kaplanprealgebra
Templeton Middle School  
http://tusdnet@k12.ca.us
     Welcome to Quia. I am Mr. Kaplan. I love kids and I believe in the power of an education. Doing mathematics will build up your brain. If you work hard at math you will develop your ability to think logically and solve problems. Are you smart enough to want to learn?

     You can count on me to always post homework by 4 p.m., usually by 3 p.m. Homework will be assigned on most nights and is an important part of your grade. The homework grade is based solely on how much you do and NOT on how correct your answers are. We have lots of tests to measure accuracy. Homework grades are about effort. 

     IMPORTANT: I firmly believe that kids need time for family and their outside interests!  If your child has worked for 20 minutes or you have an emergency you may stop them, but tell me so on their paper and sign your name.  They will not be penalized for the missing problems.  If I state that it is a two night assignment then 40 minutes is required. 
              
     We will go over the homework the next day.  I will collect the week's homework on Fridays.  One grade is assigned for the entire week's work. MISSING HOMEWORK LOWERS YOUR GRADE!! 

     Each night of homework is worth 4 points. Three assignments in one week would be worth 12 points. 3 points will be deducted if ANY of the assignments are turned in after Friday. Tuesday is the last day to earn any credit. I believe responsibility is a crucial character trait.

     I also believe in consequences for your actions so I do not offer extra credit to make up for missed homework.  You earn "extra credit" all year by behaving yourself and by working hard on classwork and homework. Do not get behind!

     If you want to contact me please tell the office and I will return your call within 24 hours.

1-24  3-day handout on fractions, decimals, percents, and proportions. You must work for 60 minutes.

WE WILL HAVE A TEST FRIDAY OVER THIS MATERIAL.

1-31 SAME AS LAST WEEK BUT DIFFERENT HANDOUT. 3-day handout on fractions, decimals, percents, and proportions. You must work for 60 minutes.

WE WILL HAVE A SECOND TEST FRIDAY OVER THIS MATERIAL.

2-7  Handout 6.8

2-9  Handout 7.1

2-14 Handout 7.2  HOMEWORK IS DUE THURSDAY! NO SCHOOL FRIDAY AND MONDAY.

2-15 Handout 7.2A

TEST FRIDAY, THE 25TH, ON LESSONS 6.7,6.8,7.1,7.2,7.3. WE WILL REVIEW ON THE 24TH AND CREATE A STUDY GUIDE.

2-22 Handout 7.3

2-23 Handout 7.3A

2-28 Handout 7.5

3-3  Handout 7.6

3-7  Handout 7.7

3-9  Handout 7.8

TEST TUESDAY, THE 15TH, ON CHAPTER 7 PLUS 6.7 AND 6.8.  WE WILL REVIEW ON MONDAY AND CREATE A STUDY GUIDE.

3-16 Handout 8.4

3-17 Handout 8.5

3-22 Handout 9.1

3-23 Handout 9.3

4-4  Handout 10.1

TEST THURSDAY, APRIL 14, ON LESSONS 8.4,8.5,9.1,9.3,10.1, 3.3 TO 3.7, 4.1 AND 4.2. WE WILL REVIEW THE REST OF THE LESSONS THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. WE WILL REVIEW AND CREATE A STUDY GUIDE ON WEDNESDAY,APRIL 13.

4-6  Handout 3.5

4-7  Handout 3.7

4-11 Handout 4.1

4-12 Handout 4.2

IMPORTANT: THERE WILL BE NO HOMEWORK FROM APRIL 18 TO APRIL 29 DUE TO STATE TESTING. PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO GET PLENTY OF REST AND TO EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST EACH DAY. THANK YOU.

5-2  Two handouts, 3.8 and 11.5.  BOTH ARE DUE ON THURSDAY!

5-9  Basic skills handout.  This is the first of many review handouts as we prepare for the final test.  The final
test will cover all of the material we have learned this year.  The test is an opportunity for students to raise their semester grade.

5-10 Study guide for chapter 1. This is NOT the practice test we did in class. The practice test is to help you complete the study guide.

5-11 Study guide for chapter 2. This is NOT the practice test we did in class. The practice test is to help you complete the study guide.

5-16 Study guide for chapter 3. This is NOT the practice test we did in class. The practice test is to help you complete the study guide.

5-18 Study guide for chapter 4. This is NOT the practice test we did in class. The practice test is to help you complete the study guide.

5-23 Study guide for chapter 5. This is NOT the practice test we did in class. The practice test is to help you complete the study guide.

5-25 Study guide for chapter 7. This is NOT the practice test we did in class. The practice test is to help you complete the study guide.

THIS IS THE LAST HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK. THERE WILL NOT BE HOMEWORK NEXT WEEK SO THAT STUDENTS CAN CONCENTRATE ON STUDYING THEIR STUDY GUIDES FOR THE FINAL TEST.
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