Math 1CP, 1H & 8th Grade Math Mrs. Cooley -- Chaparral Middle School
"The harder I work, the luckier I get."
Mark Your Calendars for Special Math Days: Valentine's Day: 2-14-19 Florence Nightingale, Statistician and Lifesaver Pi Day: 3.14 Volumes of Cylinders, Cones and Spheres Star Wars Day: May the 4th ???
Dear Parents (and Students) --
Happy Spring Break! It is a pleasure spending time with your students and enjoying their goodness and personalities. It is exciting to see them excel in new math concepts.
I met with MUSD Math Teachers last Monday, 3/18/19. MHS teachers requested that middle school teachers continue to encourage number sense, the ability to do mental math. Some students rely on a calculator for the simplest of calculations. For example, one high school student used a calculator to determine 4x1.
Understanding and memorizing math facts, including perfect squares and cubes, contributes to number sense, and directly satisfies CA State Standard Math 8.EE.2. Further, confidence with exponential expressions contributes to success and fluency in Math I CA State Standards. Our class math songs promote number sense and fluency. Parents can encourage number sense by talking about numbers with their students, and playing quiz games in the car and at meal times.
During the break, I will communicate with parents whose students are not completing homework and tests, and who are not utilizing class time effectively. Students may attend my math help hours to improve understanding and raise scores.
Thank you, and well wishes, Mrs. Cooley
NUMBER SENSE SONGS: Multiplication Tables through 12x12 should be memorized. Memorize Perfect Squares through 20. Melody: Camp Song "Rose" Verse 1: 1, 4, 9, 16, twenty 5, thirty 6, 49, 64, 81, 100, 121, 144. Verse 2: 169, 196, 2 hundred 25, 256, 289, 3 twenty 4, 3 sixty 1, 400 is 20 squared. Memorize Perfect Cubes through 10. Melody: "We will Rock You" by Queen Verse 1: 1, 8, 27, 64, 125, 216, 3 forty 3, 512, 7 twenty 9, We will, we will cube you! !000! (Repeat.) Cube it!
Math Help (Free Tutoring) -- Room 19 with Mrs. Cooley
M, T, Th 8am to 8:55 -- Math 8, All Students W 8am to 8:55 -- Math 1H and Math 1CP, All Students
Math 8 Students: On 4/1/19, we will review the answers for the Doodle Sheets on the Distributive Property. Math XL: Assignment for Thursday, 3/21, is due on April 5. You do not need to finish it by Friday, 3/22.
For Math 1CP and 1H, Online Text: www.carnegielearning.com User name: all lowercase--first initial and last name, Password: Student creates School: Moorpark High School (Chaparral is operating under MHS)