February Math News

HCS High School Math Newsletter

Happy Four Day Weekend!

I hope everyone is keeping warm and enjoying this nice little break. As we approach the next Benchmark Exams (on Feb. 29 and March 1) and the End of Course Exams (starting April 28), it is a good idea to expose students to the types of problems they may see on these exams. To assist with this, I have created a Google Drive Folder with several resources in it:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B09UQQAaCurhZ3hCZzdVZHZ0a3M
  • The Quality Core folder contains a tutorial for logging into the ACT Quality Core website to create your own tests using Quality Core questions. I have also created pdf files with collections of problems for each Quality Core objective of each subject in case you would rather just look through them that way. You can easily use the snipping tool to paste sample problems into your lessons, quizzes, tests, etc.

  • The Reading and Writing in Math Folder contains resources we have talked about at some of the Vertical Team meetings this year, including graphic organizers, reciprocal teaching, and others.

  • I also plan to add other resources and teaching ideas to this folder in an attempt to gather a lot of useful resources into one place.


Please share your ideas!!
As I travel around, I have seen lots of creative teaching ideas and I would like to create a mechanism for sharing our ideas with each other so that all of our students can benefit from our collective creativity!! If you have lessons or activities that you really like, please send them to me so that I can add them to the Google Drive Folder to make them accessible to all.

Vertical Team Meeting 3: Reading and Writing Activities

Math Benchmark 3

Monday, Feb. 29th, 8am

This is an online event.

  • Schools on 7 Periods: Benchmark 3 for math will be on Feb. 29
  • Schools on A/B Block: Benchmark 3 will be on Feb. 29 or March 1

Vertical Team Meeting 4

Tuesday, March 1st, 3:30-5pm

2500 Meridian Street North

Huntsville, AL

AP Math and Computer Science Mock Exam

Saturday, March 5th, 8:30am-12:30pm

300 Explorer Boulevard Northwest

Huntsville, AL

AP Math and Computer Science Prep Session 3

Saturday, April 9th, 8:30am-12:30pm

300 Explorer Boulevard Northwest

Huntsville, AL

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