for thenext day’s lesson.
  • 11. Class LessonThe day’s lesson is based on whatstudents read the previous evening.They already have begun their notesand only need to fill in the blankswhen taking class notes.
  • 12. Home PracticeDaily practice assignments arebased on the day’s lesson.It will generally take about 45 to 60minutes.We encourage students use a 20minute rule when doing theirpractice.
  • 13. ReviewAt the beginning of class we reviewand discuss selected problems withwhich students have had somedifficulties.
  • 14. • There are 3 levels of problems • Level A – Learn the concept; practice speed • Level B – What everyone should be able to do • Level C – Higher level – stretch the skills• Students choose which problems to do, BUT they must do some from each level.
  • 15. • Assessment Every Friday • Quiz, Quiz, Test • You should have a graded paper every Monday. Ask for it!• Quick-Quizzes Anytime
  • 16. • An end-of-course exam that covers the Texas-mandated curriculum• The test will be timed• 15% of final course grade• No need to take a grade level assessment
  • 17. • Graphing calculators will be used extensively in class• We have a class set of TI-84+ graphing calculators• Your student will need one at home
  • 18. • Weekly Update• Calendar• Practice Sets• Forms, Instruction sets, Graph paper, Information packets, etc.• Other good stuff•
  • 19. Parents Student Teachers
  • 20. Success!
  • 21. When the gates are down and the lights are flashing;And the whistle is blowing in vain;If you sit on the tracks, ignoring the facts;Then you can’t blame the wreck on the train. Don McLean
  • 22. Don’t Blame the Train
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