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Mrs. Barr Sixth and Seventh Grade Math Team 6b- 7b The Explorers

Mrs. Romberger

sromberger@neshaminy.k12.pa.us

Began teaching in Neshaminy 1992

Married with three daughters ages 20, 19 and 14

Live in the Neshaminy School District

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Tonights Essential Question What do you need to know to help your child have a successful school year???3Pre- Algebra Basic Algebra Skills Integers and Exponents Rational and Real Numbers Collecting and Analyzing Data Plane Geometry Perimeter, Area, and Volume Ratios and Similarity Percents Probability Equations and Inequalities Graphing Lines Sequences and Functions

4Algebra 1 Part 1 PSSA Review

Connections to Algebra

Properties of Real Numbers

Solving Linear Equations

Graphing Linear Equations and Functions

Writing Linear Equations

Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities

Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities5Honors Algebra 1 PSSA Review Expressions, Equations, and Functions Properties of Real Numbers Solving Linear Equations Graphing Linear Equations and Functions Writing Linear Equations Solving and Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities Exponents and Exponential Functions Polynomials and Factoring Quadratic Equations and Functions Radicals and Connections to Geometry Rational Equations and Functions Probability and Data Analysis6Algebra 1 PSSA Review Connections to Algebra Properties of Real Numbers Solving Linear Equations Graphing Linear Equations and Functions Writing Linear Equations Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities Exponents and Exponential Functions Quadratic Equations and Functions Polynomials and Factoring Rational Expressions and Equations Radicals and More Connections to Geometry7Class Must Haves..2-inch ring binder5 dividersAgenda Book*Covered TextbookPencils, Pencils, PencilsCalculator

8Calculators You may use your own calculator (as listed below) for all quizzes and tests (except basic skills quizzes) provided you come to class prepared. Leaving it in your locker does not count as being prepared!Pre-Algebra At the end of Chapter 3Algebra 1 Part 1 After Chapter 2Honors Alg. 1 & Alg. 1 After Chapter 2*Recommended Calculator: TI32 or TI349Notebooks You may use your own notebook for all quizzes provided you come to class prepared. Leaving it in your locker does not count as being prepared! You may not use your notebook on Tests or Basic Skills Review Quizzes.10Daily Procedures.Place homework on their desk

Begin warm-up

Go over homework

Notes and Classwork

Homework assigned

11Whats for Homework????Posted on the board each period to be copied into students agenda bookPosted each day on my websiteneshaminy.k12.pa.us Carl Sandburg Staff - Mrs. S. RombergerEncouraged to bring notebook home EVERY night*Please feel free to use online textbookWebsite www.go.hrw.com( Students have passwords)12GradingHomework checked daily 2 pts each3 4 quizzes 25-50 pointsChapter Tests 100 points* Bonus Points* District Unit ExamClasswork points13 Progress ReportsGrades will be available online through the Home Access Center and will usually be updated daily.Interim Progress Reports will be posted online in Home Access at the halfway point of each marking period.I will also tell each student their grade periodically to be recorded on their grade sheet in their binder and signed by you

14How to Get Help*If your child is struggling encourage them to arrange for extra help, otherwise send an email or write a note so arrangements can be made (Lunch, before or afterschool) After school homework club with a teacher Online tutorials available with textbook

15Keystone Exams Keystone Exams are given to any student who is taking a Full Year Algebra 1 Course. (Algebra 1 Part 1 does not take it)

Keystone Exam scores in 8th Grade count towards the High School AYP numbers.

Failure to pass the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam in 8th Grade will result in a remediation class requirement in next years schedule at NHS.

Given the fast pace of the Algebra 1 Course and the ramifications of the Keystone Exam, if you see your child is struggling, do not hesitate to contact me to discuss possible options.167th Grade Placement Tests All 7th Graders will take 2 placement tests this year to help determine which Algebra course they will be placed in for 8th grade. (Honors Algebra 1, Algebra 1, or Algebra 1 Part 1)

The IAAT (Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test) will be given toward the end of February and the Pre-Algebra Indicator will be given toward the end of April.

There is no way to really study for either test; students are encouraged to try their best on both tests so that their placement can be as accurate as possible.

Along with these two 100 point placement tests, there is also a 100 point 7th Grade Performance piece based in equal parts on the students first 3 Marking Period grades along with their teachers observation.17PSSA Thank you for an outstanding effort on last years PSSA. Sandburg was 86% Proficient, and of that 86%, 60% were advanced!We must continue to work even harder and get that number over 90%!18Im looking forward to a great year with your child!Thanks for coming.

Mrs. Romberger19Opportunity Period Rules & Expectationsplan in advance and arrive to class with ALL materials needed bring enough work to do to keep yourself occupied for the ENTIRE periodif you need to see another teacher (for any reason) ask that teacher to sign a pass for you in advancebefore OP beginswork quietlywork independentlyalways bring a book to read

20Effective Ways to Use Your TimeWork on any work that the math or reading specialist assignedread a bookorganize notebookreview notescreate flashcardsre-read what was read in classwrite a brief summary of what you readcomplete homeworkcomplete late workstudy for tests/quizzescreate quiz questions with answerswrite spelling words 5x each

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