Back to School Night Mr. Christopher Fleming 6 th  Grade Mathematics
<ul><li>Why is it  … </li></ul><ul><li>socially acceptable to say “I’ll never be able to do Math” ? </li></ul><ul><li>unac...
Successful Math Students Should… <ul><li>Be Prepared for Class </li></ul><ul><li>Learn From Their Mistakes </li></ul><ul><...
Class Preparation <ul><li>Every student should have … </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School Mathemati...
Learning is a Process <ul><li>Students Can …   </li></ul><ul><li>Retake quizzes  </li></ul><ul><li>Correct Homework  </li>...
Try Something New Methods Incorporated in the Classroom <ul><li>Manipulatives and Math Applets </li></ul><ul><li>Student C...
Ask for Help   <ul><li>Places to go for help … </li></ul><ul><li>Your Textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Class Reference Books  </...
How Can Parents Help? <ul><li>Student Success Increase When Parents … </li></ul><ul><li>Put their own bias toward the subj...
Parent Help Parent Help Sessions Sessions will be on Saturdays. October 22, 2005   8 am to 11 am November 12, 2005 8 am to...
Contact Information I can be reached by: Email:   [email_address] -  Emails will be answered the same day Phone:   (978) 8...
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  1. 1. Back to School Night Mr. Christopher Fleming 6 th Grade Mathematics
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why is it … </li></ul><ul><li>socially acceptable to say “I’ll never be able to do Math” ? </li></ul><ul><li>unacceptable to say the same about reading? </li></ul>6 TH Grade Mathematics
  3. 3. Successful Math Students Should… <ul><li>Be Prepared for Class </li></ul><ul><li>Learn From Their Mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Take Risks </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for Help </li></ul>
  4. 4. Class Preparation <ul><li>Every student should have … </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School Mathematics: Course One (McDougall Littell Publishing) </li></ul><ul><li>Math Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Pencil </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul>Additional Resource: Math on Call by Great Source Educational Publishing http://www.greatsource.com/ Be Prepared Learn From Mistakes Take Risks Ask for Help
  5. 5. Learning is a Process <ul><li>Students Can … </li></ul><ul><li>Retake quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Correct Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Redo Problems of the Week </li></ul>* Tests are used as a final evaluation and retest will not be given Be Prepared Learn From Mistakes Take Risks Ask for Help
  6. 6. Try Something New Methods Incorporated in the Classroom <ul><li>Manipulatives and Math Applets </li></ul><ul><li>Student Centered Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Webquests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jason Project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Round Table Discussions </li></ul></ul>Be Prepared Learn From Mistakes Take Risks Ask for Help
  7. 7. Ask for Help <ul><li>Places to go for help … </li></ul><ul><li>Your Textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Class Reference Books </li></ul><ul><li>Look on the Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Friend </li></ul><ul><li>Your Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your Parents </li></ul>Be Prepared Learn From Mistakes Take Risks Ask for Help
  8. 8. How Can Parents Help? <ul><li>Student Success Increase When Parents … </li></ul><ul><li>Put their own bias toward the subject matter aside </li></ul><ul><li>Check daily assignments for completion </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the student to explain the work from class </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with student and teacher often </li></ul>
  9. 9. Parent Help Parent Help Sessions Sessions will be on Saturdays. October 22, 2005 8 am to 11 am November 12, 2005 8 am to 11 am December 10, 2005 8 am to 11 am More Dates TBA “ Students learn best when their parents are actively involved”
  10. 10. Contact Information I can be reached by: Email: [email_address] - Emails will be answered the same day Phone: (978) 897-6700 x2212 - Phone Messages will be returned at the end of the same school day Notes: - Notes can be written in the student’s assignment book Conference: - Anytime throughout the school year. - Days and Times are usually very flexible.
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