Back to School Night 2011

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Back to School Night 2011

  1. 1. Back to School Night 2011 Welcome to Mr. Schama's 8th Grade Math Class!
  2. 2. Tonight's Topics <ul><ul><li>What is expected of my child? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What traditional skills will my child learn? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  21 st Century Skills...What are they and how will they be used? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Classroom Expectations <ul><li>Students are expected to.... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrive to class on time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be prepared for class (come to class with appropriate book(s), pencils sharpened, homework out, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete EVERY homework assignment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect themselves and one another. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be alert and ready to learn. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What math skills will my child learn this year? <ul><ul><li>Understand the Real Number System </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equations and Inequalities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Factoring Polynomials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pythagorean Theorem and its application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scatterplots, Slope, & Linear Functions </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 21 st Century Skills
  6. 6. 21 st Century Skills <ul><ul><li>  Creativity and Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Critical Thinking and Problem Solving </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Communication and Collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Group Lesson Assignment <ul><ul><li>Group Project (3-4 Students) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will teach a whole lesson to the class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson will be decided upon by the group </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>40 minute presentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Should expect 2-3 weeks of preparation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources available to the student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Powerpoint </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Board </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Overhead Projector </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be Creative! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Contact Information <ul><ul><li>Available for extra help... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7:30am - 8:00am every morning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By appointment afterschool (till 3:45pm) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: (201) 555-5555 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engrade: www.engrade.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use it to check your child's grades. </li></ul></ul></ul>

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