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Hawkins Web Page 2010

  1. 1. Welcome to Mathland… where you can check out but never really leave…Mathematics Is Everywhere! Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm…
  2. 2. A little bit about Mrs. Hawkins… Both graduates of Oakland High School, my husband Ronnie and I have three sons. Clint graduated from EIU in 2007 and works for Traveler’s Insurance. Chris is a philosophy major at EIU, and Cary works at MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. in Arthur. We have two of the smartest dogs in the world and their names are Junior and Annie. After graduating from EIU twice, I have taught computer programming, mathematics, physical education, did a several year stint as guidance counselor, and even did some coaching. After finally figuring out what I wanted to do when I grew up, I am now back in the math classroom and loving every minute of it. Technology is one of my passions so I am extremely excited that it is part of my everyday teaching routine. My presentation definitely defines how I like to teach students – hopefully you will find it useful, informative, and sometimes funny – enjoy.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Technology Tools Used in Mrs. Hawkins’ Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific & Graphing Calculators </li></ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>SMARTBoard </li></ul><ul><li>Geometer’s Sketchpad (student edition available on-line) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.keypress.com /sketchpad/ </li></ul><ul><li>Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Graphcalc </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.quickmath.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>We safely use the following programs at school, so students may want </li></ul><ul><li>to download these free programs at home to assist with their work and understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.graphcalc.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.mathematicshelpcentral.com/graph_paper / </li></ul><ul><li>then click on gpaper.exe </li></ul>
  4. 4. Supplies <ul><li>SUPPLIES NEEDED for all classes: </li></ul><ul><li>3-ring binder </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook paper </li></ul><ul><li>Pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Pen or marker </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry (in addition to the above items): </li></ul><ul><li>Protractor </li></ul><ul><li>Compass </li></ul>
  5. 5. Calculators
  6. 6. Classroom Procedures CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS The purpose of classroom assignments is to learn/practice/understand math skills. Assignments must be complete and work must be shown to receive full credit. Questions should be asked as they arise. Work all missed problems again to come up with correct answers. See me outside of class as needed.
  7. 7. Classroom Expectations The Parent/Student Handbook will be followed Always bring book, notebook, and supplies Do math first, other homework second (if with you) Only one late assignment per quarter If you miss class, check your class board for missed work, ask for clarification as needed, and you will have a number of days equal to the number of days missed to hand in makeup work – the better your attendance and work ethic the easier your job will be Respect yourself, others, and the equipment - no food or candy – gum is okay as long as it is not seen or heard – no shooting baskets Be in your seats and ready to work when the bell rings and please wait until I dismiss you at the end of class – tardies are dealt with in the office
  8. 8. <ul><li>OHS GRADING SCALE for all grades including semester tests: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>99.5-100 A+ 69.5 – 72.4 C- </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>92.5-99.4 A 66.5 – 69.4 D+ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>89.5 – 92.4 A- 62.5 – 66.4 D </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>86.5 – 89.4 B+ 59.5 – 62.4 D- </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>82.5 – 86.4 B 0-59.4 F </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>79.5 – 82.4 B- </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>76.5 – 79.4 C+ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>72.5 – 76.4 C </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>QUARTER GRADES (example) </li></ul><ul><li>Homework (graded on completion) – 238 points out of a possible 300 points – 238/300=79.33%* </li></ul><ul><li>Notes may be turned in for homework points </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes/tests/other assessments – 357 points out of a possible 400 points – 357/400=89.25%* </li></ul><ul><li>Quarter percentage - (89.25% + 89.25% + 89.25% + 79.33%)/4=86.77% </li></ul><ul><li>SEMESTER GRADES (example) – GPA & Transcript </li></ul><ul><li>Each quarter counts 45% of the total grade and the final exam counts 10% of the final grade </li></ul><ul><li>Q 1(3) 76.55% * .45 = 34.45 </li></ul><ul><li>Q 2(4) 85.79% * .45 = 38.61 </li></ul><ul><li>Final Exam 91.00% * .1 = 9.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Overall semester grade 82.16% </li></ul><ul><li>No points can be counted for days with unexcused absences </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulative quizzes will be given on the last day of every week--tests/other assessments may be given as units are completed </li></ul><ul><li>Students may retake one quiz/test per quarter - inquire when interested </li></ul><ul><li>Students/parents can check grades at any time with TeacherEase </li></ul>OHS Grading Scale
  9. 9. <ul><li>Mathematics Sequences at Oakland High School </li></ul><ul><li>(Placement depends on past/present achievement) </li></ul><ul><li>Average Math Placement: Standard Math Placement: Advanced Math Placement: </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Grade Grade </li></ul><ul><li>7 th Pre-Algebra 7 th Pre-Algebra 7 th Pre-Algebra </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Algebra B-1 8 th Algebra B-1 8 th Algebra 1 </li></ul><ul><li>9 th Algebra B-2 9 th Algebra B-2 9 th Geometry </li></ul><ul><li>10 th Geometry 10 th Geometry 10 th Algebra 2 </li></ul><ul><li>11 th Intermediate Algebra/Geometry 11 th Algebra 2 11 th College Algebra/Trig </li></ul><ul><li>12 th Algebra 2 12 th College Algebra/Trig 12th Precalculus </li></ul><ul><li> (Typical Track) </li></ul><ul><li>The “Standard Math Placement” is the typical track pursued by most students. This program allows for completion of Algebra 1 as a freshman, followed by Geometry, Algebra 2, and College Algebra/Trig. The Algebra B-1 and B-2 courses cover material equivalent to Algebra 1, and may even cover more material with the additional time, allowing for better preparation/readiness for the subsequent courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely high math achievers follow the advanced route, allowing them to complete a precalculus course in their senior year. </li></ul><ul><li>Students who struggle with math or have to work extremely hard to understand the concepts will achieve more in the “Average Math Placement.” This sequence of courses still allows students to complete all required math to enter most four-year universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Variations in these sequences may be necessary due to achievement and/or future plans. </li></ul><ul><li>All students must complete three full year math courses, during grades 9-12, in order to graduate from Oakland High School. </li></ul>
  10. 10. NEWS!!! <ul><li>The OHS Math Team has advanced to state competition three times in the past four years! It is an awesome experience, and you are all invited to be a part of it – we will begin practice later in the fall or early winter. </li></ul><ul><li>ACT/PSAE Practice </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.actstudent.org/sampletest/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://go.hrw.com/hrw.nd/gohrw_rls1/pKeywordResults?keyword=mm1%20test%20prep%20illinois </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.act.org/workkeys/practice/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Catch the Sudoku craze… </li></ul><ul><li>www.dailysudoku.co.uk/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions? Questions, now or in the future, please e-mail me at [email_address] or call 346-2166 between 2:30 and 3:30. The rest of my daily schedule can be seen at http:// www.teacherspage.org / under Students click Schedule - HS Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? A: Pumpkin Pi! http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~runde/jokes.html