One of the best ways we can learn is to think about “how” we
In being able to write about or explain how we would go about a
particular problem, we learn how it is we think about Math.
Understanding, then, grows deeper.
Even if we do not understand how to do something, if we clearly
articulate what it is we do not understand, we begin to make more
sense of the situation. The more I attend to the specifics of how
something works, the better the thing will end up working, and
the better I will understand it.
Then we will look at explanations or reasons for why we assessed
ourselves in one of the three categories. It is precisely this
“writing clearly” about the “how” (or the explaining of how I do
or do not know something) that will deepen learning.
Boom Quizzes are here for us to practice assessing our
understanding of the week’s content covered in class.
If your Boom Quiz score is not great, this is a good indication
that you should be coming in during the following week after
school to get some extra help.
It is your responsibility to monitor yourself so you don’t fall
behind. If you have a question or are having trouble
understanding something we’re doing, find me for help! Or ask a
classmate. There are so many options. Saying “I don’t know” is
not one of them.
Each week you will have anywhere from two to four homework
assignments, on average. Unless I specifically ask you to turn
them into the turn-in box, these “homeworks” are to be kept in
your three-ringed Math Binders.