Saturday, January 23, 2010

I am back!!

Boy, this was a short week for me!! Monday I started feeling sick and I spent Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in bed. I made it back to school on Friday, with A LOT of work to catch up on. I was lucky enough to have Mrs. Guinand, Lakeview's former math teacher, as my sub, so I knew math was being taught in my absence!! I have caught up on entering grades except for the quiz that was taken on Friday.

Many students have missing homework assignments, while most are only worth 3 points, they add up quickly. Remember that as long as they are turned in before the chapter test, points will be given!! Those zeros don't have to stay zeros, so check your grades and turn in your late work!!! A lot of times students just skip a few problems, but they don't get completion points unless the assingment is complete!

In math next week we will finish up the chapter on geometry in measurement. Hopefully we will get through the Pythagorean Theorem and Linear Functions before ISATS. I big task, but I think we can do it.

In algebra we are working on Exponential Functions. This is one of my favorite topics in algebra. We will be finishing this chapter next week with a PROJECT!!!

Have a great and HEALTHY weekend. Hopefully I will fully recover by Monday.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Week of 1/15

In Algebra this week we have been getting back into full swing after our final last week. We have started our study of exponents, focusing on operations with exponents. Next week we will move on to exponential functions and applications.

In math we have moved into a chapter on geometry and measurement. Students will be using their equation solving skills daily in this chapter. With only a six or so weeks until ISATs we are moving full steam ahead!!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, January 4, 2010

High School Recommendations

You all should have received a registration packet from the high school over winter break. Within the packet you can find course descriptions for the classes that your child will be taking next year if they are attending Downers Grove South. I will be sharing my recommendation for math with students this week. Please take a moment to talk to them about my recommendation and contact me with any concerns.

**Algebra students will be receiving their recommendations after they take their final.**