2012 - 2013
Pythagorean Theorem Project
The due date for the Pythagorean Theorem Magazine Project will be extended until Friday, April 12, 2013. The reason for this extension is to make sure all scholars have an opportunity to work on the computers. Scholars are reminded that Ms. Burris is available at lunch with prior notice and after school Mondays - Thursday until 5:00 pm. All scholars are welcome to stay after school to use a computer.
Late Work Policy
There has been a serious issue with late work. Starting the Fourth Quarter, late work will only be accepted after one day with a 50% penalty. Scholars are encouraged to turn in assignments when they are due.
Homework Policy Updated
Each week scholars are given a Homework Log. The purpose of the log is for scholars to keep up with their homework assignments. The logs are given on Monday and due on Monday of the next week. Scholars are to turn in all homework assignments with corrections. The logs are worth up to 25 points. Before I collect the logs, I will choose 5 random questions for a homework quiz. This quiz is worth 5 points.
We are now in the Fourth quarter and some assignments are given as homework that may not appear on the Homework Log. However, the scholar is still expected to complete the assignment and return it the next day.
2010 - 2011
Make Your Life Story a Math Problem
This project allows you to introduce important people in your life and turn that information into math problems. Please see the attached example and rubric.
You will find the instructions and templates in this area along with the rubrics for the project.
If you click on the green X, you will have the template for the spreadsheet.
Pythagoras Magazine Project Information & Guidelines
Projects Information & Rubrics
Classroom Management Plan
The classroom Management Plan is posted here. It has extensive information about my class routines, behavior management, and homework. Parents and students, please read over this plan carefully. If there are any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Click on the attachment below to review my classroom management Plan
We are getting into more difficult concepts that require the use of a calculator. All students need a scientific calculator for math class.
Pythagoras Magazine Instructions
Instructions for Magazine Project
Feature Article #1 Help
Here is a way you can format the feature article about Pythagoras. It is an interview type of article and will be acceptable. You just have to find the answers to the questions and put the answers in the interview as if Pythagoras was answering them himself.
Instructions for Pythagoras Cover Story
Here is a guide for writing your Pythagoras cover story.