What is Algebra 150-DD?
Algebra 150-DD is first and foremost a supplement class to students' already existing Algebra 150 class. DD stands for Double Dose.
Goals and Objectives
Students work from a website Renaissance Place. Depending upon the classroom environment and resources, students will either work on laptops in the classroom or in a paper format. Students are known to work at different levels and this class is tailor made to push the students to their full potential. Each student has their own individual goal set of how much they have to master in each quarter. Being that Algebra 150-DD is a supplemental course, I work very closely with the students' Algebra 150 teacher. Together, we set the goals for the students and pick objectives that students will need to be successful in Algebra.
Can students complete their objectives outside of class?
If students have access to the internet outside of class, they will be capable to continue working on their objectives. The only thing that students are not allowed to complete online are their tests. Tests can only be printed out by the teacher. All the student will need is their login and password. Below is the web address to Renaissance Place specifically for Carnahan HSOF.
Note: If there are any problems connecting to the website, try re-entering the web address, checking for correctness. If there is an issue with the login and/or password, contact the teacher by the Renaissance Learning Help contact below, or the student can wait until the next school day.
Algebra 150 Resources
Algebra 150 is the foundation course for the rest of the upper level math classes. It is important that students take this class seriously and get all the help that they require to be successful. Below are some extra resources that students can use to help enhance their skills in this course.
- www.glencoe.com - (http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/algebra/algebra1/algebra1_05/) - Pick either book or both of the books and start exploring the different activities that this site has to offer. Also found on this website are webquests that students can complete that will help them discover math through inquiry-based activities.
- www.classzone.com - To find your book, from the choices, choose High School, Missouri, then Find Your Book. What is nice about this site is that there is actually a picture of your textbook on the site to help you find the right book. Explore this site, and find many different resources that are made specifically to accompany your textbook.
- Algebra 1 Online! (http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/math/hcpsalgebra1/) - This is an excellent website, complete with Modules that contains warm ups, Power Point lessons, internet sites, homework, journal activities, study guides, and assessments. Students, parents, and teachers can use this as an extra resource.
- Coolmath Algebra - (http://www.coolmath.com/algebra/index.html) - This site provides a list of lesson topics that students can select from, review the lesson, then complete practice problems. It is written in a simple way that is easily understood. If math is something that always confused you or you would like to review math topics, or get ahead in your class; this is a good resource to utilize.
- Spark Notes - (http://www.sparknotes.com/math/) - Spark Notes is a site that is helpful for many different subjects, that include different sections in mathematics. This is a resources that is helpful, not just for Algebra 150, but upper level math classes, standardized testing, and much more. Check it out and find out for yourself how easy the site is to navigate and how helpful it can be to students of all ages.
- Brightstorm - (http://www.brightstorm.com/math/algebra/) - If you are more of a visual learner or wish that you had the teacher outside of the classroom to reteach a concept, then this is the site for you. Just click on the concept that needs to be reviewed and start the video/s, and be ready to pay attention and participate.
- HippoCampus - (http://www.hippocampus.org/Algebra%20%26%20Geometry) - Another site for those who would rather listen to the lesson than read. The videos go over a mixture of problems, step by step, explaining as it goes along. The nice things about videos is that you can pause, stop, rewind, and fast-forward them. Use instructional videos wisely and they will help.