Summer Math Packets
What if my child lost his/her math packet?
There are extra copies of the math packets available in the main office of the school your child attended this past school year. When you come to pick-up a packet please know which math class your child is scheduled to take next school year. You may also download a copy by clicking here.
Are the math packets graded?
Yes. Packets will be collected and graded on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Students must have all problems completed with all work shown in the space provided for each problem in order to receive full credit.
Is there a test on the math packets?
Yes. After the packets are collected and graded they will be will then be reviewed and a test given to assess the student's mastery of the required mathematical skills. Both the packet grade and the test grade will be counted in the first nine weeks grading period.
Why does the District assign math packets?
As academic standards become more rigorous, we would like our students to be able to demonstrate and communicate an in-depth understanding of the topics taught in mathematics. Our goal is not only to have the students master a particular skill but also to be able to apply these skills to real-life situations. During the summer months many necessary mathematical skills are lost due to the absence of daily exposure. This loss of skills may result in a lack of success and unnecessary frustration for students as they begin the new school year.
For this reason, a summer assignment has been prepared for all students scheduled to take a math course. This assignment will provide students a thorough review of the required mathematical skills necessary to be successful. Although students may not get every answer correct, it is important that each problem is attempted and completed to the best of their ability. This will allow us to identify our students' math needs and provide the appropriate instruction based on those needs. This review is designed to sharpen necessary mathematical skills, reduce frustration throughout the year, and increase student success.
What is in each math packet?
Each packet is comprised of concepts the student has already learned in prior math classes.
How will the math packets be used by the teachers?
Math teachers will be able to use the skills test to identify areas of weakness and target individualized instruction in these areas. Parents and students as well will be able to set realistic goals to ensure student success.