7th & 8th Grade Mathematics Ms.Peterson Room 219
Welcome to Math Class! This year we’ll be using the enVision Math 2.0 curriculum. This curriculum is designed to help all students develop their mathematical understanding and ability. The materials stress not only key mathematical skills, but also the importance of problem-solving, reasoning, and critical thinking. One component of this approach is that students will spend time discussing and writing about mathematics. The book is available online and the link is on the left side of the student PowerSchool page where they see their grades.
enVision Math 2.0 uses a variety of instructional techniques to motivate students. Much of this is done online.
Each lesson takes about 2 days.
The first day, the class goes through examples to build a mental image of the concept and practice. Homework is the "Do You Understand, Do You Know How" problems
The second day, We review the homework and then work on the "Practice and Problem Solving" problems.
There are two assessments for each chapter. The mid-topic quiz and the end-of-topic test. There is a review day before each.
I am new to this program so please be flexible. I will add more to this page as I can and make adjustments as necessary.
Homework: Do the homework in the student book, show all your work, be prepared to discuss problems and questions.
Calculators we will often use calculators in class. TI-30 calculators are good ones to buy - about $10.
Extra Credit: There will be regular opportunities for extra credit throughout the semester. Completing challenge problems and bringing in math comics are two examples.
Grades: Everyday will be worth about 10 points. Tests and quizzes will be 50 and 25 points each.
I am looking forward to a great year with you.