The 2015-2016 school year is almost upon us and it is time for my students to get prepared. This is not going to be your traditional math classroom where the teacher lectures and gives notes, a few problems are worked out, and then 20 homework questions are assigned. The time of mindless classes, endless talking, and tons of homework that is the same problem again and again are over.
This year students will not be using a text book. There may be days where the book is needed in the classroom, but they will not be assigned to students to take home on a daily basis. Of course, if one is needed, students may sign one out to take home for extra practice. Instead, we will be incorporating interactive notebooks and LTF lessons that force students to think and use their brains.
Class will be student centered. STUDENT CENTERED. What exactly does that mean? It means that students are in charge of their own learning. Students will be working out problems that cover the standards and topics, but it will not be in a traditional manner of “I do, we do, y’all do”. Students will be in groups to help each other but will mostly be working through problems without my assistance. This isn’t done as a punishment, but instead to prepare students for life beyond my classroom, like college, careers, or the military.
Attached are the supply lists for all of my classes. Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything at all!