# Mrs. Dahm, MS Math

### Class Information

## WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!

#### There are 18 groups of students, three in each class.

#### Thus, everyone has tests and quizzes on different days.

#### Further, it is hard to list them all on the calendar. I will do my best.

#### Please ask your child when they are.

#### Middle school is a great time for them to take ownership of their quiz and test dates.

#### They always know a few days in advance.

__THIS YEAR:__

- There will be approximately
. Please reference the middle school calendar for all dates.**two to****t**hree quizzes per chapter can be corrected for half credit back but must be returned the following day in order to receive that credit.**Quizzes**- There are
. Please come prepared. All tests will be sent home for a signature and students must correct all mistakes.**no retakes on Unit Tests****YOU CANNOT EARN POINTS BACK ON TEST CORRECTIONS. YOU GET WHAT YOU GET.** - Student grades are weighted. The grading program mathematically computes your child's grade, based on the following weights:

**TESTS: 40%**

**QUIZZES: 30%**

**HOMEWORK 20% (Consider this your FREE EXTRA CREDIT! GROW YOUR BRAIN and fix your work!) **

**Fixes on homework must GO ON THE BACK OR ON SEPARATE PAPER. NO PEN. I WILL NOT ACCEPT FIXES ANY OTHER WAY. **

**KHAN: 10% (Consider this FREE EXTRA CREDIT!)**

***We will still be checking binders for organization, but I will not be grading them!**

**Perhaps the most exciting news this year is KHAN! **

**I will not be assigning weekly topics for each grade. **

**I CONSIDER THIS PART OF THEIR INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING THIS YEAR!**

**Each child will be required to do the following:**

**Each child will be required to do the following:**

***Two hours of Khan each month**

***Choose their own topics: whatever they feel they need more work on OR something they want to learn more about. **

***TEN minutes of videos MAXIMUM PER MONTH:) **

**(YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!)**

***We are all busy, and I think this will offer the kids some flexibility as to when they do it and use Khan more as a personal practice tool. **

## Homework has three symbols in the grade books.

**100%**means they correctly did all their problems.**88%**means that a student got two wrong or less. If a child receives an 88%, they are able to make as many corrections as they want until they receive a 100%, but it is**not required**. Corrections should be done when they receive the assignment back. They are not accepted after the Unit Test.-
**0%**means that the student had more than 2 wrong, and**corrections are mandatory**.when you see a 0. It is simply a symbol that they need to make corrections and owe work.**Do not panic**

**Current Topics**

**Current Topics**

### Sixth Grade: Algebraic Expressions and equations

### Seventh Grade: Everything decimals, fractions and integers. Exponents, scientific notation.

### Pre-Algebra: Everything decimals, fractions, and integers. Exponents, scientific notation.

### Algebra: Multi-step equations and inequalities. Absolute Value equations

### Algebra 2: nothing yet.

**"BY FAILING TO PREPARE, YOU ARE PREPARING TO FAIL" ~Benjiman Franklin**

**Every middle school student should have the following for every class:**

- Pencil
- Red pen
- Whiteboard Marker (please label)
- Binder
- Looseleaf
- Calculator (please label)
- Textbook (6th only)

Textbooks are only used in sixth grade. They are able to leave their textbooks in my classroom.