tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post397932689884719345..comments2024-03-19T03:36:29.225-05:00Comments on Algebra's Friend: Student Math Class NotebooksAlgebra's Friendhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-82314763031777698692012-08-11T18:00:17.000-05:002012-08-11T18:00:17.000-05:00[...] Beth Ferguson, Student Math Class Notebooks ...[...] Beth Ferguson, Student Math Class Notebooks [...]Math Class Notebooks – MS Sunday Funday | I Speak Mathhttp://ispeakmath.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/math-class-notebooks-ms-sunday-funday/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-52470981912627522122012-08-12T06:20:52.000-05:002012-08-12T06:20:52.000-05:00I love the idea of 1 per 6 week grading period. I...I love the idea of 1 per 6 week grading period. I just highly doubt our school would allow us to require 6 notebooks for one class :( I could maybe get away with 1-3 subject notebook for the whole year. <br><br>I love the idea of the notebook quizzes and plan on using that in my classroom as well. I brainstormed with my sister last week and we came up with this plan: <br><br>Homework is completion for 25 points total. Students can get partial points if they do some, but not all homework.<br>Quizzes are graded out of 75 points. This way, students that do not do the homework, but DO know the material can still pass (so frustrating when smart kids fail because of not completing homework) Students that do the homework can also still pass as long as they get a 50 or so. <br><br>Not 100 percent on this yet, but like that they are still held accountable, but not ruined if they do not do their homework one night.mathwithmorrisonhttp://mathwithmorrison.wordpress.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-52154396672646355982012-08-12T04:36:43.000-05:002012-08-12T04:36:43.000-05:00Great post! I had one notebook per trimester last...Great post! I had one notebook per trimester last year and did the same thing that you speak of. We started a new notebook each new trimester. I really liked the "fresh notebook" for a new semester. Then, I collected them and stored them in my classroom for future reference. At the end of the year, I had my students go through all three notebooks and tear out pages that they thought would be the most helpful to them in the future. We then combined all of those pages into a "Math Reference Notebook". I have stored those in my classroom and will give them back to students when school begins. (I blogged about it here if you are interested. http://ispeakmath.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/made-for-math-monday-math-reference-books/)<br><br>This year I am going to use two notebooks. They have a homework workbook so only recorded notes in their notebooks. Thus, we only used about 2/3 of the notebooks last year.I Speak Mathhttp://ispeakmath.wordpress.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-2825363483232173042012-08-12T07:01:46.000-05:002012-08-12T07:01:46.000-05:00Julie - thanks for sharing your blog post on how y...Julie - thanks for sharing your blog post on how you set up your Math Reference Notebooks. I'll definitely read it!instillnessthedancingnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-580163817791362282012-08-12T07:05:32.000-05:002012-08-12T07:05:32.000-05:00Megan - I am new to the school/district ... haven&...Megan - I am new to the school/district ... haven't checked in yet to be sure I can ask for several notebooks in a year! I'll do that soon ... so that I can continue to think about my plan for what to put in the notebook. It could be that I'll do something like what Julie (I Speak Math) did in a previous year - make just a reference notebook - and put homework in something else.<br><br>While I want students to do homework, I am conflicted because I know that not all kids need as much practice as others to succeed. And for those that need the practice I don't want to grade their practice. I've done completion points in the past. I am going to try the notebook quizzes at least for the first 6 weeks and see how that works out.instillnessthedancingnoreply@blogger.com