You Can Be An Amazing Math Student in Mrs. Weaver's Classroom!
Every RMHS student is expected to:
- Attend all classes, each day and on time
- Be prepared for each class, with appropriate materials and assigned work
- Dress appropriately from bell to bell
- Have permission to leave a class. This includes check-out, check-in, carry a hall pass, one-student-at-a-time, using a reasonable time of about 5 minutes.
- Follow the classroom cell phone expectations - (Posted in each learning area)
How To Be a Successful Student in Mrs. Weaver's Math Class
1. Come to class prepared (completed practice in folder, pencil, red pen, calculator)
2. Take care of “issues” before class starts (talk to me about why they do not have their work completed, borrow a calculator, borrow a grading pen or pencil, etc..)
3. Always be honest!
4. Take responsibility for your math education by: Staying engaged the whole period, Asking questions, Fixing mistakes, Taking notes, Answering questions, Participating quickly and positively in varied activities
5. Sign out and take the pass when “nature” calls
6. Wait to be dismissed (we will work from bell to bell - no lining up at the door)
7. Learn from your mistakes.
8. Come for extra help during GRIZ or lunch or after school.
9. Adequately prepare for Tests - to "get" math, you have to practice!
APPROPRIATE BEHAVIORS MRS. WEAVER EXPECTS
*GIVE ME EYE CONTACT!
*STAY ON TASK!
*ANSWER MY QUESTIONS – PARTICIPATE!
*REMAIN IN SEAT UNTIL DISMISSED
*KEEP HEAD OFF OF THE DESK – STAY AWAKE!
*AVOID USING INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE
*SPEAK RESPECTFULLY TO ME AND TO OTHERS
*BE QUICK TO GET BACK ON TASK IF PROMPTED TO
*BRING ONLY APPROVED ITEMS TO CLASS
*USE YOUR CALCULATOR OR BORROW ONE FROM ME
NO CELL PHONES or IPODS
Math is Like a Sport - It Takes a Lot of PRACTICE!
To succeed in Math, you must practice, and practice means HOMEWORK and CLASSWORK! Practice so that you are ready for the game!
Students will have "practice" sheets every night. Students will grade their own papers in class each day, so they can see what they know and what they still need to work on. Scores will be put into the computer, but these scores will not be calculated into their final grade. There definitely is a link between practice and math confidence/knowledge. Learning from mistakes in math is a must - Mrs. Weaver encourages her students to redo their missed practice problems to prove to themselves that they "get it" before the next class period.
Learning Math on the Block Schedule Takes More Work on Your Part.
Mrs. Weaver suggests that her students start working on their new practice problems the night they have math class. If they get stuck, they are invited to come and get help on their "off" day. Once their questions are answered, they can confidently finish the assignment(s) that evening and be ready to build on that material the next class period.