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Students at DMS in middle-school level math courses have the option of making corrections on Chapter Tests. Test corrections are not available at DHS, and therefore are not available in Algebra I (high-school level) courses at DMS.
- 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 (see video below). Each chapter includes many video tutorials showing how to solve particular problems.
This one is highly recommended! Mr. Tarrou is a math teacher who has recorded short video lessons on math topics from Algebra I through Calculus and Statistics. Click on "playlists" to see videos organized by course, and find the topic you need help with. Also great for reviewing before tests & quizzes!
This blog by Kayla Wolfe, a math teacher, includes video tutorials on many Algebra I topics. Use the Blog Archive Menu on the right side of the screen to view titles of previous posts to find a topic you need.
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.
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."
School Family article - High School Math: How Parents Can Help Build Skills
NY Times article - "5 Ways To Help Your Kid Not Stink At Math"
List - Supporting Student Mathematics Learning at Home from the book Balancing the Equation by Larson & Kanold
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.
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