7th Grade Pre-AP Math Newsletter

Cain Middle School

Welcome

This is the third edition of the Pre-AP Math Newsletter. I am the instructor, Tiffany Anderson. We are wrapping up the first semester of the school year this six weeks. In this newsletter we will be outlining the final units and assessments given this semester. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me or call me during my conference.


Coach A

Coming Soon in the Third Six Weeks

  • Proportional & Non-Proportional Functions
  • Statistics with Bivariate Data: Emphasis on Predictions
  • Semester Exams

Tutorials

Please encourage your students to attend tutorials when they are not fully comprehending previously learned material. There is a sign-in sheet I use to verify if your student has attended tutorials. Let students know they can attend any math teachers tutorials. Below are the room numbers for the teachers in the math department. (Sorry for giving the wrong numbers last newsletter.)


  • Kim James - B213
  • Kacie Hickman - B209
  • Leslie Jones - B207
  • Amy Hansen - B127
  • Susan Vitela - B130
  • Christina Ross - B131


Tutoring Schedule Time Change

Basketball practice for girls will be starting in a week. My morning tutoring hours will be changing starting the week of November 16th, 2015. I will only be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the morning. It will not change for afternoon tutorial times.

Coach Anderson's Assignment Calendar

The link below will direct you to the monthly break down of the unit assignments and assessments. Assignment and assessment dates are subject to change so periodically check back for any updates.


http://ss.cms.rockwallisd.org/staff_directory/coach_anderson/coach_anderson_s_calendar/

What's New?

Cain Time

The Pre AP Math department has modified the selection of Cain Time students. We have identified a specific group of students needing specialized intervention. These students will be in Cain Time two to three times a week for the rest of the semester. As a result, Cain Time will no longer be used to assign students for Reteach sessions. Those students needing to Reteach must attend these sessions either before or after school.


Retesting will still be done in the Testing Center (Room C209) before school, during Cain Time, and after school.

Homework -----> Quiz

All year long we have been assigning homework daily. That much will remain the same. What is changing about homework is that it will no longer be taken as a daily grade. Twice a week we will take a quiz over the previous homework assignments. This will help us identify those students that have not quite grasped the concepts previously learned. In doing so, this makes the homework even more essential that the students complete and comprehend each assignment. These two quizzes will still be a daily grades.


The correction policy will still for the quizzes. If a student does not master a quiz, they may correct the assignment for no higher than 80%.


We will now be taking the Unit Assessment Reviews for a grade. Therefore these assignments will not longer be available on the website.

Think Through Math

As you know, students have been pulled on a daily basis to work on the Think Through Math program. We are seeing some tremendous improvements in their math skills. Students can work on this program at home as well as when they are at school. Please encourage them to work on this program when they have spare time.They can't see it but the results are showing a boost in their math development.

Important Dates

Early Release Day ~ Career Day

Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 8:45am-1pm

6620 Farm to Market Road 549

Rockwall, TX

Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 23rd, 12am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 11:45pm

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Early Release Day

Friday, Dec. 18th, 8:45am-1pm

Cain Middle School

Christmas Break

Friday, Dec. 18th, 1:30pm to Tuesday, Jan. 5th 2016 at 11:45pm

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Students 1st Day Back from Break

Wednesday, Jan. 6th 2016 at 8:45pm

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Maurine Cain Middle School

Conference Period: 5th @ 12:03pm to 12:48pm


Tutorials ~ Monday through Thursday

  • Before School 8:00am - 8:35am
  • After School 3:45pm - 4:30pm