Math Support @DMS

Parent resources to help your child succeed in Math!

BEAR Period

Math teachers are available to give extra help to students during BEAR period on most days. Please see your math teacher to arrange which day you can go during BEAR for extra help!

Extra Help @School

The DMS Math teachers want to see our students succeed. Many of our teachers meet with students for extra help either before or after school, and seasonally depending on coaching or extracurricular advising commitments. If you are struggling, speak with your teacher! He or she can often make the best recommendations to help you get help!

Test Corrections

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.

Online Resources

Mr. Tarrou's Chalk Talk You Tube Channel

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!

Math Help, For Real, People

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.

Khan Academy

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:

The Tech Edvocate: 15 Best Apps for Elementary Students

The Tech Edvocate: 7 Best Apps for Middle School Students

The Tech Edvocate: 11 Best Apps for High School Students

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.

Private Tutoring

If you'd prefer private tutoring, you can contact your guidance counselor or Mrs. Hutchinson (math supervisor) for a recommendation. Some of our teachers tutor privately, and we can put you in contact with someone who is currently taking on new students. The cost of private tutoring would be the responsibility of the student's family.

Don't struggle alone! Get support in your math class today!

Mrs. Hutchinson

K-12 Supervisor of Mathematics, Business, K-5 Computers, Robotics and Co-coordinator of STEM Programming

Check out all the great things going on in K-12 Math on Twitter @DelranMath

Math Support @Delran Schools

Check out Mrs. Hutchinson's other digital flyers, describing Math support that students and parents can seek in other Delran schools!

Math Support @ DHS

Math Support @DIS

Math Support @Millbridge