Math Support @DIS
Parent resources to help your child succeed in Math!
Practice Computational Fluency
Help your child study his/her vocabulary throughout the chapter, and the vocabulary section of the chapter test should be a breeze!
Students at DIS have the option of making corrections on Chapter Tests, which could help increase their grade. We feel it is important for students to learn from errors, especially since math skills build upon each other. Making corrections provides another opportunity for students to revisit questions they got wrong, and another opportunity to show they’ve learned the material.
- Available on Chapter Tests (assignments that count in the “Summative Assessment” category in the Realtime Parent Portal Grade Book). Corrections are not available in other grading categories, such as formative assessments, classwork, or computational fluency.
- Corrections must be completed in the student’s handwriting.
- Corrections must show all work for the problem.
- Corrections must be completed on a separate sheet of paper. No credit will be given for erasures or corrections made directly on the original test paper.
- Corrections are due by the deadline set by each classroom teacher. Credit will not be given for corrections handed in after the deadline.
- Corrections must be correct to receive credit.
- Students who complete corrections in the manner outlined will be able to earn back up to ¼ of the points missed on the percentage grade. Their percentage grade will be adjusted to reflect this.
- For example, a student who earns an 80% and completes corrections as outlined will have their grade changed to an 85%, earning back ¼ of the 20 points originally missed.
*If you are unsure how to correct a problem, or why it was marked wrong, the first place you should check is the online resources by logging into connectED. Each chapter includes many video tutorials showing how to solve particular problems.
Check with the Teacher
connectEd - This is the online resource for My Math. Your child has a username and password. The video embedded above and linked in the previous section is a short video explaining how to get the most out of this resource.
Free video lessons on many math topics from basic arithmetic to beginning algebra. Use the tabs across the top of the page to select the broad topic, and then click on a specific video.
Log in with your Delran Google log in. Under Subjects, and Math by Subject, you can click on your course to find video lessons and practice problems for a variety of skills.
Internet4Classrooms - provides links to free online resources for Pre-K - 8, grouped by grade level and skill. Hover over the appropriate grade level on the left, then go to "Skill Builders," then "Mathematics."
NCTM Illuminations Virtual Manipulatives - this site is sponsored by the national Council of Teachers of Math, and it contains lots of free interactive applets that allow students K-12 to model and explore various mathematical concepts. Use the search bar on the right of the screen to check off the boxes for "Interactives" and the appropriate grade levels. You can further narrow your search by clicking on specific topics.
Guides to Math Apps by Level:
Print Resources for Parents
Washington Post article about how adult attitudes about math affect our kids: "Stop telling kids you're bad at math. You're spreading math anxiety like a virus."
NY Times article - "5 Ways To Help Your Kid Not Stink At Math"
Book - Help Your Kids With Math - this DK book is a one-stop resource for parents. It contains brief, clear explanations and illustrations of basic mathematical concepts from numbers through basic algebra and geometry.
Check out the wonderful things going on in K-12 math on Twitter @DelranMath