Welcome to the online component of Algebra 2nd Half. In this area you will find logins for students and parents to check on student progress and tests.

This is a work in process and there is no guarantee that it will always be "up to date."

Here you will find the "planned" lesson plans for the semester posted and periodic updates of plans the class is working on. This class is designed to meet the needs of our students and plans will change to meet the needs of all students.

Grades are based on a students ability to master the state standards and complete the classroom requirements. IF you are enrolled in this class and you can already meet these standards, I am more than happy to have you "test out' of the class, give you a passing grade and have you work on material which meets your needs.

IF you are struggling with math (as most students are) do not give up! If you can come close to meeting standards and turn in your work you will pass this class.

Grades in this class are based on effort and tests. Homework should not exceed an hour or two outside of class. PLEASE see me IF you are putting an excessive time into homework (more than two hours per week) and we will work on an appropriate solution. IF you fail to turn in homework or take notes in class you will have difficulty passing.

 

The following sites will be used in this class:

Quiz Lab: http://www.quizlab.com
FunBrain: http://www.funbrain.com
Family Education Network: http://www.fen.com

Mathforum: http://mathforum.org/workshops/sum96/data.collections/datalibrary/lesson.ideas.html

 

Computer Tests:

Presently there are a number of tests posted on quiz lab which you are required to take. These must be taken on "class time" and must be supervised. Your grade on these tests are primarily based on completion and your supporting notes. You may use the computer calculator for these tests but you must also show your work on separate notes. Failing to do so will result in loss of points I am not interested if you guessed a right answer or got the answer from a neighbor (cheating). I need to know what you know, in order to make sure you learn what the state will require you to know in order to pass the state high school exit exam. IF you complete the assigned exam and provide complete notes you will earn no less than a C. IF you get all the answers right and provide no supporting notes you will only receive half of your points (50%) and you will have failed the test

 

1st computer Test- go to Quizlab and take the "Fractional Skills Test"

To get there you need to enter the teacher class login of scm

Then yiou need to login the first two letters of your last name and the first letter of your first name: for example- If your name is Joey Smith your password becomes smj

So, to get into your test you will need to login under scm and smj

 

Projects

You need to turn in your "rough draft" by February 28. IF the one you are working on isn't cutting it, then I strongly suggest you select one from mathforum (highlighted above).