## Monday, August 31, 2015

**Bell**- Complete "Numbers and Operations (factors and multiples)" #11-20. Solutions can be found on Schoology.

**Classwork**

(1) Students were shown how grades in math are calculated according to weight categories in order to understand the significance of homework, in comparison to classwork, quizzes, and tests. A hundred grid was used to show this comparison.

Students were reminded that homework and classwork are graded for the amount of work completed and that it was up to them to correct their mistakes, learn from them, and ask questions when they don't understand or need help. Homework and classwork are not graded for accuracy, but effort. Quizzes and tests are graded for accuracy.

(2) Students were reminded that quizzes are meant to prepare them for tests and to provide them with a snapshot of their understanding which is why they consist of no more than 5 questions. Students were also reminded that time limits are necessary to prepare them for the Milestone and future timed assessments.

(3) Extra credit procedures for quizzes were explained as well as how to appropriately and ethically help a fellow classmate. Students were warned of consequences if they were to give their work to another student to copy. They were also reminded that the purpose of corrections is to help students learn from their mistakes, which prepares them for the test. Copying someone's work may lead to points back on a quiz, but in the long run, if one does not learn from his or her mistakes, he or she will make them again on future tests. The following are the procedures given for quiz corrections:

- Correct missed problems on a
**separate sheet of paper**. Please fold your paper into quarters and complete one problem per box. Please**label each problem and circle your final answer**. Use labels like "GCF = " or "LCM = " to help identify your answer from your work. - Staple corrections
**on top**of your old quiz. - Label your corrections in the top right hand corner with
**your name, class period, date, and quiz**. - 1 week deadline from the day quizzes are returned.

(4) "Let's Distribute" Task was started. We will continue to explore how common factors and the distributive property can be used to rewrite the sum of two numbers.

(1) Complete Weekly Math Homework 4 - Monday set. Don't forget to show work.

(2) Complete/Study vocabulary and foldables. New vocabulary - distributive property, addends, sum, and product.

(3) Complete unfinished bell/class work.

(4) Complete extra credit for Quizzes 1 - 4 by Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

**Homework**(1) Complete Weekly Math Homework 4 - Monday set. Don't forget to show work.

(2) Complete/Study vocabulary and foldables. New vocabulary - distributive property, addends, sum, and product.

(3) Complete unfinished bell/class work.

(4) Complete extra credit for Quizzes 1 - 4 by Tuesday, September 8, 2015.