Carter Math News
Goodbye Unit 1, it's been fun!
Test 4: 77%
Test 5: 84%
Test 6: 82%
Test 7: 93%
HARMONY will now reflect the following scores: 93%, 93%, 93%, and 84% = 91% average.
Why do we do this? As the unit progresses throughout the 7 week process, students gain understanding and knowledge. Scores should see a steady rise if students are doing the required activities (videos, answer key review...etc) outside of class. We want to have a final grade in the unit of what your child can currently perform, not what he/she did not understand in the earlier weeks.
Some students take longer to master or understand the material and we do not want to penalize them for this. Everyone has 7 weeks to "get it."
What if they don't "get it?" We will still provide time at school for remediation and help. Students will be called out for EPIC time to work on skills that were not mastered.
What can parents do to help? Continue reviewing with your child. Watch teaching videos, review names, rules, and process. Hold your child accountable for their growth scores. Praise your child when growth is shown, encourage your child when they are struggling.
Unit 2 Topics will be posted in the next newsletter. Stay tuned...
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Have a great week!