Math Update Summer 2017

All Things Math - news & updates from Mrs. Hutchinson

Summer Math Assignments

All Delran students entering grades 3-12 have a summer math assignment, which will be due at the beginning of the school year!

Click here to find your summer math assignment!

Need some help with your summer math assignment? Fill in the form below to register for one of 4 free extra help sessions offered in August!

Graphing Calculators at DHS

For the 2017-2018 school year, Delran High School will implement a new calculator policy. Beginning in September, all mathematics students will be required to have a graphing calculator that will be brought to class on a daily basis. The teachers will no longer have calculators in the classroom for student use; therefore, it is incumbent on the students to bring their calculator daily. We do have a few calculators that are available for students to sign-out for the year (like a textbook); however, priority will be given to students who have shown financial need. The Math Department suggests the TI-83 or TI-84 model since they are able to be used on all assessments, including standardized tests. (Note: the "CE" designation on some models just means it has a color screen. The CE calculators have the same functions as the other models, and a color screen is not a necessity.)

Students enrolled in Algebra I in 8th grade are strongly encouraged to obtain their own graphing calculator, as they will need it throughout high school!

Suggestions for obtaining graphing calculators:

  • Be on the lookout for summer sales! The school does not endorse any particular retailers, but I did see an ad for a back-to-school sale at Staples this week with a TI-83 plus on sale for $89.99.
  • Check out second-hand retailers such as eBay and Amazon. Graphing calculators tend to be quite durable, and you might be able to find one previously owned.

Bedtime Math - Free App for Elementary Students

Bedtime Math is a FREE app that presents a different real-world situation each day, along with related math problems at various levels from pre-K through 5th grade. Their mission is to help kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life. Using the Bedtime Math App for just a few minutes each day (or a few times a week) is a fun way to keep math skills sharp over the summer, and to show kids plenty of real-world applications of the math they learn in school!

Follow the directions in the image below to download the app and enter our school district’s special code.

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