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Julia Sullivan

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Welcome to Common Core 6/7 & 7/8 Math!

08/09/19

Course Description

These courses are accelerated.  In Common Core 6/7, we’ll be doing all of 6th grade and the first half of 7th grade in one year in preparation for students to take CC 7/8 in 2020-21. Our texts will be CPM Core Connections Course 1 and 2.  (6thand 7thgrade math respectively)

In 7/8, we’ll be doing the second half of 7t​h​ and of 8t​h​ grade math in one year in preparation for students to take Common Core Algebra in 2020-21. Our texts will be CPM Core Connections Course 2 (7t​h​ grade math) and Course 3 (8t​h​ grade math). 

In addition to being accelerated, the course can also be considered an “honors” class, with challenges (or "stretch" problems) offered frequently. I do not expect every student to be able to solve every problem assigned.

Expectations

Students in this class are expected to be:

Genuinely curious about and interested in math,

Motivated and resourceful,

Able to use appropriate behavior in class, including working with all students,

Risk-takers, ready to take on mathematical challenges,

Willing to use personal time to complete requirements.

Grading

Participation--10%

Classwork--5%

Homework--5% ​

Graded Assignments--30%

Tests--50% ​(Tests in this course are designed to be easy to earn a B- and difficult to earn a perfect score.)

My drop-in office hours are Tuesdays during brunch and Wednesdays during advisory. I am also happy to meet with students before or after school for a more extended and personalized time. Please email me at jsullivan@orindaschools.org with at least a day's notice for an appointment.

 

 


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