Hi everyone! There are two things you need to do to close out the semester:

1. Complete your marking period 3 self-assessment. Here’s the rubric.

2. Complete a report card for Mr. Palacios. Be fair. Be honest.

Thanks!

Mr. P

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# Midyear Mr. Palacios Report Card and Marking Period 3 Self-Assessment

# Marking Period 2 Participation Self-Assessment

# Marking Period 1 Participation Ratings

# Midwinter Break Assignments

# Midyear Report Card…Grade Me!

# To Those of You in Danger of Failing…

# Worked out solutions for HW, video lessons, and blank VIPs

# Delta Math Issues

# Graphing Calculator Survey

# Graphing Calculators

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Hi everyone! There are two things you need to do to close out the semester:

1. Complete your marking period 3 self-assessment. Here’s the rubric.

2. Complete a report card for Mr. Palacios. Be fair. Be honest.

Thanks!

Mr. P

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Time to reflect!

The marking period closes on **Monday, December 4.** Five percent of your overall grade will come from a self-assessment of your participation this marking period. This self-assessment is due no later than **Friday, December 1.**

1. Read through the rubric to see where you stand.

3. If Mr. Palacios feels differently about your rating, he’ll have a conversation with you.

It’s time to rate yourself.

The marking period closes on **Friday, October 20**, and **5% of your overall grade** will come from a self-assessment of your participation this marking period. This self-assessment is due no later than **Monday, October 15**.

Here’s how it works:

- Read this through our rubric on class participation and decide where you fall.
- Submit your self-assessment with this form as to what you feel you deserve. The lowest rating it 1 and the highest is 10. You must use evidence from the rubric in your reflection.
- Your self-assessment will be reviewed and we will have in-class conversation with you as necessary.

**Hello!**

Here’s a friendly reminder that you have two assignments for midwinter break:

- Continue working on the Unit G DeltaMath assignment. As of this posting, only about 40% of you have started it. FYI, It isn’t due until we complete Unit G (probably during the week we come back), but don’t wait until the last minute…I will not be giving extra time to complete it.
- There is an additional assignment in DeltaMath that is full of review concepts. This assignment is due
**Sunday, February 26 at 11:59pm**.

Questions or concerns? Let me know.

Mr. P

Hey everyone,

It’s that time of year…first semester is coming to a close. This is one of the two times each year (the other is in June), that I will ask YOU to grade ME. You heard that right. You’re going to give me grades based on how you feel I’m doing as your math teacher. A couple things you should know:

- Please complete the report card by this
**Friday, January 20**. I want to use Regents week to digest all of your responses. - It’s anonymous, so please be honest and thoughtful. I’ll read each response.
- If you give me all 5s or all 1s, I’ll know that you don’t care.
- Please only take the survey once. I don’t want skewed data.

Those of you that in danger of failing marking period one should have received an email from me.

The marking period ends on **Monday**, **October 24**, so that means **you** **only have next week** (Tuesday and Wednesday) **to retake any concepts** that you would like to earn proficiency on. Tutoring happens in room 208 after school.

With that said, most of you only need to earn proficiency on 1-2 additional concepts to be considered “passing” for the marking period. So…**be alarmed, but don’t freak out.**

If you’re coming to tutoring, make sure you come prepared with the checkpoint covering the concepts you’re retaking as well as the appropriate VIP.

See you then.

Mr. Palacios

Hi everyone! I wanted to update you on a few of updates on our class website.

Firstly, you now have access to **worked out solutions to all homework problems**. I have placed links on the algebra 2 page. Go to Unit B and you’ll see them under the appropriate concept.

Secondly, whenever you are absent, I have **linked video lessons** for you to watch to learn the concept that you missed. You can also watch these videos even if you were in class to relearn things. These videos DO NOT follow the notes from the VIP, but they are helpful. The lessons can also be found under each concept on the algebra 2 page.

Lastly, if you ever lose, misplace, or want a fresh copy of any VIP that I give you in class, they are now available on our website as well. Look for the link next the title of each unit on the algebra 2 page.

Hope these improvements help you. See you in class.

Mr.

Hi everyone. First off, many of you have *lots* of work remaining for Unit A in DeltaMath. Use this weekend to continue working on the problem sets. Right now, Unit A is scheduled to be completed on **Friday, September 30 – **which is when the work will be due.

Some of you mentioned in class that you’re having issues with graphs not displaying. I mentioned three workarounds in class:

- Make sure your browser is up to date
- Try using DeltaMath with a different web browser
- Try using DeltaMath on your phone

I also reached out to the author of DeltaMath and he mentioned that if a graph isn’t displaying, first click “**Show Example**” near the top of the page:

After the example displays, click on “**Original Problem**“:

This should help. Keep me posted on your progress.

Mr. P

Hi everyone!

In order to get an idea of how many of you have a graphing calculator that you can use in class everyday, **please complete this short survey:** http://bit.ly/2ck7s3g

Thanks!

Mr. P

As you know, BCSM is NOT providing you with calculators this year.

If you don’t have access to a graphing calculator, the first thing you need to do is download Desmos to your phone or tablet for use at home. Desmos is an online graphing calculator. Obviously, you can’t use Desmos on any class exam or the Regents, but it is a GREAT tool to use for your homework and studying.

In the mean time, you should work on getting your own graphing calculator for use at school. I recommend getting either a TI-83 or a TI-84. I have one that I’m happy to lend out for the period.

They’re not cheap, but sometimes you can find deals on sites like eBay and Amazon. Staples occasionally runs sales. If anything comes my way, I will pass it along.

Mr. P