The LCMS Math Department holds these goals for each student:
- develop fluency in basic mathematical skills
- develop an understanding of mathematical concepts
- become mathematical problem solvers who can recognize and solve routine problems readily and can find ways to reach a solution where no routine path is apparent
- communicate precisely about quantities, logical relationships, and unknown values through the use of signs, symbols, models, graphs, and mathematical terms
- reason mathematically by gathering data, and analyzing evidence
1. A well-organized assignment is vital.
- Each assignment must be completed in pencil with a proper legible heading.
- The heading should be located in the upper-right corner of the notebook paper:
- Name: First Last
- Math: Period:
- An acceptable assignment includes:
- Numbering and copying each problem.
- Showing appropriate steps relating to the problems.
- Boxing-out the final solution.
2. After completing each assignment a student should ask themselves the following questions:
- What math topic(s) were being practiced or reviewed?
- What part(s) do I understand?
- What part(s) do I NOT understand?
- What questions do I need to ask?
Write a note next to the problems you want to discuss.
3. Homework must be completed the day it is assigned.
- You should expect homework at least four times each week.
- It is the student's responsibility to record the assignment correctly.
- Assignments are clearly posted in every math classroom.
4. A responsible math student develops and uses resources.
- Learn to read and study the examples in the textbook.
- Ask questions of your teacher in class.
- Make use of additional time offered by the teacher before or after school or during lunch.
- Discuss math problems with classmates.
- Get homework help online as presented by your teacher.
5. Be prepared with daily supplies.
- several sharpened pencils
- several white board markers (low odor)
- 8½ x 11 inch notebook paper
- red or green pen ( teacher's choice)