Most teachers have time set aside to help students either before or after school. Contact individual teachers for their help times and staff website information. In addition, Wednesday's Connection time is access time – students can get a pass to see their math teacher for assistance.
At Home:Resist the urge to “do” homework with your student. It is the student's responsibility, one that will increase as he/she goes on in school. Encourage good study habits; working in a calm, well-lit environment, staying organized, and focusing on the task.
Students may also log into their Blackboard accounts to review/preview helpful videos (https://bb.spokaneschools.org; username: student i.d.number; password: six digit birth date).
7th MS1, 8th MS2, and 7th Accelerated Students
Students will have access to physical math textbooks in the classrooms. Students will take lesson notes and complete practice problems in a composition notebook to be provided by families. If homework is assigned, students will have consumable math textbooks they are able to write in. Their notes and in-class practice will be their guide!
Some wonderful math-oriented books from Chase Library...
“Danica McKellar has a message for girls: Cute and smart is better than cute and dumb.” Danica, star of “The Wonder Years” and “West Wing”, decided to return to college to earn – get this – an advanced degree in MATH! She has written three books for girls, all of which are available from the Chase Library.
“Math Doesn’t Suck: How to survive middle school math without breaking a nail”
“Kiss My Math: Showing pre-algebra who’s boss”
“Hot X: Algebra exposed”
Have your student ask Miss Brown where to find these terrific, fun books.
WebsitesThere are many great websites that have math information as well as math activities. Here are a few:
Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org
Ask Dr. Math http://www.mathforum.org/dr.math/
Purple Math http://www.purplemath.com/
Shodor Interactive Math http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/
Math Dictionary for Kids http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
Brightstorm http://brightstorm.comGraphing Calculators
Spokane Schools has provided class sets of Texas Instruments graphing calculators to each Math Teacher. Here at Chase we are using the TI-84 Plus in most classes. Purchasing a graphing calculator is not a requirement at this level. If you wish to purchase a graphing calculator for your student, consider the TI-84 Plus, as this calculator will be the one used in High School and can follow a student into their college years. For more details on the graphing calculator, Texas Instruments offers the following web site: http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/homePage/index.htmlMath teachers at Chase:
7th MS1 Res. & 8th MS2 Res.
7thMS1 & 7th Accelerated
8th MS2 & 8th Algebra
Instructional Math Coach
8th MS2 & 7th Accelerated
7th MS1 & 8th Algebra