Can students make up assignments?
Students have 5 school days from the time an assignment is returned to make corrections for full credit. Repeated attempts are allowed as long as they meet the deadline.Back to Top
Can students retake tests or quizzes?
Students can correct tests and quizzes following the format they have in their math folder which is kept in the classroom. They have 5 school days from the day a test is returned to complete the corrections. Repeated attempts are allowed as long as they meet the deadline.Back to Top
What is a major reason students do poorly in Mathematics?
Many reasons. Confidence, competence, comfort level with material and present knowledge, following directions, completing the tasks, not coming to class prepared, more interested in socializing than learning. Not necessarily in that order.Back to Top
How can students get help with their homework?
Students today are blessed many sources that will help them understand and complete homework assignments. 1)Students can access Tutor.com (as free service provided by the US Army and CYS). I highly recommend the use of this site, HS and College students receive live help 24/7 for many different subjects. 2) Search the internet for whatever concept we are discussing. Several sites use interactive visual representations of math concepts to clarify ideas. I have placed a few good sites in the links areaof my website. 3) Check the assignment calendar and student/parent connection for PowerPoints that I have used in class. This will help them review and recall subject matter discussed in class. 4) The Geometry textbook.Back to Top
How can absent students keep up with the class?
This is a huge problem. Often times students do not attempt to make themselves aware of what they missed and it affects their confidence and ability to understand the math. Missing class should be minimized, often an important concept is discussed that is necessary for upcoming material. Without the concept the student will be more confused. Of course, there are occasions where missing class cannot be avoided. Communication is the key; students or parents should e-mail me as soon as possible to check what needs to be done. Students should not assume that since they were not in class they are not responsible for the information. If a student is going to miss class they are required to access the Geometry assignment area of GradeSpeed and my webpage, to see what was missed. Review any posted PowerPoints, attempt the homework, e-mail me,talk to fellow classmates that were in class, or visit with Mr. Miller before or after school. If students return to class without at least making an attempt to learn the missed information they will be lost and confused. They will not get caught up by just attending class, there is no time. Absent students should plan on investing additional time to get caught up with the class. Without this effort they will struggle and their grades will be greatly affected. Absent students will have time to complete assignments in accordance with DoDEA standards. Back to Top