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Mr. S. needs a few volunteers to come in during Family Engagement Night (April 24) from 5-6:30 PM. You would be available to explain and answer questions on some of the things we do in math class. If you are interested, fill out the form below. Mr. S. will contact you if you are selected (I cannot use everyone.)
Many of our students now have a weekly math Odyssey lesson to complete.If your student is a member of our “Odyssey Club”, they have received a purple card to record their progress. Each week, students must complete one math Odyssey lesson, for a total of six each term. I am fine if students work ahead and want to finish early. I have already suggested to students that it might be a good idea to work ahead (study hall, homework, free time) when they have time so they aren’t stuck needing one when they have other work due.
At the end of each lesson, they will take a lesson quiz, which they must pass with an 80% or higher. Sometimes there is confusion over what is a Lesson Quiz vs. an Activity Quiz, but you can tell the difference in the Student Portfolio, as the Lesson Quizzes are blue (and hyperlinked). As they they complete a lesson, they will record this on their purple card. It should then be signed by a parent or adult to verify completion. I will run a report at the end of the term to make sure everyone gets proper credit, but this is a way for us to keep track of progress without having to run the report (which is a bit of a hassle).
Students in Odyssey Club will get positive credit towards their grade if they complete all lessons as directed. Students not in Odyssey Club may also receive extra credit for completed lessons, though they do not have to fill out the purple card.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Test review resources
Below are resources that can and should be used by students to make sure they are prepared for the test. If you are unsure of what any of these resources are, please ask your child as we went over them in class so they should be able to tell you.
1. Update Learning Targets
2. Finish any missing assignments
3. Chapter Review (required)
*Youtube Review Videos
*Big Ideas Videos
4. Practice Quiz
Under the Math Tools menu is a link to Review Playlists. These are YouTube videos of the content that we have learned in a particular section. These are especially helpful when reviewing for a test, or, can help parents keep up to the date with what their students are learning in class.
About Mr. Schneider
Hello, my name is Paul Schneider and I teach 6th grade math on the Trailblazers Team. I have been teaching for 28 years.
I am originally from Madison where I attended the University of Wisconsin. I received my masters degree from UW-Whitewater in the field of health, PE, and coaching.
I live in Elkhorn with my family, which consists of my wife (also a teacher) and my three daughters.
Besides chasing after my daughters and all of their activities, I am a huge sports fan as coach, participant, or a spectator (GO BADGERS!!!). I do a lot of coaching and also enjoy reading and playing games.
As a teacher, I am a big advocate of challenging students and am a firm believer that when students are challenged, they can not only meet our goals, but exceed them.
The best way to contact me and get a quick response is via e-mail.
I am excited for a great year!
Mr. Schneider on twitter
If you are interested in following what is going on in Mr. Schneider's room, you are invited to follow on Twitter:
Many students have (or will) become aware of my "Star Wars basement", so rather than try to explain, I decided to share a quick little video. Enjoy.
Tier 2 Academic words
We often spend a lot of time learning words specific to math or science or social studies, but many times, it is the words in the directions that give us problem. You can practice some of these words by using the following Quizlet:
Tier 2 Academic Words Quizet
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