# Comets Math

### News for Monday, November 19

Everything that was turned into me by Friday of last week is graded and recorded with the exception of the Algebra Extended Paragraph. The 8th grade math teachers will be grading that assignment together starting tomorrow.

## Midterm Progress Report

Progress reports will be sent home on Tuesday, November 27.

## Algebra

Lesson 5-1 Pages 300-301 Problems 16-48 even

## Upcoming Activities in Algebra

Students also have been given both timed probes for August, September, and October. They should be reviewing those for their November Probes. We will be taking the November probe on Tuesday, November 20th. We are looking for a two to four point increase each month on the Application probe (which is the stapled set) and a three to six point increase each month on the Computation probe (front and back). The Application probe is 10 minutes timed and the Computation probe is 8 minutes timed.

## Regular Math

Students are working on two worksheets for homework.

The classes had 15-20 minutes to work on these worksheets in class and ask questions.

## Upcoming Activities in Regular Math

We will be taking the November CMA on Tuesday, November 20th. Since our Common Monthly Assessments are done every month, there are no retakes for this grade.

Our district emphasis is on writing across the curriculum. After Thanksgiving break, students will be given a writing prompt to write an extended essay. Students will have an entire class period to write. They will be allowed to use their notes, their books, calculators, and other resource material in my room. This is an academic grade that can not be retaken. I will be handing out the writing rubric to them on Monday, November 26.

Because of the timing of the writing prompt, I will be having students take their two timed probes on Tuesday, November 20th. Students should have the two monthly timed probes for August, September, and October in their assessment section of their notebook. They should be reviewing those for their two November Probes. We are looking for a two to four point increase each month on the Application probe (which is the stapled set) and a three to six point increase each month on the Computation probe (front and back). The Application probe is 10 minutes timed and the Computation probe is 8 minutes timed.

Students will be taking a DISTRICT BENCHMARK the first week of December.