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Welcome to Back-to-School Night!. Gail Anderson. Background: B.S. Aeronautics/Aerospace (M.I.T. 1988) B.S. Russian Studies and Engineering (M.I.T. 1988) M.A. Math Education (Arcadia 2006) Teaching this year: Algebra 1A and Geometry Advisor to: National Honor Society and Robotics Club

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Welcome to back to school night

Welcome to Back-to-School Night!

Gail Anderson

Background:

B.S. Aeronautics/Aerospace (M.I.T. 1988)

B.S. Russian Studies and Engineering (M.I.T. 1988)

M.A. Math Education (Arcadia 2006)

Teaching this year: Algebra 1A and Geometry

Advisor to: National Honor Society and Robotics Club

Member of Covenant Community Fellowship

(in Towamencin)


Calculus

Calculus

  • Grade: 66% tests, 34% homework

  • Extra credit available on my website each quarter

  • AP exam in early May

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Algebra 1a grading details

Algebra 1A: Grading Details

  • Grade:

    • 60% tests (weekly quizzes & unit tests)

    • 30% homework (generally every night; most often graded for completion/effort)

    • 10% classwork

  • Extra credit available periodically on homeworks, classworks and tests


Algebra 1a course goals

Algebra 1A: Course Goals

  • Think mathematically

    • Logic

    • Patterns and Predictions

    • Symbolic Representation

  • Communicate mathematically

    • Organize work

    • Defend your work

    • Summarize findings

  • Content

    • Solving one and two-variable equations

    • Manipulating variables

    • Basics of graphing and multiple representations (algebraic rule, graph, table and situation)

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Geometry grading details

Geometry: Grading Details

  • Grade:

    • 60% tests (daily quizzes & unit tests)

    • 30% homework (generally every night; most often graded for completion/effort)

    • 10% classwork (PREP grade)

  • Extra credit available weekly on daily quizzes; periodically on classworks and tests

  • Honors track

  • Note on absences


Geometry course goals

Geometry: Course Goals

  • Think mathematically

    • Question & Investigate

    • Patterns and Predictions

    • Symbolic Representation

  • Communicate mathematically

    • Organize work

    • Defend/Prove your work

    • Summarize findings

  • Content

    • Analysis of 2 and 3-dimensional shapes

    • Various standard proof formats

    • Introduction to Trigonometry (triangle measurement)

    • Probability

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Resources where can my child find help

Resources: Where can my child find help?

  • Before/after school

  • Lunchtime (by appointment, please)

  • 1st or 4th periods

  • Activity period (Mr. Gehman’s math tutoring group)

  • Peer tutors (available through Guidance)


Resources how can i help my child

Resources: How can I help my child?

  • PowerSchool (read the comments!)

  • www.cpm.org

    • Parent Guides – great for tutors!!

  • www.hotmath.com (free resource)

  • Course website (link through dockhs.org and Parents & Students)

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College prep mathematics program

College Prep Mathematics Program

  • Active Learning

  • Class Discussions and Group Work

  • Spiraling and Practice


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