What classes are offered on Google classroom?
Pre-algebra (includes both 7th and 8th grade in one course)
Algebra 2 with Trig (also serves as a pre-calculus class)
What textbooks are used for the classes?
Mathematics Grade 6, published by Holt McDougal ISBN 978-0-547-64716-6
Pre-Algebra by Larson, published by Holt McDougal ISBN-13: 978-0547587776
Algebra 1 by Paul A. Foerster, Classics edition (ISBN-13: 978-0131657083
Geometry by Jurgensen, Brown and Jurgensen (ISBN-10: 0395977274
Algebra and Trigonometry by Paul A. Foerster, Classics edition (ISBN-13: 978-0131657106
How do I get feedback on my assignments?
Each assignment will have comments directly on the assignment to help you learn from any mistakes you have made.
How do I see the comments on an assignment?
In order to see the comments on a returned assignment you will need to open the image in a new window. To do this click on the dots in upper right corner and choose open in a new window.
Is there partial credit?
Yes. Each homework problem turned in is worth 4 points. I will award 3 point if there is a minor mistake in the problem, 2 points if there is a conceptual error or part of the answer is missing, 1 point if the problem is started and heading in the right direction. The more work you show the more I am able to help you learn from your mistakes.
Can I redo an assignment?
Yes! The goal is to learn math and fixing your mistakes is an important part of learning. I am happy to regrade assignments or tests. Please add a private comment on any assignment you redo--otherwise I don't know that you have redone the assignment.
How long does it take for an assignment to be graded?
My goal is to have every assignment back to you within 2 business days. If I haven't graded something within 2 days please comment on the assignment and I will get to it as soon as possible.
How do parents keep track of their student's progress?
Each week I will copy the grades from Google classroom into a Google Sheet that will be shared with you. You will be able to track the student's overall progress as well as compare the change from previous weeks to monitor which assignments were turned in.
How are assignments turned in?
The student takes a photo of his or her work and turns in the photo on google classroom.
What about due dates?
The due dates in Google classroom are there to help you finish the course at the pace you have determined is right for you. Whether you turn in an assignment early, late or on time doesn't affect how I grade or give feedback for the assignment.
I already know some of the material. What should I do?
Go ahead and take the chapter test! I will grade it and let you know whether you have a solid understanding of the material or could use some review.
I finished the course before the end of the semester, now what?
Go ahead and start the next course! There are no additional costs.
How do I turn the grade on Google classroom into a course grade for my student?
That's entirely up to you! In a typical group class setting the grades are adjusted in various ways, for example: dropping lowest homework scores, curving test scores, or giving extra credit. The score on Google classroom is a raw score. You are free to adjust the score in a way that you feel best meets your grading objectives.
Are you available to discuss progress?
Yes! We can correspond by email, set up a phone meeting or meet on zoom.
I'm not sure which class my student should start in, can you help?
Yes! Send me an email (email@example.com) and I can help you decide the best starting place for your student.