What’s Happening in Math 7
Importance of Khan Academy and How it is Used:
The use of Khan Academy is a great personalized resource and tool for homework instruction. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside the classroom. For grade 7, we use Khan to spiral review concepts taught previously and also to reinforce and set a foundation for upcoming topics.
Homework Moving Forward:
Beginning this week (January 14th), students in 7A received a weekly problem set for lesson reinforcement. Starting the week of January 21st, students in 7R will begin the weekly problem set as well. The problem sets will be distributed in class on Monday and are expected to be completed each day, Tuesday through Friday. Weekly problem sets will be posted on Schoology each week. The problems will be discussed during each class period and checked daily. This procedure will provide students with further practice working out mathematical problems and direct feedback on solutions to problems. Information gathered from student problem sets will be used to guide and adjust daily lessons to fit the needs of all of our students. This, along with Khan Academy, will help continue to prepare our students for secondary math success.
Our new protocols listed above will impact some of the procedures in our classroom. One of the biggest changes will be time at the beginning of each class for checking problem sets, reviewing the answers and the process for getting the correct solution. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about problems or share strategies for arriving at solutions. It is our goal to provide problems for students to practice that they are familiar with in order to reinforce skills and concepts from class. These new procedures will not impact direct instruction and modeling of new concepts or collaborative group problem solving time in class.
Please know that you can reach out to Mrs. Ipek at anytime if you have any questions or concerns. You can contact me by phone at (518) 762-3711 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, you can also follow your child’s progress using Schoology.