Each morning between 8:00 and 8:20, core teachers are available for tutorials. Students are encouraged to see teachers for additional help and support during this time. On test days, these tutorials are highly attended as many teachers will give test reviews. Please check CANVAS for their tutorial schedule.
Every Tuesday through Thursday the CMS Library is open to students from 3:50 – 4:50. During this time, students may make up tests or work on homework. There will be a teacher present during this time to monitor and assist students. There is a sign in sheet used to track students use of this service.
Tips for Studying Math
- When working on Math Homework, put a question mark by any question you struggle with completing. Go ahead and try to work it out…. This will show the teacher where you are struggling. Look at your notes (you took notes, right?) Are there any on line resources to help you? Does the teacher post the class notes?
- Attend morning tutorials when you don’t understand your homework. Ask questions! – Remember the ones you marked with a question mark when you completed your homework??
- When grading homework in class, pay attention when the teacher works out problems!!! He/She may actually work out a problem you missed!
- Re-work those problems later that day. If you still don’t understand, attend tutorials.
- New Vocabulary/Formulas: Memorize new vocabulary and formulas- make note cards!
- When preparing for a quiz, rework all of the problems you missed on homework assignments.
- When preparing for a test follow the same strategies you used for preparing for a quiz! Complete any review given and rework any problems you missed. Rework any problems you missed on homework assignments, too!
- Sound like a lot when you have other homework? It might be! You may need to get creative… rework math problems on the weekend if you need to!!
Extended Day: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:50 -4:50
***High School Honors Math students are often available.
Math Test Taking Strategies:
- When you get the test, DUMP!! Write down formulas you memorized and any vocabulary you may need.
- Read the directions carefully. Highlight important things.
- Read each question carefully. Ask yourself what is it asking? Highlight what it is asking and important information.
- Show your work!!! On every problem!!! You may receive partial credit, or you can quickly find an error.
- Be neat! Work in columns. Use scratch paper if necessary. Do not “cram” it all in one little space.
- Eliminate any answers that are not possible. (Wrong measurement for example)
- Do not spend a long time on a problem you do not understand. Put a question mark by it and move on. If time allows, come back to it and try!
- When you finish the test, check your answers.
After the Test
What? I need to do something AFTER the test??
Yes! When you get your graded test back, you need to work your missed problems again! Even if it is not required. You will be tested on this again! If you score below an 80, go to tutoring. You will need to master the concept in order to understand future math concepts!!
How To Help Your Child Be Successful In Math
This is not your average on line textbook! The online edition has tutorials, practice problems and more. It has helpful video examples for each section that we are covering in class.
Access your On-Line Textbook via Canvas through the Class Link portal.
Resources from On-line Textbook:
- QR Codes/Math on the Spot: Video tutorials provide step-by-step instruction of the math concepts covered in each The QR Codes are provided on student work pages, and Math on the Spot are links embedded in the online edition. (Both are the same)
- Personal Math Trainer: Online Assessment and Intervention – Practice skills and improve understanding of math concepts. Includes videos, guided examples, and step by step
- Animated Math: Activities to practice key math
Morning Tutorials: See teacher webpage for tutorial schedule. Tutorials begin at 8:00
- These are not one on one tutorial sessions but rather a time for students to come with specific questions.
- Students should work through the homework as much as possible and come with specific problems they need help
- Students can attend the tutorial session of any math teacher and not just their math
CANVAS: Access copies of notes, keys to reviews, homework and test dates
Tutorials after school in the library from 3:50 -4:50 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Tutoring List of Paid Tutors:
Contact Grade Level Counselor
Students who score below a 70 should complete test corrections and turn them in to be graded. They must be complete, correct, and show all work. They also must have a parent signature. They can be done at school or at home, with or without help from a parent, teacher or tutor. Students are welcome to come in to tutorials and ask questions. If done correctly with all work shown, the grade can be raised up to a 70.
How To Help Your Child Be Successful In Pre-Algebra
- On-line Textbook: This is not your average on line textbook! The online edition has tutorials, practice problems and more. It is also helpful if the student forgets their work pages. Students can print the exact pages from the online edition. Great tool for students to use on their smartphone, tablet or home computer.
Student log in: s-number
- Password: s number password
- Click on appropriate grade level in upper right corner Resources from On-line Textbook:
- QR Codes/Math on the Spot: Video tutorials provide step-by-step instruction of the math concepts covered in each example. The QR Codes are provided on student work pages, and Math on the Spot are links embedded in the online edition. (Both are the same)
- Personal Math Trainer: Online Assessment and Intervention – Practice skills and improve understanding of math concepts. Includes videos, guided examples, and step by step solutions.
- Animated Math: Activities to practice key math concepts.
- Morning Tutorials: See Canvas for tutorial schedule. Tutorials begin at 8:00
These are not one on one tutorial sessions but rather a time for students to come with specific questions. Students should work through their homework as much as possible and come with specific problems they need help with. Students can attend the tutorial session of any math teacher, not just their math teacher, by using the tutorials calendar on the teacher’s website or the calendar outside the teacher’s door. .
Extended Day: Tutorials after school in the library from 3:50 - 4:50 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We are working with the high school to get a Math Honor Society student in every tutorial session. Students should come to extended day ready to work on their current math homework.
- Tutoring List of Paid Tutors: Contact Grade Level Counselor
- Refresh Quiz: Assigned as a review of concepts. Students are given 5 – 7 days to complete and may use any resource they want to complete. This includes peer tutoring, parent help, online help and teacher tutoring. Refresh quizzes are given through Canvas and students have 2 attempts to take the quiz. We will record the highest of the two grades.
- Tests: Students are allowed to correct any failing test for a grade up to a 70 if they do corrections on the missed problems and have a parent signature on the correction form. Students will need to check with the teacher for deadline for corrections. Students may use any resource available to complete test corrections and must show all work. Teacher Webpages: Access copies of notes, keys to reviews, homework and test dates