My child is
struggling. What can he/she do to be more successful in this course?
What can I
do at home to help my child be more successful in this course?
- Your child should complete
Self-Evaluation of his/her learning habits. This can be used to identify
specific areas in which your child could make significant improvements. I
also recommend that your child meet with me before school to discuss his/her
concerns, and to come up with a plan of action. Student can also
read this article,
filled with plenty of hints, tips, and strategies to be more successful in
his/her math class. Of course, reading it is just the start,
implementing the listed strategies is the next step.
How can I check
my child's grade online?
- Check your child's grade
report online frequently, and discuss the grade report with your child. Ask
to see all quizzes and tests, and check to make sure your child has
corrected any errors (even if your child received a good grade!). Quiz your
child on any flash cards he/she has made. Ask your child to explain what
he/she is learning on a weekly basis, even if you don't understand it. This
helps students to either confirm that they understand the material or
identify questions they still have. Encourage your child to ask questions in
class and to seek help before school in tutorials when needed.
What's the best
way to prepare for the midterm/final exam?
- Follow the link to the
Your Child's Grade page. There you need to set up an account and a 6
digit password. You will need your home address and phone number, your
child's student ID number, your child's birthday, and your e-mail address.
mathematics course should my child take next year?
- Start early! Don't try to review too much in
too short a time period. Use your quizzes and tests as study guides. Rework
the problems on your tests first. If you get stuck, reread your notes
pertaining to that topic, and rework the problems on the quiz corresponding
to that topic. Use flash cards to memorize formulas and unit circle
values. Do not rely solely on in-class reviews. Although in-class reviews
are intended to help prepare for the exam, they will be brief and cannot
focus on individual needs.
- Your child has several
options for a mathematics course next year. If your child is prepared for
the rigor of an Advanced Placement (AP) course, he/she should take
AP Calculus AB or BC
and/or AP Statistics.
These courses may both be taken during the same year. If your child does
not wish to take an AP-level mathematics course, he/she should take Algebra