Our Math curriculum, **EnVisionMath 2.0** is problem-centered and uses an inquiry-based instructional model. It is based on NJ Common Core Standards. Students will be investigating mathematical concepts individually and in groups in order to problem solve on their own, with minimal teacher assistance. Technology is incorporated throughout the curriculum across all three grade levels. Homework stresses practice with skills and problem solving. Assessment is done through tests/quizzes, Unit tests, participation, homework, and notebook checks, which is considered class work.

Hamburg School will be providing students with Texas Instrument (TI) 73 calculators and laptop computers for use in the classroom only. The Math classroom has an Interwrite® board to supplement and enhance the curriculum. Students will have a paperback text book which can be kept in an organized notebook.

The **6 ^{th} grade curriculum** covers numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportion, geometry and measurement, probability, and basic statistics.

The **7 ^{th} grade curriculum** covers introductory algebra, similarity, ratios, proportion, percent, positive and negative integers, linear relationships, measurement, and geometry.

The **8 ^{th} grade curriculum** covers linear and non-linear functions, the Pythagorean Theorem, exponential relationships, quadratic patterns, symmetry, symbolic expressions, linear inequalities, and statistics.

**Notebooks** are an essential part of this curriculum. Students will be responsible for keeping an organized and up-to-date notebook. Notes, vocabulary words and definitions, in-class work, homework, papers, quizzes, and tests are part of this notebook. They need to be brought to class every day and kept current.

**Homework** is for practice and will be given on a daily basis. This curriculum stresses parental guidance. If a student has difficulty with a problem, it may mean that he/she did not understand a concept. However, the student should try their best to answer. Do not answer for them. Homework must be completed by the next day, unless there is an absence.

**Grading** is set up as follows:

**Homework** 15%

**Class work/Notebook check**15%

**Participation**15%

**25%**

Quizzes

Quizzes

**Unit Tests/Tests **30%

**Extra help** will be available during study hall and activity period. If necessary, I will provide either before school or after school time also. Please contact me as soon as possible through the school, 973.827.7570 x 404, if any problems are noticed. You may also leave a voicemail on my cell phone, 973.570.6644 or email at mallen@hamburgschool.com.

**Supply List for 2018-2019 School Year**

******All Students MUST have ear-buds or headphones for use with their Chromebooks******

- 2" - 3" 3 ringed binder. Make sure that it is sturdy enough for many papers!
- Reinforced, college-ruled lined notebook paper for 3-ringed binder. Please buy enough to last the year.
- 5 dividers for binder
- 2 highlighters, each a different color
**Plenty**of pencils, enough for the whole school year- Red pen (or two) for correcting papers
- Erasers
- Graph paper- 1/4 centimeter grid