• Ms. Susan Craig
• Bachelor’s degree in business
and math education from
Western Montana College
• Master’s degree in classroom
technology integration from
• Now in her 27th year of
• Mom and family girl
• Almost a half-century old (do
the math ) and still loves to
• Still loves to teach
• Lots of interests outside of
Improve my math, reading, and problem
solving skills (Reading, you say? Yes,
reading! More on that later!)
Treat others with respect!
With hard work!
By coming to class prepared!
With lots of help from me, other adults, and
Common Core Math Standards
Interactive Math Notebook
With a great attitude!
More hard work!
Did I say hard work?
1. Work hard
2. Be kind
3. Be honest
4. Don’t give up
5. Clean up
Even when you don’t feel like it.
With my permission, yes
Without my permission, no
There will be times (lots of them) when it’s
okay to use it
While we’re not using devices, yours
should be placed on your desk face
down and silenced
Clear unflavored water in a clear bottle
or container with a lid is okay
Other drinks are not (because there is
carpet in the classroom)
Food is not allowed
except on special occasions
(because there is carpet in the
Each student is expected to master the
Montana Common Core Math
Standards for his or her grade level
You will be graded based on your level
of mastery of the standards
Grades will come from homework
assignments, online quizzes, tests, and
individual and group projects
Did I say pencil?
Let me mention a pencil
Notebook for doing homework
Pen for grading homework
Your math notebook (you will be
creating this throughout the year)
Yes, but the work loses 25% of its earned
point value each day that its late
And…you’ll have to complete the
assignment even if it’s not worth anything.
(WHAT? WHY? HOW IS THAT FAIR?)
Remember…you are expected to master
all of the math standards for students in
your grade level. (Oh yeah, forgot about
Moral of the story…always do your
If you’re having trouble, speak to Ms.
She will work with you to schedule time
for extra help
Help is available before and after school,
but make sure you have transportation
It is up to you to make arrangements
During your study hall
Don’t expect another teacher to excuse
you from his or her class