Math Practice / Math Journal

Math Practice:
Students are not going to be assigned weekly math homework.  
They will occasionally be asked to refelct on math tasks completed during class or group work.  If students are in need of extra practice on an individual basis, they may be assigned a few practice problems.  If this happens it will be written in their agenda.

Research shows..."Math Homework should be given only if the homework task is worthwhile and draws upon opportunity for refelction or active investigation around the home." (Mathematical Mindsets by: Jo Boaler and Carol Dweck; pg.109)

* Note:  If students would like to practice math other times they may go to my resource page for other math sites.

In class Students will use the link below to take  them to  the Frontrow Math site.  Once they are on the site they will type in their first and last name and their class code.  Mrs. Ruch's homeroom and Mrs. Goldstein's homeroom classes will share the same frontrow class code. 
Ruch/Goldstein Math class code - 63de55
They may also go on this website at home to do math practice throughout the week.  If students work in Frontrow at least 3 times in a week they can earn a ticket for each night that they spend at least 15 minutes on Frontrow.  If your student does this please just sign in their agenda that they practiced on frontrow.  I will give them the tickets at the end of the week.

Math Journal:
Students will keep a math journal.  In this journal they will have important notes and example problems.  Students are expected to take good notes and keep their journal complete.  They will recieve a math grade each week on the work and organization of their math journal.  Students will get their math journal signed at the end of each week.